Easter Basket Card with Glimmer Eggs

 New! Glimmer Paper for Sale-a-Bration 2017!!

Glimmer paper Easter Eggs and Easter grass!! How Cute! 

I think the watercolored Easter Bunny likes them, too!

 

Easter Basket card featuring stamps and framelits from the Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch bundle, and Sale a Bration Glimmer paper and Inside the Lines paper. Handstamped card by Patty Bennett

 

For this adorable 4x4 Easter Card, I die cut the grass and Easter eggs with the Basket Builder Framelit dies and the brand new Stampin' UP! Glimmer Paper - available only through March 31 as a FREE selection with your $50 online order during Sale-a-Bration!

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I stamped the bunny image (from the Basket Bunch bundle shown below) onto Watercolor paper and colored him with Watercolor pencils and an Aquapainter, die cut him with the coordinating framelit, and added him to my Easter card.

 

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After die cutting the 2 pieces for the basket I put the basket piece into my Festive Embossing Folder and ran it through the big shot, then sponged the raised portions with Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber.  I glued the handle on with a couple dots of multipurpose glue.  Glue Dots would work great too!  I love the outcome!

 

Emboss the Basket Builder framelit die cut basket with the Stampin' Up! Festive Embossing Folder!

 

The 3 large Easter Eggs on my card are 2 layers:  I die cut the top layer with the glimmer paper shown below, and the bottom layer with Wisteria Wonder cardstock, and layered together using the Fine-Tip glue pen.

 

143831 Sale a Bration glimmer paper - Stampin' Up!. Available only through March 31, 2017 as your free selection with $50 order at www.pattystamps.com

Easter Basket card featuring stamps and framelits from the Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch bundle, and Sale a Bration Glimmer paper and Inside the Lines paper. Handstamped card by Patty Bennett

 

The background is a 3-3/4" square of the Free Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration paper mounted onto a 4" square of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and then mounted onto a 4-1/4" square Thick Whisper White cardstock card base.

I wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around the whole card.

Can you think of someone special who would love a card like this for Easter!?

 

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Beautiful You Watercolor Cards

 

I have been having so much fun playing with the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens and Aquapainters to color the lady images in the Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I recently shared this note card idea with Cindee and showed her how I colored in the lady's dress and cut the umbrella image out of printed paper to create the "lady walking in the rain" cards below.

Today I'm sharing a Video Tutorial with you to show you how easy it is to color in the stamped dress image and create the rain with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

The fabulous Beautiful You stamp set AND the Watercolor pencils are both on page 24 of the current 2017 Occasions catalog. You can also find them in my online store by clicking any of the product images at the bottom of this blog post.

One secret ingredient on these cards is the printed background paper - found in the Serene Scenery paper stack!  It's perfect for these rainy day cards.

 

Please enjoy the VIDEO TUTORIAL below with a quick 1 minute tip for coloring her red dress with Watercolor Pencils.

 

 

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Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

After adding Real Red and Calpyso Coral Watercolor Pencil to the stamped image, I also added a pop of Real Red Stampin' Write marker ink to give it a bit more depth of color.  You can see all of the instructions in the video above.

Watch the video to see all the details about stamping the umbrella onto a small patterned paper scrap and adding that to the finished card.  Fun way to create a quick patterned umbrella!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

After cutting the lady out with my Paper Snips, I added her to the card with Tombow Multi Purpose glue.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

Be sure to watch all of the details in the VIDEO above in this post to see how I created raindrops on this card  with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp image and a die cut oval mask!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

All of the cards in today's post are mounted onto a Whisper White or Crumb Cake Note Card.  I love these handy note cards that come cut and scored and include envelopes in the package!!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

I used 2 of the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to color the dress. I blended both Real Red and Calypso Coral with the Blender pen.  I also added a touch of my Real Red Stampin' Write marker for added depth and color.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

And on my last sample, I decided she needed a peppy yellow umbrella, so I colored it with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil AND the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker, and blended with the Blender Pen.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

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So Succulent Flower Basket Card

 

I'm really excited about this handstamped floral birthday card! It combines the Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up! bundle with the Basket Builder Framelit dies to create a beautiful basket of flowers!!   Cindee shared this idea with me and we made this card together!  We also used the gorgeous Succulent Garden designer printed paper in the background of the card.

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

 The top-fold card is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the matching ribbon is the perfect touch!  I am generally not a "pink and purple" person, and that is the beauty of stamping with a friend... they help you create with colors and products you didn't know you liked!!  Thank goodness for stamping buddies like Cindee, now I'm friends with Sweet Sugarplum!!!!

We die cut the basket and flower images with the Big Shot, and then added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to make them sparkle.

TIP:  sponge the bottom (solid) layer of the basket (or die cut with darker cardstock) to give a contrasting color and dimension.

 

Supplies for the Oh So Succulent / Basket Builder Bundles  handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.  Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog supplies.

 

You'll find all of the products to make this card on pages18 - 21 of the 2017 Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.  You can also click on any of the product images at the bottom of this post to purchase that item or read more about it in my online store.

 Design Tip:  die cut a circle or oval with the Stitched Shape Framelits for the focal point of your card design.. it adds so much interest, depth and dimension to the card!

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

The sparkly Wink of Stella on the flowers is so pretty in person... a little bit difficult to photograph, but really lovely in person!

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

Did you notice that my greeting is on a whisper white banner?  Well, that was out of necessity... ugh!!  I almost always stamp my inked images onto my Grid Paper first, to make sure I got them adequately inked, but DARN IT, wouldn't you know it.. the one time I didn't do that and stamped it right onto the finished card, my image was not well inked at all!!  SO, I make a little paper banner and stamped on that :)

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

The Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch is perfect for making the banner ends.  Have you tried that punch yet?  I think it might be my most used punch!

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Falling in Love projects blog hop part 3

 

Today the Luv 2 Stamp group members are sharing part 3 of our Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog projects with you in a mini blog hop!  Please be sure to click on each link at the bottom of this post to see all of the other projects.

We hope you have enjoyed seeing the many ideas we shared with you featuring 4 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog suites plus the High Tide stamp set.  We enjoyed sharing with you!

 

  Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog Falling in Love flower card with cut away stamped edge by Patty Bennett

 

My 3rd project featuring the Falling in Love suite of products is this fun card with a cut-away edge.  I stamped the flower image from the So in Love stamp set (pg 52 Occasions catalog) directly onto the Falling in Love printed designer paper, and then cut away the edge of the paper.  You can see how easy it is to do by watching the VIDEO below in this blog post.

 

I find it so amazing how the flowers look watercolored, but all I did was stamp them on the Falling in Love paper with black ink!

 

Be sure to WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW for all the details so you can make one of these fun Falling in Love cards!

 



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142788 Stampin Up! Falling In Love designer paper, click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com and order #142788
 

As I mentioned in the video, I used up little scraps and the Stitched Shape Framelits and Layering Circle framelits to die cut pieces for the So In Love sentiment.   I also added the gorgeous sparkly Falling in Love embellishment to this card and tied the Vanilla ribbon around it.  I love the soft feel of this card.

 

  Falling in Love embellishment and So In Love stamp set featured on this Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog Falling in Love flower card with cut away stamped edge by Patty Bennett

 

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Sunburst Rays for the High Tide Lighthouse Card

 

High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty BennettDo you remember these High Tide Lighthouse cards I blogged a couple weeks ago?

Well, I just realized that I had a series of photos I forgot to share with you explaining how I made the vellum "light rays" at the top of the lighthouse!! 

When I was sharing this idea with Cindee last week, she made THIS CARD, and it reminded me that I forgot to share this info with you, so, today I'm sharing the details for die cutting the vellum with the Sunburst die and coloring it with sponges to give the effect of light coming from the top of the lighthouse.

 

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

STEP 1 (above): Die cut a piece of Cardstock Vellum using the Sunburst Thinlit die

  • Sunburst thinlit die, pg 193 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog, #140617
  • Vellum cardstock, pg 175 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, #101856

 

STEP 2 (below):  Use a Stampin' Sponge and your choice of ink color to color the die cut "rays" of vellum.  I used Daffodil Delight ink

  • Daffodil Delight ink, #126944
  • Stampin' Sponge, #141337

 

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

STEP 3 (above): Use paper snips to cut apart the light rays

  • Paper Snips, #103579

 

STEP 4 (below): Attach the light rays to the card with glue dots.  I tucked the ray under the Island Indigo layer of cardstock on my finished card.

  • glue dots, #103683

 

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

 

I hope you found that helpful!  You can see the video tutorial for these cards HERE.

 

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How to die cut vellum and color to create light rays for the Stampin' UP! High Tide Lighthouse cards, featuring the Sunburst thinlit die by Patty Bennett

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