so_very_grateful_swapThese flowers have me longing for spring, which is here officially (according to the calendar), but feels like it is never going to arrive. I am sooooo sick of the snow and cold!

I created this card AGES ago for a demonstrator swap that I participated in for the launch of the Occasions mini catalog. I really enjoy participating in those swaps because I get a great variety of samples to show everyone and I don't have to buy all of the stamps or accessories to get them. The downfall is that I frequently get a sample for a set or accessory that I didn't think that I needed, and I love it so much that I have to buy it. This whole swap thing is a double-edged sword! But… I never fail to get some great designs or samples that I never would have created on my own, and I frequently get inspiration for other cards from those designs.

I took a leap of faith when I purchased this stamp set because I don't usually like to use sets that require coloring. I am not very skilled at coloring with our markers, but I thought that the style of these flowers didn't require multi-shaded coloring to work. I think that I need to bust out this set again and try another card.

I used the following supplies to make this card:

  • Stamps: So Very Grateful, Dictionary
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Whisper White
  • Ink: Tangerine Tango, Versamark
  • Markers: Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
  • Accessories: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Corner Rounder punch