Saturday 2 April 2011

Easter Cards

I don't know what it is this year, but I really struggled to find time to do some Easter cards. It's not like I do an awful lot - just close family - a grand total of six.

I originally planned to use some decoupaged flowers and stitching, and I made one using that format.
And that card was all I managed, until I gave up the idea of stitching, and instead used one of a set of stamps I got at Olympia a couple of weeks ago. It's from 'Words Like Honey', and it seemed like a really useful set of crosses of various designs which will be useful for Easter cards as well as sympathy and other religious occasions. And once I got started, I created five!

I embossed the central cross image with Gold Mirror powder, then stamped around it using some tapestry stamps and a range of Versacolor inks. I edged the image layer with more Versacolor ink, then finished the cards with Papermania Capsule Collection papers, again edged with ink. The greetings are hand-written with my new Promarker Gold pen.

And in more detail,

I'd like to enter the top card in the following challenges:
If the Shoe Fits where the theme is 'sewing'
Karen's Doodles where the theme is Easter,
Papercutz where the theme is Easter,
Delightful Challenges where they want flowers,
Little Miss Muffet Challenges where they want stitching,

I'd like to enter the lower card in the following challenges:
The Res-Q Challenge where they want us to use our corner rounder (which I did, on all five!)
Tellen's Place where they want embossing,
Floweret Stamplar where the theme is 'Easter'
Stampin' Royalty where they want heat embossing,
Creative Craft World where they want Easter cards.


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Josephine. I love the delicate design of this card. The embossed cross in the centre is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Sandra xx

Donna said...

Wonderful Easter cards, I love your stitched cross, so elegant. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge, hope to see you again soon. hugs Donna x

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Josephine, these cards are just beautiful! I love them both. Wow, so much work went into these and they are really stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tellen's Place embossing challenge. Good luck and I hope you will come back and play again with us!
Hugs, Sarah

Anne said...

Gorgeous creations Josephine
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week
Anne x

Cec said...

I love the embroidered card. I must go through my pattern book and see if I have that cross because it is so special, especially with those lovely flowers. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Unknown said...

A lovely card thanks for playing at Tellens Place good luck
Luv Jane xxx

...just Peggy said...

I really like the hand stitching you did. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Choccy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous !!
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our Easter challenge.
Choccy xx

~Vittory~ said...

I like your beautiful card. Hand stitching is so perfectly done. Thank you for playing with Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
With best wishes,

Anonymous said...

beautiful easter card the flowers
Thank you so much for joining us at Karens Doodles challenge blog this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

susibee said...

Very unusual, thanks for taking part in the Creative Craft World challenge.

Monique said...

What pretty Easter cards :)..thank you for playing along with us at Karen's Doodles this week :)

Do What You Love said...

Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place in our "Embossing" challenge. :~)

Lou said...

Gorgeous card, thank you for joining in with us over at Creative Craft World.

Lou x

Joynana said...

Lovely set of cards. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place

Hands On said...

Very pretty. I like the soft flowers. Thanks for sharing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

ChickieChirps said...

The stitching looks awesome Josephine! Thanks for joining us at the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!


Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A lovely set of cards. Those centre crosses are highlighted so well with the softness of the other stamping. Thankyou for sharing these at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

MiniOwner said...

Lovley cards - I especially like the top one. Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

lesleyworth said...

your cards are stunning! beautiful! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Trish said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at CCW!


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