Sunday, May 3, 2009

PTI's Spring Fling Challenge

Papertrey is having a Spring Fling Challenge this weekend, to create something based on one of their designers' inspiration pieces. Lisa Johnson's piece really spoke to me.

For some reason, the tulips this year have been spectacular in our area. And they are still blooming! We have even had some appear at our house that were not here last year.

These 2 in particular helped me choose colors for my card. I call these guys "My Soldiers." It's just the two of them, standing next to a bush in our front yard, guarding the house. I can see them through the window by my front door, and it is 2 pops of bright, orange-red, even on cloudy days.

Spring makes me think of flowers, putting away winter things, and don't laugh, but clean linens! I really want to go buy some soft, fresh-looking sheets right now. I wanted my card to have a crispness to it (like new linens), so I just used a plain, natural color for the base. I made score-lines on the card base to give the look of the piping on that top sheet.

Fresh flowers and clean linens...what comes to mind when I think of Spring today. And that is reason to smile and to celebrate!


SUPPLIES:
Stamps......Blossoms (Inkadinkado mega pak from Costco), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink............Noir (Palette), Versamark
Paper........Natural White (Neenah), Geranium (Martha Stewart)
Misc..........Seafoam White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Classic rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Scor-Pal, foam mounting tape (3M), corner-rounder punch

6 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Perfect detailing! Love your card and your story behind it! Super job on the Spring Fling challenge.

Terri E. said...

I adore your dry embossing! Super job on the spring fling challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

YOur dry embossing is incredible!
R

Helen F. said...

OHHH how pretty is this clean crisp (just like new linen ;~) card! Love the scoring did you use scor pal?

Amy said...

I love the embossing on your card! Terrific work!

Scrapping Julie said...

totally awesome! i love the score lines. so clean and crisp!!