I recently received these awesome stamps from Sweet Stamps. They are so pretty and delicate and great for vellum or regular cardstock. I took them with me on Friday when I visited Bonnie and she made some beautiful cards. She informed me today that they should be showing up in the next few days on her blog here. I wanted to use them for a very feminine card that could be Easter or Mother’s day. I didn’t have anything except frames or flowers or a bird. What could I do to make an Easter theme that wasn’t just spring? Then it came to me – a beautifully decorated egg. I decided that the Bird on Flowering Branch image would be perfect.
I started out stamping the image several times close together in permanent black ink and colored with Tomobow markers. I had a solid egg shaped stamp so I used it with clear ink and stamped right over the image and then embossed it in clear. This gave me a perfect shape to cut out. I continued to sponge on clear ink and adding another layer of embossing powder until it had a porcelain look and I could crack the surface. Then I rubbed antique linen ink over the top and buffed it off so it had a more antique look to it. I added some gold scrolled pieces, cut out with Spellbinder dies, to make it look like it was on a stand.
For the actual card I started with dark green cardstock and added a layer of light pink. I took a slightly small layer of light green and cut out the middle with a Spellbinder label die. I sponged green ink around all the edges and then, using the same image as my egg, used versamark ink and stamped all around the edges. This created a great light background. I took my “egg” and popped it up in the middle with foam tape. I added gold scrolled pieces on each corner and lots of pearls to make it more elegant. I was really please how this turned out and hope you like it, too.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sweet Stamps Challenge #87 – Easter
All Sorts Challenge Week 97 – Blooming Blossoms
Charisma Cardz Challenge #13 – Bling
Corrosive Challenge #110 – Pastel Colors
Creative Craft World – Easter
Creative Inspirations Challenge #56 – Mother’s Day/Mum