Spring is in the Air – PPA84

I can’t help but sing the title to my blog post like “love is in the air…” – yay for Spring!  Today’s card is inspired by this week’s Pals Paper Arts challenge – Easter/Spring.  When I think Spring, I think flowers blooming!  So I decided to play with some sneak peek items – the new Paisley Petals DSP and the Four Frames stamp set – aren’t they wonderful???

This card continued to evolve as I made it – I actually started with the paper rosettes, then the rest of the card came together.  For the rosettes, I used a paper quilling tool then adhered the rose together using a glue dot.  For the finishing touch on the rosettes, I painted Crystal Effects around the edges and then dipped them in some Dazzling Diamonds.

For the seam binding ribbon, I grabbed a center thread and pulled to cinch it.  In order to get it to stay put while I did so, I adhered one end of the ribbon to my card first.  The background for the card is the En Francais background stamp – stamped off once.  I hope you like today’s card and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets  Four Frames, En Francais, Because I Care
Ink  Not Quite Navy
Paper  Whisper White, River Rock, Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Paisley Petals DSP
Accessories  Baja Breeze 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Pearls Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, Quilling Tool (non-SU!), Glue Dots

11 thoughts on “Spring is in the Air – PPA84

  1. @Anonymous Thanks, Ester! I actually haven't tried mailing cards with rosettes, but they're pretty sturdy so they might be ok. You'd definitely have to send them with a 64-cent stamp, since the Post Office wouldn't be able to run it through their machine. Hope this helps!

  2. Beautiful card Julie…I have one question though,
    how did you do the Bravo Burgundy piece? Is it a Sizzix die? Thanks…
    Jeneen

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