I made another Easter card yesterday using three stamp sets! They are Easter Promise for the crocuses and sentiment, Welcome Easter for the chick, and Butterfly Gala for the butterflies. The first job I did was to stamp the crocuses onto the sticky end of a Post It Note and fussy cut it. Although I didn’t need it for this card, I decided to make a mask for the chick as well.
I took a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) and stamped the crocuses near the bottom using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. When the ink had dried – I’d just re-inked my pad! – I put the mask over the crocuses and stamped the chick. Again, when the image of the chick had dried, I started colouring the images using my Stampin’ Blends.
For the crocuses, I used Light and Dark Highland Heather with Dark Daffodil in the centre of the front crocuses, Light Old Olive for the stems and grass, and Light and Dark Daffodil Delight for the chick. I went around the edge of the chick and part of the crocuses using the Light Pool Party Blend. I stamped the HAPPY EASTER sentiment between the top of the chick and the top of the Whisper White CS layer using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
After I adhered the top layer on to a Daffodil Delight CS layer, I adhered them to a Whisper White CS card base. There was something missing but I decided to work on the inside of the card first. I took a layer of Whisper White CS and stamped the top half of the chick in the bottom right-hand corner. When the ink was dry, I used the same Blends I used on the chick on the front of the card, to colour this partial chick.I adhered this top layer to a layer of Daffodil Delight and adhered it inside the card. When I went back to the front of the card I decided to add some butterflies – two on the front and one on the inside. I took a piece of the white-spotted Daffodil Delight design from the Brights Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack and stamped three butterflies using the Memento Ink. Yes, again! Once the ink had dried, I used the Duet Butterfly punch to punch out three DSP and three stamped butterflies.
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There’s a stamp in the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set to add a body to the butterfly rather than making my own as I did for the butterflies I added to yesterday’s card. I adhered one stamped butterfly to the striped side of a non-stamped butterfly – this was to make the reverse side of the butterflies spotted like the front! I folded along the bodies and adhered two on the front of the card and one inside.
I added three pearls to the butterflies on the front of my card and then finished by using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to paint the chick and the butterfly wings, as well as the chick and butterfly inside the card. Oh, I forgot! I took some White Baker’s Twine and “painted” it by holding it onto my Highland Heather Ink Pad with my Bone Folder and pulled it through several times. Now it was time to wait for this to dry before I could tie it in a bow and adhere it to the chick!
I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and I’m very pleased with the result. That’s it from me today. I llok forward to being back with you tomorrow. In the meantime, stay safe, stay well and happy crafting!
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
First layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
First layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
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