I had a blast making Easter cards this year. Started with the fantastic Oval of Flowers stencil from Simon Says Stamp. Added Nuvo Embellishment Mousse thru it. Once dry, I cut the eggs out with the MFT oval Die-Namics dies. I will confess that I need more practice with the mousse. There were a few eggs that didn’t come out exactly as I liked, so I hid my less than perfect parts under sentiments, flowers or butterflies. I think having to decide what I was going to do about those “mistakes” helped make these card better. I was not about to start again, so I had to get creative. Once I decided how to embellish over those areas, the card really came together. Mounted everything on top of Lawn Fawn specialty paper and they were done.
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp ‘Oval of Flowers’ stencil
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp ‘Some Bunny’ and My Favorite Things ‘Beautiful Day’
Paste: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pacific Teal and Cornflower Blue, Glitter Paste
Distress Oxide Ink: Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick
Specialty Paper: Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring
This card was so much fun to make! I took some Bristol smooth card stock and a whole rainbow of inks and started blending. I don’t have enough colors from one company to make the entire rainbow, so I thought, what the heck, I’m just going to pick out colors I love and see what happens. And that’s what I did.
I used the Hybrid ink from Simon Says Stamp (honestly, I don’t know if they have another kind). Red-Watermelon, Green -Key Lime, Orange- Orange Slush, Yellow- Lemon Zest
I used Premium Dye ink from Lawn Fawn. Purple- Sugarplum, Pink- Pink Flamingo
I used Distress Ink for my final color. Blue- Salty Ocean.
It worked! I’m so happy about this. I have a super bad case of gotta have it all/complete set itis, so to find out that what I already own will do the job was HUGE for me. And not just do the job, but do the job well.
I heat set my rainbow background and then taped a Hero Arts Spiral stencil over the top of my panel. I then took a palette knife and added Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer paste. So pretty.
Stacked up the 3 butterfly die cuts from Artco to give it dimension and added the feel better soon sentiment from the Altenew Bamboo Rose stamp set. Finished it off by adding the whole thing to a black card base. So fun!
Trying my hand at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
I used one of the dogs from the Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamp set for my main image. I used my Copic markers to color the dog. Created the background with a Darice brick embossing folder, and colored that with Distress Oxide Ink. The ‘thanks’ die is a Flora & Fora die.
It was fun to give this a try.