Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Berry Easter Basket Card

Hi Stamping Friends!!

The kids had Spring Break this week so I didn't have much time to stamp. We were doing fun things like going to the movies (go see McFarland before it's too late!), shopping, and visiting Mickey Mouse. :) Yesterday was the first chance I had to hang out in my stamp loft and boy did I enjoy my self!! Therapy people!! I'm telling you that crafting is my therapy. (It may not be cheaper than actually seeing a therapist, but it is way more fun!)

I've been wanting to create some Eastery things, so that was my theme for the day. Here is one of the cards I made:

Stamps: Indescribable Gift (sentiment) and Hardwood Background stamp
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Best Year Ever DSP (SAB), All Abloom DSP Stack (grass)
Accessories: Berry Basket Die, Large Oval Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit (butterfly), Fringe Scissors, Rhinestone Jewels, SAB ribbon

The Best Year Ever DSP makes the BEST Easter eggs E.V.E.R!!!! Perfect colors and patterns. It made creating this card so easy! I wanted the basket to look 3D so I first scored the bottom to make it pop out a little, but ended up eliminating the extra "bump" because it stuck out too far. It's hard to tell from the pic, but the basket and front two eggs are raised with Dimensionals, so there is some depth.

I shortened my basket by cutting off the top a little. It was just not proportioned correctly for the size of my eggs. The little butterfly is cut out using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I almost forgot about this great little tool. Before we got the butterfly punches, I used it All. The. Time. I love how it embosses and cuts out at the same time.

I had cut these out for another project and had the larger two left over, laying on my workspace. It was the perfect pop of color. The Jewel Rhinestones look yellow because they are. I did not color them with anything. I had a pack that "turned" on me. Never had that happen before. I called Stampin' Up! and they replaced the "damaged" pack but of course I didn't throw them away. I'm going to use ever last one of those yellow jewels. :)

I'm hoping to do a little more crafting today. I'll probably inundate you with blog posts next week, trying to share all my Easter fun before Easter gets here next Sunday.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

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