Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Spring-time To You!

Good Morning All! And let me extend a warm welcome to my latest follower, Isbel. It is a pleasure to have someone new, and a delight to know that someone out there likes my work enough to 'follow' me. You have surely made my day! Thank you.
So, here is my latest card. Yes, its an Easel Card. The traditional take on this. No fancy-shamancy folds, twists, or turns. Just regular. I am entering this card in two different challenges. Our Creative Corner, is hosting a card type challenge. Make an Easel Card. No limits. How wonderful, and easy to work with. Color Q (cQc #81) color challenge is to use these wonderfully soft colors: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Old Olive, Soft Sky, and white. Now don't those colors say 'Easter or springtime' to you? They do to me. In theory, this card should have been a walk in the park. However, my park is still covered with some snow, if you know what I mean. I made about three different cards with different colors of card bases. I used different stamps for my image. I even tried using a wedding cake image. I struggled. Then, I found this left over image from Crafty Secrets I had laying on my crafting table. And Viola! It all started to flow.
The card base is Soft Sky. My stash of this retired cardstock is getting pretty low. So, there is no room for error. The first matted piece is actually Presto DSP. I just sponged Soft Sky classic ink onto it. I love that paper. I used the regular scallop trim border punch and punched some old DSP and stacked them together. I used some other really old retired DSP to make the heart. I used the Beautiful Wings embosslit to create my butterfly. I made my leaves with the leaves embosslit and cut them apart to have leaves poking out behind the heart in all directions. I used my Lots of Tags die to create my label for the inside and stamped one of the saying from the Blessed Mother stamp set in Old Olive classic ink. The final touches were simple: distress the edges with White craft ink and add a few rhinestone jewels to give the card some bling.
The thing that strikes me about my card, is that there is no ribbon or buttons. Believe me, I tried. But, I couldn't get those elements on, and still love the card.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend. Share this time with your family and friends. If you have a moment, share with me your favorite Easter activity. Mine, doing an Easter egg hunt with my grandchildren. I can still see my kids in their faces. God bless.

9 comments:

Noelle said...

What a gorgeous easel card! I love the way you used the colors:) Thanks for joining us at CQC this week!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you used the presto patterns on it! thanks for playing at ColourQ!

Anita S. said...

Wonderful card, love the image on the front. Thanks for playing along with us at CQC this week!~

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! Soft Sky is a fav of mine to and am also getting low and hoard every scrap! That vintage image from Crafty Secrets so wonderful too! I love what you did with the stamped background and the heart - really beautiful piece of work for this week's challenge - worth waiting for!

Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

Hugs,
Linda

Vicki B. said...

Just stunning Sahron, you would never tell that you had such a struggle with it, it looks like pure perfection from here!!! Love the little butterfly you addeda nd the vintage image!!

Wendy Janson said...

I'm sorry you had such a hard time posting. It's a gorgeous card! I love the soft colors you used. The vintage image is really beautiful and is perfect on this card!

LeAnne said...

Love that CS image and how you incorporated the colors into your easel card! Thanks for playing the CQC with us this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Sharon. Love the images, colors... and the easel fold! :o)

Rebecca Ednie said...

I Love it, love the colours, the image, everything! awesome!