Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Flowers for Easter

Though there's no sign of flowers anywhere here, they are still appropriate for an Easter card. The gros grain ribbon neatly finished the die cut border, embellished with purple rhinestones.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Two Dies in One

Here I made a die cut using two dies to create a frame perfect for the stamped image.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Back to Basics

Nothing serves this stamped image as well as heat embossed gold embossing powder. Though I included eggs in other card designs, I thought this image was more appropriate for an adult, rather than a child, but still an Easter themed card.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lean on Me

To make it appear as though the rabbit was leaning over the border, I merely cut the die cut rabbit off and placed foam squares under the paws.


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Scored Sections

Before cutting my strips of patterned paper, I scored sections of the card front with my ScorPal. The scoring was done on the inside of the card, raising lines on the card front. Then I cut the papers strips to fit. This is another way to give the card front a little texture.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Filler Up

I die cut several eggs of different colour of cardstock that matched the patterned paper to fill the basket.  Fortunately, the saturated colour in the cardstock pieces allowed them to be distinguished from the patterned background.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Layering Ribbons

For a mixture of patterns I wanted to use the stitched ribbon with the patterned paper. The stitched ribbon alone would have been lost in the design, so I layered it over a darker ribbon of a greater width.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Creating Dimension

I inked only one side of the egg in an attempt to trick the eye into visualizing dimension of a 3D object.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Religious Easter

I try to make a variety of cards for every occasion, so I chose a prefab, rhinestone cross for this card, rather than using lilies, bunnies or eggs.


Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Themed Patterned Paper

Though they are far and few between I was able to find "egg" patterned paper in a newer collection from Authentique.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

More Strips of Scraps

I received these die cut cards many years ago. Decided to create a panel of patterned paper strips to adhere behind the die cut rabbit shape to fill the space. The glossy paper allowed me to sponge the surface with dye ink to create a textured pattern.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Floral Eyelets

Couldn't find buttons small enough to work with this image, so dug into my stash and found 3 floral eyelets to do the trick.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Don't Lose the Message!

I liked the sentiments so much that I didn't want to cover anymore than I had to. I found ribbon with many similar colours of those found in the patterned paper, so left the embellishing to a ribbon border with a bow.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Old Grey Hare

Another Easter image appropriate for an older male.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Little Bunny Die Cuts

Just love this die (cuts 3 different ones that are proportional in size) from Impression Obsession.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Egg Over Easy

Just to add a little dimension to this card, I cut out an extra egg and popped it on top of one of the eggs in the border, cut from the patterned egg paper. No bows or bling on this one, just to leave it a little more masculine.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Tiny Pom Poms

Thanks again to Wendy for sharing her tiny pom poms. Though I had some in my stash, none were as small as this. Makes the perfect "cotton tail".


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Patterned Papers for Easter

I must admit that patterned papers with an Easter theme are far and few between.  This pattern was small enough that I could use it as a background on the face of this card. The variety of colour in it gave me a number of choices for my design.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Stand Alone Kinda Die

The elegance of this rabbit die requires no other embellishments on the face of this card front. The colour and simplicity of the background paper provide a perfect "stage" to support it.


Friday, April 11, 2014

It's Not All About the Bunnies!

When I saw this line of chick stamps from Stampendous I had to get the sentiment to go with it!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Companies' Coordinating Cardstock

It's always a good idea to purchase the cardstock that matches companies' patterned papers. This takes the guesswork out of trying to find something that matches, leaving you more time to create!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Balancing Act

For something different, I slipped a die cut doily behind my stamped image to offset the knotted ribbon along the bottom of the card.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Choosing Coordinating Colours

After picking three complimentary patterned papers from the same collection, I chose cardstock, ribbon and ink in the colours found in the patterned papers to pull the design together.


Monday, April 7, 2014

Embossed Heart Die Cuts

Thanks to Wendy for letting me use her hearts die from Stampin' Up. The variety of sizes and textures is wonderful!  Should get one of these for myself!  I wanted to embellish with hearts since there is a pattern of hearts in the stamped image.  


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Distress or Not to Distress Inks

The colour of this Distress Ink was a perfect match to the ribbon I had on hand, but not sure if I'm satisfied with the stamped image. Though it is "antique themed" I find the mottling affect of the Distress ink makes the sentiment somewhat difficult to read. You can never have enough inks!


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Finally, Easter Cards to Share

Die cut the rabbit out of a piece of patterned paper that coordinated with the patterned paper used as a background.  The small patterned paper provided enough of a contrast to the word patterns to make the rabbit distinguishable.