Sunday, March 21, 2010

Garden from the Heart, Two Tags Die Card

Think Spring!!  That's the theme of this week's Blogger's Challenge #143!  Yesterday was the first day of spring, and in Oklahoma we celebrated by ... having a BLIZZARD!!  Yup, howling winds and blowing snow, the whole bit!  It has quit snowing today but it's still cold; tomorrow is supposed to be better, YAY!!

What's more indicative of spring than planting, flowers and butterflies!  I love this new set from the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog Garden from the Heart!  This tag, cut with the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die from Whisper White cardstock, makes a perfect background for the straw hat from the set (stamped in Basic Brown ink).  Using the Aquapainter and Soft Suede ink, I added color to the hat, Regal Rose color to the ribbon and Old Olive to the leaves and stems.  The flowers were colored with the Rose Red Stampin' Write Marker.

At the scalloped end of the tag, I added a punched flower of Regal Rose and Rose Red centered with a So Saffron Brad.  A half-flower of Old Olive is tucked underneath for some leaves.


The card base is Regal Rose, topped with a layer of Sahara Sand cardstock run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and a bottom edge of Whisper White treated with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch.  I love how that punch adds such a crispness to a design!  A 1-1/8" vertical strip of Sahara Sand Designer Paper from the hostess Paper Pack III (free with a $150. or more order) covered by a strip of Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon was added to the left side before the tag was layered on top.  The So Saffron butterflies were cut with the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die which cuts and embosses all at the same time!  Love that!!

Our schools here had Spring Break this past week and we had pretty weather punctuated by the blizzard on Saturday!  Crazy!  I had company this week so I'm a little behind on my posting!  Thanks for visiting again!

You can see the creations of other BC-ers by clicking here which will take you to a list of links to their websites (not everyone participates every week but you won't be disappointed by their blogs!)

Thanks for dropping by!  I always appreciate your comments and/or questions.

Margaret

22 comments:

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty card. Such lovely images. So sorry about the blizzard. We celebrated the first day of Spring with Sunny Skies and a high of around 66 - Rainy today though, :o(

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the flowers on the tag. {SMILES}

Shelly Schmidt said...

So pretty- I am itching to use this set- I have had it for over a month........ Beautiful coloring and love your layout. TFS

Tami Black said...

Margaret,

What a slacker! You let a blizzard delay your stamping? I have to say this was definitely worth the wait -- a gorgeous card. Love how you used the tag and all the Big Shot extras. Would make a fabulous card for a Big Shot class!

Connie Paxman said...

Margaret I have not yet used my tage die cut...what an inspiration...I love the combination of colors...
connie paxman

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Nice colors, great card for the touch of Spring you are suposed to have, maybe you could put earmuffs on the hat!! New tag die is very interesting, and I like the way you decorated it.

Connie Babbert said...

Wow...a blizzard! Weird weather this year, huh? Great job on the card. I love that die and how you used it on your card!

BarbaraW said...

Great card. Love the hat and how it coordinates with the background. Keep the faith, someday the snow will end and spring will really come.

tonistamps said...

Wow Margaret! I love all the detail you put into this. Beautiful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Margaret! I really like the tag and the blossom that you've created! :D

GCgirl said...

This is so pretty...I love the creative use of this tag!!!

Claudia said...

What a pretty card... I love all the details!

Lisa said...

I love the way you used the tag for stamping your main image on! Very pretty!

Ret said...

Hi Margaret,
How clever of you to add the tag!! This is really lovely! tfs!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Isn't that a pretty way to use that tag? Super springy card....LOVELY colors!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very creative use of the tag! Love your color combination.

sheryl said...

Very pretty! The tag is perfect!

Susan said...

I really like the way you've combined the main card with the tag; just perfect!!

Robin Merriman said...

This is so pretty Margaret! Love your colors and the tag on the card front!

Tiffany Bauer said...

So pretty!! This stamp set is perfect for Spring!!

Rachel Hope said...

What a fun hat! Makes me want to go garden! :)

Chrissy D said...

Such a soft color combo and ohhh sooo pretty! Love the tag! Sorry I am so late in commenting!

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