Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring is in the Air

This week the Inspired Stamps Design team was asked to create something with a spring feel.  So I put on my thinking cap and decided that springtime means pastels and Graduations. (I just might have been influenced by the fact that my second son keeps reminding me that he will be graduating here in less than 2 months.)  So I created a graduation card using pastel colors.

Front of card

Inside of card
  For this card I used Inspired Stamps His Plans for You for the scripture and the sentiment.  I also used one other stamp set can you find it.  Here is a hint:

Close up of background paper

Yep, you guessed it I used the Flowers stamp set to create my own background paper. 

Background paper before I cut it up
 I used the Burned Batik technique to create my background. I took the big flower from the Flower set and stamped it in Versa Mark all over my cardstock, I then sprinkled it with embossing powder and heated the powder until it melted into the paper, this let the ink resist the embossed area but I had burnt the image into the paper so the glossy, raised embossed area was no longer there. I then used a sponge dauber to add my ink to the page using the lightest one first.  After it was inked up I sprayed my paper with my homemade glimmer mist to give it a little shine, and to help blend the ink. 

Materials Used:  Inspired Stamps Flowers and His Plans For You
CTMH materials used:  White Daisy, Key Lime, & Sky Cardstock
Tulip, Sunny Yellow, Indian Corn Blue, Amethyst and Black inks, Versa Mark ink, CTMH Clear Detail embossing powder, Just Blooms Flutter Paper Shapes (Butterflies), round clear Sparkles 
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking, please make sure you check out the rest of the design teams wonderful Spring ideas, by following their links in my sidebar.

Until Next Week Happy Stampin



  1. Jenn, love the beautiful background you created! Your card is lovely, and I love the Scripture sentiment you used.

  2. Such a sweet card! My 2nd son is graduating in June as well!

  3. Gorgeous background using the flower stamp and I love that scripture for graduation cards. Use it lots. I love the butterflies with script on them. Whole card is gorgeous.

  4. LOVE THE BACKGROUND paper!! Jenn, what FUN this is!! Gorgeous card!!

  5. Stunning way to create a background! I love the colors.