No Winter Lasts Forever

Good Saturday morning.  My project today is made especially to encourage those who are experiencing terrible winter storms. My brother-in-law in New Jersey says they have 20 inches and it’s still falling.  My sister who lives in Philadelphia decided to skip the winter this year and spend the first three months of the year in Florida.  She’s a very happy camper.  I won’t even try to complain that it is windy 46 degrees here in Orlando today but it feels cold to me.  LOL!

I love the Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Winter Spring sentiment and thought it would be perfectly paired with a simple flowering tree scene made using the Country Scapes Backyard 2 and the Country Scapes The Woods 1.  I happened to notice when I was creating the links for the bottom of my post that The Woods 1 set is on sale at Ellen’s for 30% off.  Just thought I would let you know. 

KC Elizabeth Craft The Woods 1 1 right

I started by stamping the sentiment on the card base with black versafine and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I cut the tree sections and several sections of the leaves and flowers dies and began assembling.  I added two leaves to the end of every branch tip attaching with glossy accents.  I formed the tiny flowers using my small tipped stylus and molding pad and attached a flower over each leaf section using glossy accents.  The leaves and flowers are tiny and I use my QuickStik to pick up the pieces. The  main tree die is made to cut two connected tree sections but I wanted my tree to look like one larger tree.  I cut the trees apart,applied double stick tape to the back of the larger tree and attached it over top of the small tree. I attached the larger loose branch to the back of the tree with double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree in several spots and then attached it to the card base.

KC Elizabeth Craft The Woods 1 1 center

I cut the vase and flower arrangement sections, and attached them together with glue dots.  I attached lots of tiny flowers around the foliage to fill in the arrangement. I attached the completed vase to the foot of the tree with mounting tape.  I cut two more sections of the foliage and pieced them together to create a grassy base for the vase and tree and attached them to the card base with rolled glue dots. I had the smaller loose branch left over and tucked it down in behind the vase of flowers.  I added three butterflies to complete the scene for the finishing touch. 

KC Elizabeth Craft The Woods 1 1 left

Once again I have used my favorite spring and flower color combination for my card.  I am going to have to make myself branch out a little more.    Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

9 thoughts on “No Winter Lasts Forever”

  1. LOL THANK YOU KITTIE!!!!! You give us HOPE!!!! We’re buried here in snow! COLD & not too windy. We’ve seen the worst of it here I think. When my husband measured this morning, we’d received 18″, so not as bad as up north. LOL It IS BEAUTIFUL, if you get to stay in & just look out! 😉
    GORGEOUS CREATION today & I LOOOVE your sentiment!!!! 😉 I’m guessing those are the “Tiny Flowers?” (Just ordered those! ;))

  2. oh my gosh, this is just gorgeous. I mean jaw dropping GORGEOUS!!! I had to race over here to let you know how this card really touched my heart as soon as I saw it pop up in my email.
    hope you have a most wonderful weekend! 🙂

  3. Good afternoon, Kittie, this is spring all over, beautifully done. I love the Woodie feeling and the gorgeous purple flowers, one of my favorite colors. don’t have snow here but cold winds let you know winter is here…. A good sentiment, love it, new to me…..have a good week-end

  4. I consider anything with lavender special, lol. I wouldn’t know what to do if I had a tree like this, other than, sit under it and take many photos. Every piece of paper you touch turns into something magnificent! TFS and have a great weekend.

  5. You just keep those beautiful spring creations coming….and how we love it…indeed takes it’s turn and it will be here before we know it…..always love your lavender and white…gorgeous. So happy not to be in the snow in NOVA from where we moved 4 years ago,,,,


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