Friday, 29 March 2013

SUOC #67 Spring is in the Air!

Hi All,

It is Good Friday and we have just come back from our church service and then we are out again to celebrate Easter Dinner with my brother.  There are 3 birthdays this weekend and then my sister-in-law & I will be catching up later at our dinner & exchanging our belated birthday gifts. So I have been making birthday cards all week after supper. This is the card I made just now after church. The SU Nature Walk set reminds me of spring so much  so I thought I would enter this card into the SUOC #67 challenge. I decided to use a de-saturated colour palate on this card. This palette reminds me of the beginning of spring and how we move from grey cold days to the warm rays of spring sunlight. I stamped the bird in a Grey SU ink spot and then touched the belly and feet with a Cherry Cobble ink spot. The sentiment from the "It's your Day" set is also lightly stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I used uneven pressure so it would look a little distressed much like the start of spring. I used the Windows Framelits to punch out the panels and edged the inner panel with a soft suede and grey ink spot. The larger window is edged in Perfect Plum. The flowers are from the SU Flower Trim ribbon which I coloured with a Perfect Plum ink pad and with a Pink Pirouette ink pad and placed and SU pearl in the middle of each flower. The butterflies were stamped with Perfect Plum on SU Whisper White paper. Everything used was from Stamping Up. The first picture is of the card itself. The middle picture above is of the matching gift tag. The third picture is of my crafting area which overlooks the family room. It is a panorama picture showing the card, gift tag, and my crafting area. And now that I notice it, I think my MRS. coffee cup is there! How cute is that!! Anyways,  this card is wonderful and it reminds me of the early days of spring where birds start to sing in the early morning!  Hope you enjoy this card.  Must go & prepare for my mother-in-law's birthday & my friend Jean's birthday....So glad I sent the card and gift to my sister earlier this week. See the previous challenge to view the card I made and sent to my sister.

~Happy Stampin'~   Jenny G


  1. Fun card! Love the framelit cut-outs and the roses. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  2. Those window frames are so fun...pretty card! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

  3. I love the framing on this! Lovely! Glad you joined us this time at SUO Challenges!