Welcome Easter Chick for #GDP229

The rabbit, chick, and lamb in the Mini-Catalog Welcome Easter set are so stinking adorable! The stamp set contains greeting for friends, baby, and Easter making this set very versatile.

Global Design Project #229

This week’s challenge calls for Crushed Curry, Garden Green, and Night of Navy.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Here’s my Easter card:

This card falls into the Easy Peasy category. I used the Garden Green DSP for the background with a Night of Navy block for the focal elements.

While I could have cropped the Whisper White circle closer to the chick, I wanted enough room for the cute little bees. In order to ground the chick, I used the grasses stamp and stamped full strength and stamped again without reinking. Maybe I got a bit carried away with the grass, but Easter grass seems to multiply quickly so it works.

As of right now, there are no blends for Crushed Curry and Garden Green. Sadness. Therefore, I used the Pumpkin Pie marker for the chick’s beak and feet. Then, I used the Crushed Curry Stamping Marker to color the chick.

After stamping the greeting and the bees, I cropped the sentiment block using the Stitched Rectangles die. The left side bee almost got cropped out, but I like how it is just coming into view.

With all the dots on the Garden Green DSP, I thought the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon would be perfect. I simply tied it in a bow around the Night of Navy mat. Honestly, I have been so bow challenged lately, I thought I would need to just tie a square knot. Happily, I played around with the ribbon and wound up with a useful bow.

I did use dimensionals to pop up both the chick circle and the greeting.

Finishing Touches

I used the Garden Green DSP on the envelope flap. Then, I decided that a line of happy bees needed to find a home along the bottom of the front of the envelope. Once I colored those, I had finished another card and envelope set.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my blog.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Sunday Stamps 218 Meets #GDP217

Daisy Lane Bundle

Sometimes a card just comes together in a flash. This card did just that. Global Design Project # 217’s color challenge for this week consists of Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, and Crumb Cake. I had no idea what I could or would create. Then, I checked the Sunday Stamps challenge, and it all came together quickly.

Here’s my card:

Here are the challenge banners:

Sunday Stamps 218

Once I saw the circles on the sketch, I knew exactly what I was going to use to meet the sketch requirement. Daisies. Three daisies. Three Flirty Flamingo daisies.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the daisies in Flirty Flamingo on the matching cardstock. The Stamparatus makes it so completely easy to stamp layers of ink perfectly aligned. Since I wanted something different, I grabbed the Flirty Flamingo DSP from the Brights 6 x 6 DSP and again used my Stamparatus. Then, all I had to do was use the large and small daisy punches to crop the flower parts. There’s one dimensional between the two layers of each of the daisies.

For the base, I layered Mossy Meadow on the bottom and Crumb Cake in the middle. The top layer had to be Whisper White in order for the daisies to pop.

In order to get the Mossy Meadow ferns, from the Daisy Lane stamp set, in the right places on the white, I needed to dry fit the flowers. Then it was a matter of figuring out where I wanted the ferns, stamp, dry fit again, and repeat.

Finishing Up

I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Whisper White. Then, I used the Rectangle Stitched dies to crop both the sentiment and the mat under it. The only two places I used the Crumb Cake are the middle base layer and the sentiment mat layer. However, I met the challenge.

After taking pictures for this post, I decided I needed some bling. Therefore, I added a small and large clear faceted gem to the center of two of the daisies. I feel like I should add another gem, but can figure out where to put it, so I guess I am done.

I stamped the small full daisy on the front of the envelope. Another DSP print, and the script is my favorite pattern, for the envelope flap.

As always,

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate your the time you take to read, and comment, on my cards.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Supplies Used

Daisy Lane stamp set, item # 149325

Daisy punch, item # 143713

Medium Daisy punch, item # 149517

Brights 6′ x 6″ DSP, item # 149613

Flirty Flamingo cardstock, item # 141416

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Mossy Meadow cardstock, item # 133676

(OR Neutrals cardstock pack, item # 146977

Whisper White cardstock, 100730

Flirty Flamingo stamp pad, item # 147052

Mossy Meadow stamp pad, item # 147111

Stitched Rectangles die set, item # 148551

Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow liquid adhesive (my fav!), item # 110755

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