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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Springtime smiles

This card is for the Papercraft Star Challenge #36, which is a colour challenge, with a spring theme, to use the colours lilac, aqua, pink and light purple. Mmmm, all very soft and feminine, not really me.  I have seen these easle card with a twist, and worked out finally how to make them, so that is what I attempted.  Here it is:

The white washing basket (upside down) is the base but the sun is bright, so the photo is not as good as it could be -sorry, I was trying to avoid the sunlight getting onto the card. . Here is what it looks like when open:

The stamp set is from StampinUp and I have used it quite a bit lately - its called Easter Blossoms.  The girl has been embossed in holographic EP and then masked to stamp the blossom branch (in Memento black) and coloured slightly with Copics.  The inside image is stamped, coloured and some of the blossoms layered. I then added a bit of bling through the little purple gems on the centres.  The sentiment is embossed also and the ink used is SU Tempting Turquoise stamped off to make it more aqua! The ribbon has been hanging around in the stash for over three years.  The pink ink used is SU Blushing Bride and I also sponged it around liberally. The card is SU Whisper White and and old colour Pale Plum. The oval punch and some dimentionals for the sentiment and double sided tape completes the menu. 

Second Post for Day:

I made another card - have to do something to take my mind of what is unfolding in Japan - and this one is for another challenge: I used the sketch from Mojo Monday's design #180 which was from the end of February for the Colour Throwdown #132 Challenge, where the colours are Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky.

My husband says it is too ornate - too much stuff on it - but he likes the butterfly! Thanks John. I used SU Sky Blue as the base card, and Baja Breeze for the lattice and mount, with trim and 'flower' in the Daffodil Delight.  The Crumb Cake is in the DP which is from a 6 x 6 booklet from My Mind's Eye that was a freebie with a magazine recently - papers are called Pretty Please Spring Papers.  I sponged with Baja Breeze ink and used some ribbon from the stash, along with a Seasonal embellishment.  The centre of the flower is stamped with Baja as well using a SU set called Think Happy Thoughts. The lattice is from a Martha Stewart edge punch and the butterfly is a peel-off on vellum, coloured with Copics. 


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH wow, so pretty and so sweet, isn't that stamp adorable, and how lovely to stamp it in pink, great work!

Ira said...

You really made some extremely pretty cards here Susan! Both of them are fab!

Kimberly Anne said...

Your Spring card is just lovely. I have never heard of a twisted easel card before. I must try it! I'm so glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star!

Gail said...

I love the soft colours you've used on both cards.Very pretty ,great image of the little girl ,I love silhouettes and I don't think they have to be black to be effective.

Lisa Lara said...

These are both very pretty. I love that butterfly. What pretty cherry is wonderful paired with your precious silhouette.