I made my Easter cards today. They are nothing like what I started out to make. Funny how that happens sometimes. I decided to keep them simple, in the interest of time, since Easter is only a week away, and I have at least a dozen to send. Anyways, here is what I came up with.....
I started with a bright green A2 card, and embossed the lily stamp (an oldie but goodie Personal Stamp Exchange stamp) in white. Using full-sheet Post It notes, I made masks for each of the lily flowers, and placed the mask over each. For the rectangular background behind it, I masked off the sides of the card with 1" wide painter's tape, then used my Clarity brushes to brush in twisted citron distress ink.
When I peeled off the tape and masks, the flowers were a little lighter than the background. I wanted them just a little brighter, so I used my picket fence distress marker to color the petals. The marker added just the right amount of white, as I did not want them so white that the embossed lines got lost. I colored the leaves with the twisted citron distress marker. Since they were embossed, I used a dark yellow Copic marker to color the tips of the flower stamens.
I added shimmer with my Spectrum Noir crystal clear sparkle brush pen. While the petals were still wet from the pen, I sprinkled on some ultra fine crystal multi glitter for a little extra sparkle.
The 'happy easter' verse is from Penny Black, and I embossed that with white embossing powder. Some tiny white pearls add just a touch of bling.
I did spray a finish of hair spray over the cards to help insure the glitter stays intact. I will finish the inside, then get these in the mail on Monday.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted To Stamps Challenge - Anything goes
Allsorts Challenge - Bring on the bling
AAA Cards Challenge - CAS w/twist of shiny spring
We are watching our grand-dog this week while the kids are vacationing, so I took him on two nice long walks today. It was really nice out, sunny, but a bit nippy. I did enjoy being outdoors, though.
Thanks so much for visiting today.