Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Easter- Playing with The Paper Players

Hi Stampers!!

I had another chance to stamp this evening (one of my favorite things to do :-)) and to create an Easter card using the fabulous spring colors in the PP136 Challenge at The Paper Players and this also qualifies for the Stampin' Up! Only SUO66 Challenge- Easter Parade:-) 

I believe that both of these sites, The Paper Players and SUO Challenges have very talented design teams,  and if you have not had a chance to visit their sites yet, I highly encourage you to do so (trust me, you will not be disappointed :-)).

**** 03/28/13**** This card also qualifies for the StillADDinktive Spot that Easter Stamp Easter - this challenge site allows you to back link projects that you have created oor create a new project.  I am not sure if I will have the time to stamp another Easter card before Sunday so I decided to share this one:-)  

I decided to use Crosses of Hope and while I love and own the stamp set, the cross was not as large as I wanted, so I utilized My Digital Studio to create this “hybrid” card :-) 

To create this card:

Open the My Digital Studio program and using a blank page, insert the stamp brush from Crosses of Hope, size to your preference and change the color to Early Espresso (or if you prefer, stamp the cross using Early Espresso Classic Ink).  Print out onto Whisper White cardstock.

Color the flowers and leaves using Stampin’ Write Markers in Pool Party, Regal Rose and Lucky Limeade.  Carefully cut out the cross image and set aside.

Cut a panel of Pool Party and Regal Rose cardstock and overlap in the center (my panel is 3" x 4 1/4") and mount this panel onto Early Espresso cardstock.  Emboss a piece of Vellum using the Big Shot™ and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and layer over the 3" x 4 1/4" Pool Party/Regal Rose panel (I used a thin layer of Two-Way Glue to adhere the Vellum- dries clear and works great!).

Add the embossed lace paper border (this was a previously embossed piece from my scraps using the Big Shot™ , Large Scallop Edgelit™ and the Delicate Designs (Lace) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder).  Add the ½” Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon to cover the paper lace layer where it overlaps (right under the top of the horizontal parts of the cross).

Adhere the cross to the panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals® and add Pearls to the lower right hand corner and to the flowers on the cross.

Emboss a piece of Vellum with the Big Shot™ and Framed Tulips Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Layer this Vellum panel onto a piece of Regal Rose Designer Series Paper (I used the striped layer but it is a bit difficult to see the stripes in the photo) and adhere this embossed Vellum panel to an Early Espresso card front, add the layered cross panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment using an Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker (so you can omit part of the sentiment to split the words).  Punch out using the Jewelry Punch, add to card front under the area where the bow will be placed using Mini Glue Dots, add the 1/2” Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon Bow with the Antique Brad to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Crosses of Hope (MDS), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Printer Ink- Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write Markers- Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Regal Rose

Paper: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Regal Rose Designer Series Paper, Vellum

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Textured Impressions™ Embossing  Folders- Lacy Brocade,  Framed Tulips, Delicate Designs (Lace), Large Scallop Framelit™, Jewelry Tag Punch, ½” Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Antique Brad, Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals®, Mini Glue Dots, Two-Way Glue

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope all of you have a wonderful week and God Bless!


Brian King said...

Julie, Gotta love a hybrid card! Love what you did with this challenge. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, Julie, this is just beautiful! I love your dark cross with the bright leaves and flowers. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! I love the vellum overlay. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh Julie, you always take my breath away with your creations This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful Easter card that makes me say "WOW!" Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges.

Patti MacLeith said...

OMG, you really took this cross to the next level!! I love it. Thanks for the instructions!

H2 :) said...

Stunning card, Julie! Love the pretty cross & all that wonderful embossing. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at still addINKtive. :)

Lisa Young said...

Beautiful card, Julie! The cross is so pretty against the lovely background you created. Thanks for sharing it at still addINKtive.

Debbie Henderson said...

Your card and cross are so beautiful and love the background behind the cross. It looks like elegant curtains! Thanks so much for adding to our challenge this week at stillADDinktive!

Susan Joyce said...

Simply beautiful, gorgeous Easter card. Thanks for sharing at SA this week.

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Your Easter card is absolutely stunning Julie. I love the cross and the way you've coloured it.
Thanks for sharing it with us at still addINKtive and I hope you have had a beautiful Easter.

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