March 4, 2017
Spring is coming and I’ve got Easter, baby animals, bright colors, and eggs on the brain. Today, I played with an Easter egg stamp. I ended up with 105 eggs after I was done. I used some of the eggs on 7 cards today. I still have many left and you will see more egg cards in the future.
This week’s Simon Says Monday Challenge is “Based on a Book” and one of my children’s favorite spring books is Max and the Chocolate Chicken, by Rosemary Wells. So I created a few cards with that book in mind.
Size: A2 cards
Extra Details: I started by creating my eggs. I stamped 35 eggs in black ink and decorated them with a variety of small stamps. I used my Distress Inks to water color in those eggs.
For the other set of eggs, I white heat embossed a variety of background patterns on some white water color paper. Then, I heat embossed the same egg outline over the background patterns. I used Distress Inks to add color to these eggs. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool for this application.
After all the ink was dry, I fussy cut out each egg. Yes, that was a lot of fussy cutting.
Next, I looked in my paper stash for some green pattern papers. I found six 6 x 6 pieces of paper. I cut these pieces into strips and then used a grassy border die to give the strips a decorative edge. Then I layered the strips on to some white card stock. I tried to vary the way I layered the different grass strips, so some pieces turned out to be larger than others.
I used some rectangle, circle, and scalloped circle dies to trim up the grass pieces. Using glue dots, I tucked some eggs into each grassy piece. For the panels with black outlined eggs, I added the sentiment in black ink. For the panels with the white heat embossed eggs, I stamped the sentiments on white banners with a grey ink.
Lastly, I created the card bases. I used pink, light blue, grey, and kraft card bases. I felt that the bases were too plain, so I added some texture with a background stamp. I used white pigment ink to help everything look bright and springy. After I adhered the grassy panels on the card bases, the cards were done.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Based on a Book
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Interlocking Backdrops, Penelope’s Blossoms, School House Backdrops, Sharp Backdrops, Snow Cool, Starry Backdrop, Summertime Charm, and Woodgrain Backdrops
Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories and My Kind of Peep
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Scalloped Circle Stackables
Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles
Paper: Lawn Fawn’s free papers with order
Ink: Versa Fine
Lawn Fawn’s White Yeti Pigment Ink
Hope you enjoyed the card