Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Oh Happy Day - CAS Easter

Inspired by challenges, I decided to create another spring Easter card, keeping it as CAS as is possible for me. I think it needs pearls but I resisted the urge to add them.
Using challenge colors, the front of the card base was sponged with ink. A panel of white cardstock was used to die cut the leafy design, which was adhered to the sponged card base. I used a frame die cut left from a previous project over the leaf panel to give the edge scallops. The same leaf cover die was used to cut the leafy design from mint green cardstock. Pieces were overlaid on the white to randomly add green sprigs. The sentiment was stamped along with some spatter. It was backed with foam tape to add dimension. The butterfly was punched from white cardstock and sponged with ink.
The inside of the card was decorated on the lower right edge with scraps from the mint green die cut and another butterfly. The sentiment "Have a Blessed Easter" was also stamped inside.

The card is being submitted to the following:

1. (CAS)E This Sketch #214

2. Fab Friday Color Challenge #108

3. Aud Sentiments Challenge #176

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

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps:   Bloomin' Marvelous & Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron
Punch: Itty Bitty Butterfly
Misc.: Dimensionals

Other Materials
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Easter Blessings" (inside sentiment)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Impression Obsession 6-in-1 Frame Set #242-YY & Reverse Confetti Leaves Cover Panel


  1. Beautiful card Mel, and it doesn't need gems...beautiful combination of colors for your background and love the die leaves. Love it all...the splatters. Gorgeous card.

  2. Oh my goodness, that is just beautiful Melanie! I love the way that your background turned out. Those die cut leaves over the top look amazing too! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  3. So beautiful - I love these simple leaf sprays scattered over your gorgeous background! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  4. Very cool die cuts! I like how you layered the Mint Macaron ones over the white ones...nice depth. The background is very tropical looking--love it! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  5. This is great - fun colours and a good depth too,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  6. Lovely colours and diecuts. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

  7. The sponged background is gorgeous. The white die cut on top brings out the colourful background perfectly - no need for additional embellishments anywhere. This is beautiful :)