By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Spring will be here soon and the blossoms of many beautiful flowers will come to life. Sweet smells will fill the air and beautiful fluffy clouds will grace the skies. Share the beauty of the season with everyone with this fresh, new design on the cards you make.
Cut a piece of cardstock to create a 5” x 7” card base. This card will open on the top so be sure the fold that was created with the scoring board is on top before you begin. Also, cut a piece of patterned paper to measure 6” x 4 ½”. A flowered pattern is exceptionally nice to bring out the design, but you can choose a solid or any pattern that you’d like to use.
Now, add 2 colors of blue ink- one light colored and one dark colored) next to each other on your craft mat. Punch a cloud using the Extra Large Cloud Icon Punch by Marth Stewart from a piece of cardstock to use for your template. Use some repositionable tape to hold it down. Place it on a piece of 5 ½” x 4” of cardstock and using the blending tool in a circular motion pick up both ink colors and slowly move onto the paper. Lift the cloud and move it over and repeat this step.
Add some light green and dark green ink to the mat and use the blending tool again in a circular motion to pick up some of both inks and move it onto the bottom of the paper to create a grassy area. If you would like, to make sure that you don’t go to high into the sky area, use the edge of a scrap piece of paper to cover the sky and then go back in and lightly go over any areas that have been left white between the two areas. This, also, helps to create a horizon line as seen in the picture.
Die cut the fence and several flowers two in each color of cardstock used and the leaves using the Flowers and Fence die set by Sizzix and a die cutting machine. Stamp the flower center from the die set onto half of the flower and attach it to the second half using a glue pen. Add some depth to them by using a stylus in the center to curve the edges. If you don’t have an embossing pad, use several layers of foam sheets and place the flowers on top to emboss.
Don’t wait for spring to begin, start making all of the cards you will need now so you’ll be ahead of the game to go outside and enjoy the season. This simple design makes a quick card for any occasion whether it’s to say, “Hi” or “happy birthday.” Be sure to make some extras for those unexpected occasions that may arise so you’ll be ready with a beautiful card to give!