Monday, April 5, 2010
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 :)