My mother and my brother's girlfriend both gave me gift certificates to Eclectic Paperie for Christmas, so its okay when I have those "just gotta have it moments" over there (yes, those come pretty frequently for me)! Thanks Mom, Thanks Molly!!!
So, even though its only January, and there's still snow on the ground, and its freezing cold... a girl can dream of spring right? I can't wait for polo shirts, and capri pants and a fresh pedicure and tulips and grass beginning growing in my yard all these things!!
This card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge. When I saw the layout, I knew it would be okay to dig my "spring" stamp out a wee bit early. The image is stamped with Stazon ink then watercolored with ink that I pulled off the lid of a few of my pads - pretty in pink, regal rose, cert celery, so saffron and sage shadow. The designer paper is Spring Fling from Stampin Ups spring/summer cataogue.
I stamped the flower to dot the I twice, trimmed out the second one, watercolored it and mounted it up on a dimensional. You can't really see it here, but I added a little shine here and there with my spica pen.
The top and bottom borders are paper pierced (trust me, its easier to do this before you assemble your card rather than as an afterthought, but I carefully picked it apart and used my mat pack and paper piercer for a quick row of detail.
I feel like I'm sorta cheating using a ribbon where the second panel goes, so I'm sure I'll be making another card with this layout. I had my Gina K "Got Snow" out to make a second card but my pillow was calling my name. However, the shimmery white panel is already stamped with the image, just waiting for a few minutes free time!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! Happy Stampin'.