Spring themed 21st card

Spring themed 21st card

This is the easel card that goes in the box I’ve already posted! I decided to use the themes of Spring colours and flowers (see inspiration photos at the end of the post)

I used a Sylvia Zet stamp and created background papers with Craft Artist.

I inked the edges of the card with distress ink. I punched the top with a Martha stewart punch. I added a heart metal charm and some gems.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and flexmarkers and highlighted with pearlescent inks.

I made the paper for the base of the card. I added a green foam stopper with lace ribbon coloured with distress ink. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The back is decorated and the message is blurred out.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Fashionista Challenge – Anything Goes for Girls
Sketchy Colors Color Inspiration- Pink, Cream
The Shabby Tea RoomPhoto Inspiration- Homegrown Flowers 
Incy Wincy DesignsPastel Colours
Stamp and Create –Spring
The Crazy Challenge – Spring
There She GoesMetal Embelishments


I’m getting into hearts and flowers mode with this and some other things I’m working on! I’m still using up scraps where possible. I used some hearts pattern paper at the back  and then sprayed with glimmer mists (unfortunately you can’t really see the pattern of the paper in the photo). I used a MS punch around the page for the inner paper and the corner punch for the back paper. I liked the inner paper so much I couldn’t bear to cover it up! I just added the same glimmer mists so it matched and to messy it up a bit!

I added pink roses from Wild Orchid Crafts which I painted with pearlescent ink. I also added a metal heart charm.

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Shopping our stash- hearts. valentines and/or lace
Hooked on craft challenges- hearts
Lexis creations- love
My grafico crafts- fairy or St Patricks Day
Crazy challenge- fairies
The pink elephant challenge- pink
Rainbowladys challenge- have a heart
Belli challenge- hearts/ valentine
Fab n funky challenges- love is in the air
Whimsy inspires- love theme
Truly scrumptious challenge- love and hearts



I’ve been playing with my new cutter- a Cougar. It is my first cutter and is amazing. The service from Dawn at Thyme Graphics is amazing as is the support and help from people on the forum.
My brother got engaged and I figure that this card will be for a new section of their lives. I kept the colours simple and then used my Cougar to get lots of texture. I’m on a new stash ban for January so I had to make do with stash I had!! However. since the Cougar is new this is my first card with complicated cutting and embossing….lots of new!!

I inked the edges of the card with Versamark dazzle to give a subtle shimmer. The background layer is a scalloped lattice cut on the Cougar. The next layer is mirror card embossed with swirls on the cougar.

I threaded silver cord through the top of a lattice and added a heart attached to a short chain and clasp.

I stamped a Forever Friends bear with a heart in silver and coloured with Promarkers. The scalloped square layers were all cut on the Cougar- pearlescent paper for stamp, silver paper and silver mesh (left over from wedding!!). I used blue staples to attach the mesh- I didn’t want the card to be too girly! The bottom layer was placed on foam pads.

The sentiment also needed to be one I already had!  I attached it with foam pads.

The inside of the card has a pearlescent paper lattice layered on silver paper. I then added a scalloped rectangle cut on the Cougar (getting lots of use!!)

Finally I used my MS corner punch on pearlescent card to write our message on.

This has taken a lot of time and effort so I’m entering as many challenges as I can!!

Totally gorjuss- happy
Penny Black at Allsorts- love and hearts
The Squirrel and the Fox- something new
Sweet stampin’- new beginnings
Allsorts challenge- new beginnings
Addicted to stamps- something new
Sir stampalot challenge- monochromatic
Catch the bug- inspiration picture