Sunday, 17 April 2011

Modern happy easter

Spring is here to stay and with easter just around the corner it might be a good time to have at least one card done. Today I would like to show you a card with a slightly different layout. I have used a standard square sketch, but folded the card several times adding dimension. You can see the layout of the card better on the last picture. I have used a stamp called jeweled from sweetpea stamps from one of my favourite plates #86.

I really like the colours of this card. They are still the typical easter yellow and purple, but I think the hues gives the card a more contemporary feel. The patterned papers go so well together and it's funny because they are from two completely different lines. I just accidentally put them next to eachother while sortimg my papers and tadaa. With those colours I didn't feel like I needed bunnies or eggs, the card would look "eastery" enough. So I decided to go all in with the butterfly theme, using it on both papers, punches and the image.

The tools I have used are Martha Stewart punches for the corners and the butterfly border. The image is coloured with promarkers and then a sakura clear glitter pen. The image is mounted on a green panel with foam tape to add extra dimension and then taped to the front panel of the card. The little green scrolly nameplate is a spellbinder die. Doesn't it go just perfectly with the background paper? The sentiment is written by hand and on my first try! Practicing makes perfect, that's for sure. A wonderful card that could easily be used for any other occasion.
Here's the sketch I used from sketch saturday #150:

Challenges for this card:

Basic Grey - easter/spring (I used paper from the "green at heart" line on the backpanel)
Paper sundaes - texture
Papertake weekly - dimensional
Pile it on - rubber stamps
Stampin for the weekend - easter

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