Sunday, April 5, 2015
Hi blogging friends
Happy Easter! Here in Victoria, we are already half way through the 1st term school holidays and I am loving having my daughter at home. We have had quite a busy time with a few medical appointments but next week, we have none so we can relax a little. Yesterday, we saw the Shaun the Sheep movie which was brilliant and I highly recommend it! My husband and I will also be celebrating our 26th Wedding Anniversary in a couple of days - which reminds me that I need to make him a card!
Today I am sharing the Easter card that I made yesterday for my daughter. This is also my entry for the 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #240 of Easter. You can find more details on the Challenge HERE.
The bunny image is from a Penny Black clear set - Garden Friends - which has alot of adorable images. I stamped the bunny using my MISTI onto Ranger Watercolour cardstock with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink - and had to re-stamp because it didn't stamp cleanly the first time which is so easy with the MISTI. That's one of the (many) things I really love about the MISTI as you CAN re-stamp in exactly the same spot. I coloured the image using Faber-Castell + Lyra watercolour pencils and a paintbrush. I chalked around the image using Kaisercraft blue chalk.
I added Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue to all the flowers, the butterflies and the bunny's cheeks. I used an EK Success Arrows border punch to add tiny little hearts from matching cardstock around the bunny (they are the leftover punchies that look like tiny hearts). They also got the glitter treatment :-) The circles and scalloped circles are Lifestyle dies.
The papers are from the Tatty Teddy 'Me to You' range - Spring Chic - which I picked up from a Craft Show last October. I adore the colours in this pad - so pretty.
The side panel was punched using a Martha Stewart Lace Doily edge punch. The silver-edged mauve ribbon is from my stash and I think it originally came from Spotlight a couple of years ago. As always, I added some Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying. All the layers were trimmed using my Perfect Layers Tools.
Here is a close-up:
The sentiment panel was made up using sentiments from an Impression Obsession clear set WP-16 - Sentiments 1 - which has tons of sentiments that you can mix and match for pretty much any occasion. I have had this set for a really long time and it is still available - you can see it HERE at the Impression Obsession website. I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Labels Trio die then added some tiny pink rhinestones to each end.
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hopefully, I should be back in a few days with my husband's Wedding Anniversary card. Thanks goodness he doesn't mind cute and cuddly images which makes the process alot easier and far more enjoyable :-)
Stamps: Penny Black Garden Friends clear set 30-021, Impression Obsession Sentiments 1 WP16 clear set
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Designer Paper: Tatty Teddy 'Me to You' Spring Chic 6" x 6" paper pack
Dies: Spellbinder Shapeabilities Labels Trio S3-147, Lifestyle Nesting Circles + Nesting Scalloped Circles
Accessories: MISTI, Big Shot, Perfect Layers Tools, silver-edged mauve ribbon, Fray Stop, Kaisercraft pink rhinestones, Ranger Distress Watercolor cardstock, Faber-Castell + Lyra Watercolour pencils, #2 round paintbrush, cardstock - light teal + mauve + magenta, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Stampin' Up Dazzling Details glitter glue, Kaisercraft blue chalk
Punches: Martha Stewart Lace Doily edge, EK Success Arrows border