Thursday, March 5, 2015

SpringTime in Montana?

Even though it is to warm up quite a bit this weekend, it is a long time until we see signs of Spring, here in Montana.  Probably, not until the end of April will the grass start to be green and buds and blossoms appear on the trees.   Even flowers popping through the soil wait until the weather gets much warmer.  So it will be brown here for a while yet, even though the sun may shine brightly.

But I did make a couple of spring cards this week.

This first card is for the challenge on the Impression Obsession blog where you are to Think Spring.  I know this card doesn't have spring colours, but that is what it is like here in Montana. 

Lots of Impression Obsession dies used here  the cattails, the shore bird , the dragonflies and the shore grass.  
The background bushes were stamped with brown and then offset embossed with gold.  Also the tops of the bullrushes were embossed with gold too.  That is to represent the sun strengthening at this time of year.

This second card, I saw one similar to it on the internet and wanted to make one.  The embossing folder  is old, old, old.  One of he first ones I ever had and haven't used a lot.  The greenery was cut with a Memory box die.  The nest was cut on my Silhouette and the bird is a Quikcutz die. 




9 comments:

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love all of the details in the first one!! What a beautiful scene!! And I think I have that embossing folder too and haven't used it in forever!! Love them both!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tracy said...

Both cards are gorgeous, but that first one is stunning.
I love all of the intricate die cuts.

Tracey said...

Stunning....love the scene you have created with all those dies. The embossing looks great!

Daniela Dobson said...

Both of these are so beautiful. Thanks so much for participating in our challenge this week.

Kimberly Kett said...
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Kimberly Kett said...

Beautiful cards, I love you used the die cuts!

Shirl said...

I really like your cards and just happen to have one of the embossing folders. Thanks for reminding me of it and the other IO dies.

Vicki G said...

What an exquisite card! Both are so pretty, but I was wowed by your entry! Thanks for joining us at IO challenge!

Beth said...

I love the colors of your Spring in Montana card! If I did Spring in Maine, it would be all white...wait, that is what I did, lol!