Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spring Dogwood

Dogwood flowers always make me think of spring and it's finally beginning to feel like spring here in southern New York.  Impression Obession stamps have such amazingly beautiful detail.  I love this stamp!  After playing with my other card for the IO challenge on and off this week, this one came together in a snap.

I stamped the dogwood using Memento - Pear Tart ink.  The image was cut with a Spellbinders label die and then colored with copics.  I used Linen, Tea dye and Peeled Paint (my go-to green lately) distress ink to color the edges. The Spellbinders label die was used as a stencil to keep the edge white.  I stamped an extra dogwood flower on another piece of white cardstock, cut it out, colored it with copics and popped it up with foam tape.  The dogwood centers were colored with light pink and yellow copics but the color looks almost orange in the photo.  The flower centers were brushed with glitter using a Wink of Stella brush.

The flower layer was adhered to the scalloped oval with foam tape for added dimension and the oval also has foam tape behind it.  I used the Cuttlebug modern wallpaper embossing folder on the white background layer to mirror the shape of the Spellbinders flower layer.  I used a Cuttlebug chevron embossing foder on the tan vertical stripe and layered a rust colored paper behind that.  At the very bottom is a piece of green cardstock (that I believe is from Stampin' Up - maybe certainly celery?) and then a final layer of brown. 

Thanks for looking!

Materials Used
Impression Obsession Stamp - Dogwood 3 (H12004)
Spellbinders die - Scalloped oval
Spellbinders die - label
Memento ink - Pear Tart
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Modern Wallpaper
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -
Wink of Stella Brush (clear)
Cream ribbon (from my stash)

Challenges Entered:
Impression Obsession Green
Melonheadz Friends Time for Spring
City Crafter Easter/Spring #205
Sister Act Anything Goes #50
A Creative Romance Spring Flowers
HIMCR #143 Freestyle
The Rubber Buggy Spring Flowers
Milk Coffee Spring
Picture and Scrap
Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes
Craftin desert divas Anything Goes


Katie said...

Beautiful card! Love how you popped up one of the flowers and added the bow on the other side. Great design. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Shona said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful design.

Jeanne Streiff said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Thanks for playing the Impression Obsession challenge!

Ros Crawford said...

Such a pretty card!! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!!

Cathy P. said...

I love your card. The flowers are gorgeous - the extra on layered on top is perfect. Thanks for linking up with us at the Sister Act Challenge Blog this week. Cathy xx DT

Jenscrapstoo said...

Gorgeous card, love the image you have used and the colouring is fantastic too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Charlene said...

I love dofwoods, beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Anna Rogalska said...

Your card is very pretty. Love dogwood flowers! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Laura W said...

Gorgeous! Such a lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz friends, see you Monday for a new challenge!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ FRIENDS challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Barb said...

What a Sweet Spring Card!

Thanks for joining us at the Melonheadz Challenge this week. Good Luck! We hope to see you join us in future challenges too.