Happy Easter weekend. :D In celebration of spring time Kathy's dare over on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week is sure to be popular!
We're focusing on spring in the garden and showcasing spring blooms. :)
Paper: My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee
Stamps: Altenew - Tulips, Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Other: enamel dots, various inks, MISTI
So yes, it's another Easter card - I certainly haven't managed to make the cards I wanted to this Easter. Not even managed to get my Happy Hatchling dies from Lawn Fawn snipped apart ready for use. But at least here is another one to add to the slim pickings that were written and sent out.
I mean when the challenge calls for spring florals, how can you not use it as an excuse to create something for Easter? ;)
The lovely Tulips stamp set from Altenew had it's first outing - I had a little splurge earlier in the month from Seven Hills Crafts:
I used New Leaf green ink from Papertrey Ink as the main ink for the leaves with Adirondack Oregano for the darker highlights. I wanted to keep it all light and airy so used some of my favourite colour combos for layered stamping - and yes Adirondack Salmon ink did feature, but I find it so hard to ink with the Adirondack pads on the MISTI as they have a very shallow felt bed for the ink and inevitably to get full coverage I end up getting ink on the hinged lid of the MISTI too. That's why I am loving stamping with ink cubes more and more. I just need a company to release the same shade of salmon pink in a handy ink cube. :D
Mind you it's not like I am short on ink... hehe
I briefly shared my rather uninspiring Easter card offerings on Instagram as I'd had fun experimenting with using the MISTI to make patterns with the WPlus9 Easter Greetings mini stamp set which features different egg styles.
A bright and bold ombre of colours:
Some pastel rainbow shades:
Anyway, hope you have a lovely Easter/BH weekend! Make sure you check out the wonderful projects from the design team here.