This card was made for a dear friend who is under the weather at the moment. I thought that the Spring scene and the sun would reminder her that Spring is coming soon. We’ve had a long cold winter here in the Midwest.
For this card, I created my own stencil using My Favorite Things (Die-namics) Snow Drifts die set. There are 2 curvy snow drifts in this set and I chose the more gently curving drift. I die cut the drift from a sheet of acetate from some packaging and used this cut out piece to create the illusion of a hill in the background. I’m really happy when I can extend the use of my dies!
The other elements are pretty much die cut and placed as you see. I don’t know what I’d do without my Vagabond machine. The cute stitched tag is from Pretty Pink Posh. As you can see the landscape goes across the card front and onto the tag for visual interest. I also raised the tag using foam tape and hung the sun and cloud off the edge of the tag for additional dimension.
Hope you like the card and Spring can’t come soon enough for all of us in the Midwest.
Supplies used in making this card:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Flower Fusion #7.
Dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics: Flat-Bottomed Clouds die set (larger cloud), Snow Drifts die set (to create the stencil used for the hill); Lil’ Inker Designs: Sunshine Dies (larger sun); Papertrey Ink: Flower Fusion #7 coordinating die (flower and sentiment); Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Duo #1 tag.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Lemon Tart (for the sun); Neenah Solar White 80# for card front and tag; Neenah Solar White 110# for the card base.
Inks: Stampin’ Up: Melon Mambo for the flower, Pear Pizzazz for flower stem; Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist (for cloud and hill);
Other: Hot pink flat-bottomed dot from my stash