Tuesday 5 March 2013

Inspired by Nature

I've not found time to play along with the Make My Monday challenges for a while - but this week's "inspired by nature" challenge http://mimchallegeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/inspired-by-nature.html  was the perfect opportunity to play with my new Spring Blooms stamp and die set from Clearly Besotted to make a couple of quick cards in time for Mother's Day (which is on Sunday in the UK)

For this first card I opted for the daffodil (although I think I used the tulip leaf!) and I die cut and decoupaged the flower and leaves using the solid and outline stamps together.  I stamped the jar onto the card and shaded lightly before adding the flower on top and finishing with another jar die cut from acetate.  The sentiment is from the Crafts Meow.  I added some yellow washi for a pop of spring brightness.

For the second card I suspect I used the daffodil leaves with the tulip heads!  Anyhow, this time I stamped them direct to the card except for the middle one which is cut using the die so I could position it lower on the stem.  The jar was stamped over and coloured with copics before adding glossy accents and glitter.  The sentiment is another from the same set by Crafts Meow.   As this one has the added sparkle, I'm also entering it into this weeks cupcake craft challenge http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/cupcake-232-sparkle.html 


  1. These are both gorgeous Tara - a simple jar of flowers always reminds me of Mothers day. I like the way you coloured the top jar but the sparkly one is lovely too. Vicky x

  2. Tara, these are amazing! LOVE the bold choice of color and the fabulous CAS layouts! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  3. Both absolutely gorgeous Tara - will be pinning! xxx

  4. You did, but we can play at being Mother Nature when it comes to stamping :0)
    They're both gorgeous and a definite reminder that spring is on the way.
    Jenny x

  5. Hi Tara! Gorgeous creations, love the sparkle element! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake x

  6. Both of your cards are beautiful! Love the colors and touch of sparkle! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine


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