Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wishing for Spring

Greetings, Friends! It's time for a new challenge from The Paper Players, and this week the awesome Jaydee is challenging us to make a clean and simple card with a Spring theme. 

While I was making this card the temperatures were in the 20's and the wind was howling, far from a spring-like day. All I kept thinking was "I wish it were Spring", hence the sentiment on the card! Birds and flowers always make me think of spring, so I decided to use the Betsy's Blossoms Stamp Set. I think the images are so cheerful. 

I used the happy color combo from Pals Paper Arts and the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch.

I kept things super clean and simple. Only white card stock plus a little DSP were used, and the only tool used was a punch to cut out the circle. All the images were cut out by hand.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Betsy's Blossoms, Sweet Essentials
Card Stock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Regals and Subtles Stacks
Ink Pads: Rose Red, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi
Tools: 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Thanks so much for visiting today! Please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players, and we'd love if you play along, too! 


LeAnne said...

I LOVE this sketch too....and I am with you on the wishing for spring!! In fact, I cannot get warm today at all! Your pretty card is making me wish for warmer temps all the more!

Michelle Quinno said...

Love this sketch and colors. Fantastic card!

Anonymous said...

YES... I wish for Spring too! :) Great take on the sketch and CAS Spring color! Love the bird, too!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a cheerful card, Sandy! I love how you paired the colors and the sketch with that stamp set. Simply spring perfection! You certainly need a break from this long winter up there. Sheesh! I saw last week that they were dumped on with snow again back home in Syracuse. It's the never-ending winter isn't it? Sending warmer weather vibes your way, my friend. :)

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is adorable and the perfect stamp set for the challenge! I love all your fussy cut details and you've paired the PPA colors with perfection! I hope Spring comes your way soon....sending you warm thoughts and hugs!

Peggy Noe said...

This is a happy color combo Sandy! It's adorable, bright, and clean. Great job. Thanks for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

Beth Beard said...

Gorgeous Spring card! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts and I hope you play along with us again!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so sweet! Lovely take on the sketch!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your card Sandy - makes me think of Spring for sure!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I totally love how you decorated that circle! It's such a wonderful focal point with the flowers, the leaf and the bird. I am obsessed with the two different sized banners, too. Gorgeous card. Thank you for rocking my challenge