Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Easter Greetings

I was in Saskatoon visiting my family over Easter, and I should have posted these before I left, but I ran out of time.

These are the cards I gave to my family this weekend.

These two cards use the He is Risen set from Gina K. The first card was inspired by the card posted by Melanie during the release party held on SCS. It is stamped on a cropped photo that Deron took. The second card really reminds me of the wood of the cross with the sanded background and the earthy colours.

This card uses the Baskets of Happiness set, also from Gina K. I don't have nestabilites, or a square punch that is the right size for the scalloped square punch that I have, so the image was cut out with my paper cutter, then the corners rounded with the SU corner rounder punch. It was coloured with SU markers.

These three cards were all done with Melanie's set Just so Hoppy! I am loving this set. I had so much fun using fun flock on the chicks and the bunny. Deron's favourite card of the whole lot is the second card with the chicks that has them dancing on the grass. I really like the texture on that card, but my favourite is the bunny card. I love the basket handle being thread through the bunny's hand, and the two colours of brown to make it look like the basket is woven, and the flock on the bunny, and finally, the way the paper matches the flower embellishment perfectly.

Lastly, this card was made with sets that are not from Gina K. Crazy, huh?

The background is made by smooshing pale plum, and perfect plum ink on opposite sides of a plastic report cover, then closing them together, re-opening and putting glossy cardstock in between. It creates a bit of a marbled look. The stems are from the Garden Whimsy set from SU, and the grass is created by removing the cross hairs from the wide Old Olive grosgrain ribbon.

I hope you enjoy these somewhat delayed Easter greetings, and I will be back later today with a ribbon based card using Paper Trey stamps.


Mary said...

I love the flock! I've been wanting to get some but haven't run across it yet.

Renée said...

Wow Tamara. I really like all of you Easter cards. I especiaaly love the second one using the new Gina K set. The colours and layout are fabulous!!

Corie said...

WOW -- all of these are just beautiful!!