March brings excitement to the year with the first hints of Spring. The budding fresh green leaves are a unique color inspiring new thoughts and ideas! It is only natural (pun intended) to declare Greenery color of the month.
We are sharing four projects in today’s blog which feature an array of Tsukineko and Imagine products in green, texture, and shimmer. Roni Johnson delights us with a succulent themed card using Kaleidacolor which shows off an ombré color blend. Jennifer Vanderbeek creates a visual effect with Vertigo and Neva Cole creates a dimensional effect with foam tape and die cut star pattern. Last and not least, Alison Heikkila takes cuteness to a new level with a wee green dragon. Enjoy!
Love Grows Here by Roni Johnson
When you hear the word greenery, what comes to mind? The smell of freshly mown grass, the refreshing rain storm and an oasis filled with plants, flowers, and succulents? This was my inspiration for March and how I imagined my greenery card. The succulents were both stamped using the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor which was misted with Sheer Shimmer Spritz prior to stamping on white cardstock and trimmed. The background was made by stamping the succulent using New Sprout Memento Dye Ink. The panel was then spritzed with New Sprout Fireworks! Spray.
- Kaleidacolor – Fresh Greens
- Fireworks! Spray – New Sprout
- Sheer Shimmer Spritz
- Memento – New Sprout, Cottage Ivy
- On Point Glue
- ClubScrap.com – succulent, sentiment stamps
- Cardstock – white, green
Welcome Spring Card by Jennifer Vanderbeek
When starting a card, I sometimes struggle with the materials and embellishments to create a balance. With a stamped Vertigo background, adding too much to the card would take away from the dreamy movement quality of the specialty sheet. To that end, I opted to let the background command pride of place on the card and add only a bit of patterned paper in a strip along the base of the card and a simple, hand-written sentiment. Balance achieved!
- Memento Luxe – Olive Green, Pistachio
- Memento Marker – Bamboo Leaves
- Memento – Bamboo Leaves
- VersaMagic – Niagra Mist
- Vertigo – Pebbles
- Close to My Heart – Leaves stamps
- Acrylic block
- DCWV patterned paper
- Paper trimmer
You Are So Kind in Green by Neva Cole
Green is a wonderful color to celebrate the coming of spring! To jump start the spring feeling, Kaleidacolor ink is used to create this quick thank you card. The brushed look is created using a soft sponge brayer on white cardstock. Die cutting stars from the frame and through the black backing to show off the multi-hued nature of the Kaleidacolor ink pad.
- Cardstock – white, black
- Soft rubber brayer
- Sizzix – Framelits Drop-Ins Stephanie Barnard 661563
- Dimensional foam adhesive
I Believe in You by Alison Heikkila
I’ve always found dragons to be very special. When I found out that the Imagine’s Color of the Month for March was Greenery, I was excited! First, it’s a beautiful color. Second, I knew I would use this adorable dragon from Lawn Fawn’s Critters Ever After set. Dragons certainly don’t have to be green, but I thought this guy would look fabulous in this shade.
I colored the dragon with Memento Markers. I wanted to have a starry background, but I didn’t want him to float in mid-air so I made a wall using the Stone Background Stencil from Stampendous. The sky was created with watercolor paper and Fireworks! Sprays. To add a few stars, I used Wedding Dress Pico Embellisher. My sentiment (from the Believe in Yourself set) was stamped with VersaMark, and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.
- Fireworks! Spray – Tuxedo Black, Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Rose Bud, Lilac Posies
- VersaFine – Onyx Black
- Memento Markers – Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, Dandelion, Cantaloupe
- Memento – Gray Flannel, London Fog, Potter’s Clay, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa
- Embossing Powder – black, white
- irRESISTables – Wedding Dress, Tuxedo Black
- Lawn Fawn – Critters Ever After stamp and die sets, Believe in Yourself Stamp set
- Stampendous – Stone Background Stencil
- Spellbinders – Lacey Ovals S4-314