Monday, March 1, 2010

Are you ready for Spring?

Hello Friends,

Happy March!! I am so excited that March is the official month for the word - SPRING!! 
Without any chit chat about the word winter, let's move on to a wonderful Spring project. 
You will be very familiar with one of our Design Team members, 'Gretchen Barron.'  Gretchen created this fabulous card and when I saw it, I smiled from ear to ear.  I am looking forward to seeing the beautiful spring flowers and this card made me think of SPRING !

Here is what Gretchen wrote:

Talk about Spring ... isn't this fun! The diagonal nature of Layer Two provides all kinds of possibilities for extra pattern, color and texture in your card. I used Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence and Very Vanilla as my colors, along with the new Shades of Spring Designer Series Papers. The stamp set is Fifth Avenue Floral (fabulous) and I used 5/8" Certainly Celery Ribbon. If this doesn't make you think spring, I don't know what would!

To color in the flowers, I used the Floating Reinker Technique that was so popular a few months ago. I love this look and it's sooooooo much fun to do. When that color spreads across your cardstock, it's just like magic. You can read more about this technique HERE. Details and more photos are available on my blog at

I have actually taught a class using the technique Gretchen used for todays creation.  Go ahead, give it a try and link here to this post, so we can take a look at what you came up with.

Happy SPRING :)


Maria Williams :) said...

Beautiful card Gretchen! I love the colors in your flowers!!

carolm said...

gorgeous. i knew before i even saw who did it that it was yours, gretchen. love it!!!