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.
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.
Happy Stamping and Happy Easter,