Friday, March 3, 2017

A Little Owl and an Easter Cross

I spent most of Wednesday making some Easter cards to sell and to get some blog posts prescheduled so I can work on taxes.  Well, you're not going to see those this week.  I want to show you a couple cards, one I gave at a baby shower and the other is the 4th card I'll be teaching March 24.

I was inspired by a blanket I gave at the shower that was purple with little owls all over it so I pretty much stayed with the colors in the blanket.  So, I grabbed my new I Heart Embossing Folder (in our current Mini catalog which expires the end of March) and embossed the Pretty Amethyst card stock base. I added a Circle die cut piece of Lemon Drop card stock.  Next, I used the Bread Tag Die and used Lavender Fusion card stock to make the tag.  A few strips of our Whip Cream Sparkle Tape then I embossed with the Love Stripes embossing folder (also from our current Mini catalog).  The owl comes from the Deer Friends stamp set, stamped on Whip Cream card stock with Black Licorice ink, and colored with our Color Burst Pencils.
The banner was made with Lemon Drop card stock stamped with a stamp from our Rock Notes stamp set.  I actually cut a stamp in half to get the Happy.

I added our Journey Glaze to the eyes for a glassy look.

I make a triple bow from our Bubble Gum Thread and added some Silver Sequins to finish the card.

Ok, one card down and here's the Cross.

I like the monochromatic look and this card was inspired by one I seen at our Leadership Conference.  I used Sweet Pear card stock for the layers and Cross and Butter Cream card stock for the doily (Doily die) and flowers.  I used our new Color Cross Bundle (in the current Mini catalog) and Electric Lime ink.  Great subtle look!  The Hope Rises text in the bottom right is from our Hope Rises stamp set.

I love the flower in the center and I made it with our Punch Handle and the Summer Pretties cartridge.  A little Pearl in the flower and a few on the pierced Rectangle and the card is done!

Kinda funny how the flower and doily look white in the photos.  I think my Photo Shop does a bit of autocorrecting when I'm editing/cropping my photos.  Oh well.



Shelly Schmidt said...

Two beautiful cards! I have to say- I am loving the cross card!!!

Sheila said...

These cards are very pretty. I, especially,like the owl card. The detail with the journey glaze in the eyes is amazing. I know I couldn't be that precise! Beautiful job!!!