I didn’t think spring would EVER get here this year. We’ve had snow in Maryland twice this month…yes TWICE in April. I was almost ready to pack up and move to Florida. This afternoon, it’s finally sunny outside with the weatherman predicting temps in the 80’s for this weekend. Woohoo!!!! To celebrate, I made this Spring Card using a stamp from Wild Rose Studio.
These cute robin couple (or are they bluebirds? hmmm) are also celebrating the arrival of spring in their fresh nest with their fresh laid egg.
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I’m joining other thirteen craft bloggers to bring you spring projects to keep you busy over the next few weeks. Read to the bottom of the page so you can see their awesome spring crafts.
Supplies Needed for Spring Card
- Birds on Nest Stamp CL489
- White X-Press It Copic Blending Cardstock
- Momento Black Ink
- Copic Markers
- Patterned Scrapbook Paper
- Sheer White Organza Ribbon
- Flowers with rhinestone centers
- E-Z Scrapbook Adhesive
- Mini Glue Dots
Stamp the image in black ink on the X-Press It Blending Card. To get the best results when using Copic Markers, I use Memento Tuxedo Ink. I’m no expert at coloring with Copic Markers, and I need to practice more, but I have come a long way from just using my Copic markers to make sunset backgrounds.
Here are the paper sizes that I used. These patterned papers came from an old stack from American Crafts that I bought at Tuesday Morning years ago.
- 8 1/2″ x 11″ Card Base
- 4″ x 7″ Pink Patterned Paper
- 3 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ Blue Floral Paper
- 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ White X-Press It Blending Card
Use the E-Z Runner Scrapbook Adhesive to attach the paper layers as show in the photo above.
Tie the ribbon around all of the layers, and attach it to your card base, using scrapbook adhesive. Adhere the flowers using mini glue dots. Mine already had rhinestones in the center, but if yours don’t, you can add them.
I added a little bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to the leaves, flowers, and birds for a little bit of sparkle.
I can’t wait to send this to someone special just to say, “Hello”. Who couldn’t use a little Happy Mail.
If you want to see more Handmade Cards, AllFreePaperCrafts has a large gallery for all occasions.