Saturday, April 8, 2017

Easter Lily Card

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.  




  1. A really beautiful floral creation and it looks so striking in the hite against the greens, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. How those gorgeous lilies pop against the acid green background! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Oooo, Lynda! This is a beauty. Love the lilies on the green. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards with this Clean and Simple beauty.

  4. Beautifully done, loving the color combo!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Allsorts!

  5. Really pretty card! I love all the shades of green. It gives it a lot of dimension :)


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