Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop #8 – Easter Lamb At Wildflower Fields

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop #8 – Easter Lamb At Wildflower Fields

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

I really like today’s sketch designed by lovely Justyna from Perfect Crafts.


Don’t you just love it?! I had so many ideas for this sketch, I couldn’t decide which way to go. But I really wanted to use super cute Easter Lamb stamp as my focal point. So here’s my take on the sketch:

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My very first idea for this sketch was to make a shaker card. So I created a frame for my card first. I’ve used foam adhesive at the back of my frame – you could use Stampin’ Dimensionals too. But because I only have the metallics sequins at this moment, and I really didn’t want to go into silver/gold colour theme, I gave up this idea. But then I thought: hey, you can still use the “frame” to create a dimensional layout.

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I had some leftover pieces of Wildflower Fields DSP, so I cut three strips and adhered them to the card base, beneath my frame. I stamped Easter Lamb in Stampin’ Up! Black Archival ink on a piece of Whisper White, and die-cut it using the middle circle from Circles Collection Framelits. I’ve used Stampin’ Write Markers to add some colour to my little cutie: Pink Pirouette for ears, nose and cheeks, Sahara Sand for wool and Pear Pizzazz for grass. I also stamped some grassland using swoosh stamp from Sheltering Tree.

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To make it even cuter I punched few tiny flowers in Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party using Tree Builder Punch. I’ve made a little cut between each petal to add some extra dimension to my flowers. I also punched few raindrops using the same punch and Pear Pizzazz cardstock and turned them into tiny leaves for my flowers. To finish off my card I added smallest of the Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of each flower. For the inside, I stamped beautiful sentiment from Suite Sayings.

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I would love to hear from you. Do you like my take on the sketch?

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is Karen’s blog  go and see what she has made for you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Embossing Resist Technique With Corner Garden Background Stamp By Stampin’ Up!

Embossing Resist Technique With Corner Garden Background Stamp By Stampin’ Up!

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While Easter is just around the corner, today I’ve got for you beautiful Easter card using embossing resist technique. I love this technique as it has a real WOW factor to it! I love how the colours just POP on the card when sponged or water coloured over the heat embossing.

But first thing first – I wanted to apologise for being absent on the blog for a long time. I didn’t mean to neglect anyone of you but I’ve been struggling with a very nasty bacterial chest infection, which knocked me down, literally. I wasn’t able to do anything around the house, or even myself (not to mention crafting). So blessed to have a wonderful husband who took care of the house and our family, cooking, cleaning, etc and most of all – me.

The project I share today was made for our team swap at the end of February. But since the infection kicked in I wasn’t able to share it with you at all.

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To create my card I stamped a beautiful image from Corner Garden background stamp in Versamark on the piece of regular Whisper White. Remember to always use an antistatic tool on your card before stamping your image if you want to heat emboss it, as it will take all the static from your card, and embossing powder will stick only to your stamped image. The sentiment is stamped in Versamak too. Both: flowers and sentiment are heat embossed in white.

Now the fun part starts – water colouring! You may think: oh no! You should use a watercolour paper. But to be honest, if you don’t plan to soak your cardstock in water, use your aqua painters gently, and your layer will be mounted on the base – you can add your water colouring on regular cardstock without any problem. Just like I did. Believe me or not, I coloured all my flowers and leaves using aqua painter. As they say, the devil is in the detail. You can’t allow aqua paint brush to carry lots of water, it needs to be slightly wet. You only use it to pick the colour from the lid of your ink pad ( to have some ink on your lid you have to squeeze you ink pad gently when it’s closed). And you pick more colour with every stroke or two. You can’t paint with water only as it will damage your paper if using regular Whisper White.

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When all the colouring was done I sponged the background using Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi and Pool Party. Any place of the background that I thought was too dark, I lightened with Whisper White Craft ink pad. I also lightened the look of some flowers, especially the Melon Mambo one, the large at the bottom of my card. I also added some Clear Wink of Stella to my flowers for a shimmer.

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To embellish my card I cut a narrow strip of Burlap Ribbon, added Venetian Crochet Trim at the top and add it at the bottom of my layer. Next, I mount it on my Crumb Cake base.

I love that slight rustic feel to my card, even though there’s lots of shimmer on the flowers from Wink of Stella. It may not be your traditional Easter card but I love it! And you can always change a sentiment and make it into the birthday card, get well or congratulations card maybe? Possibilities are endless. If it comes to Easter I personally prefer cards with the strong message like this one I’ve made last year:

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Now I would love to hear from you! Do you prefer more traditional Easter cards? Or maybe you’re a fan of fun and cheeky ones (I’ve seen lots of these lately)? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a blessed day,

He Is Risen Card Using Hardwood Stamp By Stampin’ Up! And Acrylic Block Stamping Technique

Today I’ve got for you a card that is very special for me.

I’m a Christian, but I do not belong to any denomination. Long story short: I try my best to follow Jesus, my saviour, and his teachings, not human traditions, in everything I do. So at the time when nearly all christian world celebrate Easter, I and my family, simply commemorate anniversary of Jesus’s death according to the Bible’s lunar calendar. But lets back to the card.

I love all things nature and had this idea for some time now. So went to my garden for a little “foraging” and brought myself few twigs. No, no plant gets hurt 😉 For the base for my card I choose Crumb Cake card stock. Sponged the edges to add a little depth.

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My background is created using acrylic block stamping technique. This technique is really easy. Take an acrylic block and ink pads of your choice. I used Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party. Then just press or tap (gently) your acrylic block into the pad. When you’ve got the ink transferred on your block (as much or as less as desired) swipe the block across your card stock. Repeat these steps until you’re happy with a result. You can use just one colour, or as many as you wish. There’s no right or wrong if it comes to this technique.

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I was really pleased how my background turned out. I inked Hardwood stamp in Crumb Cake, added some Soft Suede on edges and stamped it onto my background. Before adhered it to the base I distressed all edges with scissors.

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To form the cross I tied my twigs with piece of white baker’s twine. I coloured twine with Soft Suede marker after, because I wasn’t sure how much of a twine I will need in first place. Added my cross to the card using sticky strip. Hot glue would be better idea but my hands are not “safe” to hold glue gun 😉

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Long time I couldn’t decide what sentiment to use. I even thought about printing something from the internet. But then I had a lightbulb moment: Alphabet Rotary Stamp! It’s font is simple and rough – perfect for my card! I created my phrase “he is risen” in no time. Stamped on piece of card stock with Crumb Cake again and cut it into a banner. First I thought to rise a sentiment with dimensionals, but I really wanted the cross to stand out.

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I’m really pleased with my card. With acrylic block stamping technique I made it in no time. Hope you like this technique and that I inspired you to give it a try. If so please give me a “like” or live a comment below. Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Framelits Art Easter Bunny Card Using Hearts Collection Framelits Dies

I usually don’t post everyday but today I felt well enough to spend some time in my *atelier* 😉 and made this fun and super easy Easter card. You all probably know what punch art is – you take various punches, punch different shapes, and then put them together to create some funny critter. My card today is framelits art. The idea isn’t mine – I’ve found it on sizzix blog. To make this adorable bunny you need various heart sizes. I used Hearts Collection Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! And you don’t have to figure out which sizes you need – I did all the work for you 😉

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Here’s the list of the hearts/colours you need:

– smallest heart: 2 x whisper white, 1 x crisp cantaloupe, 1 x strawberry slush

– 2nd smallest: 1 x crisp cantaloupe, 1 x strawberry slush

– 3rd smallest: 2 x crisp cantaloupe, 1 x strawberry slush

– 5th heart: 1 x crisp cantaloupe

My card base is A5. I guess it’s possible to downsize it to A6, where the smallest heart would be from itty bitty accents punches. But I like it big 🙂 I assembled my bunny first, before put my card together (except paws and feet). For eyes I punched two medium circles from owl punch. I love his “bright”eyes 😉 I also cut few tiny strips of paper for whiskers.

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For sentiment I stamped Happy Easter from Crazy About You in Versamark, heat embossed in clear and sponged with Pear Pizzazz. Then trimmed it and backed with slightly bigger piece of Whisper White. I adhered paws so it looks like a banner held by bunny.

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To assemble my card I layered my card base with So Saffron DSP and two stripes/banners of Pear Pizzazz. I adhered my bunny, his feet and added paws with sentiment. Also added wee flowers in the right bottom corner and card was done.

I love this card and had lots of fun creating it 🙂 Hope you like it too. As always thank you for stopping by,