Sunday, March 13, 2016

Happy Easter Card (x5!)

I've been working on creating Easter cards and have a few different ones that I'll be posting. This one is my favourite. In fact, I liked it so much that I made four more - so now I have five! They'll be heading out in tomorrow's post though, so I won't have them for long.

I began by masking off my watercolour paper and then using Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick to ink the bottom portion. Next, I used a retired "Happy" die from My Craft Spot. Initially, I used the original cut with watercolouring but then held up a plain white "Happy" and preferred the look so went with that. I added a few layers of "Happy" for some dimension. I then stamped "Easter" using a portion of a retired My Craft Spot stamp. Finally, I added a sweet bunny from Reverse Confetti's Hippity Hoppity set and used the same distress inks that I'd used for my card base to colour her in. I double-cut the frame using Simon Say's Stamp's stitched rectangle dies. When I assembled my card, I popped the inner mat.

After I made the first card, I created an assembly line of sorts to create all the others. It went quite quickly!

I'm going to enter this card in Muse's current challenge (#156). I based my idea on that of Michele Ferguson's card - masking the card and inking just the bottom with a word popped out.

I'm also going to enter this at Can You Case It for Challenge #111. This week, we're challenged to use just three colours (plus neutrals) on our creations.


Sherrie K. said...

Super cute Easter card Kate! I love the watercolring and the bunny is just the sweetest! I really need to get going on some Easter is coming up quickly!
Sherrie K

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

These sweet little cards are just darling! I love the watercoloring, the colors are just perfect for spring/Easter and that bunny is too cute!

I Card Everyone said...

Kate these are darling! Thanks for sharing one of your darling bunnies in our Muse gallery!

Greta said...

Darling card--love the colors & that you used the same ones to color the sweet bunny!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh how CUTE! LOVE the water coloring on those too! Sweet bunny! Lovely!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Mandy Reedyk said...

Those cards are absolutely adorable Kate!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the distressed bottom and that cute bunny!!😊 Thanks for playing along with us this week at CYCI! 😊 - Mandy

Happy Stamper said...

Such a darling set of Easter cards! you did a fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

Eva Bussom said...

Wow... love it! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

Laura Nolan said...

Kate, such a cute card! Love it!! Thanks for joining CYCI! Laura