Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Spring has returned

[UPDATE 3/7/2017]
Great news!  I'm pleased as punch to put this back on my blog after taking it down temporarily because this card was selected to be published in the Creative Scrapbooker magazine Spring 2017.  It was my first time ever being published and I'm over the moon!

Hello, how hot is it where you are?  It's lovely and sweltering here today! So in my craft room, I am hearkening back to a time when the weather was cooler and the breeze was gentle and not feeling like it came from a blow dryer.  

To frame my Spring has returned quote, I used the Spellbinders Swirl Bliss pocket die cut on both the top and bottom of a sheet of lavender card stock.  I made little pansies with the Elizabeth Craft Design Pansy  and  Curvy Leaves dies.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Spring has returned, Swirl Bliss, Pansy, Elizabeth Craft Design


The quote was stamped in black Versafine pigment ink and then clear embossed.  I cut it out with a stitched circle die from Lil' Inkers and centered it between the swirl bliss pockets.


Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Spring has returned, Swirl Bliss, Pansy, Elizabeth Craft Design

Thank you so much for looking!
Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, Spring has returned, Swirl Bliss, Pansy, Elizabeth Craft Design

Spring Has Returned - Mounted

(edited to add:  For a video on how to make the pansies, please see Susan Tierney's Garden notes Pansy on youtube.)