Monday, March 27, 2017

Easter is Faith, Joy and Hope

For Easter I need to make about two dozen cards to mail to family and friends. When I need to make a bundle of cards, I frequently make them the same or very similar. This card is a prototype that I created for my Easter card and have decided to reproduce multiples with a little tweak here and there. I settled on shades of yellows, purples and green with white.
Three of the spiky flowers were die cut from white cardstock. One flower was left all white and two were lightly sponged with two shades of yellow ink.The leaves were die cut from green cardstock and sponged with a darker shade of green ink. The butterfly was punched from white cardstock and sponged with two shades of yellow ink. A white cardstock panel was cut with a rectangular frame die. A stencil was used to add the purple dots to the background. It was also stamped with green to add soft spatter. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the rectangular panel.
The card was assembled on a white card base. Purple "gems" were added to the butterfly and the center of the flower stack. The leaves were adhered only at the stem tips so they will add depth to the card. The card interior was decorated with a punched yellow butterfly and the sentiment "Happy Easter" was stamped.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Aud Sentiments Challenge #176

2. Crafting from the Heart Challenge #152

3. Brown Sugar Challenge #243
    (Anything Goes)

4. Happy Little Stampers March Challenge
    (Anything Goes with Dies)

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, stenciling, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stamps: Paper Smooches "Easter Blessings" & Stampin' Up! "Gorgeous Grunge"
Inks: Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey; Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding
Punch: Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly
Dies: Impression Obsession Scroll Vines, Spellbinders Make a Wish, Cheery Lynn Celtic Rectangles
Stencil: Reverse Confetti Lotsa Dots
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam tape; Gems from stash


  1. So pretty! Those delicate flower die cuts are amazing and I love the colors! :)

  2. I can't even imagine making more than one card that is similar. However, if you send out that many, it's a great idea. This is so pretty and will be loved by all!

    1. You're right, Jean. I made a few like this and then a couple of others for challenges and then four more like this with pink instead of purple. No two are ever exactly alike because I change the bling or the position of the elements.

  3. Very pretty, again love these die cuts and seeing your creation in person...need to borrow these dies...bring them with you on Sunday.

  4. Awesome background and such a pretty bloom!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little stampers!

  5. What a pretty die cut flower and love the foliage!
    Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything Goes with dies. :)

  6. This is a seriously pretty card!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  7. A pretty Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy