Saturday, May 18, 2013

May your dreams blossom

Yesterday when I was driving home from work, I noticed that everything is blooming! I should have figured by the way I have been sneezing!

I love May, I love seeing the dogwoods, my sweet smelling vibernum, the irises showing off their beards, and the daffodils. The smells of spring just put you in a good mood.

In honor of all blooming things I created this card. At CAS-ual Fridays, they are challenging us to stamp on designer paper. I had to think about that one. I remembered my Hero Arts fabric backgrounds and thought yeah- that's the ticket. I stamped this background on several different sheets of DP, but none of them worked. You couldn't use anything to bold with too much color, it needed to be subtle. I found a pack of Basic Grey papers and the pink sheet worked great. I die cut and stamped the flowers and leaves from Papertrey Ink's Embroidered blooms set. All together you have that fabric, tapestry feel.

Another one of my favorite challenge sites- CASology is having us being inspired by the word "bloom". I think this card works for that challenge- don't you?

So even though it is cool spring day, my window to my studio is open and I can smell of blooming things.


Meghan said...

Great stamping on patterned paper technique! Fabulous card! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Judy1223 said...

Sue, I love the effect of stamping on patterned pretty! Great sentiment, too! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Fantastic sentiment - so perfect for this week's challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

lovely card... the background looks a beautiful brocade! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lovely card! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! That background looks amazing on the designer paper! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!