Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Hi!

Hello Everyone!

It has been quite a while since I've played with my OCL stamps, so I thought I'd dust off a couple of sets and get creative with them over the next few days. I wanted to make a cheerful spring card since the weather here has been so beautiful lately. Of course, that was yesterday and now today it's 45 degrees, cold and windy! I decided to use the OCL set "Out for a Spin" This is such a cute set and I don't use it nearly as often as I should. I chose Fine Linen, Pink, Sage Shadow and Not Quite Navy to go with the pattern paper from the hopscotch collection by Basic Grey. I used the Top Note Die from Stampin Up for the center panel and yes, even took the time to do some real stitching around the edges. And yes, it took FOREVER! Oh well, I guess it was a good thing the TV show I was watching was entertaining! Because this stamp is a bit large, I chose to make a longer card instead of a standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. This card measures 6 1/4 x 3 1/2. It will fit into a 6 1/2x 4 3/4 invitation type envelope. I stamped the bicycle with Memento ink in Rich Cocoa and then used Copic Markers to color it in. It's a bit hard to see in the picture; but I did add a tiny dot of glitter to each of the flower's centers.
Ok, so that's all for me for now. I hope you all have a fabulous day; and I'll see everyone again soon!

Try Stampin on Tuesday: Sketch
Top Tip Tuesday: Real or faux stitching
Cooking it up with Katie: Emboss, Stitch and Punch
Paper Shelter: Anything Goes


Lisa Minckler said...

Your stitching on this beautiful card looks wonderful! I would have lost my mind. LOL...oh wait, I think that happened when my kids were born, nevermind. :)
LOVE what you've done here with your textures and colors and layout!

Thank you for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Have a great weekend,
Lisa xx

Kristen Conant said...

Very nice card! The stitching is GREAT! Makes me want spring here even more! Thanks for finding time to play along at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

cheryl said...

oh this is one,super card Hun,the stitching is just brilliant,beautiful layout hugs Cherylxxxxx

LaJanette said...

This is so pretty! The stitching does add a special touch!

Thanks for playing along with our Stitches challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


Bente said...

Really beautiful card, thanks for joining us at The paper shelter challenges this week.
Hugs, Bente

Simple homemade living said...

Oh your card is just wonderful I love the stamp - I am hoping we get this in our mini.

Thankj you for taking part in TSOT

Laura x

CherylAnn Robinson said...

This is such a cute and "comfie" card. Reminds me of my childhood. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'. You made our Top 3.

Penny said...

Thanks for cooking it up with katie this week.

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Wow it is so pretty and cute card. I really like this card. In this card very nicely use orange button. Its really look very nice.