March 20, 2011

Happy Spring!

It's the first day of spring! Hooray! And today I have a great card and a yummy Cupcake Inspiration that just scream "Spring is here!" :)

Here are the DEEtails:

This card is all about layers. I felt like I was creating a diorama or playing with paper dolls as I put this one together! I printed this adorable image from this week's sponsor, Heather Ellis, quite a few times to achieve this look. First, I printed it on this cute cloud paper from SU!'s Welcome Neighbor DSP and matted it with a piece of Naturals White card stock. This gave me a bit of a guide for placing everything else, and provided the lines for that sweet butterfly. Then I cut layers of Pear Pizzazz and Certainly Celery card stock to create the grass. I printed my image a second time and adhered some Rope Twine for the swing. (I probably could have adhered it directly to my background piece, but I opted to do a separate layer just in case something went wrong...) I printed my image again to create the seat of the swing, which I simply colored in with my Early Espresso Stampin' Write and adhered with a strip of the edge of some Stampin' Dimensionals. A printing on Naturals White card stock allowed me to color in my adorable little girl using my Stampin' Write Markers - Soft Suede, Blush Blossom and Daffodil Delight). I printed yet again, this time on some In Colors DSP to add my butterfly wings and heart in the little girl's hair. Another layer on Naturals White card stock, layered with some yellow fabric from my stash to create the dress. I made my last printed layer slightly larger than my previous print outs and cut out the flowers, which I adhered to hand drawn stems. If you were counting, that's 7 printed layers! Plus 3 layers of grass! I think this might be a record! :)