"Happy Spring"

Wednesday, March23, 2011

I have been asked many times about my method for designing cards. No, I don't pick my papers first then color the image.

I usually color images way ahead of time then pick an image that I wish to use, and come up with a design with the papers that match. Todays card is a perfect example. I colored it a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I made the card. The design is just made up as I go. Here is todays card.

"Happy Spring"

The weather has been great here in Augusta, GA. Temperatures have been in the high 70degrees to the mid 80s. So I was thinking spring flowers. The image I selected is a "Just-Rite" oval stamp. I colored it with Copic markers in the following colors;

  • Leaves; YG05, YG09
  • Flowers; Y06, Y08,Y17
  • Background Grounding; BG10

The main body of the card is a dark brown. Background paper is from a pack from "DCWV" called "Pocket full of Posies" The image was cut out with a Spellbinder die and matted. The side mats at the edge of the card were once again cut with a Spellbinder die matted then cut in half.

The flowers are from the "Recollections" series from "Michaels". The butterflies were cut using a "Embosslits" that I got from "Stamp'n Up". Although you can't see it in the photo, I sprayed the butterflies with some "Tattered Angels" Glimmer Mist in Gold. Adds a nice touch. The butterflies were popped up.

I think the card reflects a very Spring feeling.

Hope you enjoy the card. Remember you comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

11 Response to ""Happy Spring""

  1. Angie says:
    March 23, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Love the daffodils Bob. Beautiful card.

  2. Jennifer says:
    March 23, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Great Spring card Bob. The DP just seems to shout Spring....Lovely.

  3. Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman says:
    March 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    You made some special cards last week, they are wonderful! Bye Mascha

  4. Rene says:
    March 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    My second favorite flower! (A very very close second to daisies!) I love how you have the ovals cut off at the edges...great job! Wonderful colors!
    Rene :D

    March 23, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    This is very pretty, the colors really pop! Love it!

  6. Linda says:
    March 23, 2011 at 4:43 PM

    This is very pretty love the color good job!!!!

  7. Christina C. says:
    March 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Beautiful spring card, Bob! Your coloring is awesome....wish it were spring in my part of the world! I am practically buried in snow and more is on the way!!!! Temps in the single digits!
    Anyway, your card is absolutely a wonderful reminder that better days are coming.

  8. Cricket says:
    March 23, 2011 at 6:43 PM

    Beautiful card!

  9. Iulia says:
    March 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Lovely card with such a beautiful design! Love the bright colors!

  10. Rosie says:
    March 23, 2011 at 9:58 PM

    Absolutely gorgeous Bob! I love the design and aren't the Recollection flowers awesome! You did a great job! Hugs, Rosemary

  11. Barb F says:
    March 24, 2011 at 11:12 AM

    Love this one! I am a flower nut. Barb F

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