Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bloomin’ Wonderful



I love when life is Bloomin’ Wonderful!  This new set from Power Poppy is the fifth set of the February Grow Everyday release.  Today it’s just as if you opened the window and let the spring breeze in.  It can be used perfectly for Easter creations or Spring and any other special occasion.  It’s such a beauty!

I really love the little nest-in-the-wreath included in this set (as you can seee in the graphic above) and can’t wait to use it, but I just had to go with this beautiful sprig of crocus, snowdrops and pussy-willow bunched together for my card today.  



I saw a fun acetate easel card on Pinterest and thought it work perfectly with this set.  So, on this design I stamped two of the crocus branches one in black and one in a soft amethyst colour.  After colouring I trimmed out both of the sprigs and then set them aside.  I die cut several of the stitched ovals into frames (laying a smaller oval die inside the larger to create the frame).  Within the frame layers I placed some stamped acetate (stamped with a pretty little design in white VersaFine ink).  It just gives a nice soft effect to the clear layer.  



Then I added the sprigs to the part of the easel that stands up and also lays down.  I like the softness of the inside image because it matches the outside but doesn’t compete with it.  This set also has great fonts in a vintage style.  Marcy is always so skilled at sentiment fonts!  I kept the accents on the card to simple silver Candi dots.  



Here’s a close-up of the colouring.  



And here’s what the card looks like closed.  I realize that there’s not much room for writing on the inside and then you could see it, so I think I would write on the back of the card;  leaving the easel and inside to be shown as a decorative item.  On this picture you can also see how the acetate is stamped. It’s just the sweetest little Easter set!  



Here’s the Bloomin’ Wonderful Bloom Brigade today...


Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Kathy Jones
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker



13 comments:

Melanie MacKenzie said...

What a clever girl you are. Such a beautiful card. That could be used for a whole multitude of occasions, with appropriate sentiment of course. Your colouring is perfect, as always. :) Cheers.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous, and I love this amazing easel card with the clear acetate! It's stunning, and I love your coloring and wonderful fussy cutting! Stunning! Hugs, sweet friend!

Leslie Miller said...

This is absolutely the sweetest thing, Christine! I love how the inside is almost like a soft shadow of the top image when closed. How lovely and clever.

Kathy Jones said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Christine this card is over the top stunning!!! Such a lot of detail and work in this beauty and the effect is amazing!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Ohhhh Christine your talent is mindblowing. So so beautiful, love every inch of this card. Whoever receives your beautiful creations in the mail must stand there feeling mezmerised by the beauty.

D.Ann C said...

What an amazeballs easel card!! LOVE the acetate - bookmarking this to CASE some day!!

Katie Bolinger said...

This is stunning. A shaped card that is also an easel card - love it.

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Christine
Gr Karin

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the design of this card and how you echoed the flowers on the inside too, just Gorgeous!

Kathy said...

This shaped card is so elegant. The colors are gorgeous and this layout flows beautifully. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card. :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So beautifully done!!

Rachel Parys said...

Holy-wow!!! This is totally amazing!!!!