Let's Celebrate Spring!
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Let’s Celebrate Spring!

With only a few patches of ice and snow still on the ground and quickly melting, I was clearly feeling like celebrating the impending arrival of Spring.

I don’t know that I’ve ever really done much of a “scene” card before, so this was new territory. That said, I really enjoyed making this little set of note cards, or invitations, or whatever they end up being used for. Here are two others I made in the set:

Let's Party
I used a different doll stamp for each card and varied the colours on their outfits.
Patio Lanterns
I just love those Chinese lanterns in the background!

I started by inking up some Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper with Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks. I had watched a recommendation video by Kristina Werner, where she indicated this was her paper of choice for ink blending. Having had issues with smooth blending in the past I decided to try it out. The results were awesome, and I got a much smoother blend with a lot less work than my previous attempts! If you do a lot of background ink blending it’s worth investing in a good paper/cardstock.

I enjoyed a little movie time while I stamped and coloured in all these little dolls and lanterns from the Hero Arts Chinese Dolls and Four Dolls stamp sets. They are just so cute!

Then I built the background scene using some patterned paper for the grass and hills, cut using dies from Sizzix and Memory Box. I used another stamp from this set for the bamboo in the background. Then I just used some pop dots and foam tape of different thicknesses to create dimension.

So much fun to create and they make me smile. Hopefully they’ll make someone else smile too!


Cardstock – Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface and Recollections
Patterned Paper – DCWV Nana’s Nursery (Boy)
Stamps – Hero Arts Chinese Dolls and Four Dolls and Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words
Dies – Sizzix Grass and Memory Box Stitched Curves
Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch) and Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass), Stampin’ Up (Baked Brown Sugar, Lucky Limeade and Old Olive), Memento Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers
Sharpie Fine Line Marker

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  • Reply Lin Brandyberry March 26, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    I’m so tickled to see these old Hero Arts images, Susan, your cards are a wonderful entry for our cute challenge this week! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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