March 18, 2007

Heidi Swapp Spring

Despite the fact that I have an ugly cold and cut my finger this morning, I managed to create a masterpiece JUST FOR YOU, my faithful readers. How I made this card: After nursing my wound, I found a standard A2 card made with Stampin Up's Summer Sun cardstock underneath a pile of paper (have I mentioned that I have too much paper???). By the way, in real life, the flower is a better match to the Summer Sun .... I cut a piece of Basic Grey Blush paper into a 4 1/4" square, trimmed one edge with Provo Craft Paper Shapers scallop scissors (of course using the wrong side of the paper so I did not end up with a scalloped edge) and adhered to the card. I very carefully lined up the letters from Amuse Arts Clear Stamps Lowercase-small Polka Dot set onto a gridded acrylic block from My Favorite Things. I stamped them onto scrap paper using Colorbox Fluid Chalk Cat's Eyes Chestnut Brown ink a few times to make sure I had the letters lined up correctly. Then I stamped "Spring" directly onto the Summer Sun cardstock. I folded a large yellow flower from Heidi Swapp in half and secured with a couple of halp circles of paper -- Stampin Up's Chocolate Chip cardstock punched with a 1 and 1/8" EK Success punch and another circle of the Basic Grey punched with a 1" EK Success circle punch. Both circles cut in half before adhering. At this point, I thought about adding something to either side of the word, but decided that I would quit while I was ahead.

24 comments:

  1. Pretty amazing card you've got there. Hummmm, you are giving me some great ideas!

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  2. The flower placement is so inventive. Glad you were finally able to post.

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  3. Way cute, Joan! Thanks for sharing. I'm thinking...I gotta get those polka dot stamps. They are so cute!

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  4. Very nice Joan - I like it!! :)

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  5. This card just shouts happiness! Love the giant flower and paper- not too much or too little, a nice mix! Take care of that finger, like I tell my preschoolers, you only get one set! :)
    ~Angie

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  6. I LOVE happy cards, and this card is just happy! Great job using that ginormous flower effectively, Joan!

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  7. I am glad you quit when you did. It is a great card. Anything more would have been overkill. Keep up the great cards so that we will continue to be inspired with our own creations! Thanks.

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  8. How pretty! I too love the half flower look. I think you invented something we will be seeing alot! You shall be cased :)
    Hope your boo boo gets better!
    Shelley

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  9. Ohhh, that's so bright and cheery! Love it.

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  10. Hope you get to feeling better. This cute card certainly brightened my day.

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  11. Great card - I love the colors! That flower looks like a dead ringer for the color.
    Give the cold to someone you DON'T like and nurse your finger with Godiva truffles! TFS

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  12. Bright and very Cheery Looking Spring card...I like the way your flower is ontop of the card. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling wel...Take care of yourself! :)

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  13. Pretty spring card - love that jumbo flower and its placement!

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  14. super springy card Joan...I love it.

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  15. Sounds like you and I are having the same sort of day.... LOL! I REALLY love how you folded the flower! SO SPRING-Y!

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  16. I am speechless, this is soooo gorgeous and so brave! I would not have thought to fold one of the big flowers in half, I would have been scared, but it looks amazing! I love it! I have the clear A Muse alphabet too and you have definitely inspired me to use it more!
    Awesome card!

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  17. Wowzer!Joan, your card is GORGEOUS! Sorry I yelled but I could not help myself. :) I *Love* this card. I know that you are a lawyer but did you take any art classes while in college? After college? You are awesome.

    Mary

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  18. Oh My GOSH!!!! This is JUST Spectacular Joan!!!! I LOVE it. I don't seem to be getting the emails for your updates, so I haven't checked your site out for awhile. You have some beautiful cards and your writings always put a smile on my face!

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  19. I love how you did half the flower at the top. And you did a wonderful job of hiding the blood, is it under the flower petals...It has to be somewhere!

    I have a nasty, nasty cold too...Went to the doctor for a strep test....not strep, I was almost bummed....I thought at least if it was strep, I could get some medicine! I finally think I am on the upswing!

    Hope you are feeling better too...I am a little late in posting this message, maybe your cold is a thing of the past!

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  20. Yay! I love this card. I have some pretty big flowers that I wondered what in the world to do with them... now I have an idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. This IS a masterpiece JOAN.... I LOVE IT!!!!!

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