Friday, 11 April 2014

Friday Focus

A trio of Easter cards to share today.

The new Spring challenge over at Clearly Besotted gave me the perfect excuse to break open one of my newly purchased stamp sets from their April release.  Then I found these yummy colours at Color Throwdown - reminds me of sugared almonds.

 

So that's where I started with my new stamps and those gorgeous pastel colours.

The main image of the stamp came together really quickly and I knew I wanted to use the banner for the sentiment.  But the Easter stamp was too large and I really liked the font, so a way had to be found. At first I tried a circle punch that fit nicely around the stamp, but it slipped when I was pressing down and one edge turned out straight.  That gave me the idea to straighten the other side too and as I liked the result I stuck with this happy accident.



A very simple and CAS card which I found quite appealing.  So I made another in a different colourway:



And then, as I often do, I made another:



Supplies:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted, Pretty Petals, Fresh Flowers
Die: Clearly Besotted, Tag Along
Inks: Card 1 - Memento, cantaloupe; Ranger Distress, bundled sage
         Card 2 - Memento, rhubarb stalk, pistachio
         Card 3 - Memento, dandelion, tangelo, bamboo leaves

Wonder which is your favourite colour combo?

Thanks for dropping by today, your visit to my blog is greatly appreciated.

Jane
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8 comments:

  1. you have made some beautiful cards Jane

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  2. Those are a beautiful set of cards, Jane. Wonderful colour combination and design :) Thank you for playing along with this month's Clearly Besotted Challenge! x

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  3. So cute. Glad I'm not the only one who makes one, and then another one, and another . . .

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  4. Fun tulips!! Love the image and all your intrepretaions of this image!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

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  5. such a beautiful set of cards Jane, just perfect for our latest challenge at Clearly Besotted.

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  6. Love this sweet tulip image which works in all the different color combos! I think my fave is the last one with the warm, vibrant yellow and orange! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

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  7. Gorgeous! What a lovely card to give, terrific set Jane. I gotta look into that die.

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