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April Showers Bring May Flowers

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I am loving the weather here in North Florida right now. It is 72 degrees with blue skies and sunshine. Too bad I am sitting indoors here at the flooring showroom my husband and I own and operate. But at 4 o’clock I will be fininshed with work and I will be my 1 day weekend! (Every weekend is a 1 day weekend for us because we work at our store 6 days a week. Just one of the many perks of being your own boss. Not!) Anyway the point is that I love Spring and the beautiful weather that comes with it.

Hero Arts and a few other blogs are hosting contests for Spring Cards so I made the following card to enter into a few contests.

This is a Birdie Brown digital stamp. I colored it with Copic markers and used paper piecing for the umbrella. The ribbons are just strips of colored card stock with a V-notch on the end. I gave the paper some bend by rubbing it with a pencil and then I glued it in spots to create a raised ripple effect. The clouds are just hand cut from watercolor paper scraps.

I took a close up photo of the puppy and chick so you can see the black glossy accents I used to give their eyes some dimension.

Here is a closer look at the faux ribbon effect I created with the card stock strips. I simply held the paper against the side of a pencil and apply pressure as I slid the pencil barrel down the strip of paper. This created a soft bend in the paper and made it easier to glue the paper in a wavy pattern.

I am entering this card into the Lawnscaping Challenge: #31 Add Some Coloring, Do You Stack Up #66 Friendly Critters, and to Card Making Mamas Easter contest.

Happy Stamping and Happy Easter,

MO

About cardsbymo

Paper crafting is my Yoga. It takes my mind off any stress that I might have at the time. My daughter loves to get involved in my projects too and it is a great way to connect with her. Sixteen years ago I began scrapbooking but, my new true love is card making!

5 responses »

  1. princesskittencalligraphy

    Fab effect with the ribbons

    kitten – DYSU team

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  2. So bright and fun! Love the ribbon effect-great idea! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

    Reply
  3. Love your card! The “ribbons” really make it pop with that darling image.

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  4. Oh my gosh, that is soooo cute! I love your “Ribbon”

    Reply

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