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Spring into Action: Marion’s View

Spring has Sprung

By Marion Davis, Artistic Guide

Finished card Size: 5.5” x4.25”

Winter Sky (Penny Black Inc.)
Spring has Sprung (Studio G.)
White – Classic Crest Solar white (Neenah)
Pure Luxury Card stock - Lovely Lavender and Lemon Drop ( Gina K)
Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Grape Jelly (Tsukineko)
Plumtastic Purple (Bic Mark It)
Bubblegum Pink, Brilliant Yellow, Salvia Blue, and Celery Marvy Matchables (Uchida of America, Corp)
Border sticker silver (Starfom #1016)
Color Duster (Judi-Kins)
Paper Trimmer 


  1. Begin with a quarter sheet of white cardstock. Stamp Winter sky in Tuxedo Black.
  2. For the next step you need to color dust. If you are unfamiliar with color dusters , they look like old fashioned shaving brushes.  Photo: Duster
  3. I think Judikins sold them but don’t know if she still does. To Dust you brush the duster back and forth across the pad and then across the area of the paper you want to color. I suppose you could use blending foam but the look really is different.  I started with the sky placing bubblegum pink near my imagined horizon. I then followed with the yellow, overlapping slightly so the peachy tone appeared. Lastly I used the salvia blue but tried not to overlap so it wouldn’t blend to green. That completed the sky.  Photo: Sky
  4. Since the image still looked like it was floating I decided to dust with the celery to create the grass.Photo: Grass
  5. Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock in Grape Jelly ink and edge both the sentiment and the image with the grape jelly pad.
  6. Layer the image on Lovely Lavender paper leaving a narrow border (about .125”) Photo: Lavender
  7. Here I ran into a problem. The image still looked flat when I added it to the Lemon Drop cardstock. Photo: Layer 1
  8. Out came the silver peel offs Photo: Peel offs
  9. and the Plumtastic Purple marker. I had to change the purple color because I needed an alcohol based marker for the peel offs. As you color the peel off stickers don’t worry if you go too far over the area you need. You can clean the excess off with 91% rubbing alcohol. Photo: Peel offs colored 
  10. Adhere the colored peel off around the image layer, cutting to the length you need. Photo: Peel offs added 
  11. Add the sentiment on a piece of foam tape or other dimensional dot to pop it up slightly and you are done. Don't forget to sign the back of your card.  Photo repeat Finished if desired





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  1. Thank you for sharing this lovely card.