Yesterday I wrote about the popularity of pink and rose shades this season... in that same vein, here's a card I made for the January 2009 issue of CardMaker Magazine. Shown as a thank you card, the wording could be altered to make it suitable for a spring birthday, Easter, or Mother's Day.
Perhaps you've noticed the prevalence of scrolls and flourishes everywhere lately... we see them in print ads, fabric patterns, and as a multitude of rubber stamp and rub-on designs. It's quite simple to make flourishes as I did for this card with narrow strips of quilling paper - just curl each piece with a scissors blade as if you were curling ribbon and roll the ends with a quilling tool or your fingertips. Cluster a few strips together and accent the coiled ends with tiny pearls. The daffodil image (from StampinUp!) was stamped with Versamark on torn vellum and dabbed with glittery eyeshadow left over from the 80's - I kid you not. And isn't that one of the best reasons you've ever heard to save nearly everything?!