Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Easter Card of the Season!

Hi guys! I have to hustle with some muscle today but I just had to show you a card I made recently. I am excited about it for 3 reasons: (1)It is the first Easter card of the year, (2) I tried a new technique, (3) and it uses a very favorite set of mine that I finally bought for myself. Wanna see?
And a little bit from the side so you can see more texture:
See that cute little flower? Well, I decided to try my hand at using SU tools and materials to create a few of these fabulous dimensional flowers that are everywhere. This little guy actually uses the Itty Bitty Punch Pack flower image along with 2 "candle" shapes punched with the new Build A Cupcake punch (for leaves) and a (non-SU) 1/8" hole punch. I trimmed a freehand spiral into the middle of the shape and then cupped it slightly with tweezers. It is secured with a mini glue dot. It was really tiny to work with but not impossible if you wanted extra detail on a project.

The 3 precious chicks are stamped from A Good Egg which is a perennial fav from the regular catalog. I stamped them in Basic Gray ink onto both Whisper White and a piece of DSP from the Pawsitively Prints assortment. After a little trimming and reassembly, they get even cuter, huh? Their beaks were added by stamping the face part of the image onto scraps of Pumpkin Pie CS and then trimming. This technique is called paper piecing and is an excellent alternative to coloring your images. It gives texture and dimension as well as introduces pattern into the project where coloring and stamping alone would not. The grass was cut freehand but you could also use the egg stripe image in the set to get a good outline guide too.

I added a quick sentiment, from the same set and we are done! Pretty simple and just waiting for Easter to roll around. Have a wonderful weekend and check back in for more springtime cards using new and exciting materials. I can't wait to share!

4 comments:

  1. Super cute card Kyla! Love your little flower:))

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  2. Another cute one. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This card is too cute!!

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