Thursday, March 28, 2019

Welcome Spring

Hi there, 
Can you believe that April is almost around the corner? We actually do have some signs of Spring here in New Jersey: the snow has melted, the Witch Hazel is almost finished blooming and the crocuses (header photo) have just poked their heads out! As long as I can get out in my yard to clean up, even though the temperatures are still in the 40's, I'm a happy girl! The warm sun on one's back is such a welcoming sign. Daffodils should be blooming in a week or too also. .... and they are also blooming on my card! Today I am using the Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamp Set Welcome Spring 937.

I stamped on vellum with the daffodil image from the Welcome Spring Set 937 in Versamark and then heat set in White Detail. The vellum was turned over and colored with Copics from the back. 

Versamark was again applied, this time to the back of the vellum and heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. 

I made a glittered frame using two Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders and a piece of Super Adhesive sheet on top of yellow cardstock. Lemonade Glitter was applied to the exposed sticky surface. 

Another two daffodil flowers were stamped on velum in Versamark, heat embossed in white and colored again from the back. They were both fussy cut. 

I added foam strips to the back of the frame, so it was raised and then some Nuvo Deluxe adhesive was applied to a couple of the stems where the vellum flowers were placed. 

For the backing I scored the white card base on the top, the right and left sides, a quarter inch from the edges. This was then sponged with Memento Dandelion Yellow. I stamped the sentiment Welcome Spring (after applying the anti-static bag) in Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold Detail. The frame was then attached to the yellow background, with the mounting tape. 

I hope you have enjoyed my share today. This was a quick and fun make for me! 

Below are the products I used and if you use my personal Code ShonaDT10, you will receive an extra 10% off anything in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Memento Dandelion

Today, I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner #188: Spring is here!
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Let's Celebrate Spring
Unicorn Challenge #41: Spring
Cute N Crafty Challenge #23: Spring is in the Air
Thanks so much for stopping by today,


  1. GORGEOUS! Love the techniques you have used on today's creation! The color and softness are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Celebrate Spring’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
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  2. Whoa! Shona, I think this is my favorite card you've ever done! GORGEOUSNESS, and such a delicateness. It's amazing how the daffodils are so fragile, and yet, they survive the long, cold darkness and emerge in such beauty - just like your creation! So so SO beautiful! Thanks for showing how you attached the blooms, too. Your gardening skills are definitely showcased in this masterpiece! hugs, de

  3. I absolutely love this card. I always liked daffodils and yours look so pretty stamped onto the vellum and colored with such cheery colors. And, the glittery frame is fantastic too. Adding some sponging around the edges with the yellow makes it even more gorgeous! You certainly did a fantastic job on this one.

  4. This is such a stunning card! Love the daffodils as well as the sparkle embossing powder details - need to remember that! Thank you for playing with my Celebrate Spring challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  5. Absolutely gob smackin' gorgeous Shona. The white embossing enhances those beautiful daffodils no end. A shimmering sensation. Truly amazing!

  6. What a beautiful spring card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  7. This is so bright and cheery! I am loving Spring! I love the added sparkle to your card.

  8. This is stunning Shona! Loved it when I saw it on FB and wanted to pop over and see the details :-).

  9. yes, flower is sign of spring....
    beautiful design....
    have a great day

  10. I’m so ready for spring and your daffodil card is perfect. Beautiful coloring!

    You were one of the lucky winners from Challenge #188 – Spring Is Here at the Crafty Gals Corner!
    Please visit the blog to claim your prize :)


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