Normally I never find the time to make and send out Easter Cards. Well this year is different, as I seem to have lots of time since my surgery. So I decided to make some Easter Cards. I only have the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set that will be retiring out of the Annual Catalog during our Last Chance Product Sale. This set has the “Easter Blessings Stamp”. I really didn’t want to use the Daffodils,. So I went to search on the web. The is something else I normally have no time for, but I found a card Tina Wardill had done. I loved her designed, so I went to work
For my first card, I used two pieces of Masking Paper. One piece measured 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and the second measured 1/2″ x 4″ to form a cross on the front of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Basic White Card Stock. I then took the flower stamp from the Jar of Flowers Stamp, another retiring stamp set from the Annual Catalog, and randomly stamped around the masking. You some times need to use a piece of scrap paper also, so you don’t get any over stamping. This was my first attempt at this technique. I filled in around the cross with Pool Party Blends. After I colored, I embossed the card Stock with one of the Embossing Folders from the Online Exclusives Basics 3D Embossing Folders. I liked the added texture given with the Embossing Folder.
My next card I used the same technique with the Masking Paper, but first I used my Blending Brush with the Sahara Sand Stamp Pad, one of the retiring Core Colors. I sponged around the cross. Next I used my retiring Framed Florets Stamp Set and inked in Starry Sky Ink. I colored the center of flowers with the Starry Sky Stampin’ Blends and the leaves with the retiring Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. Add some Wink of Stella and once again embossed with the same folder.
I made several Easter Cards using this simple technique, and each one was a little different. Thought I’d share one more with you. Same basic technique with the Masking Technique, this time I used the Blending Brush and the Pale Papaya Ink, a retiring In Color. The flower I stamped in the Sweet Sorbet , a 2022-2024 In Color. I did a little shading with the Wink of Stella and pulled the ink from the stamped images.
Hope you give this technique a try, it’s sure easy and fast to create some beautiful Easter Cards.Product List
Sue Floyd says
Wow! Gorgeous cards. So different depending on the colors chosen…….hmmm, might be a good challenge technique to try:)
Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Sue. They were all so different. Was fun to do.