Monday, March 15, 2010

A Spring Fling...


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It's gloomy here, and so today I really wanted to make a spring card. I like to give these cards for Easter, too, so it's a good chance to get going on cards for this hoppy holiday. I haven't done a Mojo sketch for a while, and this week's is fun, if a doozy. I actually had a lot of trouble with it, but in the end I'm pleased with the results. For my color scheme, I chose to use Our Creative Corner's Color Challenge (pink, green, yellow, and brown.)
For this card, I actually began with choosing my paper. I didn't have a whole lot of time today, and so I couldn't really create any background paper as I like to do. After that, I cut out all my elements, embossing a piece of So Saffron for a bit of texture. Finally, I had to choose an image and this gave me a hard time! I usually like to build a card around an image or an element first, but as I did this backward, I ended up having to search through my supplies for a while. Finally, I settled on using a rub-on and created my own flower. For a final touch, I punched out a butterfly and let it fly just a smidge off the card...it's almost spring, after all!
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Love & Friendship Rub-On and Taylored Expressions A Year of Sweet Sentiments (sentiment) Stamp; SU Chocolate Chip Classic Dye Ink; Papertrey Ink Pretty Pastels Designer Paper; SU Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, and So Saffron Cardstock; SU Kiwi Kiss and Pink (generic) Textured Cardstock; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; SU Scallop Border PUnch; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (generic); Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Fabric Flowers (generic); Chocolate Pearls (generic); Martha Stewart Classic Butterflies Punch

15 comments:

Carol<>< said...

oh, so pretty! cute butterfly!

Carol<><

Patti said...

Your card is gorgeous! Totally screams spring!

Allison said...

Gorgeous card and so perfect for spring! Love how the pearls lead into the butterfly!

Selene Kempton said...

So soft and pretty! this is gorgeous.

Michelle-Jersey Girl said...

Beautiful as always...you really made that color challenge word well with the sketch. Just perfect!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Love the color combo and combination of prints.

Jean said...

Gorgeous card Regina! I love the soft colors. I've been looking through your blog and you have so many lovely cards here. And they are all photographed so beautifully. We've just posted our second challenge over at www.justscraps.ca and would LOVE to have you play along. Drop by and visit!

Linda Callahan said...

Sooooo beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!! This is such a perfect take on the OCC colors and the sketch!!! Love it!!!

Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Your card is totally lovely! The colors are perfect for the OCC challenge and everything just flows. It's so crisp and clean looking. Great job on the color challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us at Our Creative Corner this week.

Annette said...

So peaceful and pretty. I love what you did with the sketch. The butterfly is a nice touch. I used a butterfly too this time!

rubberstampinzone said...

Wow... beautiful! I love the soft colors terrific color combo. and the butterfly. It's a beauty. marvelous card.You sure are talented! Love your blog too.

Kim said...

Beautiful card, love the colors, such a soft and very elegant feel!!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

great colour and pattern combo!

~Christina~ said...

Beautiful...great touch with the butterfly!