Mar 20, 2009

BC91 - Spring is Here!

HAPPY SPRING!!!  
Wow there is a lot going on today.  It's the 1st (Official) day of Spring,  It's my birthday and it's Blogger Challenge Friday.  Our theme for this weeks was, "Think Spring!"
For my card I chose the tulips from a very old SU set called (Nice and Easy Notes) that was in the catalog for many, many years.  I got my inspiration from a card I received in a swap where the maker had layered the tulips and I thought it was just so clever that I decided to do the same thing myself. I stamped extra flowers and cut and raised them up using foam mounting tape.  (I can't wait for my Tulips to bloom.)   I didn't have any water color paper so I had to use Whisper White and even though I'm not the greatest at watercoloring I think it turned out quite well. 
My papers are from Imaginisce (For Peep's Sake) collection.  They are so pretty and have sparkle all over them that just makes it so cheery.
I layered my tulips on card stock from (Coordinations) and Whisper White that I used my Labels II Nestabilies Die on and watercolored the edge with So Saffron ink.  I added a piece of Certainly Celery Twill ribbon that I stamped the sentiment (Studio G) on with Palette Noir ink.  I also added a punched border of Pretty in Pink using my MS Lace Doily Punch and 3 Sugar Coated Brads (Doodlebug Design)  The card base is Kiwi Kiss and Pretty in Pink.
I hope you all have a wonderful day.  I'll be celebrating the day by doing whatever I feel like and not having to cook all day long!!!
Check out the other Spring cards by clicking on the Bloggers Icon and leave them some love in the comments section. 

18 comments:

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Happy Birthday first up! Hope you get to have a great day!

Pretty card, love what you did with the tulips.

:) Marcia

Lisa Bohler said...

The layered tulips makes that look like a brand new set! Great card!

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty! Love the soft colors! {SMILES}

Kristen said...

Most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! second, what a fabulous card. I love the colors. I hope you have a fantasic B-day and a great weekend!

Lisa Somerville said...

Happy Birthday Ida! Love the use of the Nesties and the spring colors!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Happy Birthday, Ida! Love your DP
--perfect for Spring!

Joyce said...

Beautiful, it makes me feel the warmth of spring even though it is 30 outside today.

Elena said...

Happy Birthday to you, Ida!!! Sending you Best Wishes! I also send you a card by mail! Hope you will get it soon!
Your water coloring is amazing! Very beautiful, Ida! And I love the papers you used so much! Love the glitter and pretty spring colors!

Jamie Fisher said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a great card!

Patti Chesky said...

This is a fabulous card!! I think it's my favorite of the week!!

Kerry D-C said...

Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
This Card is looooooooovely.
And so are You!

Hope that you had a delightful day!

Rachel Hope said...

SOOO pretty! I LOVE that tulip Imaginisce paper!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Happy Birthday Ida! We're almost twins...my birthday was on Monday!! Love, Love, LOVE this card! The great thing is that I can try this too because I have this paper and those Nesties! Thanks for the inspiration! :D

tonistamps said...

Very nice Ida. I really like those Nesties too!

Connie Paxman said...

Ida, you aced the Spring theme with this card...love the colors and accents you used.
connie paxman

Lisa said...

Very pretty card! Very springy.

LeAnne said...

Ida, this is just beautiful! You did a great job! Happy birthday, too!
LeAnne

njburk said...

Ida--Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
Love your card--it's GREAT.
BTW----you do a great job on all your projects!
Hugs, Nola