Here I am again with another Easter Card made with some of my favorite Stampin' Up! products. Have you noticed that most of the Stampin' Up! products I've brought up in my blog posts have, at one time or another, had the word, "favorite," applied to them? That's because
I'm fickle at one time or another they all are! Of course, this time of the year products with Easter colors or an Easter theme have all my attention!
So today, I've decided that Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight are my favorite Easter colors, and the gorgeous tulips from the Blessed Easter Stamp Set are my favorite image. Actually, Blessed Easter isn't a stamp "set." It's just one stamp in a box, which makes it oh, so, affordable as a last minute Easter stamp!
You'll see by looking at the product summary at the end of the blog post that there is also a sentiment on this stamp. Once again, I've separated the sentiment from the image on this stamp so that I can use these lovely tulips for something other than an Easter card. You might suggest that I just use a marker to color the image and not the sentiment. But I am probably NEVER going to use this stamp without using blender pens to color them in. I find that, no matter how careful I am, I always managed to smear the outline ink unless it's Jet Black StazOn (there are other StazOn colors, but Stampin' Up! features only the Jet Black and White). In short, it's just easier to have the image separate from the sentiment.
I only used two colors to color in the tulip flowers – Calypso Coral Stampin' Classic Ink and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker. I colored the flowers all over with Daffodil Delight, then used a Blender Pen and the Calypso Coral ink to lightly color the edges, ending with a darker outline in some of the edge areas. For the leaves, I used blender pens with both colors – Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink and Gumball Green Classic Ink.
Then there's the layout. Did I mention that this is Friday and that I made this for the Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge? And, as I frequently do, I turned the sketch around a bit. But I'm sure you can see that I kept all of the elements!
Of course, this sketch is a rectangle and my card is an oval, with the card base and layer cut with dies from the Ovals Collection Framelits. But, hey, I was thinking Easter Eggs! Now that we've gotten beyond that, I used Daffodil Delight 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon to tie my project together with a gift bow and ribbon. And I even added my sentiment – from Teeny Tiny Wishes – so it's horizontal on the card! That's what challenges are for – to challenge us to be creative!! Not TOO creative, but just enough.
Speaking of creativity, when I first started putting this card together I didn't emboss the Whisper White Cardstock oval. But I decided, as I often do, that the big white space needed something more. So I went through all my embossing folders and finally decided on the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder. The final step was to sponge the edge of that oval before adhering it to the front of the card.
There are many different ways to make a card using quite a few of Stampin' Up!'s Sizzix Framelits. For this card, I cut two full pieces of Calypso Coral Cardstock with the largest oval in the Ovals Collection Framelits. Then I trimmed about 1/4" off the side of one of them that would normally have been the "fold" side. I cut a folded piece of Whisper White Cardstock using the second largest oval, bringing the folded inside the cutting edgel of the framelit just a bit so that it wouldn't be cut as it was run through the Sizzix Bigshot. I added adhesive to one side of the outside of the folded Whisper White oval and adhered it to the cut piece of Calypso Coral. Then I added adhesive to the other outside part of the folded oval and adhered the card front, matching the scallops up wth the cardstock that had been adhered to the back.
And my new Easter card was finished!
Here's a recap of some of the products that I used for this card. If you have any questions about any of them, please let me know. Or you can click on any of the pictures and you'll be whisked away to my Stampin' Up! store where you can read all that Stampin' Up! had to say about any of them – and you can order anything right then and there!