Friday, March 11, 2016

Thankful at Easter - CAS

With Easter only a few weeks away, I've been making a few Easter cards here and there for family and close friends. Instead of bunnies, eggs and flowers, I decided to focus on a new stamp I have with starfish. The starfish I used to see on the Florida beaches were all similar in color and size but when I went to Alaska on a cruise, I saw them in all sizes and colors. Our Creator is amazing, so why not use them on an Easter card!

The card is being entered into two challenges:

1. Always Playing with Paper "The Challenge" #63 -

2. Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge #233 -

On white cardstock, the two-step starfish was stamped three times and fussy cut. To achieve two colors for the two-step process, I stamped off with the coral ink for the first step and then used full color for the second step. On another panel of white, the background lines were stamped to symbolize seaweed and the spatter to represent sand. The starfish were fussy cut and backed with foam to pop them up. The sentiment was stamped and matted and slipped underneath the starfish leg. Three yellow toned sequins were added. This entire art piece was adhered to a panel of cardstock and then to the card base. The card base was stamped with a set of lines and the spatter and two Easter sentiments.

For fun challenges visit the challenge blogs at APWP63 and HSS233.

Techniques: Stamping, stamping off, fussy cutting, punch cutting, CAS
Size: A7 (5" x 7")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated:
Stamps: Picture Perfect, He Is Risen, Chalk Lines, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Punch: Curvy Corner Trio (for sentiment banner)
Misc.: Dimensionals and PPP sequins


  1. So pretty! Love that starfish! And you know I love the splatter!

  2. You card turned out perfectly Melanie! I love the starfish images with this colors scheme. Great design! :)

  3. So fresh and fun, Melanie ... what a great background you created for this sweet trio of starfish! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Challenge! Anita :)

  4. Lovely card with wonderful colours. Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

  5. Love that you've used a seaside theme for Easter, it works really well. Also like the seaweed and sand effects. Thanks for laying along at Hand Stamped Sentiments, Claire

  6. Love your scenery background you created, and star fish always fascinated me...very creative card.

  7. Wonderful card and beautiful composition. I love how you used the starfish. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  8. What a creative card! I love the background you created for the starfish using our colors. Thanks for playing along at HSS!