Thursday, March 13, 2014

Springtime Thinking of You

For a few days this week, it seemed like spring might finally be here.  Just one little patch of snow remained on my front lawn and it was warm enough to leave my jacket at home.  This morning, winter seems to have made a return, so the only sign of spring around here today is this card I put together for the current AEI♥U embellishment challenge.

Thinking of You-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery ElleMy layout comes from the current sketch at Retro Sketches.  I really like it and have a feeling I'll be using it again some time . . .   I started out with a pale pink card base, then added a piece of pretty floral print paper along the bottom.  The "thinking of you" sentiment was stamped in dark pink ink on a light blue cardstock strip that I placed over the patterned paper block.  I stamped one of the leaf images from the Modern Leaves set twice in green ink and cut them out.  They're adhered to the left side of the sentiment strip, using dimensional dots for the top leaf.

For embellishments, I used a button and some sequins.  The button was threaded with pink twine and adhered to the layered leaves.  I scattered a trio of white sequins around the bottom of the card.  It doesn't show in the photo, but the white actually picks up the pinks of the card--so pretty IRL!

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papersAvery Elle Modern Leaves stamp set, Crafter's Companion ultrasmooth white cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Pear Tart and Rose Bud inks, Pebbles Garden Party 6x6 paper pad, Hemptique Spring Bloom 2 twine, white sequins, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other:  Sea Glass and Pixie cardstock (Avery Elle); green button (Michaels)


  1. You guys have certainly had your share of winter this year, haven't you? But this card is enough to make anyone happy that spring is just around the corner . . . hopefully! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Avery Elle AEI♥U Challenge! We're so glad you did!

  2. Such a super sweet card, Lori! Love that patterned paper, your stamp choices and your take on this fun sketch!!!

  3. Lori, this is beautiful! I love the pretty pastels and the layout is amazing! Thank you so much for joining us for the AE Challenge!!


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