There is a sentiment on the stamp sheet but I made both my cards plain so that if I don't use them for Easter, they'll work for any occasion too.
The first project showcases the lovely daffodils from this stamp set. I did some masking and stamping to get the flowers in overlapping clusters. I used Distress Inks to water colour the image and background. Hardly any embellishments on this card, except for that luxurious gold ribbon at the bottom sent to me by my crafting buddy Carol of CM Design. Thank you, Carol!
Not too many Tim Holtz Distress Inks on this card. The yellows are Scattered Straw and Squeezed Lemonade. The greens are Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. For the sky I used a wash of Tumbled Glass and earth is Tea Dye. For a softer look I stamped the image with VersaFine Vintage Sepia, onto Canson Cold-pressed watercolour paper.
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One Stitch At A Time #233: Nature
Scrappy Hands #35: Bingo - Flower...Ribbon...Stamps
Crafty Catz #271: No Design Paper
Graph'It Colour Challenge Wk 12: Spring Colours - with Distress Inks
My second card is a more regal affair. I created a frame by repeat stamping the smaller accents stamps from the Spring Bird - Daffodil sheet and heat embossed it with WOW Gold Embossing Powder.
I water coloured the image with Caran d'Ache Supra Soft water soluble pencils, keeping it soft and light against the strong colours of the card. As before, I stamped the image with VersaFine Vintage Sepia on Canson Watercolour paper.
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Fairy Tale Stamper #53: Things With Wings
Hiding In My Craft Room #192: Embossing
Stamplelsonne #137: AG with Stamped Main Image
Wonderful Wednesday #18: AG
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That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping. And if you're following me on Facebook, you'll see these sticky sweet delights I made today. It's a tradition in our home to make Hot Cross Buns every Sunday in the run up to Easter, starting today the 5th Sunday of Lent. Hope you're having a sweet Sunday too!