Today I want to show you 2 cards I made using Chocolate Baroque's Springtime Edges stamps from the April release collection and the Easter Traditions set. You can see the original post on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog. Here, I will give you details of the inks, paints and techniques used to create these cards.
No patterned papers on the first card. Using Spellbinders Classic Oval die, I cut out a window on some green CS and ran it through the Bog Shot with a Darice Checkered Folder. Then I made a frame using the Scalloped Oval for the window.
I stamped the Daffodils and Snowdrops from the Springtime Edges with VersaFine Olympia Green. I coloured the Daffodils with TH Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. Then I fussy cut and adhered it as a border with some of the leave over the window. I stamped the solid Snowdrops in VersaFine Olympia Green. The Cross is from the Easter Traditions set, which I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and coloured with TH Distress Inks Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo for the wood and Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade for the sunflower in the middle.
Then I fussy cut the Cross and adhered with foam tape over the stamped snowdrops. Finally the windowed card front goes up on some more foam tape!
By setting the solid image behind the foam-mounted cross and adding a coloured border in front, I'm creating a perception of depth and distance. Here's a closer look at the Springtime Edges in action.
Challenges for this card:
Fab n' Funky #212: Flower Power
Cuttin' and Stampi' #14: Easter
Loves Rubber Stamp #99: Easter
Sweet Stamps: Combo AG + Embossing - Easter + dry embossing
My second Easter card features the Primula border from Springtime Edges with the tall Daffodil and sentiment from Easter Traditions.
For this card, I painted a faux plaid background directly on the card base using watercolour and mounted the image with some foam tape.
I coloured the flowers in traditional Pascal colours using Promarkers. I first stamped the Daffodils using TH Bundled Sage as the background and adhered the fussy cut primula border in the foreground. The sentiment is from the Easter Traditions set, stamped directly on to the background.
Here's the inside, with another round of Daffodils in TH Bundled Sage.
Challenges for this card:
There you have it - 2 Easter cards a couple of days before the big day. Cutting it a bit fine, wouldn't you say?! Keep an eye on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog for more fun ways to use your newly acquired April release stamps.
Thank you for stopping by. It's going to be a hectic few days for me. We have the entire fam and some very dear friends from Norway popping over to spend the holidays with us. With 15 people turning up for Easter lunch, I'm in a bit of a state... our table seats a maximum of 8! Any suggestions? Leave the country, perhaps?! LOL.
Have a Blessed Easter, my friends & Uma Santa Páscoa para todos.