Saturday, March 22, 2008
Happy Spring and Happy Easter. I actually made several Easter cards to mail to friends and family this year. I'm not sure I have ever done that before. I have been so enamored with the cute little birds I've been seeing everywhere lately in scrapping and stamping magazines. So I felt inspired to use this cute chick on my Easter card. It's from the set: Fun and Fast Notes. This layout is the same as the Valentine Card I showed you yesterday. This seems to be my favorite layout. I used my Coluzzle to cute the two circles. The card is Almost Amethyst and the background flowers and sentiment are stamped using Versamark. The chick is stamped with Black Staz On. I didn't want any bleeding when I water colored. I used Water Color Crayons and aqua painters to color my chick and flower stem. The circle layer is Apricot Appeal as well as the flower. I stamped just the flower on Apricot and cut it out, attaching it to the card with a Celery brad. The background paper is from retired Designer Paper: Petals and Paisley. I've hoarded my patterned paper so long that I have a ton of retired paper and I'm trying to use it up. I have a hard time justifying buying more paper when I have so much on hand. Ya know? So anyway, I finished the card off by attaching white grosgrain ribbon to the right half of the card and tying a square knot. I love the square knot so much more than a bow. It's so much less fussy. And I am not a fussy person.
I'm off to prepare food and fun for Easter tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend and remember that you are a child of God. Rejoice in meaning of this holiday!