The Global Design project challenge for this week is Easter/Spring. Tomorrow is Easter, and I haven’t finished cards. Since I have to mail them, it’s all good.
Here’s the challenge banner:
Here are two of my Easter cards for this challenge:
Short and Sweet
These adorable animals come from the Welcome Easter stamp set. The bunny is my favorite of the three, and I don’t think I’ve even used the lamb yet. The adorable bee, which I also stamped in a line across the bottom of the front of the envelope, comes from the same set. I believe it is just as cute, and necessary, as the bunny.
Since I wanted the animals to be grounded in grass, I needed to figure out what to do without stamping it. Even though there is a grass stamp in the set, I wanted something more substantial. Thankfully, the Special Day die set contains a long grass die. I cropped the die in both Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz. Then I staggered and adhered the two strips of grass to my white background. After they were completely adhered, I used the Stitched Shapes circle die to crop the animal and grass. If you decide to use this technique, you need to make sure that you run the sandwich through the Big Shot a number, more than 3, of times.
Ribbons, More Dies and an Embossing Folder
The Layering Circle dies came in very handy for this card. There are two layers of scalloped circles under the bunny and one under the chick. I really wanted to incorporate Pumpkin Pie since I used the light and dark blends to color the chick. A plain piece of cardstock as the top mat would not have worked at all. After searching through my embossing folders, I chose the tufted folder, and I’m happy with the results.
Next, I needed to find ribbon for each card. The Gray Granite fit perfectly with the same color DSP. While I colored the bunny with the Smoky Slate light and dark blends, it all works in this Pear Pizzazz, Petal pink, and Gray Granite color scheme.
Finding ribbon for the chick card was a bit more challenging. After looking through ribbon and more ribbon, as well as baker’s twine colors, I found the brand new roll of Old Olive ribbon. This ribbon is half of the ribbon combo pack from the Ornate Garden suite. Perfect!
Can you guess where I got the heart? If you guessed the Detailed Hearts die, you would be correct!
Both cards use 6 x 6 DSP from the Neutrals and Subtles collections. I love being able to coordinate these papers with cards without using 12 x 12 DSP.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and every comment is greatly appreciated!
Have a Peachy Day!
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