Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Blessings

This was one of the make n takes I decided to do at a recent workshop when the hostess requested an Easter card. It's clean and simple, but I really liked how it turned out (and so did all the guests - phew!)
* The front of a standard Whisper White card was run through the Big Shot w/ the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder (in the Occasions Mini) to jazz it up a bit
* A panel of Pretty in Pink was given decorative edges with the Scallop Trim Border
* The images from Abundant Hope were inked in Close to Cocoa and using my Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery Markers, I colored my flowers and stems. TIP: By 'layering' the same color, giving a few seconds to dry b/w layers, you will get a darker tone of the same color. Can you see the darker pink (not as dark in person as in this photo) around the center of the flower? That is still the pretty in pink marker!!
* A Pretty in Pink Satin 'faux bow' - aka a knot :) - 'holds' my bunch of flowers together! Secret...You'll be happy to know these gorgeous satin ribbons will be sticking around a bit ;)

Simple right? And I think it turned out purdy :) Let me know your thoughts, love it when you do!

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Stamps: Abundant Hope (118547)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Markers: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon(117289), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder (117335)


Shanda Stirk said...

Absolutely gorgeous card - you did make it simple but it looks so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Really pretty, Kim.

Hope you have a Happy Easter.

Carla Bazhenow said...

So rich and beautiful. Your coloring is fabulous, those flowers really speak to me. Love the pink!!! Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Kim! I love the soft colors!

Sandra Farrell said...

Oohh. So simple and so elegant. I really like this card. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Margaret Moody said...

What a beautiful card, Kim! I love the embossed background on each side of the card! It really highlights the gorgeous flower! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

Wow Kim, this is beautiful! I love the polka dot background with the lilies! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Mary Fish said...

Stunning. Beautiful coloring and the polka dot texture is perfect. Hugs, M