Saturday, 4 April 2009

365 Days - Day 34 - That's Eggs-ellent I

Last week (before I'd found 365 Cards blog, I bought an Easter Egg stamp at Blade Rubber (London) fully intending to do some Easter cards - so it's lucky you guys gave us an Easter theme, or I doubt they would have got made!

I coloured 3 sheets of Dovecraft 8'x8' Designer value pack - yellow, green and blue plain paper, and then stamped all over them with the Easter Egg (Personal Impressions) using a mix of Vibrance forest green, Versa colours canary, cyan, lime, indigo & lapis lazuli with a bit of clear embossing and Dovecraft Chalks (brights & pastels).
During which I found out that (a) you can't use the Ranger Clear Resist on top of the chalks, it doesn't take, (b) the chalks work on the Ranger Clear Resist embossing as well as the paper, so you don't get the background colour showing through as outline and (c) chalks work really well over the top of stamping inks. All of which made the blue paper I decorated first, a bit 'samey', and not quite what I'd hoped for. Still, lessons learnt... So the green worked out better, and I didn't use chalks on the yellow at all. Then they just lurked on the table waiting for this challenge...
I was going to do just a couple of cards as that was all I needed, but after I'd done 3 that were just the decorated papers themselves (one of each colourway), the blue wasn't looking so good, so I added yellow borders which gave it a bit more definition. Then I thought, hmm not sure I can be bothered putting away the bits that are left, how many more cards could I make from the scraps....


  1. Fantastic easter cards - I love that stamp and using only a couple of sheets of paper to create 6 cards is amazing.
    In answer to your question about my egg - I used the mosaic cuttlebug embossing folder and then cut another egg up to layer it.

  2. Love that you made these from scratch. Very pretty.

  3. Loveley cards and way to use your paper wisely.

    Debbie Stelton

  4. I think I learn something everytime I check out your blog. I love the yellow one!


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