Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Spring!


Today I have a card that began with a herringbone background piece I made some time ago with assorted strips of green dsp. I found it in my box of pre-made schtuff and decided to emboss it with a Cuttlebug Geometric rings ef. Embossing also helps hold those strips tight to the cardstock when you do this technique. Next I pulled out a snippet of green/blue dsp and used that for the longer panel, adding a strip of zig-zag felt to the side. The Whipper Snapper pre-colored image and dsp panel were both lined with black, and the SNSS sentiment was white embossed on black for a little contrast. I used a retired SU! mini punch for the flowers and used a black marker to dot the centers.

I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #402 to create my card


I also used the Words 2 Craft By W2CB#421 - Springtime = party time theme.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great day today!

Carol



21 comments:

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Such a fantastic card!! The image is cute and the background is amazing! Good work!!

Liz said...

Super card, Carol. I love the embossed background. xx

Jean said...

A lovely card Carol, Your colours and patterns go so well together, and I love the way the tiny punched flowers echo the ones in the stamped image.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Your embossing on dp scraps of papers always make me blowing up!! Wow! Such fabulous background you made for this fun card!! Great design and colours, too! Love it so much!

Janice M said...

Carol this is just to cute! Love the embossing folder you used an the zig zag strip you added. The little flowers added to the sentiment panel are a nice touch too. Glad you could join us again this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches. Ready for 3 more rainy days?? Sure wish the sunshine would hang around a little longer.

Heidi Stamps said...

I am a big fan of your backgrounds! The image is cute, too!

Sybrina K said...

Oooooh, Carol, this is soooo pretty! Everything about this lovely card says spring... perfect for this month's Words 2 Craft By challenge. So glad that you joined our Springtime = Party Time Challenge. :)

Brenda said...

Wow, I have missed a lot of great cards Carol! I love them all. This one is so cute! The bunny in the wagon is just to precious and is perfect for spring. I always love your pre-made backgrounds, you so rock at using your snippets! Not getting email notifications again. sigh Just when I thought I had it figured out turns out I don't. I though I just need to keep my browsing history cleared and all would be well. Well it's not and I give up. Sorry to be so behind in commenting. Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

Your background is as fab as always. I so love the snippet backgrounds you make.

The card design is a wonderful take on that sketch and i love the wee flowers you added!

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome herringbone back ground Carol, fabulous card all over.xx

Marty Fishman said...

What an awesome card to celebrate spring, Carol! Your image is adorable and beautifully colored. I love love love your background! Your extra panel is a nice contrast, especially with the zigzag, and your little flowers are so cute! This is a perfect fit for our spring celebration theme at Words2CraftBy. Thanks for playing along!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is fantastic, Carol! Everything laid out so nicely and I am digging that felt zig zag!

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, such a fun image and fabulous background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Wendy said...

So cute, Carol! That is a fantastic idea to emboss the herringbone background to help the papers attach tightly! TFS that little tip! Love that sweet bunny and of course that technique! Have a wonderful day! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

A Fabulous card, love the embossed background and paper and the image is coloured beautifully.
Faith
x

Darnell said...

This gets the Texture/Dimension Award for 2017, Carol! Not to mention most-adorable!! I hope you've eradicated those pesky ants. We get them once or twice a year, too, and I hate them. Luckily ours are wee little things, but they are still a pain! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

Absolutely fantastic card Carol. Love the sketch and the layout of your card.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Debbie said...

Sweet card! That's an adorable image, and I love the embossing!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Patti said...

This is such a cute card Carol - I just love all your schtuff you used on it lol!! Thanks so much for creating with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week!

JD/ Jill said...

Sweet image on a fabulous background!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the rick rack vertical element! Thanks for playing along with us at Words 2 Craft By!!!