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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Welcome Easter, Friendship Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I have wanted to use the "Country Floral" embossing folder but keep forgetting about it.  While surfing the net I found a pretty card and thought I would grab my Blends pens and color. My inspiration for the background was found here

I colored the raised images using my Blends pens. I used light Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I used the dark Calypso Coral for the center of the light Calypso Coral flowers.  I did not enjoy coloring these in as much as I thought I would. I found it difficult to see the raised areas while coloring because my hand would create a shadow and make it difficult to see.  I'm getting old eyes too, so maybe that had something to do with it.  After coloring, I cut my piece to 5" x 3-3/4".  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the score line is on the left.

on top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  I set it in place using snail tape.  Then I taped the Whisper White piece to it.

I stamped the cute chick from the "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using both light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends pens. I colored the feet, beak and comb using the light Calypso Coral Blends pen. I was going to use the dark one but I thought it would take away from the look of the chick being soft.  

I die cut a stitched circle using Whisper White card stock and I die cut a Calypso Coral scalloped circle.  I taped the two circles together.  I taped them in place on top of the flower background piece.

I set the chick in place using Dimensionals.

I cut a Purple Posy "So Very Vellum" piece measuring 1-7/8" x 2-1/4".  I taped it in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Welcome Easter" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the Classic Label punch. I set it in place on top of the vellum piece using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

It's a very easy card to make, though the coloring did take some time. I doubt I would ever make another one like this. I would change the background, I was not fond of all that coloring and how it was difficult to see for me.  I have seen other cards using the same background but not coloring like this.  I will try one sometime in the future, I need to recover from this one!  LOL

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,

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