Monday, March 15, 2010's almost Spring!!!

I'm loving my new stamp set, Awash with Flowers (120549 Clear Mount)! Hostesses will earn this NEW set for FREE during the month of April with a $350 workshop or personal order! This set will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog which comes out in July! I recommend using block size 'H' (for the stems) and 'C' (for the flowers and leaves). With these two blocks, I was able to stamp the images and it worked great!

Two-Step Stampin' is probably one of my favorite stamping techniques simply because it's so forgiving and doesn't HAVE to be perfectly in place! It can be 'off' a little and still maintain a whimsical look and feel to it! With 18 images in this new set - it'll be perfect for many different occasions! I'm looking forward to sharing several more Sneak Peeks with you later this week!

My card layout today was inspired by the Clean & Simple Stamping blog, with their sketch #82.
My colors were inspired by the Color Throwdown's challenge this week to use: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Marigold Morning! I swaped out Old Olive for Wild Wasabi and So Saffron for Marigold Morning (since I didn't have those two colors). I thought Old Olive and So Saffron were very similiar and kept with the fun combination of these colors!

The Pink Elephant blog has a Spring challenge this week and with these bright, fun colors and pretty, whimsical flowers - I thought this card was just right!

Stamps: Awash with Flowers (120549 - Clear Mount), Warm Words (115108)
Ink: Basic Black (101179), Melon Mambo (115656), Bermuda Bay (115655), Old Olive (102277), So Saffron (105213)
Card Stock: Melon Mambo (115320), Bermuda Bay (115317), Whisper White (100730)
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP Stack (117161)
Embellishments: 1/2" Melon Mambo Polka-Dot Ribbon (115611), Earth Elements Brads (106955), Rich Regals Brads (106953)
Punches: 3/16" Corner Rounder (109047), Scallop Trim Border (118402 - FREE during SAB)
Stampin' Essentials: Block H (118490), Block C (118486)
Finished Size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"

Have a marvelous Monday,


  1. Such a beautiful and happy card :)

  2. Beautiful card! So bright and perfect for Spring! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  3. Oh this is very pretty Kari, love those colors together! Thanks for joining us this week with our Spring Theme challenge at TPE!

  4. This is fabulous! I love this new stamp set and I totally agree with you about 2 step stamping - it gives a lovely retro look.

  5. Very pretty card, really arty!! :o)

  6. A totally wow card. Love those colours. Thanks for playing along with our Spring theme at The Pink Elephant. Just love your entry.
    Ann xxx


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