Fortunately, it isn’t something I do too often but yesterday I used three stamp sets to create today’s card. The starting point for today’s card was my regular customer has aksed for some Easter cards. I thought I had made three or four already but could only find one! If my memory serves me correctly, I’d made the other Easter cards before I had my sale of cards after Sunday service before the end of February and I imagine they must have been sold then.
I didn’t have any preconceived ideas about the design for my card and had a look through my stamp set reference file for inspiration. I chose the two rabbits from the Wildly Happy Stamp Set. As much as I love this image, I didn’t consider that the image on its own would make a great card and decided to include the long crocus stamp in the Easter Promise Stamp Set because I could use it almost as a background stamp.
Using Basic Grey Ink I stamped the rabbits on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (CS). Next, I used the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend and coloured the inside of the rabbits’ ears. Then I used the Light Smokey Slate Blend to colour in both rabbits. When I had finished colouring I went over both images using my Colour Lifter and left it to do its job! My rabbits both have very mottled looking fur which is the look I was after!
I die-cut the image using the Stitched Shapes round die no. 3. Next, I took a scrap of Petal Pink CS and die-cut a scalloped circle using the Layering Circles scallop die no. 6, and adhered the image on top of it. To build my card I started with a Whisper White CS card base, a layer of Petal Pink CS and a top layer of Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper (DSP). This DSP is available during the Co-ordination Product Release until 31st March while stocks last (153558 €14.00/£10.75).
Still using Basic Grey Ink I stamped two images of the long crocus stamp about half an inch up from the base of the DSP. I used my Grid Paper so I could get the gap between the two images as close to the centre as possible. This meant that I stamped off the edge of the DSP both ends. I coloured the crocuses using the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend and the stems and the grass using the Light Old Olive Blend. I added some wild white clovers growing in the grass using a white gel pen.
I adhered the DSP to the Petal Pink CS layer and tied a piece of Petal Pink ¼” Metallic-Edge Ribbon around it tying it in a bow at the front. It was easy to position the bow in the centre as I had been careful where I’d stamped my two crocus images. My positioning of the rabbits in the circle was very fortunate because it allowed me a great space to stamp the EASTER BLESSINGS stamp from Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set just below the image! It looks as if I planned it! I wish! LOL!
I popped the image up on Dimensionals and adhered it about a ¼” above the top of the bow. Next, I added the layers to the card base and finished off with several Champagne Rhinestones. One mistake I make too often when making a card is when I’ve finished the front of my card and start decorating the inside. I nearly always automatically decorate the top layer for the inside as if my card is portrait style rather than landscape! Yesterday I did it again…………that’s twice in one week! Grrr!
I started the top layer again and stamped two images of the long crocus stamp so they met in the centre and went over the edge both sides. Using my Blends, I coloured the images in the same way as I did on the front. I also did the grassy area with the wild white clovers growing in the grass. My final touch was to stamp the verse MAY THE PROMISE OF HIS WONDERFUL GIFT FILL YOUR HEART WITH PEACE & JOY at the top using Basic Grey Ink.
It makes a change for me to make an Easter card in another colour apart from yellow or purple! That’s about it from me today. I’m super pleased that hubby has to work from home as from tomorrow. My prayers are very firmly with the millions of people around the world who can’t be afforded this option.
I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, 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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