Friday 24 October 2014

A spring card

Hey Crafters,

Only two month to go to Christmas eve. I am already in a pretty Christmassy mood, and bought the first gift this week. Unfortunately I can’t wrap it yet, because I haven’t yet found the perfect wrapping paper.

Opposed to anything  the season suggests, I created a spring card last night. Don’t ask me, probably purely wishful thinking. It’s gotten so cold, and I am not yet ready to turn on the heating yet. And I’m under the weather at that.


I got this patterned paper cheap at am outlet sale and wanted to use a bit of it. So I adhered two strips of the paper along the edges of my off-white card base, a small one with the striped pattern and a larger strip with the insects pattern.

To match the PP, I pulled out the tiny insects stamps from the Avery Elle set “more stories” and stamped a border along a piece of watercolor cardstock. I tried my best to match the colors, so I used a light grey ink for the outlines and water colored the wings with an antique linen distress ink. Then I cut off one edge along the insects and popped up the panel on my prepared card base.

For the sentiment  I stamped a banner on a leftover piece of the same watercolor cardstock, colored it with antique linen and fuzzy cut it out. I added this with more foam tape and as an afterthought added another bug and a small dotted line near the banner. That was risky, but it turned out ok.

The envelope is created from the same patterned paper.

Hope you like it.

Have a great week-end


Less is  more: Week 194 Little creatures
Stempelküche:  Challenge #5 Designpaper / Patterned Paper


  1. Beautiful card Ela and so sophisticated.
    Love your attention to detail with the class envelope to match.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. lovely card!Thanks for joining us at Stempelküche-challenge and good luck!

  3. I'm sorry my visit is a little late this week!
    This is super... love the matching envelope!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Lovely card and envelope!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer