Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring at Last!!

This card was a 'Princess' of the week winner.

Finally 'Spring' has arrived and the temperatures have been so warm,  the sky so blue and the daffodils are all blooming. Life is good!

This card was created using the great color combo at CR84FN and the imaginative sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.



I am especially fond of CAS or 'clean' cards.  Layers and textures on cards that will fit inside a regular envelope are my favorite. :-)   How does one send those overly embellished cards and what is the additional cost for postage,  bubble wrap and boxes?  lol  This card is pretty self explanatory...if you have any questions...just ask and I'll be happy to reply.



Here is the lovely inspirational photo.



This is the fantastic sketch.



Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

30 comments:

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... this is simply stunning ... I love the white on white with the bursts of colour ... what a fabulous take on the sketch and the colour challenge ... awesome card!!!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

This is so, so pretty! I love the different embossing on the circles, and the bright, happy colours you used! Really lovely.

Lisa said...

Fabulous Marie! Love the two different embossed looks and the cheerful little blooms. Have a great day ;)

Samantha said...

Beautiful card! Love the testure, the white with a little splash of those vibrant colors is beautiful! Simply stunning!

walchowDesign said...

Saw your striking card from CR84FN and had to pop by your blog! Beautiful CAS card and love your design!

Darnell J Knauss said...

So striking! Definitely going in my favs!

Jen Timko said...

The texture on this is fantastic! Love the pops of color on you flowers. Great use of the sketch! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Allisa said...

Love your card, it is so eye catching! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Marie! So crisp and clean! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Susan said...

I love the subtle way you've added the colors to the card...simply beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

WOW! Marie this is stunning! I love that you used a diagonal lined embossing folder for the bg and swirls for the circles. And your flowers are amazing. Did you use a punch to make them? Which ones? ~Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Marie! This card is beautiful! I love all the texture you have going on and the sweet flowers are so pretty! Happy Spring! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Pauline said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the scored background, and the colour peeping out from the apertures is so inspired! A great design!

onecraftymama said...

Look at all the texture! I never mail the 'puffy' cards unless they're going in a parcel. That works for me :)
I love that your card has so much dimension and yet all folds flat - perfect!

Phyllis Strickland said...

Very lovely card! That is such a cheerful color combination.

Lisa S. said...

What a pretty CAS card Marie! This is certainly the way to showcase these beautiful challenge colors. This one is a winner in my book! :-)

Debbie said...

This is so pretty!! I like the different embossing!!

Michelle said...

I love your take on this challenge! Love the embossing folders you used and your pretty handmade flowers!

Maria said...

Oh my!!! Love the embossing on this card! All the white with the touch of color shouts spring! So so pretty, Marie! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Deborah Frings said...

Love the layers and textures in your card! Such a pretty CAS design too! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Marie, love the texture and peeks of colour :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow this is so pretty - the white on white is so effective and the coloured circles and matching flowers are stunning. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week

Theresa said...

Is this awesome or what? Great way to add just a pop of color!! Love all the embossing.

Mary J said...

This is gorgeous, just love it Marie!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous! Love the pops of colour and the fabulous embossing! This is going straight into my CASE file!

Sue Lelli said...

Marie, LOVE how creative you were with this sketch! You two different embossing styles is very CLEVER and I LOVE the pops of color against the mostly white! LOVE your new blog pic, too! Is that a new hair style? Very Pretty! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Helen in the UK said...

Love how you used 2 different WOW embossed papers with just a punch of colour :)

Rita said...

Stunning and gorgeous! I love all the texture!! Such a fun, fresh card for sure! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kathy said...

I LOVE this! These colors are so fresh. I really like mainly white cards with pops of color. This sketch looked hard to me, I love what you've done with it. This is CAS perfection!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous.. simple yet so elegant and effective. It's like... 'now why didn't I think of that' lovely!