Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Card in Pink


Well this year I was just not very good about making Easter cards! If I could get them done in an hour or less I might have done them but shoot, this one took me half a day! I don't know why it takes me so long, the coloring takes a while but that doesn't seem to be the whole problem LOL! It's the choosing paper, planning the layout and choosing which papers to go where and cutting the mats and on and on... I need to either simplify cards so I can get them in the mail or only make cards for fun and not to send out! The other problem has been we had a very cold winter and suddenly last week the weather was in the upper 70's and low 80's, no humidity and just so gorgeous I had to be outside! A lot! I even bought a patio set to sit out on our back deck to enjoy the weather :) Anyway on to this one.

I made this to use this adorable Tilda image, just as cute as can be! I found this pretty pink paper in my stash and thought it would work well for Easter not thinking about it but I had promised my dear 90 year old Aunt I would send her a card I made in her favorite color- pink so she was the one recipient of my Easter cards this year! I have always been very fond of her and she is now living in a nursing home, I had a chance to visit her when I went to CT last month and it was so nice to see her. She looks so much like my grandmother who passed away 20 years ago (aprox.) it just makes me feel good to see her :)

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda and basket with eggs (separate stamps), Stampin Up sentiment.
Paper: Cardstock basic gray color by Stampin Up, designer paper by SEI - Juliette
Punches: Marvy Uchida 6 pointed flower, SU border punch, Nestabilities round dies and labels 4 (?) die. MS butterfly trio.
Misc: Pink and white stick on pearls, white grosgrain ribbon. Water color wonder for coloring Tilda and the basket. Card size is 5.5 x 5.5.

Thanks for looking! Hopefully you will have some nice weather to enjoy too :)

Lori

21 comments:

Pam S. said...

super cute Lori! I know exactly what you mean...first I have to convince myself to drag out a bunch of papers and then convince myself that I have to start, so just whack those papers up!!! lol oh well, I've been hoarding them too long! So it's good! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, she is really adorable. How cute she looks perched up on the basket of eggs. Love the soft pastel colors you used and of course the sentiment is fabulous...

Pen to Paper said...

Lori,

This card is so pretty. I love that shade of pink and your coloring of Tilda is so pretty! I love the Happy Easter stamp too. Was that from Magnolia or did you buy it from somewhere else?

XOXO

Jackie

Bengelmama said...

Ohhh that's a sweet Easter card. Beautiful colors and beautifully colored.

Nadine

Peggie said...

What a sweet card. Love the soft pink and the plaid paper. The butterflies are a nice addition.

Nancy said...

ohh this is so soft and very beautiful...what a great Easter card!!!!

Hugs
Nancy T.

Myrna said...

Ahhh, she's so cute! Love that Easter basket. Great job.

Pat said...

Absolutely precious!!! And look at it this way, you have a head start on NEXT Easter's cards!! Pat Frank

Nancy said...

Love Tilda in her soft pink bunny suit. Your card is adorable you have done a great job!
Hugs,
nancy

Lisette said...

What a great card for your Aunt! Very Sweet

sandy said...

What could be prettier than all the soft colors you used. The sentiment is wonderful - such a pretty card!
Sandy

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and delightful Easter card. Cute and eye soothing coloring :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Maureen said...

Aw Lori, it is very cute!!! Love the colours and Tilda of course!! Well done!

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Love the way you colored Tilda....beautiful card!

Cheryl said...

Oh, it is a very sweet card, Lori! I love how the sentiment is written, too! Cool Card!

Christine Riley said...

This is so sweet. I love the layout and papers. Great job!
Hugs, Christine

Leonie said...

O super cute!! Love her on her basket and love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing
Hugs
leonie

Candy said...

You may have only made one card - but it is a very special one and I am sure your dear Aunt loved it.
I like the papers you used and the soft way you coloured it.
I too take a day to make one card - I don't know how to make them any quicker. So many decisions to make even before colouring and then putting it together etc.!!
Hugs, Candy

Sharon Caudle said...

Adorable card! Love the colors and layout, and Tilda is just too cute!
hugs!
Sharon

Suzanne J Dean said...

Oh this is just beyond adorable! So very cute and love the soft pastel colors!

hugz,
Suzanne

jan said...

You can't go wrong with a bunny :)