Time is passing quickly, and next Sunday is Easter! Can you believe it? I needed one more Easter card, and I used three challenges for inspiration. It was handy that the Global Design Project has an Easter theme this week. I also used the sketch from Paper Players, and a row of items from Tic Tac Toe (Twine, Embossing, and Polka Dot).
I started with thoughts of Easter, and wanted to incorporate butterflies, fluttering around on my card. Remember the sweet, little butterfly from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set? I stamped it in three cheery colors; Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Berry Burst. I happened to have the retired butterfly punch, so punching it out was easy, but it could be fussy cut.
I chose a card base of Thick Whisper White, and layered it with Whisper White, which I embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. I really like the texture on the backside.
Next, I cut two 1″ strips for the banners that are in the sketch, and used the Banner Triple Punch for the ends. One strip is from Daffodil Delight DSP (polka dots for Tic Tac Toe) and the other Whisper White. I found the right size circle for the sketch in the Layering Circles Die Set, and used Whisper White for it also.
The circle was calling for something other than “Happy Easter,” and I remembered the sentiment from the So Many Shells Stamp Set, “Miracles Happen.” This set was voted as having the most beautiful font in the catalog. It really is pretty in Berry Burst! And, in this case, I love how the meaning goes with the cross that I die cut from the Cross of Hope Die Set.
I tied White Baker’s Twine around the top for the Paper Players sketch AND Tic Tac Toe. To represent a vertical row on the right side of the sketch, I added six Glitter Epoxy Shapes.
I completed the inside with a simple “Happy Easter” from the Sweet Little Something Stamp Set, which I stamped in Berry Burst. And, the three Daffodil Delight flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set.
I decorated the envelope flap with Autumn Harvest Designer Series Paper, and it’s ready for mailing.
Thanks for visiting me today. I hope this Easter card was inspirational for you!