Thoughts of Spring…

While we’re quite snow-covered and cold here in Ontario…my thoughts turn to Spring. It’s my favorite time of the year. Fresh spring greens, buds and shoots and a new delight in the garden each day. I thought it would be fun to give these brand new trees a fresh spring look in a quick thinking of you design. This tree stamp and others by Asela Hopkins are being released by Cornish Heritage Farms tomorrow. I just love how beautiful they are and my favorite things about trees is how flexible they are as well…change the colors, change the season. Trees and foliage are also great for masculine cards…you know they can be hard to find stamps for!

Spring Thoughts


For this design, I stamped the image in Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid Ink. This ink is waterproof when dry and is perfect for watercoloring over. The image is lightly watercolor and then matted before matting again with my scalloped square Spellbinder’s Nestabilities. For the background…I stamped half of the card base with the Oak Leaves Backgrounder and then covered the “edge” with ribbon. I usually see this backgrounder used in Autumn colors but I thought it would be pretty stamped in Citrus for a fresh Spring look.

Supply List:

Cardstock: Frosted Kiwi, Iced Teal – Prism

Stamps: Oak Leaves Backgrounder, Silhouette Blooms ! (Sentiment), – Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Burnt Umber – Stewart Superior, Citrus, Aqua Adirondack Inks – Ranger

Other: Flowers – Prima Marketing, buttons – Autumn Leaves, Nestabilitiy Dies – Spellbinders, dotted ribbon – May Arts, Aqua velvet ribbon – Flair Designs

8 responses to “Thoughts of Spring…

  1. Very pretty, I too am looking forward to spring, such a great uplifting card!

  2. So pretty!

    Many Blessings,

  3. So fresh and springy Julia! TFS.

  4. This is so pretty and fresh- just like spring! I especially like this layout- it is awesome for the trees image!

  5. Gorgeous card! Can’t wait to see Asela’s new stamps! I love the colors you used. It really feels so spring-y!

  6. Very pretty colours. Love the flowers and ribbons.

  7. wow, you are on a green and aqua kick, huh? LOL! so pretty, J!

  8. Very springy indeed!! Great colors!

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