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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two More Easter Cards...

Happy day before Easter everyone!!  Popping in with two more Easter cards to share.  The first card is another take on the Reverse Confetti Sketch for You to Try.  Ellen Hutson recently started carrying Reverse Confetti (YAY!!) and had everything on sale so I took advantage of the sale and got the Easter Blessings stamp set and the Tall Stripe Panel Confetti Cut.   I really wanted to use both so I took a bit of liberty with the sketch to create my card.  The paper is once, again, from the Bo Bunny Believe line.  A lot of the colors are similar to those in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge inspiration photo so I will link my card up there, as well.  Stamped the sentiment on a scrap of watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black, scribbled on some blue using a ZIG and then loosely blended it out with water.  Die cut the sentiment and the mat using AJVD circle dies.  The panel was die cut from a fun piece of paper covered in little hearts.  I thought it was a bit plain by itself on the card front so I die cut another Tall Stripe Panel from dark pink cardstock and then offset the two.  Adhered everything and then added a few enamel dots in the same blue as the watercolor background.


This second card uses the color combor from Color Throwdown, as well as the layout from Freshly Made Sketches. Love the simplicity of the FMS layout and just had to make something else with it!  I pulled out my PTI Tulip Time stamp set and using my mini MISTI created my tulip bunch.  The Color Throwdown palette includes coral and I know it is hard to tell that I used a coral ink, but I did.  In fact I used two different coral colored inks.  The tulip bunch in the front uses SU!'s Flirty Flamingo which is a lighter coral and the bunch in back uses Calypso Coral.  Combined with the yellow they read a bit orange.   The sloping piece was die cut with an AJVD Slippery Slope die and then adhered to the light gray card base.  I stamped the word happy (from the Simon Says Stamp Happy & Smile set) using Onyx Black ink.  Then I adhered the tulips.  The word Easter was die cut from some shimmery white paper.  The paper was rather thin so I die cut it again from a scrap of cardstock and adhered the two together.  The word was adhered using some rolled up glue dots and I was done.  This time I got the sentiment on the right side per the FMS layout!!


Wishing you a wonderful and relaxed Easter!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  white, light gray, dark pink, watercolor paper; Patterned paper:  Bo Bunny, Shimmer white; Stamps: Reverse Confetti and PTI; Dies:  Reverse Confetti, PTI and AJVD; Inks:  VersaFine, Stampin Up! So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz and Gumball Green; My Mind's Eye enamel dots; ZIG Clean Color marker

12 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two more fabulous Easter cards, Rosemary! Just love the look of the tall stripes on the patterned paper - so perfect with the offset circle sentiment! And what a pretty bunch of tulips with the Easter die running through the stems!

Greta said...

Oh what lovely cards, Rosemary! Unique & beautiful RC card--such an unusual die for the background & the off set pink layer is perfect! I love the FMS sketch, too--need to use it even though I won't get it done for the challenge. Beautiful tulips & great sentiment treatment! Happy Easter, my friend!

Lisa Lara said...

Happy Easter to you Rosi. What glorious Easter cards. I especially love the tulips and gray and white background.

Jen Brum said...

Such pretty Easter cards! I love those tulips! They are beautiful and perfect for spring! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lisa Elton said...

Happy Easter!! Your cards are fabulous, as they always are!! Love the bright happy colors on the first and the lovely tulip bouquet on the second!

Martha said...

Rosemary, what beautiful cards you've created. I love the pretty colors. You've rocked the challenges.

Lynn Put said...

Both cards are wonderful! I especially love your Easter tulip card, it's gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

Greta said...

Hurray! CTD winner & so very well-deserved, Rosemary!

Karren said...

Fabulous cards! Those gorgeous tulip stamps have been on my wish list for such a long time! You've used them to make a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful cards, Rosemary! I really love your tulips and I'm so happy to see that you're the winner at Color Throwdown! Congrats to you!!!

Anita in France said...

These are both such lovely, bright and fresh spring cards, Rosemary ... I'm especially taken by the tulips (love tulips!), they're gorgeous! Congratulations of getting top spot at CT with this beauty! Hugs, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Two beautiful Easter cards, Rosemary!!!!! The colourful panel on the first card is really lovely and so cheerful!!! I love the colour and the placement of the enamel dots!!!! The tulips on the second card are simply stunning and your card is fabulous!!!! Both wonderfully done, my friend!!!
Hugz