Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Spring Card - Buddle Nymph

Hello again!

There are so many challenges taking place now, which theme is "Spring", and this inspired me to create a card, which will be full of spring spirit, and that means to me - full of green color.

This time I've chosen for my card (for a little change) not a Magnolia. and not a Mo's Digital and even not a Saturated Canary image, but something completely new for me - a stamp by Toread, which is called Buddle. As I understand this cute little creature is a nymph :) I decided she will be my spring nymph.

I'm totally in love with the image, she's so chubby and funny! It took me quite long to color the leaves on her wreath and her outfit, but it was worth it.

Here is the list of the Copic colors I've used:
Hair: E49, E47, E44, E43
Greens: G07, G05, G02, G00
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Apples: R17, R14, R12, Blender
Basket: E59, E57, E55, E53
Shoes: C7, C3, C1

I've used a mounting foam to attach the cut-out image to a card background, in her eyes I used Glossy Accents, added a but of Crystal Stickles on the leaves: 

The papers are mostly from the two paper stacks: 
- Basic Grey "Infuse"
- Cosmo Cricket "Garden Variety"

Here are several close-ups:

The inside of the card is also generously embellished, with different layers of paper, tags and a "postal card" tag, on the back of which a personal sentiment is supposed to be written:

The back is pretty simple:

For those who are interested, here's the list of other stamps, die cuts & punches I've used:
Martha Stewart "Cherish" punch around the page
Alesa Baker Designs - F8864 Paris Postcard Stamp
Hero Arts "Little Tags" AC020
Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies 
Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily DL102
Cheery Lynn Pair Of Ferns B118
QuickKutz Floral Doily
QuickKutz Nesting Bloom

I want to enter my card into the following challenges:
1. Colors of Spring -  Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge BLog
2. Welcome Spring -  365 Cards
3. April Anything Goes - Through the CraftRoom Door
4. Sunshine and Showers - Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog
5. April Showers or Spring Flowers - Simon Says Stamp
6. Spring into Spring - Joanna Sheen Challenge BLog
7. Anything Goes - Challenges for Everybody
8. Think Spring - Scrappy Frogs Challenge
9. Lace & Pearls - Crafty Sentiments Designs

Wish me luck :)
Thanks for reading. May all of you have a wonderful spring day!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! So many amazing details. LOOOOVE the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

  2. This is a gorgeous card, so many fabulous details.

  3. so cute! love your colorng
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiment

  4. כרטיס אביבי מקסים ועשיר בפריטים.

  5. Oh she is so super cute! I love this.

    1. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!! Don't forgot about our Sunday Blog Hop for a chance to win more!!!

  6. Such a precious card! Love the image, your fab coloring, your design, papers, and embellishments! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Your design is just wonderful! I also just love, love love your blog!!! All of your designs are so great :) I am now following you!!!!

    Hugs, Rhea

  8. This is just adorable! I love all the dimension and the embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  9. great card and fabulous inside too - thanks for joining us at crafty sentiments this week and good luck xx

  10. HOLY WOWZERS!! This is soooooo CUTE!! Your coloring on this ismage is stunning! The leaves turned out so pretty and look awesome with the little stickle highlights! Totally love this! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! We hope to have you join us again soon :)

  11. PS...I just saw that you played along with us at Crafty Sentiment Designs too! I still think this is the cutest ever :) We hope to see you play along with us again soon as well :)

  12. What a beautiful Spring card. Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

  13. Such a stunning card, the inside is gorgeous too. good luck with the challenge & thanks for joining in! hugs, Vickie, challenges 4 everybody dt xx

  14. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Sunshine & Showers" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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