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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wreath of Easter Joy

 







Two weeks before Easter and just like everyone else, I'm heavy into getting those Easter cards finished!  Here is a colorful one using the color challenge at The Color Dare.  I thought it was perfect for my idea to create an Easter wreath of Easter eggs. I used to have an Easter wreath made out of Easter eggs a long time ago.  Who knows where it went.  Anyway, I started this card earlier today (Monday), but it just wasn't coming together.  Probably had to do with the fact that I had no DP paper in those colors at all without at least two or three other colors too.

So, since I had to take my son to soccer practice, I decided to kill the 90 minutes at the local craft store browsing.  What happened is that I came home with a bag full of craft goodies including this wonderful multi-colored circle pattern and the ribbon!  Not only does the paper have all the colors for Color Dare, but it also fits with the challenge at Crafty Creations to use 'spots and dots'.  What luck!  I even got the cute transparent sticky dots on the eggs!

For the wreath, I used the Sizzix scallop circle with frame  (saved the frame for another project).  I stamped the Easter greeting in the middle of the circle and then glued the eggs around the edge of it.  Then, I used the Sizzix clear circle scallop for the outer wreath and embossed it with the Quick Kutz flower emboss folder.  I originally came up with the idea of using my Cuttlebug Xmas wreath emboss folder and to embellish it with the eggs and gems.  However, it just didn't work too well.  And, I love the final look of the wreath with the double scallop layers.

The green dot embossed paper is not the back of the Basicgrey DP.  I stuck it on after folding back the corner of the other DP.  At that point, I really loved the card but felt it needed something in that upper right corner, so the reason for the bunny.

SPIES:

Stamp:  Sentiment - Craft Smart
Paper:  DP -Lime Rickey from Basicgrey.  Embossed Green Dots - DCWV.
Ink:  Versamark with turquoise emboss powder.
Extras:  Striped ribbon, transparent dot stickies; Sizzix bunny diecut and two  circle dies.  EK Success mini egg punch.


Dazzling Challenges:

The Color Dare  Color Challenge
Crafty Creations:  Spots & Dots
Our Creative Corner:  Easter
Lexi's Creations:  Easter


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6 comments:

Patti

So cute,bright and cheery! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Dare!

Lori

This is AWESOME! I love the paper and matching ribbon...it's perfect. The wreath of Easter eggs is adorable and I love the little sticky dots on them. Great job...someone is going to LOVE getting this card. Thanks for playing along at the Color Dare. Hope you'll join us again.
Lori
CD DT

...the twinklestamper!

I so love this one! What a great challenge card!!

Lexi

Awww how cute! So bright and cheerful i just love it :D Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations

Hugs Lexi xx

Moshie

Youy card is darling! Love all the bright colors!!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this week. Hugs Moshie

Georgie

A cute and cheerful card.Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations

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