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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CSS Spring Has Sprung Hop

Spring has sprung -- at least according the calendar! I'm not sure that is true here where I live! Spring is definitely in the air for our blog hop today. Our challenge was to make cards that showed signs of spring. If you came to my blog by way of Karen's, you've already seen some fun spring-themed cards. If you arrived here by some other path and want to start the hop from the beginning, head back over to  Stamp TV for a full list of participants in the hop.

Here is my spring card. I took inspiration from this video by Gina K. I loved how she created her background for the card in this video, so I made a similar one for my card and then carried it over onto the focal image panel as well.


I used Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea card stock for the base. I layered that with PL Black Onyx and White Layering weight on which I stamped the background. The focal panel is Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion and White Layering weight. I stamped the background with Gina K Ocean Mist and Fresh Asparagus ink and Memento Dandelion and Tangelo. I used the same inks on the focal image panel. I used the "rock and roll" technique on the dragonflies by stamping first into ocean mist ink and then rolling the stamp edges in fresh asparagus to get the two toned dragonfly. I added a piece of turquoise sea ribbon (from the Spring Parade Stamp TV kit) and some dots in the center of the flowers with a Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pen.

Now head on over to see what is waiting for you over at Lori's blog and think spring!

26 comments:

Miesje said...

Wow - this is really pretty - great background and it certainly says Spring!

joy said...

Oh Kay, what beautiful colors! I love the teal and yellow! Great Spring card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Total fun Spring colors!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay this is a great way to show off your stamp images! Lovely!

Theresa Momber said...

Love the beautiful pattern you created, Kay! The focal panel is perfect with the big dragonfly right in the center.

Cheri said...

Stunning!!!! I absolutely love this technique Kay, and your card is simply stunning!!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Perfect stamping!!! Not too much, not too little, but jussssst right!!! I love your colors and layers!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful colors, design & layout. Love the center panel, these are such pretty stamps and you have really showed that here! TFS!!!

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely love what you've done with this card!
Gorgeous colours and layout, and those dragonflies are stunning!

--Marcy said...

Perfect placement!

meemee48 said...

Love the springy colors and how you used the dragonflies as your central image.

Deb R said...

Teal and yellow, perfect spring colors.

Cards By Betty said...

What a lovely reminder of Spring

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome color choices to layer this beautiful paper on. I adore your card design.

Lori said...

Such a fun card Kay and I just love the colors you used!!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful colors! I love the aqua with the yellow! Great job!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love how you popped up the center section!!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Beautiful spring card. Great job creating this background.

Unknown said...

Lovely spring card

Andrea said...

Love card I just love this stamp set the papers are so neat

Lynne said...

Gina's technique shows beautifully on your double background card.

Doris W. said...

Love how you stamped your background and focal image! So pretty!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful. Love the colors

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely beautiful!1 I think I need this set.

Betty Neville said...

This is gorgeous, Kay! Love your color choices - may have to case this! So glad you used the new kit too! : )

Marsha said...

Such a pretty color combo.