Sunday, March 28, 2010

easter cards

i made several easter's my last big holiday warranting a card !  oh my, what will i do without a holiday ?

there are a few, so here goes:  this one is made using a yellow original sizzix die of a daffodil.....i cut the inside of the polka dot cardstock (from a giant pack i bought at Sam's a few years ago) with a nestability die and embossed a piece of acetate to place in the opening.  PTI stamp for sentiment

for this one i cut a flower with a nestability die using a pearlescent piece of wrapping paper.  sponged it, and then folded it to resemble a bud.  the bottom of the bud is wrapped in a green mulberry paper.... wispy edges make it look sort of real.  the stem is stamped and embossed with a SU flower stamp.  the little bee is popped up and colored with stickles and diamond dust.

several nestability label dies showcase this little bunny.... used $ stamps from Michaels i bought years ago.  hard to see, but i used flocking for the bunny so he is a fuzzy bunny.  his tail is a little pom pom that came on a wire.  i just punched little holes and threaded and secured it from the back.

last one is a free digi stamp.....colored with copic markers and a bit of diamond dust.  the tulip and leaves are popped up  for dimension.  (that is hard to see though.  my photography skills are pretty poor, sorry)

i lose track of names of stamps (many have been taken off their wooden blocks so the company is now a mystery), papers (i have many stacks dating back to my Joann store days).....for the most part i use what i have for backgrounds and pretty much stick with good cardstock from gina K and PTI for the card bases.  i concentrate on learning new techniques and love to re-purpose.

i feel that inspiration comes from images and execution from supplies on hand......tweaking .... and running with an idea to make it your own.

Happy Easter all.

1 comment:

  1. WOW! They are ALL so beautiful! My fave is the 2nd one, using the pearlescent piece of wrapping paper!


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