Monday, March 21, 2016

Circle of Spring

Good evening, and welcome back!  It's time to post my card for this week's Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  This week Karen chose the colors of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron, and "dessert" is to use a die cut. Initially I thought this would be an easy combination but I have to admit that as I started to make my sample card, I struggled and ditched my first effort.  But then I decided to use the this week's sketch challenge at Pal's Paper Arts and was also inspired by this week's Clean and Simple Spring theme at The Paper Players, and things finally fell together.

The wreath from Circle of Spring was stamped in Archival Basic Black, colored with a Blender Pen and reinkers in the Color Challenge colors then die cut with the matching Wondrous Wreath framelit.  The sentiment from the same stamp set, perfect for the Paper Players challenge, was stamped in Blackberry Bliss and popped out with a 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch.

A piece of Birthday Bouquet designer series paper was adhered to the top part of the Whisper White card base.  I knew I wanted to use a Tea Lace Doily as the lower half circle under the horizontal panel but by itself, it got lost against the white card stock base, so I die cut a circle of Mint Macaron card stock to place under it.

The horizontal piece of Blackberry Bliss was embossed with the Polka Dots TIEF then adhered to the card with Dimensionals.  Because of the large size of the wreath, twine was used across the panel rather than a banner under the circle.  The Vellum polka dot embossed butterflies were left over unused from another project and worked perfectly to carry the theme of spring, adhered to a same size butterfly punched from Blushing Bride card stock.  Pearls were the finishing touch.

Well, that's it for tonight.  I hope you'll have a chance to join us at SCS for this week's color challenge.  I've included links above for all the challenges, so do be sure to use them to check out all the great inspiration and join in! Thanks so much for your visit today and would love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment!  



Product details:
Stamps:  Circle of Spring
Paper:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Birthday Bouquet dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Other:  Wondrous Wreath and Circles Collection framelits, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, Tea Lace Doily, Polka Dot TIEF, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Blender Pen.


Hannelie said...

Another beautiful card Stef! So fresh and perfect to welcome Spring!
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!!

Linda Callahan said...

This wreath worked perfectly with the sketch! Beautiful spring card! Glad you joined us at PPA!

Beth Beard said...

Beautiful colors for Spring! Love the velum butterflies and your coloring on the wreath. Thanks for playing along with us this week at PPA and I hope you'll play along with us again.

Patti MacLeith said...

Gorgeous wreath and butterflies, Stef! Thanks for playing at PPA!

laurie said...

Love the sweet butterflies and pretty flowers. Looks like spring to me! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!