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Apr 29, 2009

Welcome Spring

I must have been feeling bright and cheery when I made this card! LOL Yoyo yellow? Bright green and orange? Huh? You know, sometimes the images themselves inspire me and this card definitely is a good example of that. As much as I would love to make a pink tree... LOL

Speaking of inspiring images... Kim Hughes has an AWESOME line of stamps. I am "closet" Kim Hughes fan and have lots of her stamps. :) Today, I decided that one of my newest sets would NOT be put away until I actually stamped with it. I am SO glad I did. This is a fun set. :)

The image was stamped in Memento black and colored with Copic markers. The texture was achieved using one of my dish rags and colorless blender solution. I am not sure I was able to capture the sky in the photo, but I wanted something really wispy and light. I mixed blender and BG10 in the cap of a squirt bottle and used that for my sky.
The background is stamped in Versamark with a houndstooth BG stamp. The yellow layer was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing strip thingy. I was annoyed that the edge of the embossing folder showed on my card stock, but decided to roll with it and just used my Scorpal to further define the lines. It was one of those "ummm, YA... I MEANT to do that" moments. *wink*
I refrained from sewing on this card. Proud? LOL I was excited to use my newish Nestabilities to die cut the sentiment for this card. It just fit so well. The little clip serves no purpose except to sit there and look cute. :)
Of course there is lots of dimension courtesy of my red line dimensional dots. I just LOVE them!
I have many more cards to share in the coming days, so see you soon. :)

Stamps: Kim Hughes Spring Trees, Houndstooth CHF
Ink: Versamark, Memento black
Paper: white, brown, tangerine, yoyo yellow
Accessories: silver brads, Copic markers, blender solution, copic refill, silver clip, Nestabilities, ribbon, twill, dimensional dots, rag, Cuttlebug embossing folder, white gel pen


  1. This is ADORABLE! I love your coloring, and the layering of papers!

  2. I love the scene you created Jody! This is adorable and the shadow of light blue is wonderful!

  3. This is adorable, Jody! I love the bright colors and that little snail! :)

  4. I love the bright colors, ribbon, and stamp used. Great card!

  5. Cute card! I love the cheery colors.

  6. so glad you decided to stamp with your new set first!! this a beautiful card and an adorable set!!

  7. Super cute, fabulous colors and coloring!!


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