Spring Greetings

Posted by Ivana Camdzic

2 May, 2013 - ,

Hi everyone! Ivana here today with a little twist on the beautiful new Vintage Spring Basics collection. I love all the soft and delicate colors and patterns in this set of papers, esepcially since I am a big pastels fan. I know not everyone loves to create with pastels, though, so I wanted to see if these papers would work well with an entirely new color palette. I combined the pretty patterns and colors with a few boldly-colored buttons and accents, and I love the result!

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For the two parts of the card background, I used a gorgeous lilac pattern – ‘8th of April’, and for the darling rooster, I used the pattern entitled ‘2nd of March’.

I started by adding a paper doily to the background, and then by adding various stamped doilies in a bold teal color, as well as a collection of buttons in a yellow, lilac and deep purple mix.

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I really love the way the bold accents offset the pastel base, and I really like the way this card reminds me of a colorful field of flowers…Perfect for spring!

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Among the buttons, I added a little die-cut scalloped circle, embellished with a couple of hearts and colored to match the gold-toned buttons.

I added this particular sentiment to card because it reminds me of a ‘farmer’s market’ font, and adds to the homespun nature of the all the little elements on this card.

Supplies: Maja Design Paper (Vintage Spring Basics: 8th of April, 2nd of March), Papertrey Ink Cardstock (Rustic Cream), Papertrey Ink Dies (Love Lives Here, Filigree Border), Papertrey Ink buttons, Stampin’ Up Quint Essential Flower Stamp, EK Success Flowerburst Punch, WPlus9 Fresh Picked Stamp, Paper Doily from my stash.

Sending many happy springtime wishes your way!


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  • This card is adorable Ivana! I love the way your perfectly finish all your embellishing right down to actually sewing down your buttons! beautiful card! xo

  • mm Elena Olinevich says:

    Ivana, your talent to add buttons is incredible. It is so unexpected to see buttons there, this card is amazing

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Just love all the details and the cute buttons. Supercute!