Easter Promise Spring Crocus Two Ways

by Joanne James26. March 2024 21:21

Today I'm sharing a couple of extra Easter cards that I made for a few current challenges, using one of my favourite retired Easter sets, Easter Promise, using two different colouring techniques. The first one is for the current TicTacToe Challenge (I went across the middle row with pastel colours/CAS/flowers) and is my second entry over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is 'Bloom:


My first card is coloured with my Stampin' Blends - take a look:


 I coloured my crocus with my Stampin' Blends, sticking to pale purples with a tiny pop of orange for the stamen. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added a trio of irridescent gems - don't you just love how they pick up the colour of whatever they're next to?  

My second card uses the colours over at Sunday Stamps and since it's another card featuring spring flowers, I'm sharing over at AAA Cards:


For this card I stamped the crocus image onto watercolour paper and used my inks and aqua painter, along with my watercolour pencils for highlights, to colour:


I used all of the colours on the Sunday Stamps palette (if you look closely there is the faintest wash of pink around my blooms which add a hint of Spring warmth) and diecut my finished image and added to a Lemon Lolly card base, with some coordinating enamel dots for a pop of added colour:


On this card I stamped my sentiment in brown and I think it suits the yellow tones much better. Both the insides and envelopes were stamped for a finishing touch of co-ordination. Both of these cards are off in the post already - the Easter weekend is almost upon us!

I hope you like my trip back down memory lane with one of my favourite retired Easter sets.

Enjoy your evening and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!



Comments (6) -

Karen Rogers
Karen RogersNew Zealand
3/28/2024 12:33:02 AM #

Both cards are fabulous, lovely CAS cards for Easter. I agree that Crocus flower is a lovely image and definitely a "keeper". Thanks for playing and sharing with us at AAA Cards this week Joanne.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/28/2024 12:50:16 AM #

I am waiting for my little crocuses to pop up, so meanwhile, these are wonderful to behold! I do confess to loving the purple one the best, but they're both amazing!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
3/29/2024 12:45:49 AM #

Beautiful!!  A fantstic take on our color palette!!  You rocked our "Easter Bounty" color challenge over at Sunday Stamps with those water colored posies!  Thanks for playing along with us!!  
Deb Horst,DT  #SSC331

Silke Ledlow
Silke LedlowUnited States
3/29/2024 1:42:36 AM #

Joanne, these are beautiful CAS designs for Easter! Thank you for playing along Smile ....Happy Easter!  

Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
3/29/2024 10:58:59 PM #

Wow, so gorgeous Joanne!  I love both cards.  Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/31/2024 7:35:44 PM #

Two gorgeous cards in lovely spring colours! That is a beautiful crocus cluster. Vicky x

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