Good Morning and Happy Saturday to you! I am delighted to participate in an Pals Easter Parade going on today over at Mary Fish's Stampin' Pretty website!
What do you think? I have to admit that when I saw the Secret Garden bundle of Framelit Dies and coordinating stamp set I was underwhelmed. I just passed right over it but over time as I saw projects created with it, it started to grow on me until one day this Easter card popped into my head so I finally broke down and placed an order! I think the only way to get card out of my head was to create it (!) and now that I have, I can see many possibilities for this set so look for more projects to come!
Do you just LOVE the color combination I used here? I have to give a big shout out to a fellow "Pal" Kerry Willard Bray over at Stamp Goodness for her Five on Friday post listing some fab color combinations! If you would like to see the full post, please click here. The colors used are Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, and Midnight Muse. I would NEVER have come up with this combination on my own but I think the colors together are just divine!
I enjoy the clean look of the white background, I believe it really allows the other elements to take center stage and shine. I love that the lattice pattern in embossed Whisper White cardstock adds to the spring'y' (is that a word?) feel of the card...and just a few pearls for jewelry. So easy with all the coordinating products that Stampin' Up offers!
Just a note on the embossing...I have found that with my particular Big Shot (and every one is slightly different) when I emboss Whisper White or Very Vanilla that the tension is so tight, frequently the embossing will crack. Flipping the tab from Tab 2 to Tab 1 reduces the tension just enough to give me a perfect embossed image. Experiment with your own Big Shot!
Of course Easter wouldn't be complete without treats so here's a idea for a little treat holder...
I ran a piece of Pink Pirouette DSP and the Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die through my Big Shot and then scored at 2 2 1/4" from each outside edge to create a 1" base. I 'imagine' it filled with a chocolate bunny...please 'imagine' that with me as the store is OUT of chocolate bunnies! You could also add a little box in there as well with a few chocolate eggs (mmm)...
I think these little treats would sit perfectly on an Easter dinner table as well as being wonderful treats for co-workers. They come together perfectly with the Secret Garden Bundle as well as the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and coordinating Bitty Banners Framelits. And of course a pearl...
I hope you have enjoyed these projects and are inspired to pull out those supplies and get creative!
Please pop on over to Stampin' Pretty for more inspiration from the Pals!
Stamps: Easter Blessings (129183), Secret Garden (129144), Itty Bitty Banners (126257)
Paper: Whisper White (100730) Cardstock, Pink Pirouette from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack (117152)
Ink: Midnight Muse (126860), Pink Pirouette (126956), Wsteria Wonder (126985) Classic Stampin' Pad
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Ovals Collection (129381) Framelits Dies, Secret Garden Framelits Dies (129372), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (119976), Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die (127005), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Stampin' Trimmer (126889)
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine (125576)
Thanks for stopping by!