Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

Remember those flowers I posted yesterday? Each bunch was $1.00 USD at a discount store so I could not pass them up. We still have FEET of snow on the lawn and driveway and when I woke up this morning it was -5 degrees, so I am in desperate need of some spring.

I started with this paper form the Lost & Found collection. These birds are so cute and I love me some glitter, I trimmed out the journal section. Now here is where I goofed up. I wasn't sure what kind of card I wanted so I didn't stamp it right away. HUGE mistake (rookie mistake really, I know better). My advice? ALWAYS stamp your image on your paper before making anything!

I ripped apart the flowers and trimmed some of the parts down and randomly hot glued them to the back of the cutout. This is where you have to let go of your fear of not being perfect. It doesn't matter if the stuck out all wonky on the back and look weird because when you turn it over it will look great...

See? GREAT! At this point I knew I wanted it to say Spring has sprung, which is a little stamp from a set I have had for ages, I think I got it at Michaels Arts & Crafts Store but I can't be sure.

I pop dotted the back and trimmed all the excess flower petals that were poking out all around the back before adhering it to the card front. The card is a standard 5.5 x 4.25 (after the fold, half of an 8.5 x 11 sheet). Normally this would fit into a standard A2 envelope (invitation size), but the flowers make it impossible. I recommend using the larger photo mailer size so you don't crush the flower edges.


Lisa Jane said...

what pretty colours
Lisa ;)

Meep said...

I am in desperate need of some color, I've been staring at white for too long!

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful, lovely look you have created. Kim