Four Seasons Inspiration | Spring & Winter Cards with Laurie
Hi everyone! Laurie Schmidlin here and I am excited to be sharing my second guest post here on the Spellbinders blog, you can catch the first post here – I shared adorable gift boxes. For today’s post I’ve created two cards with the Four Seasons Collection by Lene Lok.
When I first saw the Spring Canopy and Elements die set I thought the flowers would look lovely as a background! The canopy is actually designed to fit on top of the Four Seasons Tree, but I wanted to see how it would look on its own.
I started by die cutting the canopy four times using a heavy weight watercolor paper. I quickly added some watercolor paint, not spending too much time so it would have a more abstract look. After the flowers were completely dry, I used a spray adhesive to adhere them to a black cardstock panel. There were many parts hanging off of the edge of the cardstock so I trimmed the edges to fit on the cardstock.
I embossed the celebrate sentiment using white embossing powder on black cardstock and adhered it at an angle. I embellished with some lace and ribbon. For the final touch, I die cut the butterfly (also included in the Spring Canopy and Elements die set) using heavy weight vellum. To hide the glue where I adhered the butterfly to my card, I cut out one of the little flowers and added it to the butterfly.
For my second card, I paired the Four Seasons Tree with the Winter Canopy and Elements die set. I love the creativity this whole collection inspires and how well everything works together!
I started by watercoloring a background using cool blues and muted violets with just a hint of silver and gold paint added in. After the paint was dry, I stitched on die cut vellum snowflakes (from the Winter Canopy and Elements die set) to create a frosty look.
I die cut the tree from the Four Seasons Tree die set out of Kraft cardstock. I added a bit of gold paint to the tree to add some depth. Before layering on the canopy, I added some clear glitter.
For the sentiment, I die cut the Winter word from the Seasonal Words die set out of shiny gold paper. To complete the sentiment, I stamped the Wishes word using a muted lavender ink.
- S3-308 Seasonal Words
- S4-840 Four Seasons Tree
- S4-841 Spring Canopy and Elements
- S4-844 Winter Canopy and Elements
- PE-100 Platinum 6 Die cutting and Embossing Machine
Cardstock: Black & White 110 LB cardstock, Watercolor paper, Vellum cardstock; Adhesive: Elmer’s Spray Adhesive, Zip Dry liquid glue; Versamark ink pad, Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers, White Detail embossing powder, White sheer ribbon, White lace; Lilac Grace ink pad, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, White chunky glitter, White string, Gold sequins
Thank you so much for joining me here today and a big thank you to Spellbinders for having me!
Wonderful snowy layers on this creation. Not seen the blog hop winners and had a note indicating that winners were to be announced 12/11.
I saw the winners posted on the original blog hop post. Was thinking a separate post was where the winners would be but saw them on original post.
yes, we post winners in the original Blog Hop posts. Thanks!
That card is so pretty and love the frosty look. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. I love Spellbinders.
Loved the snowy tree and the flowers look stunning on black !
Oh my goodness ! These cards are simply astonishing !
Beverly Haskins Kennedy
I really love all of your wonderful greeting cards and gift wrap materials!!! I may even try one of your projects next year, even though I am not very “crafty”!!! I just adore your website and your cards and wrapping paper and gift toppers!!!
That snowy winter tree is just gorgeous, and I love the idea of using the canopy as a background too. Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration!