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The weather here is as steady as it usually is this time of year, meaning it could feel like the dead of winter one day and like a nice spring morning the next!  We’ve been seeing a lot of rain over the past few days, so I’m really hoping that the sun will come out soon and begin to wake the ground and trees.  I’ve already started to notice a few blooms, so spring is definitely in the air!

Flowers make me happy, so I couldn’t wait for today’s Fabulous Friday theme on spring flowers.  While I love all the pastel colors that usually surround spring, I wanted something more vibrant.  So I pulled out my Whole Lot of Lovely designers series paper as my color inspiration.  I just love how the colors pop in contrast to the black and white background!

Spring Flowers / You Make Me Happy card / Wild About Flowers stamp set / This Little Piggy stamp set / Whole Lot of Lovely DSP / Stampin'Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I bet you’re trying to figure out what framelit I used for the stamped flowers featured on the front.  Well, if you haven’t guessed yet, it isn’t a framelit at all!  In fact, it is a strip of Whisper White Thick Cardstock (paper scraps, y’all!) that I used in my Pretty Label Punch.  Lovely, right?!

The next image really shows off the Pool Party water color I added behind the flowers.  This was quickly and easily done by adding a bit of ink to my Aqua Painter tip and washing the cardstock with color until it was saturated to my liking.  I was sure to dry my paper thoroughly before stamping my flower images.

Spring Flowers / You Make Me Happy card / Wild About Flowers stamp set / This Little Piggy stamp set / Whole Lot of Lovely DSP / Stampin'Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The sentiment I used actually came from the This Little Piggy stamp set.  I carefully separated the “You Make Me HAPPY” portion from the prancing piggy.  This allows me to use the images in even more versatile ways!  The picture doesn’t do it justice, but the white craft ink on black cardstock stands out quite well.  You could even go a step further by heat embossing in white embossing powder.


Here are the items I used for today’s project:


Wild About Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 138728
Price: $21.00

This Little Piggie Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 143922
Price: $20.00

Prett Label Punch
Item: 143715
Price: $18.00

Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Item: 144110
Price: $11.00

Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 121045
Price: $8.00

Silver 1/4″ Natural Trim
Item: 141485
Price: $7.00

Aqua Painters
Item: 103954
Price: $17.00

Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126946
Price: $6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126982
Price: $6.50

Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126953
Price: $6.50

Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Item: 110755
Price: $4.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

 Spring Flowers / You Make Me Happy card / Wild About Flowers stamp set / This Little Piggy stamp set / Whole Lot of Lovely DSP / Stampin'Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Here is a final look at today’s card.  Don’t forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what spring flower inspirations the other designers created.

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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