Abundant Hope Easter Card

My daffodils are starting to come up (seems like winter was forever this year)! I included an up-close shot of the beautiful detail of the stamp.   You can click on the card for a close up as well.

The card is Vanilla and the Saffron designer paper.  The flower was colored in with the Summer Sun and Old Olive Watercolor Crayons and an Aquapainter.  This was a very quick card!  The vanilla satin ribbon gave it a richness and don’t you just LOVE the Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402) which is a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift with your $50 order and available only until the end of this month.

This limited edition set ‘Abundant Hope’ (click on thumbnail below to see full sized set), is available until April 30th.

Vanilla cardstock
4 x 3 inch Certainly Celery Cardstock
3 ¾ x 2 ¾ Very Vanilla cardstock
2 x 4 So Saffron Designer Paper
Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Scallop Trim Border Punch #118402 (FREE SAB)
Black StazOn
Earth Element Watercolor Crayons

5th Avenue Floral Easter Card

This beautiful 3D Easter Card is made with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘5th Avenue Floral’ stamp set and the (leftover from the Stamp Festival projects) designer series paper ‘Cottage Wall.’

The flower heads were cut out and petals bent with a bone folder and then attached with Dimensionals®.  I love the colors Celery and Plum together anyway.

UPDATE: I bought a new Nikon D3000 SLR camera and I took a new photo… way bolder color! The thumbnail photo lower is with the old camera and you can see how washed out the color is.

It doesn’t help that I also have a terrible case of ‘photography envy’ from looking at the superior photography of Jon Haverstick and his photography of his wife’s Stampin’ Up! creations.  Oh well, I must embrace my mediocrity for now (but you can run out and buy, buy, buy more Stampin’ Up! products from me so that I can afford some better equipment…).

Stampin' Up! 5th Avenue Floral Detail Materials Used:
Set(s): 5th Avenue Floral,
Well Scripted (#118601)


5 ½ x 8 ½ Perfect Plum cardstock
4 ¼ x 3 inch Certainly Celery cardstock
4 x 2 ¾ inch Whisper White cardstock
4 ¼ x 2 ½ inch Whisper White
For stamping and cutting flowers out
5 ¼ x 2 inch ‘Cottage Wall’ DSP (#115671)
Dimensionals®, Celery Satin Ribbon
Black StazOn ink, Bone folder
Certainly Celery Watercolor Crayon
Perfect Plum watercolor Crayon