Sending Spring | by Tracey McNeely

Hi there is Tracey here today with a video and a card to celebrate that spring has finally arrived. I still have lots of snow on the ground where I live but every day it is steadily disappearing and the signs of spring are just around the corner.


I created a video to share with you how I created my card using ink blending and alcohol inks. The video can be found below.

I started off by creating a grassy panel by blending Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks. I set that panel aside so that I could work on my Easter eggs.

I created my Easter Eggs using the Stitched Egg Die Set and they were coloured with alcohol inks. I used two combinations of alcohol inks Wild Plum and Purple Twilight and the second combination was Butterscotch and Stream. I used the dipping method to colour the eggs.

Next for my butterfly I blended some Distress Oxide inks on to a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I blended three colours on to one panel–Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot. Clean water was flicked on to the panel and then picked up with a clean paper towel. Once it was dry I cut the Genevieve Butterfly Layer A and Layer C from the panel. Layer C is a two part die, one for the butterfly and one for the body.

The sentiment was created using the Lingo Alphabet Dies and the Lingo Thanks Clear Stamp Set. Once the sentiment had been added to the bottom of the card front the eggs and the butterfly were added with tape runner and foam tape. The entire panel was adhered to the white top folding card base with foam tape. The design was finished off with a few sparkling clear sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping in today and creating a card with me. Be sure to check back in on Friday for another post by our fabulous design team. Have a wonderful day!

Finished Card 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

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