Monday, April 2, 2012

Easter Wishes

This is my second post for today.  Please scroll down one more post 
for a masculine birthday card, plus a bonus feminine version.  

Hi everyone, hope you've had a good start to your week.  Today is my DH's birthday, and we went out to lunch, just the two of us.  It was so nice.  =)

I didn't make Easter cards this year, just the one you see below.  I'm really hit-or-miss with my holiday cards.  Some years I send, others not.  It all depends on what's going on with me at that particular time.  Know what I mean?

Here's a sketch from Cardabilities...
...combined with challenges from:



This is pretty simple, really.  I took all my patterned papers from a Lost & Found Madison Avenue stack, and used a couple of Stampin' Up! stamps together for the label.


I tried my hand at Liquid Pearls on two of these die cuts; I need more practice making them look just like pearls.  Some are a little too 'oval-ish'.  ;)

Sorry to pound you with two posts today.  Because I am playing in challenges, I need to upload in time for the deadlines.  Thanks for understanding!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Something to Celebrate, Four Frames - SU
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla - SU; patterned papers Lost & Found Madison Avenue - My Mind's Eye
Ink: Basic Brown (remember that old one?) - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: lace - Offray
Other: pearls; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger; Fleur de Lis Motifs, Floral Doily Motifs, scalloped circle dies - Spellbinders; Big Shot; Decorative Label punch - SU
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18 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wonderful job with the sketch!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the sketch, Colleen. The sentiment panel is lovely with the frame around the script.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is beautiful and I think your liquid pearls are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Silly, there is no perfect pearl - take fresh water pearls - they are the most fun and irregular. So, don't let anyone tell you yours aren't perfect! Love the card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Vickie Z said...

I'm thinking perfection of liquid pearls is a project unto itself!!!! Gorgeous card!!!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Colleen! I love the pearls and the lace!

Annette said...

what a beautiful Easter card...love all the layers...

yyam said...

Such a sweet card! I love all the elements you've used...beautifully composed! :)

Linda R said...

Looks lovely my friend.. Your interpretation of the sketch looks great.

Mruk said...

Very pretty card, simple and stylish, love the colours.
Thanks for playing along at Cardabilities.

Donna Bowman said...

A beautiful Easter card Colleen! I LOVE these muted colors and it's a great design!

Julie said...

Lovely card. Love those papers and colors. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
Hugs,
julie

Michelle B. said...

What a simply stunning card! I love the soft colors and the pearls are a beautiful touch! So glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments - Happy Easter!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful! I love the background paper and the way you combined the stamps on the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Benzi said...
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Benzi said...

Love your sentiment tag...so elegant! I have had some of those liquid pearls for months and never tried them. I can never remember...maybe this will jolt my memory the next time I need some.
Super card, Colleen!

Bonnie said...

I love the different shapes. They make a very interesting card. I have that frame stamp and keep forgetting about it. I need to pull it out.

Andrea Ewen said...

So beautifully vintage and wonderful! Great newsprint background and the striped panel really caught my eye. Marvelous!

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