Spring is just around the corner and brings the promise of beautiful flowers, lovely butterflies and warmer temperatures. My project today shows the spring season in full bloom.
My project today was made using Impression Obsession’s Hollyhocks, Large Fence, Tall Grass, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Cloud Set and Butterfly Set. The sentiment is from the Easter Basket set stamp set.
I started by cutting all the pieces for my project using bright spring colors. Did you know Ellen is now carrying a beautiful line of smooth, heavyweight cardstock by Bazzill? I used Cotton Candy, Sour Grape, Easter Green, Icy Mint and Sour Lemon.
I used a green Copic marker to color in the stems.
The large fence die is just a little short of covering the width of the card base. I cut two pickets off of a second fence and attached one picket with glossy accents to the back of the end piece of the full fence.
I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the fence and attached it to the card base.
I cut a portion off the bottom of each flower to be the correct height for the fence. I applied a touch of glossy accents to the bottom of each one and tucked them in behind the grass border. I use the point of my leaf tool to scoot the stems down and to secure in place.
I attached rolled glue dots to the back of a few of the flowers to hold the upper stems in place.
I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the small grass border and attached it in front of the grassy border.
I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the clouds and attached them to the card base.
I lightly bent the wings of the butterflies up so they would appear to be flying and attached them to the card base with a small touch of glossy accents. I held them in place for a second using the point of my leaf tool.
Can you ever add too many butterflies? I don’t think so.
I thought the big puffy cloud was the perfect place for the Special Spring Wishes.
I hope you have been inspired to pull out your dies and create a spring scene that will help warm you and melt away all of that February winter snow.