Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Paper Doily for Easter

Hi out there in blog land.  Today's card is an Easter card for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge #248 and the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #111.  This is the first time I've used the doily die; I kept hearing how time consuming it was to remove all the little pieces but I didn't find it that bad.  I cut out two so you'll probably see another card using it in the near future.  I got the idea from Chanda Stehlik here 

I chose Island Indigo card stock for the base.  Twitterpated designer paper was cut out with the Big Shot and the Paper Doily die and attached to a piece of Blushing Bride card stock that was cut out with the Circle Scissors Plus.  I used liquid glue to attach it because it's easier when you're working with narrow pieces of paper that you find on the doily.  This was added to another piece of 
Twitterpated designer paper that had all four corners rounded.  The sentiment from the Delightful Dozen stamp set was stamped on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock with Island Indigo ink and punched out with the Scallop Oval punch.  I trimmed off the top and attached it beneath the doily.  I made a bow with the Island Indigo ribbon, attached it above the sentiment and wrapped the tails to the back.  This layer was then added to the card front.  Island Indigo card stock was cut out with the Big Shot and the Lattice die.  I trimmed away parts of the lattice until I had the cross shape.  This was attached to the doily with liquid glue.  The little flowers were made with Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride card stocks punched out with the Boho Blossoms punch and the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  To get the flowers to curl up a little, I gently pushed down on the centers with the Simply Scored Stylus.  The pink was attached to the blue with liquid glue and the flowers attached to the cross with glue dots.  Pearls were added to the center of the flowers and above the sentiment.  I enjoy making Easter cards because of the great colors that come along with spring.  Hope your week has started off well and you'll get a chance for fun and/or creating.  See you next time.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Delightful Dozen (w-#122650/c-#122652)
Ink:  Island Indigo Ink Pad (#122937)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Island Indigo Card Stock (#122923); Blushing Bride Card Stock (#119796); Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352); Twitterpated Designer Series Paper (#125406)
Tools:  Bit Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die (#125592); Circle Scissor Plus (#112530); Glass Mat (#112531); Lattice Bigz Die (#115958); Boho Blossoms Punch (#119858); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309); Scallop Oval Punch (#119856); 3/16" Corner Punch (#119867); Paper Snips (#103579); Simply Scored Stylus (#125624)
The Finishing Touches:  Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon (#122974); Basic Pearls (#119247); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755); Mini Glue Dots (#103683)

 



10 comments:

Dawn Braun said...

I knew I needed that doily die!! :) Such a pretty Easter card Patti and I love how you made the cross. Beautiful spring colors too, that DSP is fab! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Selene Kempton said...

What a wonderful idea! I love what you did with the die!

Tammy said...

beautiful card--love your cross!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

WOW!!! This is stunning. Great idea with the die.

Angela McKay, Stampin Up Demonstrator said...

This is so beautiful Patti... I love that doily in the DSP! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

gbarron56 said...

Just beautiful, Patti! Such a great way to use this week's sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

Krista said...

What an awesome idea for the cross!!! I love that doily, but have been intimidated by it. However, you made it look and sound so easy. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

stampinbygenny.com said...

What a clever way of making the cross and I love that you used printed paper for your doily background. It looks so beautiful behind the cross. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

Love the doily from that patterned paper. Love your color choices also. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Dale Morin said...

This is a really beautiful card. Love the doily, the cross, the whole thing! Great job.