Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Party Animal

Here is another cute little Easter card.  I have had this idea of making some type of Easter basket using my nesties so that is what I decided to try on this card. 

I took a square of the pink polka dot paper that was a little wider than the basket I wanted and punched one side with a Martha Stewart border punch.  Then I lined up an oval die to cut out the bottom half of with the punch edge as the top of the “basket”.  For the handle I simply layered a smaller scallop oval inside of a slightly larger scalloped oval and cut it out.  It came out just as I pictured.  I did sponge the edges with a bit of ink to help it stand out more.

The image is from Penny Black and was stamped in black ink and colored with colored pencils and gamsol.  I cut it out and layered it behind the basked and added the handle behind the image.

The whole thing is popped up on a large scalloped oval, then layered onto aqua polka dot cardstock and a pink card base.  On the right side I tucked a strip of white polka dot cardstock underneath the large oval.  I added a strip of ribbon on it and a pink border punched out with the same Martha Stewart border punch as the basket.  I added a few Easter eggs that I punched out and embossed with a Sizzix folder and sponged with ink.  Added a quick egg sentiment that I cut out and a little bow on the basket handle.   The final touch was a cute flower with an Easter egg button in the center (picked up the buttons at Hobby Lobby).  What a fun card.  I have another idea to use with the “basket” so be watching.

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Aifactory Challenge AIF#076 – Party Animal
Delightful Challenges - Easter
Simon SaysStamps Challenge - Emboss It
Art Impressions Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge  - Free and Easy

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #58 – Inspiration/Pastels/Stripes (embossed eggs to give them strips and sponged ink on them)

Sentimental Sunday Challenge #51 – Celebrate Spring/Easter plus Sentiment
Paper Cutz Challenge #87 – Buttons and Bows
Ooh La La Challenge #78 – Aqua, Bling, and Sentiment
Flourishes Bring Back the Beautiful – The Beauty of Spring Colors
Craft Your Passion Challenge #54 – You’ve Been Spotted (dots)
Crafts and Me Challenge #31 – Pink and Sweet


Posh Cat Crafts said...

Morning what a gorgeous card I love the way you have designed or card with the image popping out of the egg. Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion

Dawn said...

Lovely card! great idea making the egg fron your nesties!
Thank you for sharing your great creation with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Easter Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xxx

Wendi said...

Wow how creative a fabulous card I may just have to try that idea
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Mona E said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you designed the basket. Thanks for joining us at both Crafts and Me and WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

Cheryl said...

Super cute! What a great design - I love the pocket!

Thank you for sharing with us at the Sentimental Sundays challenge. We enjoy looking at your entry but you need to include a sentiment to be included in the prize draw.

Motherhen3 said...

A stunning card.............beautiful. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our animal blog challenge. xxGaynor LCDT

Saron said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining Art Impression challenge#12!!


Jenni said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Creative Inspirations Easter challenge.
Jenni x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

So adorable - love the basket you made - so creative!.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is so FAB - I love what you have done with the image and the egg, it is so creative! Thank you for sharing &playing along with us in The Crafty Pad – Easter Challenge. Check back with us on Sunday to see if you’re a lucky winner & our next challenge theme. Fair winds & following seas, The Navy Wife.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card..just love your work. Very talented!!
Good luck in the challenges!!
sherrie k

Donna said...

This has got to be one of the cutest Easter Cards ever! Love the whimsey and happiness! WONDERFUL card in every aspect!

jaine the basement gal. said...

What a great idea. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the challenge at creative inspirations.

leslierahye said...

Precious card! You did great! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges!

Sheri said...

This is ADORABLE! Love the embossing..very cute! Great job with that sketch too!

Thanks for sharing with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is so cute, love this sweet image! Thanks so much for playing this past week at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge:)

maxine said...

This is so cute and a great lo, thanks for playing along at little claire x

Marcea said...

This is such a gorgeous card.
Fabulous colours and details.
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge