Circle of Spring Thank You – PPA #295

Happy Sunday…and it is a SUNNY day here today after our snowy Saturday.

My card share today was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts #295 color challenge.  I must admit that these colors were a bit of a challenge….


I really like the color combination but was a little stumped on which stamp set to use.  So after trying a few that just didn’t work, this is what I came up with…

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-04-08-1507)

The card base is Very Vanilla with a mat of Bermuda Bay.  The next layer is the Hardwood stamp, in Crumb Cake ink, on a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-04-08-1507) The wreath, from the Circle of Spring stamp set, is stamp in Basic Black Archival ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut using the Wonderful Wreath framelits.  I colored the leaves and flowers with Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush Stampin’ Write markers.  The little flowers with the pearl centers were punched using a dollar bin punch I found at Michaels.  It fits perfectly over the flower on the wreath.  Before adhering the wreath with dimensionals, I put a small pencil make in the center of the wreath.  Then I stamped the sentiment, also from the Circle of Spring set, in Versa Mark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-04-08-1508) Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-04-08-1508)

The inside sentiment is from the Lovely Amazing You stamp set, which is not in the catalog but is still available.  The DSP on the inside of the card and the envelope is from the Cherry On Top 6 x 6 stack.

I am always amazed at where I start on a challenge and how the actual card comes about.  Most times it is really an evolution!

I’m happy you stopped by today and hope that you have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

Until next time,




  1. I just got this set…I kept forgetting to order it! Love the blue wreath and flowers..and your background! Thanks for inspiration and playing along this week with the color challenge!

  2. This wreath and backdrop are PERFECT for these colors. Nice eye! Love this card, Rosanne! Thanks so much for playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge!

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