Sunday, March 12, 2017

Special Reason for a Special Season

Hi Stampers,

Spring is coming!  In spite of the big snowstorm predicted for the beginning of this week, Easter is only five weeks away.  Can you believe it?  If you need further proof that Spring is just around the corner, Daylight Savings Time is back!  I love having that extra hour of daylight in the evening to take a walk or ride my bike after dinner.  Doing my Happy Dance today!

The coming of Spring was my inspiration for these cards using the Special Reason Bundle.

Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride and So Saffron are the soft, beautiful colors of Easter.  The speckled Sweet Sugarplum background was created using the largest image from Gorgeous Grunge. The flowers are die-cut into the card front using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.  The Sweet Sugarplum card base shows through the largest flower and the smaller flowers have So Saffron and Blushing Bride cardstock adhered behind the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

 The beautiful greeting comes from Suite Sentiments, stamped with Archival Black and die-cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Sweet Sugarplum was sponged lightly over the greeting before it was removed from the die.

Pearl Basic Jewels are the finishing touch for both versions of this card.

On my second version of this card, the white flower petals were die-cut then adhered on top of a second, solid die-cut piece.  

The leaf was die-cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.

I love the mixture of fonts on this sentiment - so elegant!

A trio of flowers from the Special Reason stamp set decorate the envelope - no naked envelopes here!

I hope you are inspired to create your own cards to celebrate Spring.  If I can help you in any way, please contact me!

Happy stamping,

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