Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Well, I'm home, and here I am - as promised! I am so sorry I did not get these posted last week as I intended. But what better day to post a few Easter cards than on Easter itself?

I wanted to use the new A Good Egg set before this wonderful holiday came and went, so I sat down last week and made a couple cards with it. Here is the first one I made:

The base card is So Saffron with a layer of Certainly Celery on top, stamped and sponged with Certainly Celery ink. I stamped the little chick onto Vellum cardstock with Black StazOn ink, and then turned it over and colored the back of the image with my Blender Pen and the ink pad lids. I sponged some Confetti White cardstock with So Saffron ink and then attached the chick with some Antique Brass brads. It is attached to the card with Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped with the black StazOn, and then some of the new Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon finishes it off.

Now, I must tell you that I found this card looked very familiar to me after I finished it... and for good reason. Take a look at the Easter card I made last year!

I must really like the combination of So Saffron and Certainly Celery for Easter cards, huh?! This one used the now retired Best of Cluck set, and is a "gate" card, meaning it has two folds and opens in the middle, like this:

Okay, I wanted to get away from yellow and green, so I did one more using a completely different color scheme:

This one has a Bashful Blue base with a layer of Groovy Guava and then Very Vanilla. The egg is So Saffron, Certainly Celery (okay, so I couldn't get rid of those colors altogether!), and Groovy Guava. It was fun to layer the different stripes! Three So Saffron brads hold the pieces together. I used Glue Dots to attach the egg to the Very Vanilla, and then gave it a bit of a Bashful Blue shadow to ground it and tie in the blue. The sentiment is stamped with Basic Black onto Certainly Celery and punched with the Word Window punch. Some of the Double Stitched Groovy Guava Grosgrain adds a final touch - and I found that I really like the combination of Bashful Blue and Groovy Guava!! Maybe I'll use it next year! *giggle*... only I can't since Groovy Guava will have been replaced by then with some other yummy color.

Well, I hope that all of you had a wonderful Easter celebration with your family and friends. It is good to finally be home, and now I can get to work on that Blog Candy I promised you! I'm excited to see what I come up with! Don't forget to leave your comment to this post before the 25th! Oh, and I have added a section to the left for each of Stampin' Up!'s current promotions so they're easy to find.

Happy Easter!


Marie Greene said...

I love your blog! You've always got such darling cards and ideas. I hope you don't mind, but I tagged your blog. You can read the tag here: Happy Easter!

Darlene L said...

Great card--Your Easter card was worth the wait! Darlene

Anonymous said...

Love those Easter cards!