April 12, 2012

Colors of Spring - Llama HOP

Today's post is for the Watercooler Llama HOP... and we are to use the retiring Stampin' UP IN colors (Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait ) with a Spring Theme. If you are following the HOP from the beginning you have arrived here after viewing the wonderful project from Joanne's blog. Hope you're having fun along the way. Now here is my "Colors of Spring"  HOP card.
 I started with a blushing bride card base, then layered with pear pizzazz and concord crush cardstock mats. The whisper white piece was stamped with blooms from "Field Flowers" and "Fast and Fabulous" using all the IN colors, which I thought made a beautiful spring bouquet. I hope you click on the photo to see the pretty colors up close and personal.
Next I back stamped another bloom in blushing bride on a piece of whisper white and over stamped that with the sentiment from "Easter Blossoms" in concord crush ink. I punched this out using the curly label punch and popped it up with dimensionals  on another concord crush piece punched with the decorative label punch.
I added a snippet of concord crush ribbon to the back with sticky strip and also added two pearls to each side. This was popped up with dimesionals as well to give some interest.
Here's a peek at the inside using all the IN colors and a sentiment from "Curly Cute".
I always like to add a bit of my design to the envelope as well; I just like it.
I also created another card using the Summer Smooches DSP which was CASED from Gretchen Barron, but changed a few colors.  I think this card is So fun!
I used the Summer Smooche DSP which has the colors of Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, and Rich Razzleberry. I also used Whisper White for the stamped image of my card
I am not the best photographer (lighting) but it really has a bright and cheery feel. It has a daffodil delight cardbase, and the sentiment and image are matted with rich razzleberry and pacific point. .
Then a few punched butterflies dressed up with a large rhinestone body and a daffodil seam binding bow.
 The sentiment is from the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set. Additional embellishments and tools used include the Scallop Border Punch, Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Write Markers. I colored directly on the rubber to stamp the whimsical flower images.
Here's a peek at the inside of the second card.

Well that's it! 
The next stop on the HOP is here
where you will view the projects by Kathe . You can also click the button below to return to Joanne's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by to view my "Colors of Spring" and "SMOOCHES cards.
Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray... Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"


Boni said...

Lovely cards! I am going to miss Poppy Parade. I love that color!

~Boni Montano

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Fabulous, Diane!! Love how you used all the retiring colors!

Joanne said...

Great job, Diane - such bright and cheerful cards, just right for spring!

Christine said...

I love your cards, I love color and you use it so well.

Kath said...

Diane, I love your cards!

Darrah said...

I never would have dreamed those In Colors would all look so pretty together.

Linda said...

What an amazing job incorporating so many colors into gorgeous cards! TFS

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful Spring bouquet, Diane. I like the way you were able to use all of the In-Colors and not have them clash with each other!

Stephanie Osgood said...

Fabulous cards! I also love how you incorporated the In-Colors in your blog message, clever.

Buffy said...

Just when I think you can't possibly "wow" me any more than you already have, you go over the top!! I love your "Springtime Smiles" card; that bouquet is amazing. And the birthday card is so happy and fun.

Nancy said...

Way to go Di, on a Blog Hop, good for you. Love your Spring bouquet card, so pretty, love the colors and the way you stamped them. Your birthday card is very cheery and happy, great use of a lot of colors!

Jackie said...

Love the variety of projects and the bouquet with field flower. also, the curly label on the other punch!

Debbie Martin said...

Love your bright color and the Summer Smooch card.

Ann Schach said...

Pretty cards, Diane! I LOVE the "Colors of Spring" card! Your use of the challenge colors was perfect!

Karen said...

Love your Springy cards Diane. Glad to see that you are now having time to play. All work and no play...well, you know. I always like how you decorate the inside of your cards as well. That is something I have to work on. Take care and Hugs

Karen said...

Me again, I forgot to say that I like how you layered the different flowers on the first card. Hugs

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful flowers galore! I love the stamping stamping stamping you did on your first card!


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