Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Desperately Seeking Spring

Okay, is anyone else tired of winter?  The only thing worse than a long winter is the cold, icy blast you get after a few spring like days.  To hold onto that spring-y feeling, I broke out of my usual neutrals with a touch of colour and experimented with the lighter side of the spectrum.  When I finished, I realized that my card was perfect for our February "favorite things" challenge. Now, let me introduce you to my Top 3 go-to's. 

Favorite Thing #1 - Texture
I started with a linen weave cardstock that is embossed with a leaf pattern, that proved to be virtually impossible to photograph well.  I also love the impressed dots in the Banner Builder border.

Favorite Thing #2 - DIY Embellishments
Felt + Dies + Button = Embelly Heaven.  I love making my own embellishments and the right tools make it SO easy.  I don't think I'll ever buy another flower or butterfly embelly again thanks to PTI.

Favorite Thing #3 - A Bold Splash of Colour & Ribbons
The ruffled seam binding is my absolute favorite thing on this card.  It's shiny, funky, and lime green.  Or any other colour my Copic loving heart decides it should be. 

Thanks for dropping by and spending some time with me.  It's great to know that I'm not blogging just for myself and that people actually take the time to check out what I've been up to in my craft room. 

Have a great one, friends. 


Jen said...

Ooh, Suzanne. This card is a stunner. I love, love, love, that ribbon border treatment. Talk about scrunchy goodness! The textured background and the fun curved stamping are just so well done. This is a well made card and I am feeling so inspired! Thank you for that!

BethieJ said...

Suzanne I LOVE it!! PERFECTLY springy.. and I NEEDED that on this cold snowy day!!! YES I too am tired of winter! :) and I AGREE nothing worse then a spring tease.. then to have old man winter strike again.. happening to us right now! :)
Have a GREAT day!

Kay said...

{happy sigh} This is beautiful! I LOVE that ruffled seam binding!

Angy said...

Suzanne, I love the title of your post. Send spring my way if it arrives soon. Love your card. Great texture and color! Thanks for sharing. PS I also love the title of your blog - AMEN!

Lisa H. said...

oh, my! that ribbon is gorgeous! love the banner edge and those pretty felt flowers.

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the design of this card! The felt flower and scrunched ribbon are so pretty, and I love how you placed your sentiment on that banner border!

Mad for Paper said...

This is pretty. love that green ribbon.

Cathy Weber said...

This is a very well done card. I love the Banner border and the beautiful ribbon. I would love to know how you did that! I love cutting flowers from felt. How did we ever get by before our dies?

Jen Carter said...

Gorgeous!! Love the ribbon treatment and the use of the banner die!!

Emm said...

I love that ribbon technique! Fabulous card!