Happy Easter CCMC295

by Joanne James25. March 2014 23:00

Good evening lovely blog readers - a quick post from me today as I've been out and had a full-on day today. I finally found the time to make a card for this week's challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary. They have a great design team with inspiring sketches and designs; this week it's a sketch challenge:

I decided to make an Easter card using the egg stamp from the Eggstra Spectacular stamp and designed a card that is entirely faithful to the sketch layout - here it is:

I made a 5" x 5" square card and using a piece of the lovely Watercolour Wonder DSP as my focal background and layered with some simple card stock strips, picking out the colours in the paper. I finished with an oval featuring the 'Happy Easter' stamp which I inked up with my Stampin' Write Markers in the same 3 colours as my paper strips. I inset this oval inside a larger one in Tangerine Tango as opposed to mounting it onto a base layer, as I wanted the oval to sit flat across the strips underneath. Here's a close up:

Hope you like today's card; back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (12) -

DebUnited States
3/26/2014 1:22:16 AM #

Love this Easter card! What a creative way to use this stamp set and oval dies! Love the way it looks being set inside the oval! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
3/26/2014 10:54:54 PM #

Thank you Deb - the oval inset thing was new but worked for me on this card as I didn't want to add another layer (I had enough already!) So glad you like it.


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
3/26/2014 3:25:15 AM #

Oh my goodness, that stamp is just PERFECT for this sketch!!  Love how you colored the stamp and tied it in with the background paper... SO CUTE!  Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
3/26/2014 10:55:51 PM #

Thanks Margaret - this was one of those moments when I saw the sketch and knew immediately what I wanted to do. I love it when that happens Smile


Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
3/26/2014 12:07:17 PM #

What a fun Easter card!  I love those happy polka dots and they work great with your egg!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


Joanne James
Joanne James
3/26/2014 10:56:40 PM #

Thanks Mary - I've had a few weeks absent from CCMC, but hopefully this sketch has me back on course!


Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
3/26/2014 12:32:56 PM #

Bright and cheerful Easter card!  Like the way you layered the ovals for a fun "egg" effect!  Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!


Joanne James
Joanne James
3/26/2014 10:57:25 PM #

Thank you Lisa for your kind comments!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
3/26/2014 2:30:37 PM #

I love that egg shaped greeting...so cute with the layered colors!   Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!  


Joanne James
Joanne James
3/26/2014 10:58:24 PM #

Thanks Connie - I think the egg shaped greeting is the stamp I've used most in this set.


melissa davies
melissa daviesUnited States
3/26/2014 5:21:31 PM #

I like how you added cardstock for the diagonals. Great to use on-hand paper for embellishments! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
3/26/2014 11:00:02 PM #

Thanks Melissa - I almost didn't use the cardstock for the diagonals, as there was such variety in the DT cards - I loved the sequins (saving that idea for another time!) - they just helped bring the whole card together.


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