Centre Step Flowering Dogwood Easter Card

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Today I am featuring another card using the Flowering Dogwood Collection.  The flowers are just beautiful and so versatile for both cardstock and vellum.  I had done a batch of flowers in green and pink and they have done several cards including the card in my last post.  I love the combination of Memento New Sprout and  Lilac Posies as they do together really well.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Bazzill smooth white

Paper – Flowering Dogwood

Stamps – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches

Dies – Flowering Dogwood, Flowering Dogwood Branches, Ornate Borders and Pockets, Luggage and Labels, Spellbinders Ovals – Small, Pop-ups – Decorated Birthday

Inks – Memento Pistachio, New Sprout, Lilac Posies, Espresso Truffle, Colorbox Dark Brown

Prills – Lettuce Entertain You

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Crystal

Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter

Art Glitter Dries clear adhesive

Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Shaping Kit

Dove Blender pen

Instructions:

Using the Spellbinders Pop-up die – die cut the centre step card base from the white cardstock.  Die cut the paper with the branches border using the same die and adhere the paper over the base cardstock.  Add a strip of the pink border to the base of the front of the card.

Select a panel featuring the dove from the paper collection and die cut the centre oval out.  Adhere the frame to the centre step with foam tape and then adhere the centre oval in the centre of the oval.  Die cut the border from the Ornate Borders and Pockets die from white cardstock completely and adhere to the top of the centre step.

Stamp the branches with the Espresso Truffle and colour in the flowers using the Dove blender pen and Lilac Posies.  Colour the leaves with the Pistachio and the branches with the dark brown ink using the blender pen.  Die cut out and cut in the centre to adhere around the oval to make a frame.

To make the pink flowers stamp the flowers using Lilac Posies ink.  Sponge the centre of the flowers with the New Sprout ink and then die cut the flowers.  Softly sponge the edge of the flowers with the Lilac Posies ink.  For the green flowers stamp the flowers with Pistachio ink and sponge the centre with New Sprout, die cut and then edge the flowers with Pistachio ink.  Spritz a little water on the back of the flowers and then shape using the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Die cut the small and large stamens in green cardstock and roll them up using the quilling tool from the Deluxe Shaping Kit.  Adhere them to the centre of the flowers.  Add glitter using the Art Glitter Dries Clear adhesive along the veins of the flowers.  Add the prills to the centre of the flowers.  Finally add the Krystallos Vintage Glass Glitter to the flowers on the outside.

Add glitter to the dove using the Art Glitter Dries clear glue.

Add the flowers to the card as shown and die cut the tag from the paper using the tag die from the Luggage and Labels die set.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

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Happy Easter

Welcome back

This week I have been busy making some Easter cards to sell at Craft Hutt and at a Craft Fair I am going to on Good Friday at the Cossie Club in Upper Hutt.  I have used some Skylark and Chantilly papers as well as the new Free to Be Me papers from this months Constant Campaign celebrating National Scrapbooking month.  This special paper pack includes beautiful textured cardstock, vellum and gorgeous papers and is normally valued at $19.  If you spend $75 in one order then you can purchase this pack for just $5.

DSCF1180For this card I have used the teal shimmer trim to mix with the gorgeous gold spotted vellum.  With the vellum I used adhesive under the gold spots to make sure it did not show up on the outside.  You can just see the beautiful finish to the red cardstock and I have completed the card with the images from the Hoppy Easter stamp set.
DSCF1179I love the simplicity of this card.  I have just layered the vellum over the red cardstock and teamed it with the red paper from the paper pack.  The sentiment is from the hostess gift Some Bunny.
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I have used a cut that I made from making a box lid for the label for this card.  I never throw anything out and the colour of this (Creme Brulee) cut worked in perfectly and I had a spare white label already cut so this card came together very quickly.  The strong vertical paper is cut from one of the patterned papers and it made a great strip with two 0.5 cm strips of the red cardstock on either side.  I have used images from both the Some Bunny and Hoppy Easter for this card.

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Here again with this card I have teamed the vellum with the red cardstock.  I have stamped the flowers from the Hoppy Easter with Black ink and coloured them using the alcohol markers from CTMH and finished them off with some Bitty Sparkles.  DSCF1175Finally for this card I have used the Gold Polka Dot washi tape and teamed them up with the paper and cardstock from the pack.  Plus I have managed to centre a strip of the gold polka dotted vellum and it looks like I have got some gold brads on each side of the focus image.  Again I have stamped the flowers and coloured them in with the alcohol markers and finished off with  Bitty Sparkles.  I have also added a little extra with some Bakers Twine in Cranberry.

Here are some Easter cards I have done using the Skylark and left over Chantilly papers (NLA).

DSCF1165I have kept this card quite simple and have matched Indian Cornflower Blue cardstock with the same colour on the little girl’s dress.  I have stamped the girl on White Daisy cardstock and fussy cut it out and then coloured in with alcohol markers.  The images are from the Some Bunny stamp set.

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I love how I can mix and match the colours from different sets.  Here I have used Indian Cornflower Blue cardstock and placed some Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon over it.  The flowers have been coloured in using Buttercup, Cotton Candy and Sweet Leaf alcohol markers.DSCF1163Finally, this is my favourite go to pattern for making cards.  I have used a combination of different patterned papers from Skylark and kept the image very simple.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Indian Cornflower Blue,Creme Brulee, Lagoon,

Paper – Free to Be Me, Skylark

Inks – Black, Ruby, Outdoor Denim

Stamp sets – Some Bunny, Hoppy Easter

Alcohol markers – Ruby, Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Cotton Candy

Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon

Teal Shimmer Trim

Cranberry Bakers Twine

Cricut cartridge – Art Philosophy, Artiste

Bitty sparkles

Durables Triangle Studs

Gold Polka Dot washi tape

I hope you all have a happy and healthy Easter.

Happy Crafting

Patricia