Last evening I was getting ready to address a couple of Easter cards and I realized that I had one less card in my stash than I thought. Card emergency!!! It was too late in the evening to put something together at that point, but I got to work as soon as I got up this morning. I already knew that I wanted to use the Design a Daydream patterned paper because it has a color combination on the top paper that seems perfect for Easter. And to make it even better, the bottom paper that I used is on the back side of the top paper. A perfect pairing! Also, it was very easy to pick a stamp set because the only current set that I have with an Easter greeting is the beautiful (but sadly retiring) Daffodil Daydream set. There’s nothing like a short time-line to get me moving quickly!

This recent-ish card sketch was the inspiration for my card layout. I knew that I wanted to use some of the pretty patterned paper (as I mentioned above), and it seemed obvious to use that on the card base. Using a rectangle for the focal image seemed just as obvious to show off the cluster of daffodils and have some background for the greeting and embellishments.

On the focal layer I used a blending brush to add Petal Pink ink to a piece of Basic White so that the colored image would stand out a little more. I’m still absolutely in love with those blending brushes because you can get great shading and color blending. It is so much easier to achieve with these than with sponges.

This card is going out in the mail today to arrive at my Aunt’s house before the holiday. Hopefully her mail delivery isn’t delayed like ours is sometimes lately. I know that when she gets it she’ll call me up to thank me (because she always does), and I’m thrilled to send her some handmade love.

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