Monday 13 January 2014

Best Wishes for Easter!

Another flattish card to share with you today, I think I am getting the hang of adding interest without depth, but it is a challenge not to go overboard with the embellishments!

This hare (bigger ears than a bunny) stamp is on the Easter set from Viva Decor My Paper World, and I've used the beautiful Easter script and a corner stamp on the inside (but left them uncoloured).  I've stamped with the Versamagic chalk ink Jumbo Java again as it's giving me the best impression and fine line detail with these acrylic stamps.  As long as I put them aside for 5 mins or so to make sure the ink is dry (or you could waft with a heat gun), I can colour with my Copic pens.  Not much colouring required as there is quite a lot of line detail and the images are small, but I am liking the challenge of creating with something a bit different.

What you can't see in my picture is the subtle shimmer I've added to the flowers with my clear Stardust pen, and the glaze on the pink bow - just for added texture.

Here's the card, a small 5" square created from coloured card to fit the stash of envies I need to use up. Creating coloured card bases does mean I have to add an insert though, but as long as it's not got too much layering on it I should still be ok with the narrow slot at the post office.  Again I've been using up scraps of printed digi papers and adding the embossed faux stitching for added effect.  I die cut the image with one of the fancy labels 8 dies and added the stamped and fussy cut flowers from the same Easter set.  The fussy cut feathers are from the Nautical set - still have to create something with the main images on this one.  I've used a couple of Marianne dies, the curved tag from COL1325 and the lacy edge for my white mat layer cut with CR1250.  The embossed faux stitching I created by lining up the paper and running a ball tool down the edge of LR0161. Everything is glued down flat, except for the little flower spray on the image and the top spray by the text that I fixed with a 1mm foam square - so it will squash down.  An addition of tiny pearls to the top of the card and I was done!  Mum sends out half a dozen Easter cards so this one will be ready for her.

The Squirrel and Fox challenge is to show off your new stuff - that's what I've been doing with my new Paper World stamp sets.


  1. Isn't it lovely to be looking towards Easter? I know what you mean about postage - I'm constantly trying to go the flatter route. The hare looks delightful with his added bow & I like the way those pearls balance the whole design.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Gorgeous card and super image,love your die cuts.Your Mum's friend must love getting your cards Annie x

  3. Love this sweet Easter card, that's a super Hare image and such pretty pale colours in your design.

    Gorgeous diecut layers and lacy edging it looks very pretty.

    Thanks for your lovely comments on my Blog - in answer to your question, yes I plan to go to Westpoint and on the Thursday. Going with Jacqueline and Allie, Linda and Moya are going together on the Saturday I believe. Hope we might see you there. Got a shopping list ?


  4. Great Card, very nice!

    Thanks for playing at The Squirrel and The Fox this fortnight.

    Happy Crafting


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