Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #63: Easter

Hello there and Happy Tuesday to you! It's time for another great challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments! This week we are focusing on an EASTER theme. With the holiday less then two weeks away, it's about time to get those cards ready to mail and we want to see what you create. Please HOP on over and join us! :)
For my card, I used the Easter Blossoms set. (This set has seen a LOT of ink since I purchased it. Wow!) Ever since I saw the challenge, I had the idea stuck in my head that I wanted to make a wreath out of Easter eggs. If you have visited me before, you may know that cutting little images out is NOT my favorite thing, so I'm not sure why I went with this idea. Haha! 


Each egg was inked up in a soft, pastel color then re-inked in Versa-mark. Then, I added some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat-embossed them to add a little sparkle. Tiny pearls were the finishing touch for each egg. (Click on the photos for more detail.)
I saw a cool idea for "double-embossing" over on Ann Clemmer's blog (click her name for the link) recently and wanted to give it a try with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. I embossed the frame the same way as the eggs. Then, I just rubbed my Versamark ink pad over the polka dots behind the wreath to give them some shading. By the way, that is Crumb Cake and was INTENDED to be (the lighter color) Sahara Sand. Ugh, it is NOT the first time I have done that either. Oh well! 
Finally, here is the finished inside of the card. I originally stamped, embossed and cut FOUR of each color egg and wasn't going to let them go to waste. Not after all that cutting...NO way! 
Well, there you have my Easter creation for the theme challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I hope you like it and I REALLY hope that you can play along with us this week! You have until noon on Monday, April 18th to link up with us. 


Thank for stopping by today to visit! Before you head out, please leave a comment to say hello. I hope your week is off to a great start. Have a HAPPY day! :)

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Easter Blossoms and Something to Celebrate (Hostess, Level 2, Occasions Mini) 
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Whisper White and Crumb Cake (GAH! should have been Sahara Sand) card stock
Ink: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Perfect Plum Classic ink and Versamark Ink
Accessories: Paper Snips, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls and LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals

33 comments:

  1. This card is sooo EASTER ... the eggs, colours, details ... fabulous! And I love that you did the inside as well. Someone is going to be very impressed when they receive this beauty.

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  2. Oh my goodness, this is so cute, clever, creative...you get my point!

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  3. Ann Marie,
    Love your Easter card and wow you sure put alot of work into it too!
    I love your pastels, and the touch of pearl on each egg is perfect. Your inside is as pretty as the outside. Great card.
    Cutting is also NOT my favorite and I have the absolute hardest time on anything 'round'... wouldn't be cool if there was an egg shaped punch to match? Guess I'll stick to that chocolate bunny. Hugs.

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  4. Just PERFECT! Such a wonderful Easter card! So very pretty.
    Alot of patience cutting out all those fabulous eggs, but it was worth it as the card is stunning!
    Lynn

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  5. My goodness AM! This must have taken hours to cut out all those eggies! SU! we need an egg punch!!! Love this awesome card! Clever and pretty!
    Hugs!
    Lesley

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  6. This card is awesome!!! I have that set and never even thought about making a card like that. I will have to try it now.....for atleast one person anyway...LOL TFS!!

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  7. Dear Anne Marie.. Thanks for making me smile this morning. What a super cute card. It is just stunning. So well done.

    Inky hugs, Pauline

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  8. Delightful work with these wonderful Easter eggs, Anne Marie! Love the wreath!!

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  9. So creative! What a great idea. This is really pretty, great job Anne Marie.

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  10. Anne Marie, This card is so beautiful...What a great idea!

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  11. Another beautiful card! Will be checking my mailbox.

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  12. Ooooh this is so cute! I love the wreath made out of the Easter eggs. Great colors and textures too!

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  13. ok, you get the over-achiever award :-) these eggs are all hand cut, no? Man, nice work and you even did the inside. you need to stop, people are going to start thinking you like this paper crafting thing :), JK- your card is amazing!!!

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  14. I would never have thought of a wreath of eggs - but it looks just wonderful. The subtle colors work so well and you can see how much work you have put into it. (BTW - I found your card on my craft desk after I had wrapped your package, so it is stuck on the back of the parcel. LOL!)

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  15. love how you made this wreath!!!

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  16. eeeek!!! this is just pure genius.... an egg wreath... I love it. Wow, and their texture is gorgeous. Another favorite part of mine is that beautiful ribbon... it's a beauty. I can never get mine to look right. :o)

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  17. Wow this card is egg-cellent ;-) What a creative, clever, happy and fun idea! I adore the extra care and attention you put inside the card as well, thanks so much for inspiring me!

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  18. Anne Marie, Your card is gorgeous. Great idea to make a wreath out of the eggs. Now I want to buy this stamp set just for the eggs. Thanks for the double embossing link video. Fabulous!

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  19. This is so pretty, love the wreath of eggs and boy such patience, I really don't like having to things out :) Give the fur babies a belly rubs, well maybe not the kitties you give them a chin rub if they don't want the bellies touched. :)

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  20. Oh AM, this is a fabby egg wreath! I can't believe you hand-cut ALL those eggs--my goodness. How beautiful they look in gorgeous colors and pearls. Love the sparkle in the BG too and all the embossing is just gorgeous. Terrific job, my friend!

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  21. What a beautiful design.....and genius! An egg wreath! I love it and the colors so much! Great idea to use the "extras" to embellish the inside!

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  22. This is so cute!! I love the egss. TFS
    Carrie
    www.carriesscrapyard.com

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  23. Another beautiful creation -- wow! This is so gorgeous. Great idea to make an Easter Wreath. Totally AWESOME!!!

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  24. So great!!! Love the double embossing too!!!
    Those eggs are fantastic :)
    Maria

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  25. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea for a card!! The card is Beautiful. :)

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  26. Great idea to make an Easter wreath with the egg stamps. Love all the spring colors.

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  27. WOW!!! I love this Easter wreath!! What a clever idea and I will be featuring this on My Crafty Picks #12 on 4-17-11. If you wish to decline please email me at trbauer@insightbb.com

    Take care!!
    www.mycraftyworld.blogspot.com

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  28. Love that Easter wreath. Someone cut out lots of eggs! It is really beautiful.

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  29. Your project/card is so cute. I love the eggs and the bow is just perfect. Very clever. TFS :)

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  30. I love this. Your colors are perfect and not only say Easter they also are perfect for Spring.

    Robbie

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie