More Spring Inspiration!

Spring is definitely in the air, with warm sunny days and daffodils blooming.  I finally got back to my stamping studio yesterday and made a card I want to share with you.  I used the lovely stamp set Happiness Shared:


I used the Very Vintage Wheel with River Rock Ink on the River Rock and Always Artichoke layers.  I use this wheel a lot when I want a subtle background.  It gives a nice sense of texture without being distracting, especially when done tone-on-tone.  (Using ink the same color as the card stock.)

The ribbons are Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched Poly and Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta.  Basic Pearls really set off the ribbon.

Happiness Shared from I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the flowers and leaves so they look like they are all on one stem.  Then I colored them with Markers and a Blender Pen, using Peach Parfait, Rose Red, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke.  Then I spritzed the image very lightly with River Rock.  The oval mat is Peach Parfait.

Are you inspired by the coming spring?  I hope it is warming up where you are, and you are seeing the new growth that is so exciting to find after the monochrome winter landscape–at least that is the way it is here in Albuquerque. 

What is your favorite stamp set to use on springtime projects?  I would have a hard time answering that question myself.  Stampin' Up! gives us so many great floral stamps!  Leave a comment about your favorite spring-inspired stamp set and/or project!

Now go get stamping!

Sage Kimble
aka The Mad Stamper

5 Responses to More Spring Inspiration!

  1. Patricia Gessner March 11, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    This is very pretty Sage.

  2. Lynne March 11, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Sage, as always your artistry amazes me! This is a stunning card. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sage Kimble March 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Thanks so much for your comments, I am so glad you like the card.

    Nurturing Creativity, One Stamp at a Time

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator


  4. Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) March 12, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    That’s a lot of steps for one card, but the result is sure worth the extra effort. Beautiful. TFS!

  5. Sage Kimble March 12, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Gee, I thought it was one of my simpler creations! Thanks for your comment, as always.

    Sage Kimble
    aka The Mad Stamper

    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

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