Last month I created a couple of cards to share with some fellow Demonstrators at our monthly meeting.
I created this card using the Picnic Parade clear mount stamp set in the Occasions Mini. I absolutely love this bunny! I also used the happy Easter stamp from Well Scripted that I purchased from the Occasions Mini. The base of my card is So Saffron card stock layered with Whisper White. I sponged Bashful Blue Classic Ink on the edges to give the allusion of sky. The yellow gingham patterned paper is from the Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Paper in the Build-a-Bear line. To create the weave I punched holes with the Double Rectangle Punch all across the top of the dsp and wove 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon from both ends and tied a double knot in the middle. I layered the dsp onto the Whisper White and the So Saffron. For the bushes I used the Scallop Circle Punch to punch one circle from Certainly Celery card stock. I ran the scallop circle through my Big Shot with the "flowery" texture plate from the Stampin' Backgrounds 1 Texture Plates. I then cut the scallop in half with my Paper Snips and adhered one half on the side and the other half at the top of the dsp sliding both slightly underneath the dsp. I stamped my images last using Staz-On. Using the clear mount stamps made it so easy to place my images exactly where I wanted them. Lastly, I colored my images using the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pen to create the water colored effect.
For this butterfly card I used the Messages for Mom clear mount stamp set found in the Occasions Mini. The base of the card is Whisper White card stock layered with Melon Mambo Patterns Designer Series Paper. I used the new Scallop Trim Corner Punch (Occasions Mini) and the Scallop Trim Border Punch (sale-a-bration mini) to create the border around the Shimmery White card stock layer. I stamped my images with Staz-On and colored in the flowers using a Blender Pen and Melon Mambo Classic Ink, Bermuda Bay Classic Ink, Green Galore Classic Ink, and Summer Sun Classic Ink. For the butterflies I used Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay card stocks and cut the images with the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslits Die. I added a little Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to the butterflies before I adhered them with Mini Glue Dots and lifted the wings a little for a 3-D effect.
If you have any questions about these projects please let me know.