Tuesday, March 17, 2009

IT'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

You would think I would have a St. Patrick's Day card to post wouldn't you? But I only made one this year and I posted it the day I made it - so instead I'm sharing a beautiful, "hurry up" Spring card because I think we are all ready for warm & sunny days. Actually today has turned out to be a perfect Spring day here in Central Illinois! The sun is shining, the temperature is in the 70's. Life is good and I've spent my day reminding myself of all that is right, and good, and true in my life!!!
This stamp set is a hostess set from the current Stampin'Up! catalog called "God's Beauty". How appropriate for this day, don't you think. No matter what happens along the way to discourage, hurt or drag us down - there is always beauty to behold. Sometimes we just have to look a little harder for it.

I stamped the leaves in Momento Tuxedo black ink onto the debossed side of a scrap piece of embossed cardstock. Both the leaves and flowers were shaded using Koh-I-Noor Woodenless Pencils. I cut out the flowers and after adding the smallest of amethyst gem stones to the center of the flowers I popped them into place using dimensionals. The papers are Certainly Celery and Lavendar Lace Cardstock and Certainly Celery Paisley Designer Paper.

I really like this card. It is warm, cheery and brings a smile to my face. I hope you enjoyed it too.
Jill

2 comments:

Gloria said...

Jill,
this card is beautiful in it's simplicty! What would we do with out dimensionals to make the flowers pop!
Great reminder to keep a focus on simple things in life--what really matters!

In my closet Stampin said...

Simply Elegant...Love your design and wonderful job on the coloring. Those flowers look real! And your right we should stop and smell the flowers even if they are virtual. Thanks for sharing your lovely card.