Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunny Easter ~ Less is More Week 55


Easter is one of my favorite holidays, so I'm happy to leave the pink and red hearts behind:)  And since this card uses both a die and a punch, it is perfect for the "Less is More" Week 55 challenge!

You may notice that the stamps I used are winter stamps.  I embossed them in clear and blended the yellow ink over it.  It really gives it the look of a dip-dyed egg!  The die and punch are used in the negative (one of my favorite things to do).  I noticed lately that I've fallen into a rut color-wise, so this card is a new color combination for me.  I really like how it turned out and will definitely try it in other color combinations!    
Today is a holiday here in the US, but a mom's work is never done (wouldn't have it any other way).  I hope everyone has a great day regardless of what you're doing!
{aloha, jj} 

Stamps: Nordic Winter (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Fair Isle Backgrounds/Spring Tags (WPlus9)
Ink: Green (Fresh Ink), Summer Sunrise (PTI), Versamark
Paper: White cardstock, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink), Sea Breeze (Marks Finest Papers)
Embellishments: Button (PTI), baker's twine (The Twinery), Clear embossing powder
Tools: Egg die (Quickutz), Grass edge punch (Fiskars), Canvas IP/Tiny Tags Die (PTI)

17 comments:

  1. Welcome to "Less is More"!
    This is a fabulous card... the colours are so vibrant just super for Easter.
    I lived in NoVa many years ago too (Alexandria) and loved it!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. This is fabulous!! Love love love it

    Ali x

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  3. Pretty Easter card - I love the grass border and the clever use of the stamp on the inside of the punch. PS Cooper looks like a sweetie!

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  4. Absolutely brilliant to use those winter images for an easter egg. I recognized them right away. Love all the yellow!

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  5. Does it ever look like a dyed egg! Very cool! I love the twine/button/tag combo, and the bright colours are fab :)

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  6. Lovely bright colours make me feel like spring is just around the corner.

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  7. It totally looks like a dip-dyed egg! It's brilliant and totally made me smile thinking of dying eggs with the fam back in the day. :) Love the way you used the negative die for the grass too. It looks awesome!

    And Cooper is gorgeous! Love those radar ears and his cool-as-a-cucumber look. :)

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  8. I love your combination of the christmas/winter pattern with the easter egg, it fits great.

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  9. What a great use for one of my favie stamp sets evah! Love the bright color, too! :)

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  10. Love, love, love this and it is SO springy. Great card.

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  11. This is SUCH a great idea, JJ! I love the yellow with Nordic Winter :)!!

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  12. congrats on being Moxie fab out and about!

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  13. Terrific card, good to see you
    Thank you
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  14. Great way to use a Christmas stamp all year, love the whole card with the dip dye and the negative die shapes, fab!
    Hugs xx

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