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Spring can’t be restrained…

…not even on a card.

I’m not sure if it is a card, it’s A5 size (14,8 x 15 cm) and it has only 1 “page”, like a postcard, so maybe it’s just a piece of art or a page. Or a very big card 🙂 Here is a SCAN of the card, you can’t see the three flaps flapping out here but the colours and details are best this way.

With this card/page I’d like to participate in the following challenges:


It was made by decoupaging a napkin onto green cardstock and distressing it (or is it “inking”?) with green ink. Next I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder on it twice.

The flowers are all stamps from Chrsina Renee nr 1 and 5 and the Springtime stamp is from Paper Crafts. The stamped images are stamped on regular white paper so it would be most springy. They are coloured with derwents.

I cut loose three strips and put the green pouring out from behind it. Very lightly behind the strips & right bottom corner you can see more spring nature, see closeup below.

I used my dewdrop Moonshine white ink on the rays and middle part, then stamped Springtime with it, stamped over it with black and again with white so the black is faded abit.

The backside is distressed (if that is the wrong word for colouring the edges then please correct me, I’m new to all terminology!) and stamped with Fiskars Fieldflower stamps.

Hmm is that a cat hair there? Anyway, I like this side a lot too, with the ragged edges of the napkin still showing and the colours.

The ideas of decoupaging a card is from http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html

The idea of cutting away some strips is from Mel at Melstampz

Comments and opinions are welcome, and as I am a new cardmaker I do want feedback on how to do better, I can’t learn if everyone is only polite and doesn’t say what could be done differently! Don’t worry, I won’t follow your advice blindly if it’s not my style ;). Although I do like this card a lot. I like the thank you card of 2 earlier posts less, the colours are too pastel for my taste. But this post was about this card. Originally made for Gingerbread Challenges as there was a longing for spring- I so agree on that! The weather has been soft here in the Netherlands, no real winter, untill this weekend and today… it was even snowing! Brrrr.


4 thoughts on “Spring can’t be restrained…

  1. Wow, wat een mooie en creatieve kaart heb je gemaakt! Heel bijzonder allemaal!

    Leuk dat je langs bent gekomen op het blog van ARTSpecially Friends en je lieve berichtje. Ik heb naast Sjors ook nog 3 katten… en ja dat die ook creatief zijn is een feit… vaak met onderdelen die klaar liggen voor een kaart…. altijd feest om het vrouwtje te helpen zoeken waar het is gebleven… 🙂

    Hele fijne dag gewenst.

    Lieve groetjes

  2. debbie, in regard to the cat hair —hehe! i ordered an 8 foot canvas poster with my business — a wine glass overlayed on the eiffel tower. what was invisible to my eye on the scan i sent to the canvas maker — a white cat hair– was quite visible on the printed product. i wasn’t sure if it looked like a crease or as if the eiffel tower was being struck by lightening:)
    Great card project! truly captures spring bursting forth.

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