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Happy Wednesday!

Easter is almost here! This Easter card is for Betty’s (gbedwright) Stamping in Time SNTODBD6 challenge to create a monochromatic card using Our Daily Bread Designs images. This is also for Chris’ ODBDSLC7 challenge to create an Easter card.

For my card, I used ODBD new Easter Blessings set. The lily of the valley was stamped and masked several times on some marbled ivory card stock using the Niagara mist chalk ink. I used a tiny acrylic paint brush to bleach the flowers and add highlights to the leaves. Very subtle difference, but I like the effect. The verse was stamped over this using the khaki ink then I used my Out of the Box Nestie Technique to cut it out using a Spellbinders Labels 4. It’s attached to a khaki green oval then to an ivory rectangle. I used a Cuttlebug border folder to emboss the swirls just in the 4 corners.

Underneath my layers, I added a Spellbinders Fleur de lis die cut. I had to cut it twice and piece it together to get the square stretched out to a rectangle. A layer of dp, another of khaki and it’s all attached to a 6.25 x 4.5 ivory card. (This fits those new slightly larger A2 envelopes made to allow 4×6 pictures to be mailed.) An ivory bow of satin edged moire and some faux pearls finish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit tomorrow. We’ll have some April Fool’s Day fun in store for you!

Supplies:
stamps: ODBD – Easter Blessings
paper: ivory, ivory marbled (The Paper Cut), khaki green, dp (Anna Griffin)
ink: VersaMagic Niagara Mist chalk ink, Anita’s khaki green dye ink
accessories: Spellbinders Fleur de lis, classic oval and Labels 4 dies, bleach, detail acrylic paint brush, liquid pearls & 1/8 inch hole punch (for the faux pearls). ribbon, khaki green marker, Cuttlebug Flourish borders


Happy Tuesday! I’m a little late getting this uploaded for Monday’s Technique Challenge, TLC266. The challenge was to complete the inside of the card and show it. I always stamp or decorate the insides of my cards, but for this one I added some of the same layers and dp I used on the outside.

I’m using two new 2nd Anniversary sets from Our Daily Bread Designs as well as the dove image from January’s Confirmation set. I stamped the dove with amber satin ink then overstamped the verse with taupe ink.  I used just the corner of one of the Ironworks Borders image to stamp the flourish on the khaki layer. An entire frame from the Ironworks Borders was stamped on the ivory layer.  Several more layers were added as well as a satin bow and some faux pearls. I make the faux pearls by putting drops of Dimensional  Pearl Fabric Paint (Plaid, similar to Liquid Pearls) onto a separate piece of card stock. After they dry, I use an 1/8 inch punch to punch them out. This gives me uniform size and perfect flat back pearls to attach to my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:
stamps: ODBD – Scripture Collection 3, Ironworks Borders, Confirmation
paper: ivory, khaki, white, dp (SEI – Sweet Perfume backside)
ink: Colorbox amber satin metallic pigment, Anita’s taupe dye ink
accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, liquid pearls, 1/8 inch hole punch, satin ribbon, dk olive marker (for the edges)


Part 1 of my Catch Up plan combines Friday’s F4A5 challenge to base a card on a musical and to make it any size other than A2 (4.25 x 5.5), and Saturday’s IC225. For the F4A5, I chose The Light in the Plaza (sorry, no matter how many times I insert the direct link, this site takes it back to home page.) I haven’t seen the musical, but I love the poster so the colors were my starting point. For the IC225 challenge, I chose the Lavender Cologne for the colors and floral element.

All images are Our Daily Bread Designs. I didn’t have any of the wonderful lavender color, so I used ballet blue  with the barely banana. It looks more on the lavender side but it’s hard to photograph. It always wants to look more blue. The violets were stamped with yellow ochre chalk ink and the greeting was over stamped with cobalt ink. Since the F4A5 challenge was musical, I thought this verse would fit perfectly. I added the piercing and faux stitching.  The blue layer was punched  and all the layers were lightly sponged around the edges. A bow, a punched butterfly and some faux pearls were added to the 5 x 5 card.

Supplies:
stamps: ODBD – The Lord has Risen
paper: barely banana, ballet blue
ink: Archival cobalt, Fluid Chalk yellow ochre
accessories:   foam tape, Martha Stewart loop border/corner punches and butterfly punch, ribbon, liquid pearls 1/8 inch hole punch (for the faux pearls), piercing tool, cobalt marker

Part 2 of the Catch Up plan again combines Saturday’s IC225 (I chose Ambersweet for this one) and Sunday’s FS164 Featured Stamper challenge. Congrats to Brandi! I chose her Trio Upsy Daisy to case. I changed the images, the colors and changed the trio of panels from rectangular to oval. I kept most of the layout and layers.

All images are Our Daily Bread Designs. The daffodil was stamped three times onto a 3 color paint chip. I used my Out of the Box Nestie Technique and a Spellbinders Mega Oval to cut out the center flower. I used a Petite Oval set to cut the two ovals in the black frame. Just a little color was added with Prismacolor pencils. The greeting was stamped across the bottom and I made 1/4 inch (yellow) and 1/8 inch (black) faux brads for the corners and around the greeting.

Supplies:
stamps: ODBD – Happy Easter, Easter Blessings
paper: 3 color paint chip, black, so saffron
ink: Ancient Page coal
accessories: 1/4 & 1/8 inch hole punches, Spellbinders mega oval & petite oval sets, Prismacolor pencils, foam tape, black marker

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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