Yesterday I stayed
totally focussed, and was successful in making an Easter card!
previous day’s failure – in making my card an Easter card – I spent a
lot of time while I was working today, on designing how I wanted my card to
decided I was going to use Daffodil Delight as my main colour, and one
of the daffodil stamps from the You’re Inspiring Stamp Set.
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, I stamped the daffodil stamp twice across the
top Whisper White Cardstock (CS) layer.
The height of the daffodil stamp was much lower in
real life than in my mind’s eye, which meant the cross would fit in a lot
better than I’d imagined! ☺
I used my Daffodil Delight
and Old Olive Marker Pens to colour them, but found it impossible not
to go over the lines on the stems and leaves.
background stamp I used was Marbled, inked in Sahara Sand, and stamped
off once. The resulting level of colour is absolutely spot on – I love
die cut the cross in the middle using Gold Foil, and adhered it to the
wooden cross using Tombow.
I started off with the thumping
technique – firstly, thumping Old Olive on to Daffodil Delight.
like that effect, so I tried it the other way round.
I still wasn’t
happy, so I painted the stamp with the Old Olive Ink, stamped off, and
then – without cleaning the stamp – painted over it with Daffodil
This produced a beautiful yellowy green, so I painted two more,
and die cut all three.
I needed them loose so I could attach the
quarter-inch Double-Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon.
I put the middle of the ribbon behind the uppermost part of the Cross, and when I was happy with
the positioning, I removed the Dimensional backing, and allowed it to
adhere to the top layer, and part of the ribbon.
I worked on one side at a
time and used Glue Dots to keep the ribbon tails in position.
heat-embossed the HAPPY EASTER sentiment from the You’re Inspiring
Stamp Set, using Gold Embossing Powder.
I checked through my dies and
found one the right size inside the Mini Treat Bag Ththinlits, which has
been designed to look like torn paper!
With the exception of going over the lines, I’m pleased with how today’s card turned out!