Feb 12 2010

Garden Whimsey – Stamping 411

It's Saturday and time for another Stamping 411 sketch challenge!  I always love to see what the other Operators create.  I'm amazed at how different our cards normally are, even using the same sketch!


I'm desperately wanting SPRING to get here and warm weather to get rid of the snow, so I thought I'd help it along by posting a spring card!  I always love seeing the tulips pop up thru the ground.


This set, Stampin' Up!'s Garden Whimsey, hasn't been used for a LONG time, so I thought I'd give it a little ink.  I also have a package of bright Kaleidoscope Designer Paper that I wanted to use.


I started by using my Stampin' Write markers to ink up the tulips in Pixie Pink and Melon Mambo, the stems in Certainly Celery and Garden Green.  They were stamped three times on Whisper White and layered onto Garden Green.  I used the dotted background paper in Kaleidoscope to tie the two greens together.  I used the Eyelet Border punch along the bottom of a strip of Whisper White, then wrapped the Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon around the top portion of it and adhered to the back.  This all was placed on the Pixie Pink base card.  The butterflies were done using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and Pixie Pink cardstock.  I used a sponge dauber to add the darker Melon Mambo color around the edges.  For their bodies, I used the little sticky rhinestones in the Eggcellent Egg Kit (I am LOVING those rhinestones!)  It really makes them sparkle!


I hope you take a minute to check out what the rest of the Design Operators on Stamping 411 did with this sketch!  Then make your card creation, upload it to your gallery or blog, and add it to Mr. Linky over on the Stamping 411 blog.


Have a great weekend!  I'm going to be sorting stuff to get ready to do my taxes next week.  Yuk!!!

12 People have left comments on this post

Feb 12, 2010 - 11:02:55

This is so pretty Connie!!! Makes me really want Spring to get really fast!!

Feb 12, 2010 - 11:02:51

I can't wait for spring.  This is like a beautiful spring day!  Gorgeous creation Connie!

Feb 13, 2010 - 08:02:36
Priscilla said:

This is such a cheerful card and does remind me of Spring.  I hope you don't mind but I am going to pull out this stamp set and case your lovely card.

Feb 13, 2010 - 08:02:33
Patti Chesky said:

Spring!!!  Such a lovely word!!  I can't wait for it. 
Connie, your card is lovely.  I love the vibrant colors, and rhinestones on the butterfly make for the perfect finishing touch!!!

Feb 13, 2010 - 12:02:48

Your card does remind me of a touch of spring.  Well done. Thanks for sharing

Feb 13, 2010 - 08:02:24

Really lovely Connie! I haven't used this set in ages and you've inspired me to pull it out again!

Feb 13, 2010 - 11:02:10
Melissa Huie said:

This is so pretty!  The colors are so bright and cheery, and I just love all the butterflies.

Feb 14, 2010 - 06:02:45
Lisa Hensley said:

Stunning — pink and green is my favorite combination!

Feb 15, 2010 - 12:02:04
Lee said:

Wow!! This is gorgeous. I can't believe we used the same colors this week.. Great minds, huh? Really I haven't had this set out in forever and will pull it out now and do this card. It's so fresh and pretty.

Feb 16, 2010 - 12:02:00

Wonderful to see shades of spring – such a pretty card!

Feb 16, 2010 - 06:02:40
Sharon Carr said:

Such a cute card!  Especially love the bright spring-like colors you used.

Feb 18, 2010 - 05:02:45
stamperbeth said:

What a lovely Spring card!  Love those sparkly butterflies.