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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Easter cards

A couple of Easter cards...have you noticed the later date this year?  Seems like far away, but we all know how very quickly 5 weeks can speed by...right ;)


This first Stampendous Easter bunny card is such a sweet image.  I made it for the challenge going on over at SCS here.  I love the sweet little bunny face and love paper piecing the letters.  I chose to use Graphic 45's Once upon a Springtime 8X8 pad ...again.  Love this collection and I have almost completely exhausted it!  I used PTI ivory cs for the card base, embossed the front with a CuttleBug polka dots EF and stitched the gingham panel with zigzag and straight stitching in peach thread, added a length of lace and adhered the bunny panel with foam.
As for my next card, this year's version of one of my all time favourite Magenta stamps.  I have had this stamp for a couple of years but I saw that Ellen Hutson is now carrying it.  Ellen has great taste!  The Springtime floral tiles with the French and English Easter script as background are truly a joy for me to work with.  I enjoy colouring the images and this year I used a white enamel on the lilly of the valley bells.  The background PTI kraft cs is embossed with a PTI metal embossing plate, you might have to click onto the photo to enlarge and make more visable...
I used PTI harvest gold cs for the Paper punched border (EK Success border punch) and stitched some machine zigzag across.  The sentiment is an older Stampin'Up from ..well, I am not sure what set.  I orphaned the stamp from it's family a couple of Easters ago I think and have not re-united.
The weather has been so beautiful here in Austin.  I have been in the garden every day this past week cleaning/pruning/amending and planting.  Still have a lot of mulching to do...and then onto the back yard :0)
Hope it is warm and bright where you are and Thanks for taking a peek today!


Cheers,
Chriss

2 comments:

  1. These are both adorable cards ... so pretty

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  2. Love what you did with this stamp. I have it and am going to get it out!! Beautiful!

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