Saturday, April 28, 2012

HSS #115 Spring Inspired


I joined a swap on Stampin' Connection (exclusive website for Stampin' Up! demonstrators) and needed to create a card using only Black, White/ Ivory and a splash of color.  I made this extra for the HSS Spring challenge, I feel like it perfectly represents "spring".  The black and ivory represent the "drab" colors of winter, with the bright splash of colored butterflies.  Flowers, butterflies and bright colors equal spring in my mind.  The quote represents my life literally as I "live in the sunshine" in the sunshine state!  



Below is the original card that I actually used for the swap as I was only supposed to use one color.


11 comments:

Dawn Braun said...

Both cards are so FRESH!! Love the black and white with a splash of color, so fun, especially with that cheerful yellow! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!! :)

Diane Vander Galien said...

So Pretty!!! Love the color combo with the pop of Color- Great spring Card!!! Great accents!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Erika Clark said...

I love how that colorful flock of butterflies bursts out of the dark flowers! So beautiful! Now I wish I was in on that card swap :) Wonderful work! I'm so glad you shared it at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

ebeth9267 said...

This is a card with a great striking and vibrant look. The black and white with the intense bright color pops is super awesome. I am thrilled to have visited your blog and that you added your fabulous card to the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. Smiles, Elizabeth

Bobbie said...

I agree with Erika--wish I had joined. :( Love the pops of color, and the set/butterflies/and DSP all work so wonderfully together. That yellow ribbon is just delish. So happy you played along with Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Pam Steckman said...

Thanks everyone. I really enjoyed doing the challenge and the swap! :) I will be doing more black and white with a pop of color! :)

stampinbygenny.com said...

Stunning card! I love the bright colors with the black. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

So I never would have thought of black for a spring card but you totally rocked it Pam:-) I love the fun and bright accents! Black and white is totally underrated! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS!

Krista said...

I love your story behind this card and going from the dark colors of winter to the bright spring colors. I love the layout and your fun butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

2 great cards! Love the pop of multi colors on the first one and the single color on the second one. Great image (the black one) to use for a card like this. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

gvaldes01 said...

Congratulations Pam!

You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

Please email me to receive the badge html.

Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Come play again!

Genny
HSS Design Team