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Easter Ducks

>> Friday, March 23, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! For a lot of us, this is turning into the Spring that almost was. Can you believe it? We had snow all day Wednesday here. The temp got up to about 33 so the snow was melting on the ground but still falling from the sky. Weird! Hard to believe March is on its way out. May have to change the saying to March comes in like a lion & goes out like a lion. 

For my Easter card today, the baby ducks were stamped, colored & die cut, and I had to do a little out of the box on the grass along the way. The large green bg started out white but I sponged Distress & Distress oxide inks onto it, splattered it & also stamped the Splatter Bg on it in blues, greens & finally white. The white splatter was heat embossed w/ white powder & I left an area at the bottom w/o too much on it so I could add the greeting. I was going for that speckled egg look on the bg. 
  Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white, Neenah white, cornflower blue
ink: Memento tuxedo black,  Versafine onyx, Distress inks &/or Distress Oxide inks in cracked pistachio, blueprint sketch, evergreen bough, Colorbox frost white pigment
accessories: Misti, white embossing powder, ODBD double stitched rectangles &  stitched ovals dies


Easter Blessings!

>> Thursday, March 22, 2018

Good morning!

Easter Blessings
I used a ribbon bow on the tin flower planter to tie in with the blue line on the planter.  
I used enamel dots in the corner just to add a bit of something I felt 
was needed to complete this card.

These little duckies are in a colorful decorated egg...
makes me wonder if someone thought this was a boiled egg to decorate, LOL!
I think it goes really nicely with this cute sentiment!!
The frame die is from Penny Black, I used a cute ribbon to bring it all together.
The corners of the card were sponged with pink ink.
Thanks for visiting today!!
Go be crafty!


Colorful Easter Greetings

>> Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I admit, I love the new Welcome Oval - it makes the best Easter Egg.  I did this card very similar to the card I posted last week but this time I added lots of texture with embossing on the base panel, some painted and stenciled cardboard, lace, and the Egg panel with the new Deco Easter Greeting

I hope you are getting ready for Easter - it is right around the corner! 




Easter Greetings

>> Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Hi Everyone,

The Easter time crunch is upon me.  I've been hard at work hunting new side dish recipes, ironing my table cloths and napkins, and making place cards and favors for my table. It's left me scrambling in the card making department, so I chose not to over think my designs. For me, keeping things simple means keeping things from being ugly...I'm speaking purely for myself.  When I'm desperate and feeling bereft of creativity, that's when things go horribly wrong.  So I stuck with my tried and true layout. 

One of the newest sentiment stamps was just released here at DRS Designs, Deco Easter Greetings.  It's a classic design, so I die cut that and paired it up with a bunny die cut that I embellished with some white ink. For ease, I dry embossed a portion of my background, adding some flowers from the Four Flower Background, that matched the above flowers. I colored those in using my Copic markers and added some lace.

I once again used and embossed background for my second card but this time I stamped the Lily Cross Easter Blessings greeting onto a photo frame.  I colored that up and stamped, fussy cut and colored the Big Bunny Face which I attached inside.

Before attaching the frame to the card, I added a strip of green that was stamped using the Jelly Bean Jumble Background.  

Happy Spring!


Happy Easter

>> Monday, March 19, 2018

I don't know about you, but Easter is definitely sneaking up on me this year. I've been trying to get all of my Easter cards created before I leave for Virginia at the end of this week. I think I'm struggling with creating Easter cards because it is still so cold here in NW Ohio. Definitely ready for Spring!!

My first card today features the new Deco Easter Greeting and the 3 wooden crosses image, which is one of my favorite Easter images. I stamped it onto watercolor paper with Versafine Black ink, heat embossed it with clear EP and then used some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to water color the crosses, sky and grassy area, It's layered onto brown CS and attached to a cream panel. The greeting was stamped with the same Black ink. It's a simple card that celebrates the true reason for the holiday.

My second card is also a simple card, but a little more time consuming since I had to piece the sun rays back into the frame. I started by die cutting the sun rays with both yellow and cream CS. I glued the cream frame onto the yellow frame before attaching it to the cream card base. Next I glued the yellow rays back into place. I didn't use the cream rays, so it has a little bit of dimension. The new Easter Blessings was stamped with Memento Black ink, colored with some Copics, die cut and attached with foam adhesive for even more dimension.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are further along with your Easter cards, than I am!!



Jelly Bean Easter

>> Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Wish I had one last Irish card to show you today, but with Easter only 2 weeks away I'm in a mad rush to get some Easter cards made.

My card today reflects my rush and the creative slump I've been feeling lately.  It's pretty simple - I started my card by stamping a white piece of card stock with our Jelly Bean Jumble using black ink and colored them with water color pencils and used a blender marker to smooth them out.  I layered it with pink and attached it to a neon green folded card that I had run the top of through my cuttlebug using my favorite swiss dots folder.  The Deco Easter Greeting was stamped using white ink and embossed with white ep.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any extra creative juices I'd appreciate it if you could send them my way :)



Easter Lilies

>> Friday, March 16, 2018

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

 Happy Friday!
I hope your week has gone well! I know a lot of us are still stuck in a quasi winter mode, but Easter is on its way! In fact, it's early this year. We saw 2 bunnies running across our front yard today & not sure, but one of them just may be the Easter bunny, lol. 

For my Easter card, I first die cut & embossed the sunburst bg. For the Lily Cross Blessings circle, I stamped it w/ Versacolor indigo pigment ink then heat embossed it w/ pastel embossing powder. The embossing powder lightens the ink color & gives it a slight metallic sheen. For the lilies,  I put the image into my Misti, stamped it w/ sky blue ink, lightly colored w/ Copics, over stamped w/ the same indigo ink & embossed w/ the same powder. Then I did quite a bit of fussy cutting on them. 
After arranging everything, I added a few sequins & a silver circle behind the greeting.
Here's a look at the inside & below it are the Copics I used.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

paper: Staples 110# white
ink: Memento summer sky (tuxedo black used on inside), Versacolor indigo pigment 
accessories: Misti, pastel embossing powder (Judikins), ODBD sunrburst bg,  stitched  circles dies, sequins


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