Monday, April 15, 2013

Paper Sweeties April Release Day

Welcome to Paper Sweeties release day! Since these new sets are full of fun, Spring-time phrases, I thought I would pair up this sentiment with some Vintage Spring Basics paper for a cool, shabby Spring-time card:


All the panels on the cards are distressed and all the middle panels are sewn to the base. I added three strips of 8th of April-bs papers then over top of that I added a panel of the front of the 8th of April paper...those sweet purple flowers. Next I formed the floral accent using a Kaisercraft paper flower surrounded by velvet, silk and other paper flowers. I also tucked a raffia bow and some iridescent curling ribbon into the center. Then I added some pearls and Zva crystal flourishes. There's also a strip of lace and a portion of a doily showing. I almost completely covered the Elegant Scrollwork die I carefully placed in there. Oh, well. The sentiment is from Paper Sweeties' Spring is Here set and I stamped that onto a banner and attached it to my card.

Head over to the Paper Sweeties' blog to see how the other design team members made Spring magic with this set!
Thanks for visiting and I'll be back tomorrow with a little post-retro-inspiration from the Paper Sweeties!


Stamps: Spring is Here (Paper Sweeties Stamps)
Paper: Vintage Spring Basics collection (8th of April, 8th of April-bs, 9th of April) Maja Design, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: CRS-05CA-112 (Flourish V-Iridescent Crystal), PE-02CB-107 (Pearl Lines-White 0.3cm & 0.5cm) Zva Creative, paper and fabric flowers, raffia, paper distresser, lace, sewing machine, Iridescent curling ribbon, Elegant Scrollwork die (Memory Box), Copics
Size:  4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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8 comments:

  1. You are working the purple these days, Andrea! Lovely cluster and papers.

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  2. What a gorgeous creation. Love the colors and layers. You always add just the right touch of bling.

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  3. Love your pretty cluster of blooms Andrea, perfect with this sentiment!

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  4. Beautiful shades of purple on those papers and flowers! Love the mix of pearls and crystals too. Just a lovely card.

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  5. Lovely card. Great embellishments.

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  6. Such a beautiful and elegant card - love the lavender!

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  7. Lovely in Lavendar!! Lots of work here... beauty!!

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