Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter Cards After the Fact

These are the Easter cards I made this year. I couldn't post them until I knew that my family had received them and I was a bit slow getting them out. Oops. Sorry family!

My first card is a CASE of this card.  First I stamped the chevrons on a 5-1/4 x 4" panel. Then I used one of the In the Meadow dies to cut the arc at the bottom. It works as a nice substitute for one of the new Sentiment Splits dies by Papertrey. I played with angling the sentiment on my acrylic block until it fit the arc. Then I trimmed some off the top because the panel was now too big to fit on the card. 

The flower petals and leaves are two-step stamping with the new Brushed Blooms set. It looks like it is two colors for the petals and two colors for the leaves but overstamping like that produced a darker color for the second stamp. The Chevron panel and the flower are all popped up on Kool Tak Clear Foam Pads.

Stamps: Brushed Blooms, Wet Paint Holiday, Background Basics: Chevron Stripes (pti)
Paper: white
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Lemon Tart, black
Other: Brushed Blooms die, In the Meadow die, Kool Tak Clear Foam Pads

My next card uses the PTI December 2014 freebie Pretty Petals Mini stamp set.

This card is pretty straight forward. The tag is popped up on dimensionals.

Stamps: Pretty Petals Mini (pti)
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, white, Dotted Vellum (pti)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate (pti)
Other: Monthly Moments Journal Card 6 die (pti), button & Bakers twine (SU), dimensionals

My last card is for my 2 year old grandson.

I stamped the bunny in Versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I watercolored over the bunny mostly in blue but with a little added pink and green around the edges. When it was dry I lightly rubbed a dry baby wipe ( I guess I don't use them fast enough) over the bunny to remove any ink on the embossed areas.  Lastly I tied some Bakers twine around the watercolored panel and added some dotted paper behind.  Done.

Stamps: Hippity Hoppity (pti)
Paper: White, Spring Rain bitty dots (pit), watercolor paper
Ink: Versamark
Other: Bakers twine (SU), watercolors, white embossing powder (Hero Arts)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

1 comment:

Vickie said...

What a fun trio of cards! I love all of the different techniques you used. :)

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