Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Blessings

Good morning!  I can't believe that Easter is just around the corner.  Do you have any special plans?  We are going to get together with family, have dinner and let the little kids hunt for eggs.  It's going to be fun.  I miss having little children who get excited to hunt for Easter eggs but my nieces and nephews are so cute... it's always fun to spend time with them and the rest of our family.

This week at CropStop we are to make a one-layer card.  I don't do too many of them because I love my layers!  But this card came together fairly quickly and I think it's kind of cute.    

I cut out the card using Spellbinders Blossom die.  The way to do it is to first score and fold the card in half.  Have the edge of the spellbinders hang over the folded edge of the card as shown below.

Below is a picture of the underside of the card.  See how the cutting edge of the spellbinders is beyond the folded edge?

Below is a picture of the card after being cut out and embossed.    

After I took the picture above I put the card back inside the spellbinders and used a sponge to lightly add pink ink around the edges.  I'm sorry that I forgot to take a picture of it.  

I used Waltzingmouse Stamp set Spring Baskets for the image and Sentiment and colored it with  Copics.  I then added Diamond Stickles and used a small paint brush to spread it around evenly. 

I added a pink bow and viola'!  My card was done!

Please join us in CropStop's One Layer Card Challenge. It's actually not hard at all!  

I will be back later today to update my other post: 

Becky Fleck sketch challenge at CropStop for April

I have the photos ready now, all I have to do is write it all up. 

Thank you for stopping by and like everyone, I LOVE comments!  

Other challenges: 


sandie said...

fab card and that is a great way to make the shaped card-what a fantastic tip, thanks Nancy.
Have fun with your family. I am off to my husband's Mum today for lunch x

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE IT, Nancy! Such a perfect card for Easter!! The coloring is fantastic as is the bit of sparkle :) The shape is wonderful, too...thanks so much for the photos since I always end up making these shaped cards "not quite right" ;)!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely job with the basket for this sketch great use of colour to build dimension!

Renee said...

What an absolutely adorable card!!
Love the shape...
that fabby basket of glittery eggs...
and the shading around it...
just gorgoeus!!
And the bow is the perfect finishing touch!
Thanks so much for playing with us at WMSC!! :)

Helen said...

What a gorgeous little Easter card - great colouring & I love the added sparkle on those eggs ;)

Julia Aston said...

I love your colorful shimmery eggs and the fun shape of your card! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Jean Martin said...

What a fun Easter card Nancy! I love that it's a differently shaped card. And that you put glitter on the eggs! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)

Kim Duran said...

Wow! I just adore your little scalloped shaped card. The distress ink in pink. How wonderful! And the little splashes of sparkle on the Easter card - love! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

Super Jen said...

Sweet Easter card and thanks for the tutorial.