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Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter card

I generally don't do Easter cards but I have a stamp, I already owe someone a card and the planets are in alignment.  I never planned to get an Easter stamp but I couldn't resist last year's chocolate bunny from Stampin' Up.  I wish I could have stamped the sentiment but I have no "Easter" stamps, no letters small enough, and at this hour of night, no wish to wake anyone with the printer (a bit odd but it's in our bedroom... a remnant of our move and it's still lacking a good home so it stays in the place it landed- on my grandmother's cedar chest.)

I first made the card with the gemstones but wasn't wild about them- a bit too glittery for the look of it all.  It occurred to me that pink pearls would be nice but I told my 3yr old to put them back on the rack yesterday at Michaels because I have no use for them.  Figures.  Then I remembered that you can use Copics to color pearls and gems.  Perfect!  The funny thing is there's a challenge that opened today to color your own embellishments with Copics.  Perfect!!  :)

So:
Pearls: This one is my fav.  I'm going to try to snag a better picture in daylight tomorrow.

Gems: I like it but the gems are too sparkly for the rest of it.


Ingredients:
Stamp... you guessed it, Chocolate Bunny: SU
Paper: Michaels (pink), SU (Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip textured, Close to Cocoa), My Mind's Eye (Complete Boy), The pink & brown striped/flower... wish I knew
Misc: Bazzill Basics Paper (Gems), Ribbon, White pearls, Copic

Challenges:
SweetStamps Challenge #9: Recipe
1 ribbon/border (I went with ribbon into a bow- not sure if I interpreted that correctly), 2 designer papers, 3 gems/brads
Sarah Hurley Challenge #37: Easter
iCopic Lover: #25: Color an embellishment (pearls)
The Sweet Stop: SSS103

15 comments:

  1. I love your card!! I can see why you had to get this stamp, so cute. Hugs, Shelby

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  2. This bunny is so darn cute- love the coloring with Copic.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps Challenge this week.

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  3. Such a gorgeous card,love the image.xxx

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  4. Great card! I used that stamp for my Easter cards last year…I still can't decide what to do for this year…

    Love your paper choices and the pink bow (yeah, I like the gems too!)

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  5. Such a cute card ... following you now through Link the Love Party ...

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  6. Very lovely card. I love it. The bunny looks so great. I am a follower of yours now. I dropped by via the getting crickey linkin up...I can't wait to see your wonderful work!!

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  7. Very cute Easter card. I'm a new follower of yours. I would like to invite you to my blog to take a look around.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  8. Beautiful! Love that big bow you added to the bunny!

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  9. I love your card. It is so pretty. I love the bunny stamp you used. I'm a new follower.

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  10. very cute !
    im a new follower and would love 4 u to follow me too
    amiecooper.blogspot.com
    hope to c u there

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  11. Lovely card! Thanks for following my blog - now I'm following yours too (from the Link Up party)! ;-)

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  12. such pretty cards... I am a new follower from the linking party

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  13. These are lovely Easter cards!

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  14. Yummy chocolate bunny. I like the bling. New follower coming from Link up the love.

    http://sillyp4jc.blogspot.com/

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  15. such great Easter Cards.. leaving blog love from the getting cricky blog love link up

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