Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring!

I've always thought of March 21st as the first day of spring, but this year it's today!  So here's my welcome to this much-awaited season:

Welcome Spring

This uses 3 stamps that are now discontinued or hard to find: Rubber Stampede's Bleeding Heart, #A2300H, the spring version in this Hero Arts Seasonal Memories set, #E3373, and the sentiment from The Craft's Meow Easter Greetings set.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers, overstamped the spring memories text in a dull green, then sponged around the edges with tumbled glass.  This was framed out in a BoBunny dot cardstock, adding a sweet pink gingham bow and some clear sequins from a recent Simon card kit - irl, they are irridescent and give a lovely dewy sparkle, with hints of pale pink and blue.  My card base is a piece of Simon's Surf Blue cardstock, rapidly becoming a go-to for me this season.  

For those of you who've never seen a bleeding heart plant, here's a picture from one of my Pinterest boards:

Bleeding Hearts...

Isn't Mother Nature amazing?  

Happy Spring, everyone!  

11 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! A lovely way to welcome Spring Lin! I have seen the Bleeding Hearts flowers, they are quite delicate too! TFS.

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  2. Beautiful card, Lin! I love how the bleeding hearts form a heart. The gingham bow and sequins are perfect embellishments. Wonderful welcome for spring!

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  3. This is just SO SWEET! Love it so much, Lin! The text and ribbons really are lovely!

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  4. I really love how you've framed the text with the bleeding hearts! I'm more than ready to welcome spring!!!!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Lin, the gingham bow is perfect!

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  6. such a sweet card Lin. Lovely soft colours

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  7. Beautiful! Love that Bleeding Hearts stamp (and photo). There's a white Bleeding Hearts that I've been coveting too. Spring is definitely here but we're not out of the woods yet - big snow came in April last year! Lovely to 'speak' to you! xx

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  8. So pretty - love the soft colours and beautiful design! Lovely blue skies here today so it finally feels like spring :)

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  9. happy spring! your card is beautiful!

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  10. This is a gorgeous card, Lin, I remember a card like this you did a while ago - just love this mix of stamps!

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