Monday, 25 March 2013

Take Care Easter eggs

It's Easter at the end of this week but still looking ridiculously Christmassy here! Despite all the snow this month, I pressed on and made Easter cards for my lovely Stampers 6 club ladies this month. Come and have a look:


I don't seem to have been able to get any decent photos but this is actually one of my favourite card designs of the year! It uses a gorgeous little stamp set called Take Care (find it on pages 90 and 91 of the Stampin' Up annual catalogue) along with the beautiful 'Happy Easter' from the Delightful Dozen sentiment set.


The branch was inked up with markers and stamped, and the sentiment added before that border was scored using my Borders scoring plate. I liked the way the swirl of the 'y' in happy overlapped the scorelines. In fact, I love the effect of these borders and how easy it is to put them in wherever I want them - I just hope that you're not getting fed up of seeing them!

The nest and eggs were  fussy cut with my sharp paper snips...


... all six of them! I quite enjoy cutting things out actually and anyway, nothing's too much trouble for my lovely club members!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Take care, Delightful Dozen (for the sentiment)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Simply Scored, Borders score plate, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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One of the advantages of giving my wardrobe a massive spring clear out at the weekend is that I've discovered new combinations of things to wear. I've been showing my 'new' outfits to my daughter and made the mistake of asking the old question 'does my bum look big in this'! "Yes," she told me, without hesitation. "But it's fine," she added. "I mean, it's not so big it's blocking out the sun and killing the dinosaurs or anything!" Oh well, that's fine then!

See you tomorrow, when I'm hoping to show you my Easter baskets. Happy monday!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    This is a gorgeous Easter card.... Love it....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  2. Did you cuff your daughter round the ear for her cheekiness????

    Terrific Easter cards here Vicky. Lovely board embossing too. xxx

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  3. Clean and simple! I love it! The embossing is so pretty here.

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  4. A beautiful design, the nest is so pretty, and I love the detail with the score board.

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  5. Beautiful card, love the nest xxx

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  6. I really love this branch and nest set Vicky and cutting the nest and eggs has made them look much more 3 dimensional too. Beautiful cards, I bet your ladies were thrilled with them :0)
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x