Saturday, March 24, 2012

Twitterpated Spring Workshop Card

  I hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday!  It was very rainy here this morning but it finally cleared up later this afternoon and we ended the day very pleasantly.  It has been so nice here lately that the grass is growing like crazy.  My husband has already mowed 4 or 5 times!  It seems like we've skipped spring and gone right to early summer!  My dogwood trees are blooming and they look fabulous.  I just want to sit at the windows and stare at them!  But alas (I was an English major a loooooong time ago so I like throwing that word out now and then!), there is always something that needs to be done so I can only sit and stare at my pretty trees for a few minutes!  I'll have to take a picture to share, they are too nice to keep to myself.

  On to the stamping I'm sure you're saying!  My card today is one that I designed for a workshop that I did this afternoon.  One of my stamping ladies hosted it at her new house.  She was so excited to have the room to host a stamping workshop after being in an apartment for many years.   All of her friends were super sweet and they did a fantastic job on the projects.  It was a very fun afternoon as is any afternoon that involves stamping!

  The hostess for the workshop requested an Easter or Spring card so I took my colors from the fun Twitterpated DSP and went from there.  The base is Blushing Bride embossed with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.  It was fun seeing the ladies faces when their cardstock went into the Big Shot smooth and came out with the gorgeous pattern!

  The flower stamp is from the Bordering on Romance set and is stamped in Basic Gray which I really like as an alternative to Basic Black since it is a bit softer and goes well with a lighter color palette.  The ladies used Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler and Pear Pizzazz markers to color their image.  It was so fun seeing each of them make the card their own by coloring the image however they liked.  After the coloring was finished the image was punched with with the large circle punch and then layered on a Baja Breeze scalloped circle. 

  Dimensionals were used to pop up the image panel and a Twitterpated button and baker's twine bow finish off this Springy Easter card.

  I hope everyone has a restful Sunday!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Bordering on Romance

Ink: Basic Gray  Markers: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz

Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Twitterpated DSP

Accessories: Elegant Lines embossing folder, circle punch, scallop circle punch, baker's twine, Twitterpated buttons


  1. I know exactuly what you mean about the weather. We pretty much skipped spring, too. Our dogwoods blossomed so beautifully, and that night a wind/rainstorm came, and when I woke up, the petals were all on the ground. Sadness... Our lawn is shin deep, and I found out today that our lawn guy quit. Sheesh, wonder when he was going to tell me? Love your card, Amanda - it's such soft and beautiful details and colors! I would love to have seen your ladies enjoying their creations - that's the best part of teaching a workshop! Hugs...

  2. Amanda, I just found your blog and I love your stamping. Cards are really cute and easy. I will be back to see what else you come up with, Yes I did stamp today which I do almost every day.
    Happy Stamping
    Debby MN

  3. Very pretty!!! I really like the coloring on the focal point, and great idea about using gray instead of black ink.

  4. I love your blog! I found your link from your comment on Jen's blog. Happy stamping. Missy


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