Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sweet Blessings


 Good afternoon!  Today I made Easter cards for my Mom, sisters, Mother and Father in Law and my sister and brother in law. Totally missed a gorgeous day, but these have got to get in the mail!  Here is the card I made for my sister, whose favorite color is green.


 I was in a bit of rush, as I usually am, and didn't take any photos of the process.  I started with glossy photo printing paper, swiped it through some Distress paints spritzed with water on my mat, and gave it a spritz of rubbing alcohol. It really is the most amazing marble-y spotty background, and I wish I had a shot of it before I covered it up.  I tried to get a few shots of what was peeking out below.  I dried it with my heat tool and smoothed some texture paste through a Prima doily stencil.  When dry I lighty wiped over the textured area with Distress ink



 I chose a Creative Scrap from a Crafty Secrets collage sheet, distressed and inked the edges with Walnut Stain.  I inked a doily with Distress ink, added some Tim Holtz Spring Garden die cuts, inked, spritzed and painted, a few flowers from my stash, some ribbon and twine for embellishments.  My sister is not a big ribbon fan, but the challenge at  Frilly and Funkie calls for ribbon, so I added just a tiny bit, but gave it a little extra touch by pleating it. I inked and painted the flowers with  Tim's Distress products to make them look like cherry blossoms that are popping out all over our neighborhood right now and added some green micro beads to redeem myself for putting so much PINK into this card (Kim's not a pink person, either!)






I hope you liked my card!  It was a blast to make and a personal favorite (pink and green is my favorite spring color combination).  Thank you for stopping by and leaving your very encouraging comments!  I read and appreciate each one and eventually respond to every one--I'm a little behind right now, but I'll hopefully get caught up soon! Hugs and Blessings!

Sara Emily

I would like to enter this into the following inspirational challenges:
Frilly and Funkie "Put a Ribbon On It!"
Country View Challenges "Anything Goes"
Crafty Boots Challenges "Easter"
Inspiration Journal "Spring Blooms"
A Sprinkle of Imagination "Anything Goes"

16 comments:

  1. Fab Easter card, I love the cute little bunnies. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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    1. Thank you, Dionne! I love my bunnies!

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  2. Wow, you are a busy girl! Gorgeous my dear!! That is such an amazing image, so soft and sweet! Love your flowers with the micro bead centers and your doily tucked under there is such a great detail! Another beautiful card my friend! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, Pamellia, you always say the nicest things! I'm afraid I could never hold a candle to your amazing shabby creations! big hugs!

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  3. Love your super cute card, those rabbits are adorable. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

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    1. Thank you, Lisette! What a sweet thing to say!

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  4. How cute is this? Love the stencilling you did for the background!

    Seen that you've entered at A Sprinkle of Imagination, thanks for linking up with us there too!! xx

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    1. Hi Georgie, yes, I linked up to SOI quite a bit this time! :) I love a good Anything Goes! Thank you for your sweet comment!Hugs!

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  5. Oh, wooow, Sara! Such a soft and gorgeous card! I love the sweet bunnies and your background stencilling! Your flowers are fabulous and I love how you put everything together with that fabulous doily! Awesome!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Aww, gee shucks, Branka! You are too sweet! I'm happy that you visit and leave your encouraging comments! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Deb. It's always a pleasure knowing you've dropped by!

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  7. Such a beautiful Springtime card Sara. Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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    1. Jenny, I'm happy you like my cute little bunny card!

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  8. This is so pretty with the pastel colour palette and that great vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you, Cec! Even my sister liked it, pastels and pinks and all!

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