Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Easter!

What a blessed time of year! Between the spring flowers poking their heads through the ground, the return of the songbirds, and the baby animals being born--we are all thankful for the blessings God had granted us!

I challenged myself again on this card, following along with Suzanne Dean's wonderful tutorial on coloring Scandinavian-style with Copic markers instead of distress inks. Suzanne always has suuch a great way of teaching the techniques, and inspiring me to try them!

While it seemed like this took a long time the first one, the rest colored up so fast (I made 7, total, for friends and family). I layered my card with a vellum panel that was first punched along the edge, then embossed with a Swiss dot embossing folder. LOVE THIS. I'll be using this more and more, now that I see what a great effect embossing vellum is!

My tiny double-loop boy was made easier by using a Bow-Easy--a great tool designed just for making perfect bows every time. (Suzanne also has a tutorial, for using this wonderful tool, on her blog.)

I hope you have a wonderful and blessed time with family and friends this Easter!

Supplies: Cardstock--GeorgiaPacific (white), Stampin' Up! (mellow moss), vellum (unknown); ribbon--Joann's brand (pink organdy); dimensionals--Scrapbook Adhesives; Magnolia stamps--Tilda Holding Bunny #335; Copic markers (as shown below).

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Only by His Grace said...

Hi Deb!
I love the colour of your card Deb.
It is so very soft. I love the side border and the pink ribbon looks very pretty on it.
Hugs Marion

Nancy said...

Deb you have done a awesome job with your coloring your card is beautiful! I love the look of the embossed vellum. I'm sure everyone that gets one of these beautiful cards will love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your Tilda - lovely coloring and details...
Pam Going Postal

Tracey said...

This is beautiful! I love your card!

Pat said...

Hi your new card. I think your coloring is lovely! I've tried the distress coloring per Suzanne's tutorial...easier said thn done!! So, great job! I love, love, LOVE what you did w/the vellum. I am definitely going to borrow that idea! Thanks so much! Pat Frank

Sharon Caudle said...

She's beautiful, Deb! I think you did a fabulous job using Suzanne's tutorial. Awesome job!!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Deb your card is beautiful! You did a great job with the distress coloring! Love the vellum too!

Leonie said...

I love the almost vintage feel to your card and your colouring is wonderful!

charlene aka scrappygma said...

wow your card is so pretty love the coloring and the colors you have used. Great look with embossing vellum I will have to give it a try.

Gina L said...

I love these colors and I love the embossed vellum! Now I must try it!!!! Gina L

Diana Crick said...

I think you have achieved the style perfectly. I love the embossed vellum, nice touch to punch the edge.
hugs, Diana

Anonymous said...

I love the colors you choose so creative. beautifully done.
~Pam L.

Cami said...

What a wonderful Easter card! I love the gray tone you used and that vellum overlay is very pretty! Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Awe...Deb, she is very cute and I love the way you colored her. Awesome card to share!!

Pam said...

Your card is simply elegant! You did a fantastic job coloring Tilda.
Hugs to you,

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi deb! ooooh...fabulous job!! I love this!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Adorable card, love your coloring!!


Robin said... your card!!

Christine Riley said...

This is so sweet, love your coloring.
Hugs, Christine

Eulanda said...

Oh I like how delicate this card looks. Very nice!