Saturday, March 19, 2016

Circle of Spring

One of my favorite things to do with cardmaking is to combine challenges. This card combines inspiration from both a color challenge and a sketch.

1. Color Throwdown #384

2. Pals Paper Arts #292

The wreath was stamped, colored and die cut, popped up with foam and then adhered to layers of DSP and cardstock. The inside was decorated with a strip of the green DSP. Clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers. No sentiment has been added because I use many of my cards for general correspondence to family and friends.

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted -
Stamp: Circle of Spring
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wister Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Real Red
DSP: From scraps in stash
Die: Wonderful Wreath Framelits
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. So pretty Melanie! I love the colors and your layers, your wreath is just perfect for spring! :)

  2. Excellent combination of the sketch and color the wreath and the design paper behind it...lovely card.

  3. Beautiful combo of challenges! Love your spring wreath! So glad you shared it at PPA!

  4. Excellently done! I love the colorful choices you made!

  5. The wreath is beautiful and the colors are so pretty for Spring. Thanks for playing along with us this week at PPA.

  6. I agree. Perfect spring card. Thanks for joining in the fun at PPA this week!

  7. What a lovely design! I like how the shape of the wreath and the edge of your blue panel mirror each other. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!