A couple days ago was Groundhog Day and Punxsutawny Phil and he made his prediction. He expects an early spring! While the legend of the groundhog may be somewhat hoaky, it gives me hope that spring is on it's way! It's been quite mild in Prince George lately. Snow is melting, it's raining instead of snowing, and signs of spring are in the air. I know I am probably speaking way too soon, but part of me is getting really excited for a new season. As you can probably tell, I'm not a huge fan of winter. Even though the snow can be quite pretty, by the end of February I'm ready for it to melt and for the spring flowers to bloom:)
The card I created for Mojo Monday this week has a little touch of spring in it. This sketch has a great layout. At first I wasn't too sure what to do with it... what stamp set to use, what type of occasion, what colours... But, after a lot of brainstorming and sketching my ideas out on paper, I knew exactly how I was going to design my card. Here is the sketch:
I love the layers in this layout. It gives lots of opportunity to use coordinating designer paper. I pulled out a designer paper collection that I haven't had a chance to use much: Tea for Two. And the stamp set that I thought of right away was Tea Shoppe. Both have the "tea" theme - perfect! With lots of playing around with paper and embellishments to see what coordinates best together, this is what I came up with:
I love how it turned out! This has easily become one of my favourite cards! After layering the designer paper, I embossed and cut out the oval frame and layered it on the apothecary accent stamped image. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso, the edges are sponged and the oval is popped up within the embossed frame. I added small roses and leaves to embellish the sentiment. Small pearls are placed in the right corner to complete the card.
Stamps: Tea Shoppe, Everything Eleanor
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Tea for Two DSP, Early Espresso DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Tools: Extra-Large Oval punch, Little Leaves sizzlit, Oval Frame Embossing Folder
Accessories: Rose ribbon, pearls (Michael's)
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