Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Spring Blooms - Part 2

A bit later than intended, but that's the joy of the school holidays!
Here, as promised are another couple of cards I made with the Spring Blooms stamp set & dies from Clearly Besotted.

This first card uses the frame idea again. I die cut the jar, stems & daffodils from patterned cardstock & stamped onto the white card base behind. I thought I'd add the strip of washi tape at the bottom to hide the fact that I trimmed my panel too short add something a little different to the card ;) Here's a close-up of the die cut daffodils ...

The daffodils on this second card are on a background stamped to look like quilting ...

I saw this technique in the latest issue of Craft Stamper magazine. Basically, you lay a sheet of acetate diagonally across your cardstock & sponge in circles with your ink. You move the acetate down your cardstock, parallel with your first line, inking as you go. Then you turn your card 90 degrees and repeat.
It's a great way to create a background & I'm going to enter this card in the Make My Monday challenge this week which is to 'Create your own Background' using no patterned paper.

As these are Easter cards, I thought I'd also share with you the Easter tree I put together using various crafty bits ...

And also the Easter gingerbread house that my daughter & I made ...

Supplies used:
Stamps - Spring Blooms:Clearly Besotted
Dies - Spring Blooms: Clearly Besotted, Sentiment Strips: MFT Die Namics
Inks - Wild Wasabi & So Saffron: Stampin' Up, Pro-markers
Other - The Sweetest Thing-Tangerine: My Mind's Eye papers, Washi tape: My Mind's Eye

Thank you for stopping by my blog. If you have the time, I do love reading your comments, so comment away! Take care x


  1. Wow! Your faux quilted background looks stunning, Tamara - I saw this one in CS too but haven't had a chance to play yet! Thanx for joining us at Make My Monday.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  2. I love the really 3d effect with the daffs. Really lovely. And love the tree and the gingerbread house. Looks yummy! Helen x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
    Fliss x

  4. Thank you for your comments! x