A Flower for All Seasons is one of my favorite sets. This card was one that I made for a class last October – the All Occasions Emergency Card Kit class – and this was the “Spring” card. The basket of tulips reminds me of Spring and Easter and that happened to be on my mind today too. I was out buying plates and napkins for Easter lunch – we have lots of family and friends coming over.
This is really an easy card – the hardest part is coloring in the picture. I used Stampin’ Write Markers for this one, but you could use a variety of mediums to color in this image. The Designer Paper is now retired but the Tea Party Designer paper would be pretty – just adjust the colors to match – or even the Flock Together Designer paper.
Before I give you the details on the card here is an update on the birds – I checked the Bluebird house this morning – and ONE blue egg is in there! They lay one egg a day – so I’ll check tomorrow for #2. I checked the chick-a-dee house and realized I could lift the top of the house and not just the side (and stand on my tip-toe to peek in). Surprise Mama bird was sitting in there – oops, sorry, I shut the house. Now I always knock before I open the house – yes, really I do – that way the birds can fly out before I open it. Well she didn’t so either she has already laid all those eggs or was in the middle of laying and egg. I checked back a few hours later and she wasn’t in the house and I couldn’t see any eggs – but maybe she buried them in the nest since it was all flat. I’ll have to check again tomorrow to see what it in there. I found a website with live video inside a bluebird nest box – I’ll add a link for that later – they seem to be a few days ahead of mine – they already have 4 eggs in the nest.
Here are the details on the card:
Old Olive card stock: 4-1/4″ x 1″
Regal Rose card stock: 2″ x 2″
Georgia Peach Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White card stock
1-3/8″ square punch
Basic Black ink
Stampin’ Write Markers: So Saffron, Old Olive, Creamy Carmenl, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Medium Whisper White Envelope
1. Score card base in half at 5-1/2″.
2. Attach strip of Georgia Peach Designer paper toward the left side of the card front.
3. Stamp image in Basic Black ink on Whisper White card stock.
4. Color with Stampin’ Write Markers. Punch out with 1-3/8″ square punch.
5. Adhere Whisper White piece to the center of the Regal Rose piece.
6. Adhere the Regal Rose piece to the front of the card with dimensionals.
7. Decorate the envelope to match.
Have a great day!