I created this card for yesterday’s Featured stamper Challenge on Splitcoast. Saturday my latest order of Flourishes stamps, the new release, arrived and I couldn’t wait to try them out. So I picked this card from Mary Beth. It is a CAS card, and I usually have a hard time with them. Casing a card helps, but still I had to add a bit of patterned paper, just a few pearls and some ribbon.

I stamped an image from Flourishes Spring has Sprung in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed it with a Label 13 Nestabilities die and colored it with Copic Markers (BG000, BG01, BG72, Y21, Y38, G21, G24, G28).

Cloud masks cut with the Cloud Die-namics die out of Tim Holtz Mask Sheets were adhered over the image and it was airbrushed with Copic Marker B12.  I took the masks and carefully airbrushed a bit more with the brush side of Copic B12 to add a few speckles. The image was adhered to a piece of Celery cardstock that was hand cut to a slightly bigger layer. The edges of the paper were colored with Copic Marker G24 to match the image. Both layers were adhered to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with the next size label12 die.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 9″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock folded half. The lower corners were rounded with a decorative corner chomper, to match the edges of the Label die. A 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ strip of October Afternoon Modern Homemaker paper was adhered to the card base and White Organza ribbon was tied around it.

The image was adhered to the card with dimensionals. Silver Recollection Pearls on the top left of the card finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

23 Responses to “Spring has Sprungs”

  1. Beate, this is beautiful! We are having a lovely spring day here. I went out and walked (just had back surgery so I’m home) and loved listening to the birds singing. I think they are celebrating spring too!

  2. Gosh, this is pretty! I love the cloud background, Beate. Thanks so much for the tip/link about the mask sheets — off to check them out.

  3. awww Beate, your card is a dream, love the bird, love the colors… AND I LOVE the silver pearls…. Hugs and happy day…

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL, Beate! The airbrushing always adds such a wonderful finished look. Love this.

  5. Beautiful Beate, such wonderful spring colors.

  6. Beate… this is so pretty. Your coloring on that bird is beautiful.
    thanks so much for sharing ~ Pam

  7. What a beautiful CAS card, Beate!! I love the image and your wonderful coloring!!

  8. Beautifully done Beate! The image is gorgeous and I love your added clouds…don’t think I would have thought of that…but then, that is why you are such an inspiration 🙂

  9. So pretty, Beate! Someday I need to get me that corner chomper!

  10. Holy cow Beate – this is GORGEOUS!!!

  11. So sweet Beate. Glad to see you got your sets already. Maybe mine will come tomorrow. 🙂

  12. Beate, you always make such beautiful creations, but this one, it’s just soooooo pretty!

  13. dude, you rock. i love that blue sky…so pretty!!:)xoxo

  14. what a beauty, girl! amazing coloring as always. and you are making me think i need that decorative corner chomper!!! =) gorgeous card! love love it!

  15. so pretty, love the image!

  16. Beautifully done! Love the clouds! I was stamping yesterday but only got one card done, lol!

  17. What a happy, happy card, Beate!

  18. Love the card! Love the design and
    the coloring is beautiful – makes me
    think just maybe spring is going to
    arrive soon!

  19. Simple and beautiful. What a gorgeous stamp this is! Fab coloring. I really like the clouds in the background.
    Have a great day!

  20. Beautiful stamping and colouring, Beate. I love the layering, image and sentiment. Spring has definitely sprung here in the UK, which is most welcome after a long hard winter xx

  21. Was für eine wundervolle Karte, das Vögelchen ist herzallerliebst.


  22. Gorgeous card, Beate! I LOVE those clouds! Oh my. . .I’ll have to try that technique sometime. They look so real!

  23. such a fresh spring card, lovely coloring!

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