Today’s card is in celebration of Easter, and fits Anne Marie’s theme of “Spring Fever” this week at Paper Players.
It was time to start making Easter cards, and His Grace is the perfect stamp set for the occasion.
The two doves from the Serene Garden stamp set are raising the banner high. I stamped the doves in VersaMark on Thick Whisper White cardstock, and sprinkled them with Gold embossing powder. Using the Heat Tool, the powder dried to a shiny finish.
I achieved the dove’s mirror image with the “reverse technique,” using the Stamparatus and Silicone Craft Sheet. I stamped the first dove in the normal manner. Then, I stamped the second dove on the Silicon Craft Sheet, followed by placing the cardstock on top of the VersaMark dove on the Silicon Craft Sheet, and stamping again. Since the dove stays in the same position on the Stampatus, the image is perfectly aligned. When you lift the cardstock, the image is on the backside, in the reverse direction. You may have to try this yourself, before it makes sense.
TIP: Place the cardstock tight to the top, and bring it down carefully, so it doesn’t move. This will prevent a fuzzy image.
Before placing the doves on dimensionals, I colored them with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.
The idea of making a mirror image originated from the Paper Player’s sketch. It came in handy, because I needed two doves to carry the banner.
The banner is from the Banners for You stamp set, Which I stamped in Soft Suede ink, on Thick Whisper White cardstock. There is a die in the coordinating set, Bunch of Banners, that cut it out perfectly. I used the Stamparatus to make sure the sentiment, “He is Risen,” was placed in the middle.
I embossed the Sahara Sand background with the Ruffled embossing folder, adhering it to a Sahara Sand card base. A few Iridescent Sequins were added for some sparkle.
I decorated the envelope flap with a piece of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper, so it’s ready to mail.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope this brings you good thoughts about Easter. Keep scrolling to see all of my supplies. By clicking on the stamp sets, you can see what was hidden above.
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The Paper Players Design Team