Welcome back for another seasonal installment of my scrappy refrigerator magnets -- if you all are getting tired of them, just let me know! As in the past, this is a 6-inch scrapbook page with Inchie Magnets on the back that I like to display on my fridge. It does double-duty and holds all of those elementary school important papers and lunch menu that we reference quite frequently. It is made sturdy by backing it with Craft-a-Board.
I thought this new Sweetbay patterned paper from Memory Box was a great start for a spring page and Kim Hughes' Spring Trees were a nice accent. I stamped the trees with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Memory Box Kraft cardstock. I knew I wanted to use Flower Soft on the trees and decided a soft green would go well with the paper. I didn't have a plain green color but I did have Ivory, so my trusty Copic Airbrush System came to the rescue!
First, I applied the Flower Soft Glue to the open tree area, then sprinkled the fluffed Ivory Flower Soft onto the glue and pressed gently. Once the glue was dry, I pulled out the Copic sketch marker I had that most closely matched the leaves in the patterned paper (YG03 Copic Sketch):
The Flower Soft took the airbrushing wonderfully and I was able to give it a little bit of shading by spraying heavier in some areas! I popped this one treetop up over its tree trunk that I colored with Copic E27 marker. The other tree trunks were left the natural Kraft color, for a little variation. Here's a closeup of how they turned out:
I love the texture of the Flower Soft (you can click on the picture for a closer look)! The "Welcome Spring" tag was made with a sentiment stamp from the same Spring Trees Kim Hughes set -- again, stamped onto Memory Box Kraft cardstock. I cut the tag with Spellbinders Tags Five die and cut another matching tag from Craft-a-Board and glued them together. I wanted the tag to have some extra sturdiness, since it would be hanging off the page.
The Craft-a-Board also gives a wonderful dimension to the tag. I cut out a leaf from the patterned paper and applied it to the edge of the tag, for more added dimension. Clear Spica Glitter Pen was traced over the Spring lettering -- hopefully you can see it in the closer view above. Shabby Shutters Distress Ink was sponged on the edges of the tag.
In keeping with the circle theme of my page, I cut my daughters' photo with the largest of the Large set of Classic Circle Nestabilities. I didn't want to cover up any of the pretty leaf pattern in the paper with the photo, so I cut around the pattern with my craft knife and slipped the photo underneath the leaves -- they fit in perfectly with this photo I took of my girls in the park a few years ago, with the trees in the background!
I rounded the corners of my page with Zutter's 1/2-inch Corner Rounder -- it makes cutting through layers of Craft-a-Board and patterned paper a breeze! A few ribbon tabs complete my page. Remember, this project can be downsized if you'd rather have a smaller magnet on your refrigerator. By using Craft-a-Board as your base, your shape and size possibilities are endless!