Friday, February 18, 2011

Wild Flowers ~ OWH "Spring Thaw" Card Challenge

Hello, friends!  I have several cards to share today, all made using the Hero Arts "Wild Flowers" stamp.  I made a variety of cards based on the themes provided in the Operation Write Home "Spring Thaw" Card Challenge and here is what I came up with...

First, I added some pink and purple accents to the flowers for a Mother's Day card.  (Note: the sentiment is on the inside of the card seen through a circle punched on the front and highlighted with spun sugar distress ink.)

Stamps & Materials Used:
Hero Arts: K5404 Wild Flowers, CG245 Classic Fabric Design.  Studio G: Happy Mother's Day. 
Orchid gems; white embossing powder; Crop-A-Dile Corner rounder, circle punch

Next up, a neutral card for everyday use...

Stamps & Materials Used:  Hero Arts: K5404 Wild Flowers, C4783 Multi-Pattern Butterfly,
CG125 Friend Definition; white Inkssentials pen; black embossing powder; Crop-A-Dile corner rounder

And finally a thank you card with black pearl accents...

Stamps & Materials Used: Hero Arts: K5404 Wild Flowers; PSX: Thank You;
black gems; white embossing powder; Crop-A-Dile corner chomper

I embossed the flowers on all three cards and added accents to individualize each of them.  I do love these wild flowers!  And I am so excited that today is a sunny, spring-like day with temperatures nearing 70 degrees!  I can't WAIT for Spring!  There is nothing better than the first time you open up the windows and smell the fresh air filling the house for the first time after a long winter!   The snow outside is finally melting...perfect day to make cards for the "Spring Thaw" contest, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by...take good care!


  1. Judy, all three cards are just beautiful! We had warmer temps for a few days too, but it's much colder today with another snow storm coming Sunday. . .boo, hoo! Spring can't come soon enough for me! Hope your weekend is a fun one! :)

  2. Hi Judy! Thanks for stopping by my new blog - I just became a follower of yours too :) I'm a huge fan of your one-layer cards. Love how you used the wildflower stamp on these - especially the middle one! I can't wait for Spring either but I'm afraid we still have several more weeks of winter to go here :(

  3. Wonderful cards, Judy! You've done a brilliant job on making so many cards for OWH! 70 degrees sounds gorgeous, the snow won't last long with that! Hope you have a great weekend:)

  4. Just gorgeous cards Judy. Love the boldness of the flowers that just pop against colour you used. I love your embossing.


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