Well, I hope everyone had a fun and Happy Easter! He is risen! The girls had a morning Easter egg hunt in the backyard (the ants really enjoyed the Starburst jellybeans), and we went to a late 1pm service at our church, followed of course by a trip to the lot (more on that below) and an easy lunch at Arby's. Later we dyed eggs. I am ashamed to say this, but this was the first time my girls had ever done that (they are 10 and 13). #momfail. I thought they'd be bored with it after a couple of eggs, but they did all 26 I had! Looks like I've found a new Easter tradition, as this will probably be the last year for egg hunts. I'm glad they had fun!
Anyway, I've had this card made for quite a while, but was so wrapped up in getting ready for my Little Blue House class over the last couple of weeks (hi girls!), that I had to put blogging on the back burner for a bit. I'm ready to come back and start making some cards again. (Insert cheers from my adoring fans here. LOL!)
This card was made using April's Week 1 Viva La Verve Sketch+Color and some fun stamps and dies from VERVE. This tall and skinny sentiment is from the LET IT BE stamp set. I stamped it in black and then clear embossed it with my heat tool to make the words shine. Then I added the two birds from the CHICKS RULE set (because I love birds) that I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and covered with a layer of Glossy Accents to make them shiny as well. The trim across the bottom was made with the AWARDS BANNER die in white with a few other pieces trimmed off and added from gray and pink cardstock. I have to say, every time I use my stamps and dies from Verve, I fall in love with them all over again!
Stay tuned for more in the next few days! It's super exciting and it's going so fast!
SUSIE Q-TIP: When using Glossy Accents, make sure you stamp your image using a pigment ink and not a dye ink. As y'all can see, mine bled a little bit because I didn't do this. It's one of those "don't ask me how I know this, I don't want to talk about it" moments.
Stamps: Let it Be, Chicks Rule (Verve)
Paper: White (PTI), Sour Apple, Gray, Cotton Candy (MFT), Dots and Stripes, Holly Jolly (Echo Park), Lime Twist (MME)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Awards Banner Trim (A Cut Above Dies by Verve), Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Large Dots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Prismacolor Pencils, Adhesive Rhinestones, Foam Boosters
Finished Size: A2