Sunday, March 5, 2017

Early Easter Card Making

I decided to get a start on some Easter cards for our church card ministry today.  I know it's only the first Sunday in Lent, but some people like to pick up their holiday cards early, so I want to be sure they are available for them when they want them. 
The stamps I used are from the Impression-Obsession clear set #MC73 Easter Lily.  It is an older stamp I've had in my stash, and have always liked it.

I began by smooshing inks onto a watercolor panel.  I do this by rubbing inks from my Ranger distress mini pads onto a piece of acrylic, then spritzing with water, then placing the ink side of this acrylic onto my watercolor panel.  I repeat this process until I achieve the look I desire.  There are many tutorials online for this technique.  Just do a Google search for ink smooshing technique, and you will find some.

After my panel was dry (ok, so I didn't wait, I used a heat tool), I stamped the flower image three times in the right corner with my black India Ink pad, then added the rejoice twice.  That's it....really quick and easy.  

I just layered it onto a piece of black card stock, then used craft foam to adhere it onto a dark pink card, which I had embossed using the We Are Memory Keepers quilt embossing plate.  A few sequins finish off my card.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Impression-Obsession Challenge - Fun with flowers

Allsorts Challenge - Spring inspiration

The Flower Challenge - Anything goes 

The Daily Marker  - 30 Day Color Challenge

That's it.  I am feeling a bit better from my week-long saga of the stomach bug.  I'm still a bit wobbly and gurgly, but coming along ok, and hope to be back in full swing soon.  Working on Easter cards is giving me something to focus on, and I am enjoying the nice, bright spring colors.  

It's my birthday tomorrow, and hubby and I are going to see The Shack.  Since I've read the book a few years ago, I have been waiting for a movie about it.  I'm looking forward to it.  It will be good just to get out of the house after being indoors all week!  

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  




  1. Your creation is just lovely and the soft Spring colours are just perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. a really pretty card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week xxxx

  3. Beautiful card. I love watercolor paper and the great results from playing with inks.

  4. so the colour wash behind the image...
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge.

  5. Such a pretty card, love the wash of colours behind the stamping. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT


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