.... Hi everyone - it's been a bit of a morning here. It started snowing just as Jonathan and Kathryn left for school and came down quite quickly. It's finally stopped so my next job will be to go out and clear the drive! Yea!!!! Roll on spring!!!
I have realised that it's actually not long until Easter - I think it's early this year. Anyway, I need to make lots of cards for family and friends in the UK and this is the first. I used this week's challenge from CASology - CAS32 where the cue word is "FLAME" as the inspiration. Personally, I'm not religious, but Ben's grandmother is and I like being able to make cards specially for individuals.
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Nestie Eggs, Spring Baskets, Bright Season
Inks: Distress - Antique Linen; Stampin' Up! - Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight; Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Dies: Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A (S5-131) #6, A2 Matting Basics B (S5-132) #6, Nested Eggs (S4-264) #5, Fancy Framed Tags Two (S5-128)
Accessories: Gold card from stash; Cosmic Shimmer EP - Olympic Gold Lustre; Cuttlebug EF - Swiss Dots; White Lustre card from stash
I cut the egg shape using my Spellbinder dies (they come out every Easter), stamped the outline in Versamark and heat embossed with gold lustre powder to give a subtle edge to the egg. I used my Fiskars stamp press to position the sentiment, the candle, flame and glow. I ran the white mat through the Cuttlebug to give some texture and lightly sponged on Antique Linen to define the dots. I stamped a simple greeting onto white card, cut it out with one of the plain borders from the tag set, while in the die I sponged a little colour over it. I used dimensional tape to adhere the egg to the card. For the inside I kept it very simple with gold and white mats. On the white mat I stamped another Easter Egg and greeting across the centre panel.
It's a pretty clean and simple design, and I hope it CAS enough for the team!! So pleased that I've finally made a start on my Easter cards.
Now I'm off to shovel away the snow!! Be safe!
Edited to add: Just got in from shoveling snow! I am absolutely exhausted! I think we had 3", maybe even 4" of snow all over the drive and paths. It's taken just over two hours to clear it all away. Off for a large cup of coffee now :) See you tomorrow!