Gold Embossed Easter Blessings

Gold Embossed Easter Blessings

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(Inside:  May you be blessed with the gifts He gave us – Hope, Peace and Love today and every day.  Happy Easter)

The stamps used on this CAS card are “Easter Lily and Crosses Oval” (#234KU), “1 Line Easter Blessings” (#W1029DU), and “Blessed With Gifts” (#970GU) from DRS Designs.  The images were stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with Gina K Fine Detail Gold embossing powder.  I swiped the edges of my mat panel with versamark and embossed that as well.  Gina K base weight Ivory card stock and Edible Eggplant were also used.

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Hoppy Easter Z-Fold Card

Hoppy Easter Z-Fold Card

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This z-fold card features stamps from the “Bunny Hop” stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs.  The images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on water color paper (I love the texture!) and colored with Copic Markers (Y15, YG03, R85, C0, Bv20/R81, and 0).

A Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress marker and the Tim Holtz marker spritzer tool were used to add the speckles to the two stamped panels.

Recollections Yellow Grey Plaid paper and a piece of the grey from the Recollections Coffee and Cream heavy weight card stock pack were added to the water color paper card base.

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The card base was created by scoring an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch panel at the 4 1/4 and 2 1/8 inch marks (in half and one side in half again).  Fold the card base in half, and fold the top half back on the scored line creating a Z.

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I created my inside panel the same size as my front panel and lined it up directly under the front panel so it is completely hidden when the card is closed.

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Currently, the Mod Squad Challenge is “ready for spring” where we are encouraged to “make a Spring themed card with flowers, bunnies, pastels…anything Spring.”

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Happy Easter with GKD Bunny

Happy Easter with GKD Bunny

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(inside: Hoping whatever comes your way will bring you joy on this special day!)

This CAS card features the adorable bunny image and greeting from the Gina K Designs “Spring Fling” stamp set, stamped with Stampin’ Up Blackberry Bliss ink.  Gina K Edible Eggplant and white card stock was used along with Melissa Frances “Betty-Ann” patterned paper.  The focal image was cut with a die from the Gina Marie Stitched Rectangles die set.

The inside sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up “Sayings and Such” stamp set.

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Basket of Easter Eggs

Basket of Easter Eggs

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(inside: Have an egg-cellent Easter!)

I found this AMAZING tutorial (great idea and easy to follow) by Lyssa Zwolanek to make a basket weave background and CASED the basket and liner she created.

I was so excited to try this technique that I didn’t give much thought to the size of the basket I created.  As a result, I ended up with a 6×6 inch card that required a handmade envelope, a card base that needed to be pieced together from two heavy weight panels since my 12×12 inch paper was too flimsy, and a trip to the post office due to the square shape.  But I LOVE the way the basket came out, so it was all worth it!

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For the basket, I used Gina K Kraft card stock, the Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Brick Wall embossing folder, the Stampin’ Up Woodgrain background stamp, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Soft Suede ink, and water.

To attach my handle, I used a Recollections brad (# 10290115).  I rounded corners with a Fiskars small corner rounder.  The pleated liner was made with strips of Paper Pizazz/Hot Off the Press “Garden Scattered Flowers” patterned paper (HOTP 20163) and my score board.

I used Gina K Grass Green card stock and a Fiskars continuous border punch for the grass.  The eggs were cut with one of the dies from the Spellbinders Classic Ovals – Large set (S4-110) from patterned paper/card stock I had on hand (Basicgrey Plumeria/Moonstone and June Bug/Kaleidoscope card stock, Recollections Green Pinstripes paper, and My Mind’s Eye Memorable “I’m With…” Together card stock).

I used The Paper Studio Antique Brocade, Basicgrey Plumeria/Moonstone, and Core’dinations Bright White paper and card stock for the background panels.

I was really having a hard time finding Easter stamps suitable for the insides of cards.  I have a bunch of “Happy Easter” stamps and a few verses that I’ve already used on past cards.  The sentiment I ended up using is from the “Easter Chick” stamp set by Inky Antics – a little corny, I know, but it went well with the eggs on the front.    I will need to start looking earlier for next year’s cards!

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Double Sided Step Card for Easter

Double Sided Step Card for Easter

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Here is another card which features the “Avant-Garden” stamp set by Stampin’ Up.  It was a free set with a $50 purchase (and retired after March 31, 2017).  The flowers were stamped with Gina K Lemon Drop, Jelly Bean Green, and Warm Cocoa ink.  Card stock is Gina K Lemon Drop, gray from the Recollections Neutrals pack, and white.  I embossed the tiny white panel with one of the folders from the Sizzix Textured Impressions “Flourish, Dots & Ribbons” set.

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I got the measurements and instructions for this type of step card HERE on Sabrina Radeck’s blog.  I was inspired by her color combination as well!

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