Today I really needed to get back to making Easter cards – in fact, by the end of the day I will have finished all of the Easter cards I'll be demonstrating this week! Living in Hawaii, it takes a couple of extra days for mail to get to U. S. mainland addresses. So all have to go in the mail on Monday!
With that kind of pressure, I needed ideas quickly. And, no, I just cannot bear to make duplicate cards. I want each card to be special. I made today's card especially for a special family member who has been having a blast showing off photos of the tulips in her garden the past week or so. So it didn't take any thinking to pull out the Blessed Easter Stamp Set. It also didn't take much thinking to figure out what I was going to do with it, either!
After working on yesterday's blog post on Masking stamps, I definitely wanted to see if I could make a larger bouquet of tulips by stamping two of the tulip image, masking the first and stamping the other on top.
It took a bit of fussing around to make it look as I wanted it to look, but I think that the final image worked out beautifully! What I had to do to get the bouquet to look as I wanted it to was to stamp the left tulip of the bouquet in the second stamped layer directly over the right tulip of the first. If you look really closely you can see that it didn't fit exactly. But I'll bet if I hadn't mentioned it to you, you wouldn't have noticed, would you?!
I colored this bouquet with the same colors that I used for last Friday's card with the same image – Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker and Tangerine Tango Classic Ink with a Blender Pen. For the sentiment this time, I used the Happy Easter stamp from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set, which I cut out with the banner die that's part of one of the Circle ThinlitsSet. That's actually a banner that's easily cut by hand or trimmer. But, hey, when there's a die and it's right at hand, why not make use of it! I'm all for easy!!!
It's been a while since I've punched the corners of my cards with the 3/16" Corner Punch. I've seen several cards with this feature lately and thought it was about time I joined the crowd! Then I tied my card together with a bow made with the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.
Yay, it's ready to mail! Now onto my next project – quite a bit different from this one!
Here are the featured products from today's project. Click on any of the pictures to read more about the product and to buy one from my online store if you'd like!