Thursday, December 8, 2016

Botanical Birthday

Thank you to all who commented on Treezilla. It's truly magnificent, and we are enjoying it enormously!

I am on a birthday-card binge, making them for my use, for my sister's use, and for Karen's Card Shop at church. Today's card is a spring delight for a relative whose birthday is in March. This relative is working on her masters to teach high-school English, so I combined Hero Arts' Shakespearean Poetry with Papertrey's Botanical Silhouettes.

I inked the blossoms with Memento rose bud and pounced some lilac posies on with a marker, spritzed with water, and stamped. The bright pops of color are so pretty!

This quotation is from A Midsummer Night's Dream, my favorite Shakespearean play and the whole reason I bought this set. I added some blossoms to the raised panel to unify the card, but the panel needed a little border, so a silver marker served nicely.

The matching envelope completes the ensemble.

I found the process of making a spring card at the beginnings of winter in Ohio to be delightfully out-of-sync. It pays to work out of season on occasion.

Hope, peace, joy, and love,

stamps: Hero Arts Shakespearean Poetry, Papertrey Botanical Silhouettes, Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments
ink: Memento rose bud, lilac posies; Hero Arts green hills; Memento Luxe black
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: craft foam, glue, silver metallic marker, water spritzer 


  1. What a beauty. Love the bright pops of colour.

  2. Luscious colors with that lovely flower image.

  3. longtime lurker -- I read you in my email every morning on my bus ride to work -- but I'm coming out of lurkdom to say how gorgeous this card is! I love your blog and your CAS style and all of the inspiration you give! And now I must have a Shakespeare sentiment set ...

  4. This is quite the beauty. I highly applaud the working out of season.


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