Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy Spring!

Spring is in the air here in New England and the sun has been shining!  Makes me want to create using the bright beautiful colors from the April - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month Spring is in the Air! I have been missing in action for a couple weeks mending from a surgery and there has been nothing more cheerful than the beautiful stamps and papers in this kit.  

I wanted to create a starburst effect to use several of the patterned  papers.  I started by creating a card base and cutting a scrap of paper for the size starburst that I wanted.  I then cut the starburst with long scissors and labeled them in order.  

I used temporary adhesive to attach these to the patterned paper.  I wanted to make sure that my papers were all in the correct direction.  I then cut these along the templates edges.  

Placed them down on my cardstock card base with permanent adhesive and using my sewing machine for added embellishment.  I then added the floral stamp image and colored with colored pencils.  You could use watercolors, copics or any marker you have on hand.  I accordioned my ribbon and added my stamped title.

I hope you have enjoyed this simple color packed card and that your neck of the woods is thawing out too!  Happy Spring!

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Spring is in the Air
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe Kit of the Month -Spring is in the Air
Ink and Paint: Memento Ink - black and pink
Adhesive: The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue, dimensional foam tape
Embellishments: Sewing Machine, Ribbon included in kit, thread
Tools/Dies: Fine tip scissors, acrylic block, sewing machine

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