Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Cards

We’re having the most beautiful spring here in North Carolina. The sun is out. The flowers are blooming and all over the neighborhood, I hear the hum of lawn movers. On days like this, it’s impossible not to find myself wanting to create something bright and sunshiney.

The first card, "Let The Fun Begin," is a hodge podge of stuff laying on my desk and things I eyed on my Clip-it-up. This project started life as a color challenge to use yellow and pink. That’s where I got the yellow base (Pink Paislee’s Hometown Summer) and large pink scallop (Making Memories journal book).

 
Then I started poking around my desk, adding this and that. I had just gotten a 6x6 pad of Crate Paper‘s new Storyteller and I pulled the blue ledger from there. On top, I added a scallop border sticker from Studio Calico, a bit of twine from The Twinery and a trio of Crate chipboard birds. The sentiment sticker is from Amercan Crafts's new Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line. Love that collection! I nearly stopped there, but then decided the sun and kite stickers from My Little Shoebox would add just the right touch of whimsy. There, now the card feels complete.

The second card, "I Really Bike You," features Echo Park’s paper and stickers. I love orange and blue together and took advantage of that combination here. To make the bicycle pop against the background, I whitewashed the paper with thin white acrylic paint. I used heart punches to make the clouds then sewed them on the card to make them look a bit puffy. The sun sticker had a sentiment that didn’t fit the card, so I covered the wording by adding a plain yellow circle on top, then added my own sentiment with alphas under the bicycle.

 
I submitted this card to Scrapbook & Cards Today, the terrific quarterly Canadian magazine, and was delighted to see my card featured on its blog here.  I hope you're having a beautiful spring day wherever you are.

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the beautiful bright cheery colours and all the stitching you add. The birdies are too cute! Love them!

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  2. Looks like those cute birds are definitely up for some fun! Such a cheery and happy card, Izzy and you know how much I love the bike card too. :)

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  3. wow these are just so pretty!! just wondefful!

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  4. I love these cards so perfect for spring!!

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  5. LOVE your sweet and cheerful SPRING cards! What a way to start the morning! Thanks!!

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  6. Sooooo cute, Izzy!! I love them both. You rock with craft supplies! lol Have a fun day and a lovely weekend!! ~hl

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  7. I love your work! Love Penny

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  8. Your cards are adorable. Congrats on the blog feature!

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  9. so super cute!!!! Love the "bike you" - very clever!

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  10. I just love these cards Izzy! They bring a smile to my face!

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  11. These are adorable~great design and love the "Spring" feel to them!! awesome job!

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  12. These are awesome! I'm really LOVING the warmer water, now if it would stop raining all the time so we could really enjoy that'd be even better :)

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  13. I really like your cards - definitely bright and sunshiney! :) The birds are adorable!

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  14. Sooooo.....You've entered into Canadian territory, have you? Lucky us! Each of your cards is a delight, Izzy! Love the heart clouds, and the stacked birdies with the kite and sun are TOO CUTE :) You are cretainly spreading the sunshine with these lovely creations.

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  15. Those are beautiful cards! I really like the bike card. Very clever!

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  16. Those clouds are inspiring, congrats on being featured! Love your fun springtime cards.

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  17. I love these!! Congrats on being featured!

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  18. These are BEAUTIFUL Izzy!!! I love love love the pretty Spring colors and LOVING the stitched hearts!!! Congrats on being featured!!

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  19. Love these sweet cards...just beautiful! It is kinda sad for me as we are heading into autumn..but I guess there is a time for everything! I must make some fall/autumn cards...

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  20. You really rock the cards, Izzy...love the mixes you put together...just gorgeous! And so happy that EP featured your card...CONGRATS!

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