Monday, March 7, 2011

CTMH--- It's {almost} Spring Card

Its almost Springtime here and I can't wait.  My flowering pear trees are FULL of the little white flowers already and we have pretty daffodils that have sprouted.  Now if the weather would STAY at 70 degrees I'd be one happy lady!

I created this card with the inspiration of my trees in the front yard.  My son wanted to make a card so while he stamped, this one just kind of evolved.

I stamped the tree first, then the kids on the bench.  It needed some grass below (my daughter helped me with this part).  Then (she helped me) stamp the sun in two colors on the top.  I added the sentiment at the top too.  But being a 6x6 white card, it needed a whole lot more.  I stamped a cloud then cut it out.  Using it as a mask, I sponged Sky ink to create the sky.  I tore some paper and used that as a guide for my landscape sponged in Sweet Leaf ink.  All that was missing was a big yellow button for the sun.

And voila!  While supervising my son's card, I created one of my favorite cards to date!!!!

This card fits perfectly into Heart2Heart's Times 3 challenge- using 3 stamps to create a scene :)
Also linked to the CSIProject- spring theme.

Grown with Love
Childhood Portrait
Over the Rainbow
Chocolate, Bamboo, Topiary, Sky, Sunny Yellow, Sunflower, Sweetleaf Inks
Yellow Button

And here's his card:

The night before, my dear friend Jayma was over babysitting the kids and she helped him make a different card for us while we were gone.  So when he was making this card, he picked out his own stamps and his own inks.  I would hand him a block and he'd say "this block is too big mom" and go pick himself out a perfect sized one.  So with some supervision of the inks, he did a pretty good job all on his own!



Karen Day said...

Jen, your card is really sweet - especially that little button sun! And your son's card is too cute (Santa works for every season, right?) Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

Jessica said...

Your card is lovely and your son did a great job! Thanks for playing along at H2H!

Michele said...

Your card is really cute and I love your son's too! Thanks for sharing :)

Lorrinda said...

Your scene is lovely, and I love that your son made such a cute scene too! Thank you both for playing along with us at H2H :)

Kaycee said...

Hi! I just found your site andjoined your mailing list! I am loving this card!!! Glad to be receiving your projects now!!! Thanks!

Debbie Carriere said...

This is wonderful! Love how you sponged the sky & landscape in the background. And your son's card is too cute :) Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart!

Melinda Everitt said...

What a sweet card! Your son's card is adorable as well. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week!

Lisa Stenz said...

Both cards are darling! Thanks for sharing them with us at H2H! *Ü*

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card

Corina said...

Awww...your son made a cute card. You did a great job incorporating all the stamps. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards !! :)

Jayma Malme said...

Cardmaking: a family affair. Love it!

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