Easter is next week and for my first time playing along with the Colour Inkspiration challenge I wanted to make an Easter card. Our colour palette this week is Night of Navy, Whisper White, Basic Gray and Mango Melody which is inspired by the photo below.
I’ve used the Welcome Easter stamp set and combined it with the flower and leaves from the To a Wild Rose bundle. This is the first time I’m using both these stamp sets.
I created the background panel by stamping the second flower image from the To a Wild Rose stamp set right around the border. This is a really fun way to use your stamps and create interesting backgrounds.
For the label I used a mask and Pigment Sprinkles. While holding the mask in place, I used an Aqua Painter to spread water around the open areas of the mask. Then I sprinkled the Mango Melody Pigment Sprinkles, helping it along with the Aqua Painter. I dabbed the excess off with a tissues (because I was impatient!). If you have time, leave it to dry by itself. A second label was die cut from Basic Gray cardstock and cut in half to layer behind the Pigment Sprinkle label.
I tied in the background stamping by adding a separate die cut flower as the focal point, along with a fussy cut bunny with her cute flower in her ear.
Products and measurements for this card are listed at the bottom of this post. If you live in Australia and would like assistance with any projects or making an order, I would love the opportunity to assist you.
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- Basic Gray – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half), 9.5cm x 7.5cm (label)
- Whisper White – 14.2cm x 9.9cm, 7cm x 7cm (flower), 18cm x 6.5cm (leaves), scrap (bunny)
- Night of Navy – 11.5cm x 8cm (rectangle 11cm x 7.5cm)
- Shimmery White – 9.5cm x 7.5cm
- Basic Black – scrap (sentiment)
- Country Club DSP – 10.5cm x 7cm (rectangle 10cm x 6.5cm)
How are you all doing? I hope you are all keeping well and please know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. It’s a difficult time for everyone and loneliness can creep in. So, I want to bring you some joy in the projects that I make and hope to inspire you to keep creating.
I just received the Stitched Lace Dies in my last order and wanted to use it straightaway. It looks so pretty as a background for this lovely umbrella from the Under my Umbrella bundle. The images in the Under my Umbrella stamp set remind me of storybook images and pictures I used to dream up in my mind when reading Enid Blyton stories. They’re so cute.
I sponged the banner with Blushing Bride on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I had planned on doing some watercolouring but then decided against it, so you could use just regular Whisper White cardstock for this. Then I trimmed a piece off the top to stamp my sentiment on. A piece of the Copper Dotted Treat Bag makes a nice addition to the banner.
To create the umbrella, I started off by stamping the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the umbrella image in Blushing Bride over the flowers.
The punch leaves a white border around the umbrella, which in this instance showed up my flowers outside the lines – which didn’t look that good. To get around this, I punched the umbrella, aligning the bottom of the umbrella right along the line. Then I used a post-it-note to attach to the umbrella image, re-inserting it twice into the punch to get the two sides flush against the lines. You could fussy cut it but I think this gives a better finish.
The ribbon has been pleated using Tear n’ Tape and then secured with another piece on the back. I’m not a fan of sewing so glue is my friend and papercrafting was made for me.
My card has been inspired by the Sketch Challenge at Global Design Project.
All measurements for my card and products I have used can be found below. Click on any of the products to be taken direct to my Online Store. You can also email me at [email protected] or call me on Ph: 0404 255 001 to place your order.
All orders placed receive a thank you card from me and every $50 spent on product earns a Stamping Flair Loyalty point. Once you have 10 Loyalty Points you can select $40 worth of products from my Online Store.
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- Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half for card base)
- Blushing Bride Cardstock – 9.9cm x 14.2cm
- Whisper White Cardstock – 4.9cm x 11.5cm (banner and 1.5cm for sentiment), scrap (umbrella)
- Crumb Cake Cardstock – scrap (umbrella handle, lace edge)
- Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 3.9cm x 9.5cm
I hope you have enjoyed this card and I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment or if you have a question, I’d be happy to answer that for you.
With so much time on my hands, I can tell you what’s been happening at our home. More Crafting, Cleaning, Cooking, Consuming … do you find you’re eating more? How does that work? Cassidy and I went shopping and came back with a ton of – chocolates, chips (the essentials) and of course some other things we need to survive!
There’s lots of cleaning up and organizing going on too. I’ve been doing some organizing in the craft room. One essential I have in my craft room is the Stampin’ Up! storage units.
These are modular units and priced very reasonably, so you can add to your collection when your budget allows. They can be arranged to suit your work area and the way you like things placed.
There’s room to store your ink refills in the Topper and the Stampin’ Blends fit in separate storage units. The Open Storage units give more room to add any other items. I have added extra ink pads and embellishments within reach.
The coordinating Stampin’ Write Markers fit in the slot next to the ink pads. I love that I can have these units on my desk within arms reach so that selecting the right colour for my project is quick and convenient. When I need a green, I just hold up the card next to my greens and go, ‘yeah this one goes well’. It’s that simple. Added bonus, they look great as well.
What Should you Get?
Click on the Button below to view a Configuration Chart to help you work you what you need to organize your work space. You can also call or email me and I can help you work out what you will need to so that your creating can be even more enjoyable.
WHAT DO I NEED?