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Saturday, April 12, 2014

He Is Not Here

It's been almost a week without posting but I have been working on some treat holders I'll need next week.  I'll share them when I'm done.  The card was created to get me away from the other project.  Three challenges were used for inspiration (what would I do without challenges!!):  Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #162, Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #94 - Easter, and Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #298.

As you can see, I rotated the sketch 90 degrees in order to use the sentiment I did.  Very Vanilla card stock was used for the base.  On the edge of a piece of Gumball Green card stock I used the cross stitch from the Needlepoint Border embossing folders rather than ribbon or card stock.  To this I added a piece of Watercolor Wonder designer paper.  When I do a color challenge I check to see if any of my designer papers has
any of the colors from the challenge.  This paper had a sheet with a mix of Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango.  Perfect.  The designer paper layer was then added to the card.  The sentiment from the retired Glorious Gift stamp set was heat embossed on Very Vanilla card stock with VersaMark and Gumball Green Embossing Powder.  This is one of those stamp sets that I won't part with because it truly expresses what Easter is about.  I cut the sentiment out with one of the Labels Framelits as well as a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock using the Big Shot Magnetic Platform.  The Tangerine Tango was cut in half and used as a mat on each side of the sentiment.  It was added to the card with Dimensionals.  I stamped a couple of flowers using the Petite Petals stamp set on a piece of scrap from the designer paper with Gumball Green ink and punched them out with the Petite Petals Punch.  Another was punched out of Tangerine Tango card stock.  The small scalloped circles were punched out of Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green card stocks with one of the Itty Bitty Shapes punches.  After attaching one to each of the larger flowers with Glue Dots, I pressed in the center of all using the Simply Scored Stylus.  This leaves an indentation that gives the flowers some dimension.  After adding them to the card with Dimensionals and Glue Dots, I added the finishing touches of Pearls in the center of each.  I enjoyed creating this card and making the challenges work together.  We have a beautiful day here today; I hope you're enjoying the same.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Petite Petals (w-#133152/c-#133155); Glorious Gift (retired)
Ink:Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad (#126861); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Very Vanilla Card Stock (#101650); Gumball Green Card Stock (#126840); Tangerine Tango Card Stock (#111349); Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683); Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (#132994)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658); Heat Tool (#129053); Labels Collection Framelits Dies (#125598); Needlepoint Border Embossing Folders (#129383); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309); Simply Scored Stylus (#125624)
The Finishing Touches:  Gumball Green Stampin' Emboss Powder (#128981); Pearl Basic Jewels (#119247); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683)
       

12 comments:

Deb said...

Love how the dsp looks here! Really enhances the sentiment! I also love the line of embossing and the punched flowers! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

Sounds like you've been busy Patti. Great job combining all three challenges. The flowers add the perfect touch for your card! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary!

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and your layout is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Hope to see you again soon!

Kathy S said...

Love the way your turned the sketch around. Looks great. Thanks for stopping by Try Stampin' on Tuesday and hope to see you again next week.

Rose said...

love!!! :) So glad you joined us on Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love the colors, flowers and of course, the sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Connie Babbert said...

Beautiful Easter card! Love all the flower details around the wonderful greeting! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and March color challenge this week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Beautiful Easter creation, love the colours & the flowers finish it off perfectly

Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Melissa Davies said...

I love to see a celebration of Easter in vibrant colors! So pretty!Thanks for joining us in the Color Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful Easter card. I love how your sentiment fits perfectly in that framelit! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Gorgeous Easter card! The Watercolor Wonder DSP was perfect as the background!! Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

I've not used these colors for Easter but you've created a beautiful card using them! I love the layout, framelit and details on your beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!