Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Madness

I love spring! I love the flowers blooming, the grass coming back to life, birds chirping in the morning. It is truly refreshing. However, it also makes me open the windows and let the breeze in, which makes me go on a cleaning frenzy. And I do mean frenzy- hair flying, dust bunnies meeting their maker... it's an ugly sight for sure. But I need that sense of starting over. If Mother Nature does it, I should too.

So today's card is, of course, flowers. With a sweet sentiment that reminds us to slow down and enjoy life.

The flowers are first stamped in Fresh Snow ink, and then chalked before drying. I like the technique, but so far it’s not as controlled as I like. I’ve heard a tip to use a swiffer duster refill to clean up the image but haven’t tried it just yet.

Supply List:
(All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated)
Cardstock- Stamper’s Select White, Spring Rain, Black (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Paper- Bitty Dot Basics- Spring Rain
Ink- Fresh Snow
Other- Rhinestones (My Mind’s Eye), Scallop edge punch (Stampin’ Up), Chalk (Inkadinkado)


  1. What a pretty card, I just love how the blooms came out when chalked! Love your rhinestones on the side too!

  2. Pretty. The chalked look is soooooo yummy.

  3. Absolutely breathtaking! Love the softness of the chalking!

  4. Danielle, I love these flowers...very vibrant! :) I may need to try that technique. Ironically, I just got this set in today! :)

  5. Pretty card! I like how the chalk technique softens the flower.

  6. So very pretty!! I forgot about this technique!!

  7. This is so lovely Danielle. Your chalked flowers are great, not fussy at all. I like the strip of bitty dots adds great visual contrast.

  8. LOVE this card ..... so pretty Danielle!!! I was trying this technique a few weeks ago ..... for sure need practice with getting it just right!!! You did it perfectly!!!

  9. Those flowers are super duper gorgeous, what a cool technique!