Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Cards with Iwona Palamountain

Hi, crafty folk! An April challenge is up on the Glitz Design blog, and it's a Spring-themed one! We are given the beautiful collage below, for our enjoyment and inspiration. I picked some of the pastel colours from it, and designed two cards - one in cool, breezy tones and another one, sweet and sunshiny.
Spring reminds me of swallows (and the other way around), and the Whatnot bird from Laced With Grace is so much like it. I chose a coordinating paper, Glitzer and another Whatnot (that I cut out the word "SMILE" from), out of the same collection. I played with textures a lot on this card, just how I like it - embossing, sewing and textiles complete the look. Isn't that a fun colour combo too??
Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" paper: Polka Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Whatnot Glitz Design "Laced With Grace" Glitzers Other: cardstock: cream; sewing machine; rose ribbon: Kaisercraft; button; seam binding; Spellbinders™ M-Bossabilities™ Flora folder

For the cooler look, I decided to cut into my brand new Happy Travels papers. I especially like this swirly design and built my card around it.
Glitz Design "Happy Travels" papers: Floral, Stripe, Polka Glitz Design "Happy Travels" Epoxy Words Glitz Design "French Kiss" Clear Stamps Glitz Design "Beautiful Dreamer" Journaling Cardstock Stickers Other: cardstock: white; stamps (birdcage, sentiment): The Craft's Meow (Fly Free); ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (London Fog), Distress Ink (Iced Spruce); Spellbinders™ dies: S5-031 Fancy Tags Three, S5-051 Fanciful Flight; brads; lace trim

If you have Glitz Design product on hand, why not give our challenge a try? You have until the end of the month to play, and there's always a magnificent prize up for grabs! Thanks for looking :) Iwona (Chupa)


Drycha said...
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Christine said...

I love the smile card. Did you make the flowers yourself or purchase them that way already? If you did make them, what material was used? What paper and technique did you use to the letters?

Very very pretty!!