3/18/08

Easter Card, new technique...and VACATION!

Hi there; I'm so glad you stopped by. We're leaving today for vacation; we're all so very excited. I made one last Easter card last night which I'll deliver today. I really stepped out and used a new technique, did a sketch challenge AND used a brand new embossing folder -WHEW, all that in one card. {{{big clap}}}

Let's see if I can remember all the details here...I'm getting old and I'm exhausted preparing to leave for vacation; work seems a bit stressful too when you're trying to get out the door! AH...don't you worry, it'll all be waiting for me when I return!

I used this fabulous tutorial from Paper Pleasing Ideas - it's called Cuttlebug Ink Embossing AND I used a new Cuttlebug embossing folder - this one is called Floral Fantasy, it's really pretty! I used Purely Pomegranate ink, but it's 2nd generation ink, which means I inked the embossing folder and embossed 1 piece of cardstock and then without re-inking, I inserted another piece of cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot. I like the softer color much better than the 1st generation!

The Cuttlebug Ink Embossing are the two panels layered onto Purely Pomegranate paper. These are then layered on SU's Berry Bliss DP, layered onto the base card which is Purely Pomegranate. The bunny is from SU's Miracle of Spring set and stamped on SU Whisper White. I colored the bunny and the grass with my Copic markers, then I used the Spica Clear Glitter Pen all over the bunny. You can't tell, but she's extra sparkly - love that!!

Sorry; I didn't realize I had such a shadow on my bunny, but you can still see the coloring and layering. she's layered onto Purely Pomegranate and again onto SU's Berry Bliss DP.

I tied it all off with the double-stitch Pomegranate ribbon, added the "Thinking of You" in the lower left-hand corner and stamped "Happy Easter" inside the card.

Take care, I'll see you when we return! Hugs, ~M.

Michele

11 comments:

Sarah said...

What a cute card! I didn't even entertain the idea of making Easter things this year--its coming wayyy too fast! Have fun on your vacation!
Sarah SBS10

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally adorable card -- love the color combo and that cute, cute bunny!!! Have a great vacation!!!

Alyssa Walters said...

Great card! The technique you described sounds cool! I like the results! Have a fabulous vacation -- can't wait to hear how much fun you had! :)
Alyssa SBS10

Chris said...

it is a very pretty card!!! i must try inking up one of my CE plates...i assume you just rinse it off after you are done? enjoy your VACA...i'm jealous!!! >"<

Toni said...

totally cool technique! i just picked up that embossing folder last week...maybe I will give it a spin!

Lastel said...

What a cute card , love that new embossing folder , gotta order one of those !

Sara Frawley said...

Michele, so cute! TFS!
~Sara Frawley
sbs10

stampingmommy said...

This is just adorable!! Hope you have fun on your vacation!
Heather (SBS10)

Carolyn King said...

adorable card...love your created background. Glad your trip was fun!

Robyn said...

Very cute card!!

Joyful said...

OH!! i think this is just fabulous!!