Easter 2011

Hi there!  I was so excited to see the “Make it Monday” video on Nichole Heady’s blog today, because the featured technique is one I recently used when designing a set of Easter cards!

The technique I used was adding color (via copic markers for me) to a colored cardstock. I stamped PTI’s Harvest Gold cardstock with their Year of Flowers: Violets set using Versamark ink.  Then, I heat embossed the stamped images with white embossing powder.  Raising the image up with embossing really helps me when coloring – kind of provides more of a boundary, if you know what I mean.  I colored the background using a Y26 copic and added some glossy accents, gold stickles, and white gems to the flower centers.  A little printed sentiment with some scored lines finishes it off.

I think what pleased me most with this creation was that it turned out “clean and simple” while still feeling  a bit “artsy”, too.

To see other’s takes on this technique, or to play along yourself, be sure to visit the link list on Nichole’s blog.  Thanks for stopping in today!

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8 thoughts on “Easter 2011

  1. Wow!! Your technique is amazing! Those flowers really pop off the page, very artsy!!

  2. Susan says:

    Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

  3. Linda W says:

    Pretty,pretty violets. Love the sparkly centers. I’m sure the recipient will love it, especially with the wonderful sentiment.

  4. Dana says:

    This is just stunning!! I def have to try the negative-coloring technique!

  5. Becky Carafa says:

    This is beautiful, love the embossing!

  6. i love how your flowers just pop off of the card :)

  7. Cath says:

    What a beautiful card, Susan! I especially love the color scheme. :)

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