TECC30 Spring Sprigs

August 22nd, 2008

Happy Friday!  This week’s sketch for the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge (cupcakes NOT required!) is a fun, easy and super versatile one!  You just have to come play with us!


And to make it super simple here are the measurements for a 4 1/4″ square card.  The main image panel is 2 1/2″ square layered onto a 2 5/8″ square.  The diamond panel behind the main image is the same size.  Easy Peasy!

This is a great layout to really showcase a larger single stamp image.  I chose to use Spring Sprigs by Stampendous – available as part of a card kit at TE.


This was such a quick card to put together.  Spring Sprigs was stamped on Neenah Classic White cardstock and colored with Copic markers (click the thumbnail above for a full size photo of the markers used) and highlighted with Diamond Stickles.  The card base is Tangerine Tango and the dp is from the Bella Rose pack.  Old Olive was used for matting.  I applied Diamond Stickles all around the Olive mat on the diamond piece and clear Adorn It Jewels Droplets were used in the corners.  Once the card was put together I felt like it just needed something more (big surprise, huh?), but I didn’t have any ribbon that looked right.  Copic marker to the rescue.  YR09 Chinese Orange is a really great match to Tangerine Tango cardstock, so I dyed some ivory taffeta ribbon and it’s perfect! I’m not an orange person at all, but I really like this card!

To get all the details on the challenge visit Taylor’s blog by clicking here.

And now it’s time to see what the rest of the Cupcake Crew has cooked up:

Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp

Stephanie Hargis: Steph’s Stampin’ Stuff

Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy

Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity

Mary Jo Albright: Beauty Lies Within

Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme

and this week’s Featured Stamper Lynn Put at The Queen’s Scene.

I’m hoping to get some serious stampin’ time today.  I have some fun new toys to play with – you’ll hear all about those later.  I want to play with them before my Stampin’ Up! New Catty order arrives.  I’m so spoiled to usually get orders within just s few days – this new catty time is always hard as the pick line gets so backed up.  I hope the order ships soon!

Thanks for stopping by!     




16 Responses to “TECC30 Spring Sprigs”

  1. TECC30 Spring Sprigs Says:

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  2. Sherrie Says:

    Your flowers have gorgeous sparkle Jami! A beautiful card and I love the colors!

  3. Stephanie Hargis Says:

    This is just gorgeous Jamie! I LOVE your coloring! I wish I had some Copics so that I could color like you do! You are so talented! I love the colors you used on this card too! They are just fabulous! 😀 You did such a wonderful job!


  4. Monika/buzsy Says:

    Awesome card! Love the image and your coloring Jami… TFS!

  5. Taylor Says:

    So pretty, Jami! Even prettier in person! 🙂

  6. Lynn Says:

    This is such a pretty card!!!
    I love the little gems and touch of glitter you added to your card!

  7. Lynn Mercurio Says:

    Oh Jami, I just LOVE this card. The image is one that I just love. Someone recently sent me a RAK with this image, and so I didn’t know who made it until now! Fabulous job with this week’s sketch challenge.

  8. mj albright Says:

    Jami, this card is so pretty. Those flowers are colored perfectly.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  9. loricraig Says:

    Look at you all scmancy with your Copics…Love this, Jami! Love the bright colors. Wonderful card for the sketch! Call me, my friend…we need to talk! 😉

  10. Debbie Olson Says:

    Jami, I love the layout, colors, and coloring of the image–great job!

  11. leslierich Says:

    Oh, my gosh! This is unbelievably cute! I love the orange and green combo–so cheerful! Such a happy stamp, too. You have new toys? I’ll look forward to seeing them, as well as your loot from the new catty. I’m awaiting an order, too. Hope I get to use it before the year is over!

  12. Shirleyone Says:

    You are so right! This is so stunning and uplifting, Jami. Its great to be seeing your cards again. So glad I found your blog.

  13. Angel Says:

    Very pretty, Jami!!

  14. Shel9999 Says:

    So pretty, Jami! I love the sparkles!

  15. PaperCutting Kind of Day Says:

    Your creation is wonderful and even more yummy on top of that pile of Copic markers!!!

  16. Cathy B. Says:

    A beautifully done card. I love orange and it looks so nice with the green and other colors, which you have used.


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