Spring/Easter Cards

So I didn’t win the MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar contest-but some truly amazing, deserving, talented people did!

Anyway – today I’m going to share a few more Splitcoaststampers cards I made from March for “The Little Things” theme.

The first card is a simple layered floral card that I stamped in white ink and colored over using Prismacolor colored pencils.  Not much to say about it!

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I will list supplies below 🙂

My second card is a cute Easter shaker card using another stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I stamped and colored the images using copic markers and used some distress ink to add color to the top panel before adding my cut-outs.

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The egg is on the inside of the card so the shaker portion is see-through through both top panels.

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Phew! 3 months down and 3 more to go!  I hope you like these cards!

XOXO,

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SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

For Penelope’s Flowers:

LF Penelope's Blossoms
LF Penelope’s Blossoms EH | SSS | LF
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Prismacolor Pencils - 72ct
Prismacolor Pencils – 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct AMZN | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Gold
Wink of Stella Gold EH | SSS | AMZN
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear EH | SSS | AMZN

Absorber
Absorber

For the CHIRPY Easter card:

Copic Colors: N1, Y17, YR16, Y00, Y04, R20

Distress Ink Colors: Broken China, Mowed Lawn

Not listed below: Window Sheet/Acetate

LF Chirpy Chirp Chirp
LF Chirpy Chirp Chirp

EH | SSS | LF

LF Small Stitched Circle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Circle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN


Calypso Coral Ink
Calypso Coral Ink

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pool Party Ink
Pool Party Ink

So Saffron Ink
So Saffron Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink
Wisteria Wonder Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS


Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm
PPP Lime Sorbet 4mm
PPP Lime Sorbet 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Pink Peonies 4mm
PPP Pink Peonies 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP


Absorber
Absorber

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

White Foam Sheet 12x18 10pk
White Foam Sheet 12×18 10pk
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Blended Bloom and Pleasant Poppies

It’s been pretty cold here in Ohio and after 9 days with the kids home, school cancellations and lots of snow, I haven’t had much time to craft during my breaks and lunches like I’m used to. Yesterday, I decided I wanted to play with my Blendabilities Markers from Stampin’ Up! They are alcohol-based markers and are new to this year’s catalog. They come in 3 shades for blending to give added depth to all your coloring! I’ve gotten all the colors and they’ve been sitting there whispering my name…Caly….Caly…..

So, I decided to play and used two stamp sets that I have not yet used to make some SPRING cards – I’m definitely ready for warmer weather!

The first card is made from a background stamp called Pleasant Poppies. I stamped the image on Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink (you can use a permanent ink too) – but make sure to use an acid-free, water-based ink so the colors don’t bleed. I chose Wild Wasabi for the stems and Rich Razzleberry for the flowers. There are a few centers that I colored with Daffodil Delight. Start with the darkest shade, working on one flower at a time, then use the medium and light shade to blend each flower. It takes quite a bit of patience, but it looks amazing when it’s done!

Pleasant Poppies

I used the darkest, then the lightest shade of Wild Wasabi on the stems, although you can’t really tell. You could probably get away with using just one shade, if you’d like.

Pleasant Poppies 1

At first, I only added the ribbon and told myself I’d finish off the cards at a later time. But of course, that didn’t sit well with me. So I pulled it out today at lunch and decided to make it a birthday card for my sister, whose birthday is in a few weeks.

Pleasant Poppies 2

Cool embellishments/sentiments, right? I’ll get to that in a minute…since I used the same set to create this next card. The card base on the above card is in Rich Razzleberry and is used to make the “happy” die cut as well as the sentiment piece.

Here is the second card I made using the Blendabilities Markers and the Blended Bloom stamp. I chose Coastal Cabana  and Daffodil Delight for this image.

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The card base here is Bermuda Bay. I don’t have Coastal Cabana card stock, but I think it’s almost the same hue and still looks great. I have Bermuda Bay markers too, but I wanted a lighter color and this is how it turned out:

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About the sentiments/embellishments – I used the Crazy About You stamp set and Hello You thinlits dies – which is sold in a bundle in the Occasions catalog (or you can buy them separate too). I used the Word Window punch for the sentiment, then layered it on the Modern Label punch. These punches are new to my collection and I was excited I got to use them! so pretty!

Pleasant Poppies 3

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That’s all for today, folks! Thanks for stopping by!

Flower Patch

Today’s card is a another unplanned birthday card, but OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS…I LOVE it!  I haven’t made a card using the Flower Patch stamp set in quite a while. I didn’t have much time to make this card, so I quickly cased this card from pinterest. You can find the original post here.

I simply adore this card!

Flower Patch

The chevron background is created with a Stampin’ Up’s Positively Chevron background stamp.

Flower Patch 3

I used a paper distresser to create the edge on the Sahara Sand cardstock on the very top layer of this card. The background stamp is inked in the same color to give it a subtle look.

 Flower Patch 2

The flowers and leaves are inked individually on white cardstock and then cut out using the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits dies. Then I cut out the sentiment using the Decorative Label punch.

Flower Patch 1

Finally, I added 3 diamonds to finish off the card. One hour later, it was picked up by the birthday girl. This card came with a big warm hug. 😀

Here are the colors and dimensions for this card:

Cardbase (4.25″ x 11″) and 2nd matted sheet (3.5″ x 3.5″) – Blushing Bride

1st (4″ x 5.25″)  and 3rd (3.25″ x 3.25″) matted sheets – Sahara Sand

Blue Flower: Pool PartyBermuda Bay, Crushed Curry

Yellow Flower: So Saffron and Crushed Curry

Pink Flower: Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral

Leaves: Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive

Sentiment is stamped in Bermuda bay, punched, then sponged in Blushing Bride and finally, “edged” using Calypso Coral.

Painted Petals with Butterfly

There are so many family birthdays in February and I feel like I’m starting to run out of ideas for new cards. So my husband jumped in this afternoon, after some convincing, to “help me.” He looked through pinterest and got ideas after we decided we would use the Painted Petals stamp set. We also used the Butterfly thinlits on this card. I let him choose the colors and this is what we came up with:

Painted Petals w Butterfly

The image itself is simple – a branch of flowers and a matching row of dots in Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz. The butterfly is cut in silver paper. I used a sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set and punched it out with the Artisan label punch. Stephen even sponged the edge of the sentiment piece with some Wisteria Wonder ink.

Painted Petals w Butterfly 2

We finished off the card with some silver baker’s twine. I think he did a really good job picking out the colors!

Painted Petals w Butterfly 3

Tree of Hearts

When my sister-in-law was here, we made cards (you can’t come to Ohio and not make a card with me!). I wanted to use the Sheltering Tree stamp set again and had in mind a tree of hearts, but once I started choosing colors and stamped, I didn’t exactly execute the way I had envisioned – but as with all projects, it’s a learning process!

It’s not romantic or as whimsy as I had hoped and the little hearts turned out looking more like apples. But just because I don’t like it for a Valentine’s Day card for my husband, doesn’t mean it isn’t a cute card that someone else would love receiving :).

Sheltering Tree Valentine's 1

Sheltering Tree Valentine's 3

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Sheltering Tree Valentine's 2

Card Base/Hearts in Real Red

Leaves/Grass/Banner in Wild Wasabi

Bike in Smoky Slate

Hearts using the You Plus Me set

Trees/Bike/grass using the Sheltering Tree set

Sentiment is from the Perfect Pennants set, cut using the Banners Framelits Dies