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Monday, 23 March 2015

Spring Is In The Air (posted by Julie)

Good morning, I have two cards for you today which have both been created using the new Spring Bird stamp sets.

My first design is an A5 card that has been designed with the Spring Bird Crocus set.

  • To start with I inked up the stylised crocus with Onyx Black Versafine Ink and stamped them in a row just below the mid-way point of the card. 
  • The larger crocus was stamped onto a separate piece of card which has had the corners rounded.
  • All of the images have been coloured with coloured pencils and the background was created by sponging Squeezed Lemonade and Dusty Concorde Distress Ink through a hexagon stencil.
  • Both the background and main image have been mounted onto purple cardstock before being glued to the base card.
For my second card I have used the bird and small flower from the Spring Bird Daffodil along with the tulip image from the Spring Bird Tulip. The background has also been created using a stamp from the Texture Fragments along with the Texturised stencil.

  • I cut a frame and coloured with turquoise ink before stamping the small daffodil stamp using Onyx Black Versafine.
  • The middle panel was stamped with the texture fragment and tulip stamp using Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I then sponged Duo Embellishment Adhesive through the Texturise stencil and when the glue was shiny I added silver gilding flakes.
  • The bird image has been stamped onto a die-cut acetate circle using black Staz-On and then on the reverse side I coloured with alcohol pens. I then dabbed cream acrylic paint on the reverse side of the coloured image to make the colours pop.
  • Before mounting onto the card I dabbed the Duo Embellishment Adhesive around the edges of the acetate and then added silver gilding flakes like before.
Many thanks for stopping by and if you wish you hop over to my blog for another Chocolate Baroque creation, but please be sure to come back tomorrow where one of my design team member's will have some more to share with you.


  1. Two beautiful cards! Love the second; the two backgrounds are stunning!

  2. Both of these cards are lovely. Your crocus card is so sharp and elegant looking, and your bird card has a real depth to it, and an almost Asian feel. I can't decide between the two - they are both awsome - cheers, Dianne

  3. I love your cards they are beautiful x

  4. I love your cards they are beautiful x

  5. These are lovely Julie! Like the stenciling behind the flowers! xxMiranda

  6. Two very different samples with the first being my favourite. The rounded corners on the focal image echo the stylised crocus' roundness beautifully & I like the way your matting picks up on their flower head colouring.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. These are both gorgeous but I especially like the second one - the colours you've used are right up my street, tfs.

  8. Two very beautiful cards, gorgeous images and colours, love them, Kate x

  9. Two beautiful designs Julie and the first is quite simple and elegant with some lovely colouring of the crocuses, and the second is much more complex but very pretty with lots of different stamping, and the gold flake and then the acetate stamped with the pretty bird is a wonderful idea. x

  10. Beautiful cards lovely images and colours. Janny

  11. Beautiful cards lovely images and colours. Janny


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