Life has been a tad hectic in my household in the last few weeks with lots of visitors and activities going on. There have also been a couple of milestone birthdays (you know, the ones that end in zero!) in the family.
This card is for our niece Aisha, who turned 10 recently. I wanted something fun and bright, so I created some fringed layers for this card. The Stampin' Up! fringe scissors make quick work of the process, so it didn't take long for this to come together. The white lace tape makes a bold contrast to the bright colours.
I can imagine this as a dress, if it had some armholes - 1930's meets 1960's?
I hope the Easter Bunny has found the way to your door, wherever you happen to be this Easter. It's a bit grey and chilly in Melbourne this weekend; Autumn seems to have arrived quickly. Great for soup and crafting, which I will be doing today!
I have a couple of Easter projects I haven't had time to post in the last week. The first one is an Easter basket I made for a lovely friend. I found a Spanish blog with some photos of this style of basket, but no instructions or dimensions (that I could read anyway!). So after 2 attempts, I managed to create this basket sized to hold the cute Lindt hens and spotted eggs. I have kept the decoration on the basket to a minimum so that the bright colours in the eggs and hens take the spotlight. The Melon Mambo trim around the top edge adds some contrast to the Baked Brown Sugar basket and helps to strengthen it. I love the lace tape on the handle, which I have had for ages and just 'discovered'.
The cute line images from the retired 'Everybunny' stamp set are some of my favourites and I have coloured the little girl with her basket in matching colours and paper pieced her dress in Melon Mambo polka dot DSP. You can still get this stamp set as a digital brush set, so you can print the images via the Stampin' Up! MDS software or through other software such as Photoshop Elements.
Card stock & Papers
Baked Brown Sugar (Cor'dinations), Melon Mambo, Whister White, Blending Card
The second project is another card made using the 'Blessed Easter' stamp set. I sent the first one to my Mum and this one is for my mother-in-law Betty. I haven't been a fan of Pistachio Pudding up to now, but I love how this works with Rose Red. It is difficult to see, but I have used the Occasions Paper Piercing template around the Rose Red oval. I don't know if it is just me being anal, but I'm sure the wording of the text in the sentiment isn't straight and it drives it me nuts everytime I look at it!
Card stock & Papers
Pistachio Pudding, In Colour Pattern Stack, Rose Red, Blending Card,
Memento Tuxedo Black
Basic Pearls, Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim
Ovals Bigz Die (retired), Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Extra-Large Oval punch, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing tool, Dimensionals, Copics
I haven't made a wedding card for a long time, but my lovely podiatrist is getting married shortly so I have used this week's sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday to make her a card. Here is the sketch:
I have gone with the 'less is more' principle for this card, using silver and white and of course, some bling. I hope the result is elegant rather than boring!
The frame was cut with the Square Framelits and the 'Mr & Mrs' silver embossed and popped up on the white base behind it. The frame does have a different look to matting the white card stock with silver, that really like. I have dry embossed a single line either side of the hearts to define the centre panel.
It's been ages since I have participated in a challenge with Freshly Made Sketches, so I'm pleased to have scraped in this week. This is the sketch:
I have taken the opportunity to make an Easter card for my MIL with the 'Blessed Easter' stamp set. I stamped the line image in a grey colour rather than the usual black, as it has quite strong lines which can be quite dominating. It does give a different effect to the final result, but I'm still not sure which I like best though. Anyway, I have used Copics for the colouring and paired the image with Melon Mambo spotted DSP and retired Lucky Limeade which was a good match for the foliage colour. Unfortunately, I ran out of natural light to photograph the card.