Easter is not normally a time for sending cards in the UK but given the present circumstances it might be nice to make some and let those people we can’t see know we’re still thinking of them at a time when families are generally all together. For this Easter card I’ve pulled out the Welcome Easter set which I think has the some of the cutest little animals we’ve had in a stamp set. Although I love the lamb I chose to just use the Rabbit and Chick on todays card.
After stamping both the Rabbit and the Chick in Tuxedo Memento Ink I coloured them with Stampin’ Blends and then carefully fussy cut the out.
I cut a panel of Whisper white cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 6.5cm and on this I stamped my Happy Easter greeting, the tiny little bee and some grass and flowers for my Rabbit and Chick to sit among. I matted this on some Highland Heather cardstock measuring 11cm x 7cm.
The background layer of the card is made from a piece of the Subtles Designer Paper in Soft Sea Foam measuring 13.9cm x 9.5cm adhered to a layer of Highland Heather cardstock measuring 14.4cm x 10cm. This was then adhered to a Whiper white card base.
To finish off the card I added my Rabbit and Chick to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
With this card I’m celebrating all things purple with a mix of Gorgoeus Grape, Highland Heather and Purple Posy. The main flower was stamped with Highland Heather and Purple Posy centres and a little pop of green with Granny Apple Green leaves.
I matted my stamped panel, which was a Stitched Rectangle onto a larger Stitched Rectangle. This was then adhered to a matt of 14.4cm x 10cm of Highland Heather. I then added a strip of the Gorgoeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon across the front before it was stuck onto a card base of Whisper White measuring 14.9cm x 10.5cm.
I finished the card off with a greeting stamped in Gorgeous Grape on a Stiched Square.
Today I’m taking part in the Pootler’s team blog hop showcasing our favourite products from the new Spring Summer catalogue. There’s a lot to love in this catalogue and it was hard to decide what to share with you today. I decided on my favourite bundle Butterfly Gala, which contains a great stamp set and the best butterfly fly punch I think Stampin’ Up! has come out with, with two gorgeous butterflies. I’ve paired this bundle with the new Crackle Paint background, which has brought back many happy memories of playing with crackle paint as a kid, so I’m glad we now have the same effect but much quicker.
The first card I made was in Highland Heather, a colour I haven’t used much but has created a lovely soft card.
For the next card I brightened it up by using Lovely Lipstick, this was my favourite card for highlighting how good the Crackle Paint background is.
For my final card I used Flirty Flamingo just so I could add some of the lovely new 1/8″ sheer Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, which I adds a lovely soft feeling to the card.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards today and I’d love it if you would visit some of my fellow teammates and see their wonderful creations with the new products. Simply click the blue button below and follow the links to each blog.
Enjoy and I’ll see you next time.