Today is Good Friday, a day when many of us think about love and sacrifice. I haven't made many Easter cards in the past, but I attended a demonstrator event a couple of weeks ago where the swap theme was Easter. I originally thought of doing a card with butterflies, which is certainly a great option given what Easter is about, but I decided I wanted to use these cute little flowers. Flowers in the Spring are also a wonderful symbol of rebirth and hope, too.
There's actually a little hidden secret on this card. The flower stamp is from a versatile set called Easy Events which keeps drawing me in. Each of the images in that set also has a greeting on the stamp as well. These cute flowers actually say "thank you" underneath, which wasn't what I needed at all. But with the help of the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamps, some punches and dimensionals, you have no idea that I've hidden a different greeting. Ahh, the versatility of stamping!!!
The color scheme for this card is based on another color challenge from the ColourQ blog. I don't know why, but I seem to go through waves of completing projects for a color theme challenge. I never get them done in time to participate in the challenge at the time that it is posted, but I do love them nonetheless. This was challenge #127 on their site, and to the right is the picture with the inspiration.
I used the following materials for this card:
- Stamps: Easy Events, Teeny Tiny Wishes
- Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
- Ink: Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral
- Markers: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery
- Accessories: Tulip Frame embossing folder, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Subtles DSP, Chocolate Scallop Dotted ribbon, Basic Pearls