Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Blessings and the Last Two Cards

These will be the last two Easter Cards.

 

For this Easter card I went for the more traditional colours of purple and yellow……again from the stash. This was the quickest card I’ve ever made. The designer paper was glued to the card base and the purple was an already-cut-and-never-used tag from a Sizzix die that was in with the purple stash paper. I just stamped my one-and-only Easter sentiment on the tag in purple ink; added that phony bow; glued a piece of fun foam to the back and glued it to the card. For large surfaces like the tag, I prefer to cut a piece of fun foam to keep it very solid rather than just dimensional tape. I call this a phony bow because that is what it is. I’ve seen the tutorial of how to do this on Pinterest but forgot about it until our local Stampin’ Up dealer, The Pampered Stamper, did a video on it yesterday. Here is the link to the original one I saw. http://stampinantics.blogspot.ca/2010/09/bow-tutorial-1.html
The only trick to doing this is using the right side round object to tie the ribbon around – slender one like a stylus for skinny ribbon; larger containers for wider ribbon. It’s a great way to make a bow for a card.

I just had another lady added to my visiting list. These ladies are members or former members of our Church and I’m just given a list of whom to visit. So, I had to make another quick card and this one really went together quickly – and yet I like it.
 

The card base was covered with the designer paper and then I added the pinkish strip – it looks very pink in the photo but it actually has a purple tint to it that didn’t show up in the photo…..I took it late at night and the lighting was poor. I found that glittered flower in my stash – I think I cut it from an old greeting card – and glued it on with dimensional tape sticking in some ferns from a Martha Stewart punch. I like to punch these out from bits of green that are too small to keep even in the stash. Punching out the ferns is a good way to always having a nice variety on hand. The butterfly is from a Stampin’ Up die.

That’s all for a cool Good Friday, March-25-16. Easter blessings to all.

Cheers

Violet

 

 

1 comment:

jinxxxygirl said...

Love the simplicity of that single butterfly on the bottom card Violet. I hope you have a wonderful Easter.Hugs! deb

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