Thursday, April 5, 2012

How Green is Your Spring?

My friend Marcy is hosting the Our Creative Corner challenge this week: to make something for spring and use green as the predominant color.  Here's the photo inspiration:


As we were driving home earlier this week, we noticed dogwoods just barely coming into bloom; they were hard to pick out because they start out as a creamy green color, then turn to cream and then to white as they mature.  I decided to feature this lovely Hero Arts dogwood sprig and use bundled sage distress ink to stamp it on ivory cardstock.  Then I found some papers to match that particular soft green to finish off my card:

OCC Spring Green

supplies: ivory cardstock, design papers from pink paislee Nantucket and imaginations Debbie Mumm Grass Stripe, Hero Arts 657773 Antique Flowers & Butterflies, The Craft's Meow Fly Free sentiment, bundled sage distress ink, ivory seam binding, Nesties labels eighteen, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D adhesive squares to pop flowers, EKSuccess sticko dimensional stickers for centers of flowers


Also entering this again into the Simon Says Stamp challenge, to use your favorite tool - I love my cuttlebug and diecuts or framecuts - sure does beat the old-fashioned way of fussy-cutting out stamped images!

25 comments:

  1. I LOVE your card and dogwoods! We have one in bloom in our back yard right now! :)

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  2. So beautiful Lin and gorgeous in green!!

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  3. Beautiful card! You captured that same green shown in the challenge pic perfectly.

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  4. Wow, Lin, die Karte sieht fantastisch aus.

    Ich bin immer wieder überrascht, wie vielseitig dieser Stempel ist.
    Großartig!

    Liebe Grüße
    Sophie

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  5. Another beauty, Lin! You are on a roll! This soft green is so delicate and just perfect for the challenge.

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  6. Hello Lin
    You have captured the essence of Spring beautifully in this card, not only because of your Dogwoods, but your choice of Sage green.
    The Palette generates a warmth, and using White as your accent makes one feel as fresh as a Dewdrop, it has a calmness; a wonderful subdued and earthy feel. Popping up the image makes certain that it is the first thing the eye acknowledges, then the Bow and lastly your wonderful Bg.
    Thank you so very much for joining us this week at OCC, we are pleased to see your work.
    Smiles:)

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  7. WOW lIn this is so amazing...those flowers are so beautiful...I love that green and added little ribbon...very cute...

    Have a wonderful Easter..

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  8. OH, Lin!! This is GORGEOUS! Green is my fav color--LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Hope you had a great trip home....Happy EASTER!

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  9. What a stunner, Lin! This announces Spring in all its glory! I LOVE the bg and the shadow stamping - gorgeous! Thanks SO much for joining our challenge at Our Creative Corner this week! Hugs, Marcy

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  10. This is a real beauty Lin! I love how you found the perfect matching paper! Those Dogwoods looks absolutely amazing in that Bundled Sage color! Love how you popped them up as well!

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  11. LOVE this green card with dogwood flowers! Never imagine ( I have little imagination) all this green look so beautiful with a touch of white!!

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  12. Love your card Lin - the soft greens are so elegant! Have a lovely Easter, Rx

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  13. Lovely card - those dogwoods are really beautiful and I love your choice of colors! Thank you so much!

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  14. I love dogwoods...the April blooms are fabulous and eye candy! This card is simple and beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week.

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  15. Wow ... this is beautiful Lin ... those flowers are gorgeous and the dimension - brilliant ... I love the glittery centres and your background is superb!
    Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

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  16. I really like how you have made your dogwood flowers in green! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card!

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  17. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE it to bits!!!

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  18. So lovely in this monochromatic soft green palette, Lin. At first, I thought they might be clover. THis would be a perfect, different kind of St. Patrick's Day card.

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  19. Gorgeous Shades of Green! Lovely!

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  20. Lin, this is just gorgeous! I love all of the detail in your background and the beautiful dimension from the popped up flowers. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

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  21. congrats on winning our challenge. Your card is sooo pretty! I love the background floral stamping, along with the popped flowers. The ribbon is a beautiful addition.

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  22. A year after your original Blog post, I noticed your card posted on Pinterest and immediately was inspired by it. Just want you to know that I have just cased it and am thrilled with the result. Fabulous idea and another use for the stamps and dies. Made a couple of minor changes but basically stuck to your original creation. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  23. Judy, thank you so much for the sweet words......I can't see any other way to write you, so I'll do it here and hope you come to visit here again!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!