The weather here has been, is and going to stay, in the negative for awhile and its the coldest winter I’ve experienced since moving to Germany 5 years ago. Theres snow everywhere and while its beautiful, I am wishing Spring will come soon. I never really liked the heat, coming from Singapore, its probably a strange thing to say, but we spend all our time avoiding the heat and 90% humidity that we never really get used to it I guess! So I never thought I’d say this, but now I really miss the heat! 3 months is a long time to be permanently cold.
So I decided to create Spring on a card of mine! This card was inspired by the challenge over at Altenew and I’m so glad I can play again, I have so many Altenew stamps now that I don’t really have an excuse for not joining in more often!
I decided to do something I don’t do very often and see if I could make a nice card by just stamping my stamps, no water colouring for once! With the beautiful Flora Shadow stand, coordinating dies ad Altenew inks, it’s hard to go wrong though. I first stamped the frame from the Sweet Friend stamp set with clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Wow’s white embossing powder. I die cut my white card stock with Stamplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch rectangle die and adhered it to a light pink card base with my Scotch ATC.
I didn’t want to leave the background completely white so I flicked some pink splatters with my Zig clean color real brush (Yes I couldn’t resist using some watercolour in the end…). I stamped “XOXO”, which also comes from the Sweet Friend stamp set, with Versafine ink, then arranged my flower die cuts and adhered then on with UHU glue stick. To finish I added afew black Nuvo drops. Still haven’t got the hang of making perfect round dots, guess I should watch a few videos, LoL!
Well I hope this card has brought a little Spring into your lives if you’re under snow too. Thanks for stopping by and your comments warm my cold days!
I’m also sharing this card over at:
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge – My 2nd entry
AAA Cards – Die cuts only
Cardz 4 Galz – Stamping
Southern Girls Challenge – Nature
The inspiration pic from Altenew