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Pretty Spring Fence…

In my mind I could picture a little English cottage surrounded by fence and covered in spring flowers…and this is what I created.  I’ve seen many ideas on several blogs I follow using the Hardwood background stamp and loved all of them and wanted to give it a try.  I don’t know, there’s just something so pretty about flowers framing a fence.  Here’s the card…

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Want to give this a try?  Because of the “fussy” cutting of the tulips it takes a little time…but, oh so worth it.  Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff:

  • Paper:  Whisper White, Sky Blue and Smoky Slate cardstock
  • Ink:  Basic Gray, Sky Blue, Perfect Plum, Poppy Parade, Gumball Green and Summer Starfruit
  • Stamps:  Blessed Easter, Banner Blast and Hardwood
  • Tools and Embellishments:  Banner Punch, Cupcake Punch (clouds), Oval Framelits (top fence line), Cloud EF (retired)

Digits:

  • 4 1/4″ x 11″ Whisper White scored @5 1/2″.  Sky Blue layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Stamped the entire Hardwood stamp on Smokey Slate in Basic Gray and cut to the height I wanted for the fence.  Used Oval Framelit to cut curve at top of fence. Cut the fence in 1″ pieces.  Used left over Hardwood stamp pieces for cross boards.  Sponged all fence edges with Basic Gray for dimension.  The fence is set up on dimensionals.  The flowers were colored with stamp pads and blender pen and “fussy cut”.  Flowers are also on dimensionals.  The clouds are the top of the Cupcake Punch run through the Cloud EF and sponged the edges.  They are also on dimensionals.  The little HI banner is Poppy Red and punched with Banner Punch.

I always finish my cards with a coordinating envelope and coordinate the inside of the card, too.  And, don’t forget to stamp your card with your initial or whatever you use on the back.  It’s your work of art!  If you have the Hardwood background stamp, try building your fence and see what you come up with.  If you don’t have it, well click on the “Shop Now” button in the right column and order yours today!

Here’s you “B-ism” for today…“I don’t need an alarm clock.  My ideas wake me.”

Hope you are inky and happy  like me…

B

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