Saturday, April 1, 2023

We Create April Blog Hop April Showers

Welcome to the We Create April Blog Hop as we celebrate Spring with our April Showers theme. Our wonderful Design Team members will be sharing their projects and ideas to help get you excited about creating projects for Spring.
For my Spring themed card, I decided to use the beautiful Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper, which is sadly retiring soon. The designs in this paper pack are perfect for Spring cards of all occasions and make wonderful clean and simple designs. I wanted to showcase this pretty paper as much as possible, so I chose to keep the embellishments to a minimum and chose a smaller sentiment that wouldn't overwhelm the design of the card. I love how this card gives the feeling of having a glimpse into a lovely garden full of colorful flowers. 
Products Used:
Happiness Abounds stamp set (item #159238) Retiring
Sending Dies (item #159271)
Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper (item #158973) Retiring
Merry Merlot Cardstock (item #146979) Retiring 
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item #141897)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185) Retiring
Brushed Brass Butterflies (item #158136) Retiring
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Merry Merlot Cardstock 
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Sending Dies
Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
To create this card design, I chose to use Merry Merlot for the card base, as I really liked the way it made the floral design pop. I added the layer of designer series paper to the card front and colored the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella to add a touch of sparkle. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Happiness Abounds stamp set with Gold embossing powder onto the Merry Merlot sentiment label. This wonderful stamp set is retiring and I will miss the wide range of sentiments and the beautiful fonts that make it a great every day stamp set. I added the sentiment to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals towards the bottom right side. To finish off the card design, I added several Polished Pink Opal Rounds and several Brushed Brass Butterflies. This card layout would work well for a variety of occasions and there are so many beautiful designs in the Awash In Beauty Designer Series Paper that would make pretty cards to send to friends and family. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own Spring projects and explore the wonderful possibilities available. Remember that retiring products are available while supplies last, so place your order soon to avoid disappointment. 
Now it's time to visit Tanya's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. I hope you enjoy our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
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  1. This is beautiful! I love this paper! Your embellishments are perfect!

    1. Thank you Tanya. This is such pretty paper and perfect for clean and simple cards.

  2. I love it when the paper is so pretty it speaks for itself. Using the paper as the focal image and adding a tag sentiment is a great idea.

    1. Thank you Cheryl. I love being able to let the designer series paper be the star of the show. It's too pretty to cover up.