Thursday, March 5, 2015

Keep thinking spring

Yesterday we got a serious hint of spring. Today it's dreary winter again. But I'm going to keep crafting like it's spring.
This card is all about spring -- you can tell, because I broke out the Flower Soft. As I've mentioned before, the only jar of the stuff I have is this white/pink/green mix that looks like cherry trees in bloom, so every spring I use it to make a few blooming tree cards. (At my current rate of usage, this jar will last into the next century).
I used the current Mojo Monday sketch for this. The trees are stamped in Sepia. Before adding the Flower Soft, I die-cut the circle, sponged in sky and colored in grass. The color of the die-cut sentiment picks up the blue from paper, which is from an old Cosmos Cricket pack.
I found a blue button in a similar color, and added embroidery floss to that before adhering.

I'm entering these challenges:
Mojo Monday #387 -- sketch
Divas that Die Cut -- spring
Crafty Sentiments -- Spring colors
Creative Inspiration #303-- use something old (Flower Soft has been sitting around for 6 or 7 years, I'd say)
Papertake Weekly -- anything goes
Loves Rubberstamps #141-- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #173 -- anything goews
CHCN patterned paper challenge -- Cover your card with patterned paper


  1. What a wonderful spring card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. This card would brighten anyone's wintery blues. Bright, beautiful and cheery.

    My Card Site: Creative Heart Designs

  3. As soon as I saw your card I thought, "Wait! Did she use flower soft on it?" I have (had?) that same jar of spring mix too and yes, it will last through the next several generations. I'm not sure if I kept my jar or passed it on. Anyway, love you spring card and I hope spring makes it presence knows for real soon!

  4. Gorgeous card Sandy. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. We would love to see you again ... Anet GDTx

  5. This is beautiful, Sandy. Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to share your sweet card with us this week. I hope you have a blessed week, and that you will join our challenge again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Oh! How adorable! Love the dp and pretty tree! Thanks so much for playing along with Loves Rubberstamps this week!
    Hugs, Dangina

  7. Such a great project! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  8. Such a great project! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  9. Oh this is so fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  10. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations Challenge. Agnieszka DT


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