For many of us living in cold climates, it's been a long and very bitter winter. But the snow is melting, and spring is just around the corner. So, we decided to feature a special springtime collection of cards to herald the early arrival of blue skies and warmer weather. Bravo is the first of 8 that we will present to you here!
Designed by Michele Boyer
The graceful curve of this ballerina’s dress was stamped several times, then colored and layered for maximum effect, adding both dimension and sweet appeal.
Prism Cardstock in Crabapple Light
My Favorite Things
• Cardstock in White
• Jolinne Collection Stamp Set – Sweet Spring
Memory Box Gossamer Collection Patterned paper in dark pink pint, dark pink with white polka dot, green print, and light pink print
Tsukineko Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers Sketch Markers
Ribbon in 3/8"-wide satin pink and 5/8"-wide white
Mini paper clip
Creative Memories Circle Cutting System
Scissors, ruler, pencil, sewing machine,
white sewing thread
1.Cut one 5-1/2" x 11" rectangle from Crabapple Light cardstock, one 5-1/2" square from dark pink print patterned paper, one 5-1/4" square from green print patterned paper, and one 3-1/4" square from light pink print patterned paper. Use Circle Cutting System to cut one 43/4"-dia. circle from dark pink with white polka dot patterned paper. Turn Crabapple Light rectangle horizontally, score a vertical line down the center, and fold in half.
2.Adhere dark pink with white polka dot circle onto upper left side of green print square. Machine straight-stitch around inside perimeter of dark pink circle. Adhere light pink print square onto bottom right side of green print square as shown, then machine zigzag-stitch around outside perimeter of light pink square.
3.Use Tuxedo Black ink pad to stamp girl, girl’s accent pieces (including dress, shoes, dress band, and flower in hair), bunny, bunny pieces (including dress and dress band) and sentiment (“Bravo!” used here) onto White cardstock. Use Sketch Markers to color images as shown or as desired. Fussy-cut girl, girl’s accent pieces, bunny, and bunny pieces and cut sentiment into one 7/8" x 1" rectangle. Layer and adhere girl accent pieces onto girl and bunny accent pieces onto bunny. Use foam dots to adhere girl image onto left side and bunny onto bottom right side of light pink square, referring to project phto for placement. Use foam dots to adhere additional layers of girl’s dress onto girl as shown. Secure mini paper clip onto White sentiment block and adhere onto upper right side of light pink square.
4.Measure 1/2" in from left side and vertically wrap one 6" length of white ribbon around green print square. Repeat with 6" length of pink ribbon on top of white ribbon as shown. Cut one 7" length from pink ribbon and tie ends into a bow, trimming ends evenly. Measure 1-1/2" down from top edge and adhere onto ribbon as shown. Use foam dots to adhere assembled green print square onto dark pink square. With fold at top, center and adhere assembled dark pink square onto card front.
5.Use Tuxedo Black ink pad to stamp the words “Take a Bow” inside card.