Monday, March 7, 2016

Stampin' Up! Cucumber Dot Botanicals

I am so ready for Spring...and I think it shows in my stamping creations lately!  It's time for bright and fun cards.  I've been enjoying the warmer Spring-like weather we've had over the past week or two and loved the fact that ALL of our snow finally melted (I think we've had some snow on the ground since last November).  Then, last night we went out to visit family it was raining, then drove home in what I'd almost describe as a blizzard!  Thankfully it's sunny and melting today,

I haven't had a lot of time to stamp the past few months, but I LOVE the new stamps and accessories in the Occasions Catalog, so I was excited to try some of my new stamps out.  I decided to play along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Thanks to the inspiration from this challenge I've been able to crank out a few new cards without too much effort.  I also decided to use a lot of green to go along with the challenge over at Stampin' Royalty.  After all, bright green says Spring to me, and Spring makes my heart happy.

I used some of my polka dot Cucumber Crush DSP from the In Color DSP stack for my background and layered that on black to help it "pop" off the white card base.  The word strip is Daffodil Delight and I stamped the awesome greeting from the Grateful Bunch set from the Occasions Catalog.  The bold flower is Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and Cucumber Crush card stock cut out with the Botanical Builders framelits dies.  I decided that the leaves needed something to help them not get so lost against the green background, so I used the fern-like stamp from the Botanical Blooms stamp set to stamp some black detail on them.  Enjoy!

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  1. Such a bright happy card! Love the pop of the flower against the green background! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. What a cheery card! I love that bright green background that that flower is fabulous! So fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!