ID: MC Apr - Learn to Fly card
5"w x 7"h

Created: April 15, 2010

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I've had this oriental type scrapbook paper for quite some time and never find a reason to use it. This was a perfect time. It also gave the feel of the poem - the end of winter with it still lingering, the beginning of spring, but still hiding under the snow in areas, and other places, things popping up everywhere.

I used a Spellbinder's labels 8 to die cut some of my shapes. I have to admit, there is one thing I really, really don't like about the Spellbinder's dies, and that's that the next size up from any die doesn't have equal borders. The vertical always seems to be longer, then the space on the width. I don't like the look and it drives me crazy. So I scanned one of the cut outs and cut it to size with my Cricut. So now I have nice even borders. If I wanted an embossed edge like you get with the die, I can cut two pieces of cardstock slightly smaller and layer them together, then run them through my Cuttlebug.

Rubber stamped the quote (Quietfire Design) on white cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed it. Layered both pieces on a linen textured red cardstock.

The main card is an apple green, then an Ivory on White scarpbook cardstock with gold embossed flowers (Fiskars Foiled Cardstock "Blooming Love") tilted at an angle.

The banner and letters were also cut on my Circut and pasted to each other and then onto a green ribbon, then onto the card.

I added a couple Prima flowers with bright yellow brads. The flowers I had were only a deep fuchsia, so I had to color them with Distress stamp pad Barn Door Red.


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