Friday, March 15, 2013

March Digi Release & SNSDC96

This is an exciting day over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge Blog.  Not only is it time for another fun challenge, but it's also the day we get to showcase the March Digi Release.  This month's release is a great reminder that spring is on the way!  The images are fun to color or paper piece and the sentiments are fantastic for your spring cards and/or encouragement cards all year round.




I got to play with the Be Encouraged sentiment set and the Tulip Block digi stamp.  The challenge this week is to make a Z-fold card.  I've made one once before.  You can see that card here.  Beate has a great tutorial on how to make a Z-fold card on her blog here.  Completely folded, my card is 5.25" high by 6" wide.  The base cardstock is 5.25" x 12".  I scored it on the 12" side at 3" & 6".  I folded it as a normal card on the 6" score line and then folded the front backwards at the 3" score line.



I colored the Tulip Block with Copics and accented it with a glitter pen and then some stickles.  It is matted and framed with patterned paper and then popped up on the card with dimensionals.  A scalloped border and rhinestone flourish finish off the front panel.



For the inside, I used the same scalloped border die to cut the edge of my card and the pink and green patterned papers.  I embossed the green patterned paper with an M-bossabilities folder and accented the center of each flower with a bit of stickles.  I matted one of the sentiments from the Be Encouraged set and left room on this panel for a short message.   A Bow-Easy was used to tie a triple bow and I added my all-time favorite embellishment, pearls, to the ribbon for some extra pizzazz.  A pink rose finishes off the bow.



The cardstock I used for the base is a marbled green.  I'm not sure if you can see that in the photos but it really sets off the green paper and the green flower stem well.  When the card is completely closed, the tulip panel hides the interior sentiment panel.

Supplies:
Cardstock:  Wassau (green marbled), Copic (image and sentiment panels)
Patterned Paper:  The Paper Studio
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy Digis (Be Encouraged, Tulip Block)
Copics:  R81, 83, 85, YG03, 05, BG10)
Embellishments/Tools:  Spellbinders (Lacey Squares, Classic Squares Small, Big Scalloped Border Petites, M-bossabilities Splendid-B), rhinestone flourish (Recollections), pearls (The Paper Studio), flower (Prima), ribbon (Offray), Stickles (Star Dust), Sakura Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #71 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Scrap Creations - Use Favorite Embellishment (mine is pearls, followed closely by bling flourishes, ribbon & flowers)
Catered Crop - Frame or mat
Clearly Inspired Challenge #70 - Die Cuts
Sentimental Sunday #145 - 3 embellishments that start with B (bow, bling, pink bloom)
Stamptacular Sunday #206 - Dies
Ribbon Carousel #78 - Spring is in the Air
Dream Valley Challenge - Mother's Day/Card for Female 
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Roll 'em {I rolled 1 (die/punch), 5 (dimensionals), 7 (glitter)}
Craft Your Passion #153 - 2 colors plus neutral (nothing says spring to me like pink flowers)
Spark Your Creativity Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
{Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge 201 - I was inspired by the floral motif and the overal pink and green color scheme


  Please be sure to leave a comment below and visit the rest of the design team's blog and leave a comment.  One of us is a "mystery blogger" and a random comment will be chosen from her blog to receive the entire March Digi Release.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Come back soon. I have another project with this release to show you.

16 comments:

Jamie M. said...

Lovely card, I really like the colors and bling. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

Ann Tuck said...

Love the bling - this is such a pretty card!

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Stephanie.

Shary said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCT.x

Rea said...

Beautiful card and image with the sentiment. I just love pink and green together.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just beautiful, Stephanie. What a great set with so many great sentiments. Thanks for sharing this wonderful card in our challenge this week.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Rene said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
Rene ;D

Amanda said...

Such a beauty, I love tulips! Thank you for entering the challenge at Shelly's Images.

Hugs Amanda
Shelly's Images DT

Whimsey said...

Very pretty; love the papers, colors and embossing - great ribbon treatment!

Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

~Michele

Min said...

What a lovely card and image you created!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images Roll ‘Em Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again for another FUN Challenge! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

VanessaB said...

wow. so gorgeous! thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations! :)

MommyScraps said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Craft Your Passion this week!
-Adina

Marie said...

Beautiful card, Stephanie. Great color combo' Love the scalloped edges.

Nathalie said...

So cute card. I love image. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
Nathalie

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful Mother's Day card. Thank you for sharing with us at My Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT

Jo Ann said...

What a wonderful card fold and lay-out. Love it1 Thanks for blessing us this week with your project at Word Art Wednesday. Have an awesome day.

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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