Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Welcome Spring!

It may not really feel like it yet here in Michigan, but spring is finally here!  To celebrate, I played with my acrylic paints again.

The Details:
  • The card base is pale yellow stock on which I randomly swiped three colors of paint (tomato, plum, and yellow ochre) in long strokes using a make-up sponge.
  • On top of the swipes, I stamped a crackled paint design in cream paint.
  • To that, I added some speckling in spice and ochre using an old paint brush.
  • And finally, a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink aged the edges just a tad.
  • A printed K&Co diecut was the inspiration piece for the background colors and is the perfect spring-y centerpiece for this card.
  • A strip of scalloped yellow gingham patterned paper breaks up the painted background just enough.
  • Of course I didn't have any ribbon to match my creation, so I once again dyed my own using acrylic paint and a little Distress Ink.
  • A fluffy white flower and tomato button are a nice soft touch.
  • And finally, the greeting was handwritten onto punched photo labels with a Wild Honey Distress Marker.  I used the leftover paint on the make-up sponge to lightly accent the edges.

Another Easter card finished!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink ‘Lemon Tart’; Stampin’ Up! ‘Naturals Ivory’
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline ‘Fiddlesticks’ 6x6
Stamps: SU! ‘Crackle’
Inks: Acrylic paint Delta Ceramcoat ‘Tomato Spice’, ‘Dusty Plum’, Americana ‘Yellow Ochre’, ‘Light Buttermilk’; Distress Ink ‘Vintage Photo’, ‘Milled Lavendar’; Distress Marker ‘Wild Honey’
Embellishments: K&Co. diecut ‘SW Spring Blossom Seed’; Darice flower; Close to My Heart button; PTI rustic button twine; Hug Snug seam binding ‘Ivory’
Tools:  Heat tool; mister; make-up sponge; foam ink blender; 3M foam tape; scallop edge scissors; glue dots; EK Success punch ‘Photo Labels’; toothbrush


  1. Beautiful! Definitely need to use my paints on my cards.

  2. Beautiful! Yes, were ready for spring too

  3. Beautiful! So creative.


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