I have a favorite day of the year. It is when all the trees have new leaves, the early flowers are beginning to bloom and the world is this amazing green color. It is not quite as bright as Granny Apple Green but it is pretty close. It is more like a mixture of Garden Green and Granny Apple Green. Stampin’ Up!® should make it a color! It always hits me when I am driving and I begin to notice the colors. It is my favorite day because, one it is beautiful and two, spring has arrived. That means warm days are ahead. One of the best things about moving to Nashville is I will get TWO favorite days. In Nashville this day was May 1st. At the cottage it won’t be until the end of May so I get to enjoy it all over again.
Of course, the month of May is exciting in other ways too. The new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog beings so I get to play with new products. The card I made today uses a new stamp set called Color & Contour and the coordinating dies called Scalloped Contours. I think this is one of my favorite bundles because I just love the new dies in this bundle.
To make this card I first cut the Basic White background using the largest Scalloped Contour die. Then I embossed it using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder. I layered that onto a Pale Papaya card base. Then I cut out the flowers and stems using The Pierced Blooms dies in Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Shaded Spruce card stock. I adhered them using Multipurpose Glue and Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink and cut it out using another die from the Pierced Blooms set. I backed that with a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock I had cut out using the same die and then cutting it in two.
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