Saturday 25 March 2023

Hello, Spring!

Welcome to this week's LIMES inspiration post!

I chose this card as my inspiration from the gallery of this week's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper!

LIST: Colours (red, white, yellow, green, gold), Techniques (die cuts), Elements (3D flowers and leaves, vertical arrangement, lady bug, kraft frame, slimline card, no sentiment)

INCLUDE: vertical, overlapping arrangement of main image

MODIFY: theme to spring, flowers to butterflies, slimline to A2, die cuts to stamping and colouring, 

EXCLUDE: 3D elements, kraft frame

SPIN: added a sentiment

This gallery is amazing - absolutely full of gorgeous 3-dimensional flowers! Although these are clematis and it was likely a summer card, they remind me of poinsettias and Christmas, and I started by changing my theme to spring, by using stamped butterflies. 

I used a couple of old-school tools for this card - an old favourite woodblock stamp and a stamp-a-ma-jig to help with positioning.  I masked to get an overlapping look, and then I coloured very simply with pastel shades of copic markers. Then I masked them again and blended the background for some contrast. 


  1. An exquisite spring card Ardyth - your masking of the images really brought out the design of the butterflies, and some dimension.

  2. I'm not usually a huge butterfly fan, but I just love that stamp! When we started traveling I converted my collection of woodblock stamps to foam backing and put them in binders so I can use them in my stamp positioning tool.


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