Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Love you

Hey there friends!! I have a little something to share today! I've been really loving the sunshine and the flowers coming up in my yard!!
My card for today was inspired by the colors in my yard!!
Bright, I am so happy it is springtime! 

I used the Bold Blooms stamps from Ellen Hutson for my main image. I stamped them with versamark, heat embossed them with clear embossing powder and then heat set them--onto watercolor paper. I added some color with distress inks and a paintbrush. I just smooshed the ink onto my craft mat and then used my paint brush to pick up the color. Then I pulled a move I generally don't--I pulled out a Jennifer McGuire technique! I went to my ironing board and placed the watercolor paper in between two sheets of computer paper and then ironed the embossing powder off. Now, it doesn't look really very different in a photo--but in real life it looks awesome, because there isn't the shiny embossing powder showing how the flowers stayed's really a cool and easy WOW to add to a card!!
Then I used my Lawn Fawn script love die and cut it out of pink fun foam! Yep, it works awesome...and adds great dimension!! The little white you is from an Avery Elle die.
I made my card base, added a nice big square of Lifestyle Crafts shape 'n tape, and isn't it a great yellow!? The perfect color!! I added a couple of Bold Blooms dies behind my watercolor paper and then added a few Doodlebug "sprinkles!"
I am linking this card up to Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up challenge--using Ellen Hutston
 and Lawn Fawn!
I am also linking up to Simon Says Stamp Challenge! Spring Flowers/Showers!
Thanks a bundle for stopping by!!!


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Jen! I love it!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow, how happy and cheerful this card is! I love the colors! This card spreads good mood and leaves a smile on my face :-)
Have nice day!

Laurel Beard said...

Well this is just gorgeous. Fun and bright!!! Love.

Taunya Butler said...

Jeni - You have WOWed me and made me wish that these were the colors I was seeing outside my door!! You did a super great job on the background - the color pops and the flowers just bloom right off the paper!!! Love the fun foam AND the Doodlebug "Sprinkles" - love those and they add a certain bright happiness wherever you put them!! Have a n awesome day!!!

Linda Beeson said...

I love this, I love the colors and the way you used the flower stamps. Really pretty.

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! Love that pretty background!!

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