Saturday, February 19, 2011

Feels Like Spring


We may be pushing spring around here a little bit.  Who cares, the weather is gorgeous and haven't we all earned a little sunshine?  Yesterday, my husband and I went for our first hike of the new year.  It was so warm!  Earlier in the week, we made this Easter card during our card class.

Our card class this month focused on using small stamps.  This traditional layout uses three very small stamps - the basket and butterfly within the frame and a tiny stamp repeated in the background at the bottom.  

We looked at several ways to create multiple colors on acrylic stamps.  I find using markers directly on acrylic stamps to be iffy at best.  They don't seem to respond the same way to marking, huffing and stamping that rubber stamps do.  So to color the butterfly, we stamped the image in So Saffron ink and then drew the outline directly on the paper with a fine tip Zig marker for an outline. The basket was stamped in Staz-on and colored in.

If you've earned some pretty weather this weekend, I hope you'll get a chance to enjoy it!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Inkadinkado; Mailbox greetings from PTI
Cardstock:  So Saffron
Markers:  Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand
DSP:  Delicate Dots from SU!

3 comments:

  1. love this card... the colors are great. This would be a sweet baby card pattern too. I can't wait to CASE it :)

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  2. Pretty card! I love the soft colors. Our weather has been warmer, though cloudy. Ugh. If it's warm, it should be sunny! Maybe this weekend will be better. Have a great weekend.

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  3. really cute card lisa-I have this dsp as well-its so perfect for a spring card-we had a snow & ice storm last night-but spring is coming in a little over a month

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