In the depths of winter with the cold, the wind, and the incessant rain cardmakers are sensibly staying indoors at the moment so why not cheer yourself by making some cards ready for Spring?
When the world is wet and grey choose some cardstock in lovely colours such as leafbird green, sunlight yellow, and marine blue to make some pretty floral cards using dies. If you prefer to use pearlescent cardstock then Stardream Coral, Kunzite, and Lagoon are all good ones to choose for Spring cards. For a more subtle textured look there’s Tim Holtz Core-dinations Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, and Tattered Rose.
With the new releases there has never been such a good selection of dies suitable for Spring flowers as there is at this moment. This one is Daisy Vine from the Die-namites range. You’ll also find flowers in the Spellbinders Shapeabilities and Marianne Design ranges. Why not add the little Pippa butterfly from Memory Box to nestle on your floral arrangement?
If you don’t have a die cutting machine these die cut toppers, this one’s called Spring Borders and is from Docrafts, are an ideal embellishment to use. It’s just one of the new ones for this Spring – you’ll find a selection of floral die cut toppers in the Card Toppers section of the website.
If you do have a die cutting machine try mixing toppers with die cuts such as the Marianne Collectables Birds using colours that blend with those in the chosen topper sheet.
What speaks more of Spring than this Wren in Mayblossom decoupage sheet? The colours have just the right amount of softness for Spring cards. You’ll find it in the Die Cut Decoupage section of the website along with many floral decoupage sheets.
Tulips make a lovely Spring card and with this being a stamp you can colour the tulips to your own fancy. This stamp is from Penny Black and, as it is a cling stamp, needs a suitably sized acrylic block.
Why not try making your own background paper or card to coordinate perfectly with your chosen die cut, embellishment, decoupage, or stamp? You can either stipple ink onto basic white card using VersaColour or Tim Holtz distress inks using a big dome stencil brush or swirl and blend the inks using an ink blending tool depending on the effect you want to achieve.