Hello my crafty friends and thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ve created a really cute card for today’s spotlight. With Easter just around the corner, I figured what better way to get ready than with making cards since we’re all stuck at home and can’t go out. It’s a pretty straight forward card, so I hope you like it. Let’s start!
First off, I took the largest image from the Art Impressions ‘Easter Blessings’ stamp set and stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. With how I wanted to color the image, the Bristol was my best paper choice since I wanted to use water but not a ton of water. I like the crisp lines I get when I use the Versafine ink, it’s one of my most favorite black inks.
For the leaves in the image I used the Darice Watercolor Pencils that came in last month’s card kit. I find that watercolor pencils work nicely when used on Bristol. I layered two of the greens to give dimension to the leaves and grass beneath the bunny rabbit. I then took out my Altenew Watercolor Palette and painted the flowers in using the water brush that came with the set. It’s actually a pretty nice water brush, I was pleasantly surprised. I used all of the pinks in the palette, layering them to create different shades and effects.
If you’ve been here for any amount of time, you’d know how much I love heat embossing. I took the ‘Happy Easter’ sentiment from the Lawn Fawn ‘Happy Easter’ stamp set and stamped it towards the top of my paper in Versamark ink. I then picked up my Zing! embossing powder in Pink with a Glitter Finish and sprinkled it over the are to coat the words. I then took my Wagner Heat Tool and heat sent the sentiment. Before I did any of that though, I used my Inkadinkadoo embossing buddy and wiped down my card so that I wouldn’t get any powder in places where I didn’t want it. If you’re just getting into heat embossing, you definitely need an anti static powder tool and I highly recommend the Inkadinkadoo one. Here’s the final card:
I’m really pleased with the soft colors of this card, very spring in my opinion. Have you gotten to making or mailing your Easter cards yet (if you do such a thing)? Thank you so much for stopping by today and giving this a read. If you liked what you read and want more, please subscribe here and over on Instagram (@ cardstockqueen) and you’ll stay up to date of when I post here and share cards that I don’t share here but over on Instagram! I post every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 11AM PST. I hope to see you back soon but until then, keep creating and stay safe out there. ❤XOXO