... where the palette this week is so soft and pretty and it was hard not to just go straight off and make the adorable little baskets in the inspiration photo! Come and see what I did make:
I was prompted to make a stamped aperture frame card after spotting this tutorial by the very talented Mynnette. Fruit and Flowers is just the right sort of set to do this kind of stamping and I used my markers directly on the stamps to create the multi-coloured images.
Adding punched flowers centred with brads gives a dimensional look to the frame and I used my favourite Easter sentiment from Easter Blossoms in the recess.
This wonderful stamp from the Just Believe set is one of my 'go to' images at springtime because the flowers make such great daffodils with just a few scribbles with a marker. I thought the daffs would make a nice contrast with the floral sentiment frame.
While I had the Just Believe stamp out, I made another card using the same colour palette.
Peach Parfait, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz are perfect for the daffodils so I added a Blushing Bride mat and also a little embossed die-cut butterfly.
I'll show you another quick Easter card I made at the eleventh hour. This one uses the wonderful blossom image from Easter Blossoms.
I used markers to colour the rubber of my stamp - this really is a favourite technique of mine, had you noticed?! - before stamping it onto card stock. The image was inked up again but with a darker pink for the blossom this time, and stamped in a slightly different position. I sponged around the image with a little Bashful Blue ink before mounting th panel onto a Crumb Cake base.
The 'Happy Easter' is from Teeny Tiny Wishes - the words have been stamped one on top of the other, which is easy to achieve with a stamp-a-majig. I cut the sentiment out with a 3/4" circle punch and sponged the edges before attaching to the card front.
Now, normally I would add a supply list so that you can see what you'd need to recreate these cards but there are a lot of cards today and my presence is being noisily demanded by some of my favourite people who would like to decorate an Easter tree please! So if you have any queries about what I've used, do let me know won't you and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. And if you'd like to place an order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (offer limited to one pack per qualifying order - click here for details).
Thanks for looking today. I will be back tomorrow when I'll have something rather special to show you, so don't miss that!