Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - Changing Seasons

 After having a little break from this blog hop I am back! I am so happy to be hopping with these super talented girls, I am always so inspired by their creativity. 

This month's theme is Changing Seasons. Here is Australia we have just emerged from Winter into Spring so for me it's all about flowers and sunshine. The mornings are still cool but warm up to mostly bright sunny days. My favourite time of the year. 

So it's no surprise that my card involves flowers and bright, happy spring colours. I spied the pansy DSP on my shelf and knew what I wanted to create. I also happened to need a Birthday card for a friend so my card is for her.

 I love this style of card. Not only does it have extra wow factor but it is also a great way to showcase all your favourite patterned pieces form the DSP pack. 

Here I have used soft succulent as my card base then added some embossing and the die cut pansies. I love the Tasteful textile embossing folder. I used stampin' dimensionals under the flowers to give them some height then added the leaves underneath. The sentiment comes from the Shaded Summer stamp set which is die cut with the Smooth Sailing dies. 

Click through to Danielle's blog to continue on the hop. 

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Melissa Gifford - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


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  1. What a lovely card Melissa! Welcome back! xxx

  2. Nice card to show off your Designer Series Paper!

  3. Love the Pansy's. It is amazing how your card shows the beautiful dsp

  4. It’s a lovely fold. I don’t have any pansies out yet but lots of other spring things are out in NZ.

  5. What perky little pansies!This is such a pretty card.

  6. Lovely card! These pansies are adorable.