Good Morning! Welcome to another Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! The theme for this month’s hop is Celebrate Spring and I want to share my first Easter Card for this year.
I started by embossing a panel of Pool Party card stock with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I adhered the panel to a Daffodil Delight card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered a panel of the striped Pleased as Punch designer series paper across the embossed panel with multipurpose liquid glue.
I stamped the crocus from the Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise cling stamp set on a panel of watercolor paper with Stazon Jet Black ink. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and the smaller brush tip aqua painter. I used Gorgeous Grape for the flowers, Granny Apple Green and Garden Green for the stems and a touch of Crushed Curry for the flower center. I colored the areas with the pencils first, with more color in the areas I wanted darker, even leaving some of the lighter areas without color. Then I went over each area with the aqua painter starting in the darker area and bringing the color out to the lighter areas.
After the flowers dried, I cut them out with the Layering Ovals die. I cut out a scalloped oval in Granny Apple Green and adhered it to the back of the watercolored flowers with snail. I popped the flowers on the card front with dimensionals. I finished it off with three Gorgeous Grape gemstones and a Mint Macaron bow.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the joyful Happy Easter sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Easter Promise stamp set with Granny Apple Green ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the flower in the corner with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with the same watercolor pencils as the front image – I just used a very light touch with the aqua painter so it didn’t get very wet. I added a strip of the striped Pleased as Punch designer series paper to the bottom and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.
I just saw some of my crocuses bloom this weekend – Yay!! Spring is just around the corner! Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Hop!
If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:
- Karen Finkle
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Mary Deatherage
- Shirley Gentry
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Akiko Sudano <– you are here
- Leslie Larkin
- Amy Koenders
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Daffodil Delight – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
- Pool Party – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (embossed panel)
- Granny Apple Green – 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ (scalloped oval mat)
- Watercolor Paper – 3″ x 4″ (art image)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
- Pleased as Punch DSP – 2″ x 4″ (front band), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)