Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pretty cards for Spring! --

Raise your hand if you're ready for Spring!  Can I get a hallelujah?!  I am sooooo done with winter and I'm ready for some sunshine and flowers!  But it's still gray and yucky around here, so I decided to create a little springtime of my own with the Cindy Loo cartridge and TomBow watercolor markers from :)

I decided to make two different cards with similar cuts, one whimsical and bright and one a little more sophisticated, just to show the great flexibility of the artwork on this cartridge. 

First, the cute, whimsical card:

For this card, I cut the shape at 5" and mounted it on the left-hand side of the card, trimming off the excess.  Then I mounted what I had trimmed off on the right-hand side.  I used my turquoise and pink Tombow markers to accent the little birdie part of the cut, using the blender pen to pull some of the turquoise in from the edge to create some shading.  I added some little pink punched flowers and added pearls to the centers.  I also added a sentiment using the markers and Stampin Up stamps and punches, adhering ribbon to the back to "hang" the sentiment flower.

Now, for a more sophisticated twist on the same idea...

I cut at 5" and mounted it on a grey card base, then added the "thank you," which is one of the phrases on the font layer.  I also added a few rolled spiral flowers and a cute little butterfly.  I just love this grey, white, and mustard yellow color combo right now!  Such a great sunny pop of color, don't you think?

I do hope spring is on its way, but until the sun is here to stay, cheer yourself up with some pretty flowery cards! :)


4kids4 said...

Wonderful cards! I'm ready for spring too! TFS!

~Sharon C.

kait said...

i'm in love with that thank you card!! will have to share :)


Crafty Carrie said...

Great card. I love the yellow gray combination. Vera Bradly has a great purse in those color. Such an inspiration.