Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Has Spring sprung?.....

Hi folks... As we approach the end of another Month of 2012, hopefully the weather will start to change and get just a tad bit warmer than of late, heralding the arrival of Spring! (Andy crosses fingers as he is fed up with these cold early morning doggie walks!!)
So, with that in mind, (spring that is, not cold dog walks!) over at the Cuttlebug Blog Spot, this week’s challenge is... Springtime..
And here is my Design Team entry...I'm not 100% sure it screams "Spring" but I guess Flowers in a pot and you can't go wrong! This was one of my other ideas!However, it was too corny for me to send in,as I put "Harold the Hedgehog" on an actual Spring, I thought that was taking the brief a little too literally!!
Anyway, let's make a start on our "How to"I started off by cutting out a pot shape from the Spellbinders Die Flower Pot's (Doh!) S5-060 using White card stock..To give it some colour I added a few shades of Distress Ink, shading in some area's to give it some definition..The colouring needs to be done on both sides as the top part of the die folds down to form the lip of the pot.I then went over the whole of the image with Glossy Accents, leaving air bubbles on the lip of the pot. Not intentionally mind, but we will cover that up later!
Whilst the pot was drying, I prepared the rest of my project.Firstly, I cut out sets of Tulips using the Marianne Creatables Die Tulips LR0209. One set in Green card stock and one in Blue.Cutting the Flower Heads off of the Blue Tulips to attach to the Green ones to make them look realistic..To add another floral springtime twist to the project, I punched into a piece of backing paper using the Martha Stewart Punch around the Page set Wild Flowers (M42-80005).Then added some gems to each of the punched out Flower shapes. I also positioned the now dry Flower Pot onto the backing paper and arranged my Tulips. Finishing off with an "ickle" Ladybird to hide the air bubbles created when using the Glossy Accents.
This lot was then matt and layered onto my base card and finished off with my sentiment...
Don't forget to pop on over to the Cuttlebug Blog spot to see what my fellow Design Team Members have come up with for this week’s challenge.
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.


  1. Pretty Springtime card Andy - that MS punch set is just perfect for this theme.

    Toni xx

  2. OM Gosh Andy that flowerpot almost looks real!! And how sweet of you to make tulips from Amsterdam!!
    I totally love tulips and lucky for me I can get them really cheap! So my house is filled with them!
    Totally love this!


  3. What a beautiful card!!! Every part about it is beautiful!!