Happy Easter, my friends! I woke up early this morning and made a quick card for my daughter, Tia, that I want to share. She's 16 so she sleeps until at LEAST 11, which worked in my favor today! I wasn't quite finished when she woke up, but she knows her mom and just laughed it off (plus, I had an Easter basket packed with gourmet chocolate waiting for her, so she wasn't empty handed :).
I used the new Orchids stamp set from Flourishes for my main image. I thought it was perfect for a delicate Easter card. I stamped the orchids in VersaMark and embossed them in white. I used a technique I found on Debbie Olson's blog to shade the orchids. I used my Buttercup Copic (Y21) to shade around my image but not over the embossed lines. My colorless blender was perfect for fading the edges of my shadow (though my result is not NEAR as lovely as Debbie's).
The sentiment is from my MTME Sentimental Occasions stamp set. I stamped it in VersaMark and embossed in white. I used my MTME All Tied Up - Rectangle cut file for the label and tied it off with some SU So Saffron grossgrain ribbon and some hemp twine with a button from my stash. I created my scalloped card by cutting two pieces of white cs with Large Scallops Nestabilities and scoring a line across the top of my back piece just under the top row of scallops. I then adhered above the score line to my front piece. I stole this idea from Julee Tilman :] I don't like the look of scalloped cards that are cut off at the top, so I've been using her method. Gives it a more finished look in my opinion.
That's pretty much all there was to this one! My daughter LOVED it!! She told me it was her favorite card of all the ones I've ever made her (it helps that her favorite color is yellow :). Hope you are enjoying a relaxing Easter holiday with loved ones. Thanks for stopping by ♥
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