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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Greetings

Hello and Happy Easter!

Today I'd like to share the card I made for my mother. I started out by covering the base of the card with a layer of designer paper, then layering black card stock with rounded corners and another layer of the same printed paper on top of that.  I punched the corners with a corner punch and covered them with glitter and added dots of glitter along the outer edges.  This card sparkles like crazy!

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using Staz-On ink, then tore the edges of the paper into a rough oval shape.  I had wanted to layer it onto a lacy oval, but I didn't have any dies big enough, so I edged it with lace trim instead which, even though I snipped it, tended to want to pop up.  I liked the "tray" effect and kept it.

I wanted to color the image using something I hadn't used in many months - watercolor pencils.  I only had a basic set of 12 colors and  I did some creative layering to achieve some of the colors such as the teal ribbon around the egg and the purple-ish pink flower.  I added some clear glitter glue to the "eyelets" on the edges of the ribbon and inked the edges of the oval with distress ink.

I cut the butterfly from a piece of designer paper and glittered the edges.

The bow is made using organza ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The tiny pink flowers are also from RRR.  The little green "stems" are the actual stems from some of the flowers that I've curled around a metal rod.

Thank you for joining me and I wish you a lovely Easter with family and friends.  And perhaps a chocolate bunny or egg, too.  


Happy crafting!


Shani Thomas said...

I know your mother loved it, it's gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

Fabby coloring Giriie!! I LOVE your colors and fabby Butterfly!! All nice and glittery!!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! Leave it to you to live up to your blog's glittery name - wonderfully sparkly card - and the best part is that you used traditional Eastery elements like lace and flowers, and pretty in pink, but with a twist of bold lusciousness! Darling image, too! hugs, de