Delightfully Inspired by Nature – Gina K Stamps and Pencils

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If someone could tell me why I forget how happy card making makes me from day to day, I’ll send this card to them. 🙂

So, it’s only been three weeks since my last post. I do apologize. Every now and then my mind plays tricks on me. Makes me think that no one is interested in what I have to share with you.  And I know that’s just not true, is it? I’ll try to do better….

This card was inspired by a little weekend trip I took over Easter weekend.  I like to get in the car and drive. On my drive, the red bud trees, spirea and wisteria were in full bloom.  I always forget that Spring is coming, too.  It was a beautiful weekend, if a little chilly.  And I’ve been seeing those glorious colors in my mind’s eye ever since.

I thought the On My Mind and In My Heart stamp set by Gina K fit my desire to recreate Spring with the pinks, yellows and purples I’d seen on my trip. I’d never used Gina K. stamps before. I am pleased with the quality and the level of detail on the stamp. I stamped this in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card and used the very first set of colored pencils I got, Rose Art, to color in the stamp. I liked how this stamp inked up and stamped on the paper and I liked coloring with the colored pencils on the X-Press It Blending Card. It gave a smooth, crisp finish.

 

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I used the retired Stampin’ Up! Spring Flowers embossing folder for the background. Any floral embossing folder will do to recreate this layout.

I hope you’ve been inspired today by my colors, technique and layout to recreate a little bit of Spring. And seriously, comment below to tell me why I forget how happy making cards makes me and I’ll mail you this card. Because we could all use a little happy mail every now and then. Have a great weekend!

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9 thoughts on “Delightfully Inspired by Nature – Gina K Stamps and Pencils

  1. I think we all forget to do things that make us happy. We always think that other things are more important. How about making a daily 15 minute appointment with yourself to do happy and fun stuff.

  2. Gorgeous card! Why do you forget how happy making cards makes you…….well, I suppose that we get busy in life and put off the fun recreational activities that are so essential to add Joy to our life. Please remember how happy that making cards makes you and make time to make them 🙂 Happy stamping!

  3. I think you forgot because of the cost it takes in making all the different kinds of great cards that we get inspired to make! Because we keep on seeing new styles and designs and new products that we just have to have and then our checkbook or our husband go “Oh No! And it does take a lot of our time to create these special cards too! Plus the mess afterwards! Yikes! I can go on and on! But truly when all is said and done card making is truly a rewarding craft! Because we get to see the happiness that it brings to the people we give the cards too!

    1. You are so right, Cindy! Sometimes I have so many ideas that I don’t know which one to do first! But I do love the happiness and care it brings to the people we give our cards to! Thank you for stopping by! If you’d like, email me at donna@thecreativeblend.com with your mailing address and I’ll send you this card!

  4. Unser Leben in der heutigen Zeit besteht nur noch aus Stress. Dann vergessen wir auch meist uns mal 5 Minuten auch für uns selbst Zeit zu nehmen. Meist kommt einem dann auch der Gedanke, dass eh keiner sich Zeit nimmt für uns und es sowieso keinen Sinn hat etwas so schönes fertig zu stellen, schaut sich ja eh keiner an, oder wenn dann liegt es bestimmt nur dort in einer Schublade rum. Aber wenn man sich dann doch mal wieder Zeit genommen hat, und dann ein solches Stück an einen lieben Menschen verschenkt, und den Glanz in dessen Augen über die Freude, dass man an diesen gedacht hat,sieht, und so was spezielles fabriziert hat, entschädigt das doch für einiges. Also nimm Dir Deine Zeit wir freuen uns alle immer mal wieder Ideen für unsere eigenen Sachen zu bekommen. Bin begeistert.

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