Hello, Sarah from Funky Fossil Designs here again. I am so pleased to have the chance to share a couple more of my cards inspired by the fabulous Create A Smile stamps. This time I have used Eggstraordinary Egghunt as we are just a few days away from Easter. However, I am sure that I will be using these cute characters all year round
First up is the cute chick:
I wanted to use spring pastels to give my card a fresh look.
The background was created by putting a Simon Says stencil through my die cutting machine to give it some texture. With the stencil still in place I inked over with Tumbled Glass to highlight the circle design. I stamped the chick in light grey and watercoloured with distress inks, creating a light blue shadow around it. I layered the die cut circles up and combined with the sentiment. The sentiments in this set are great for adding a bit of colour and ‘eggstraordinary’ is combined with a die cut from Simon Says.
There is quite a lot on this card but using a repeating element like the circle ties the design together.
Next I have a bright, fun easter card:
I wanted to try out paper piecing with this fun bunny.
The rabbit was stamped several times on patterned paper and I cut out the ears and belly from the pink paper. I also die cut a polaroid frame (Lawn Fawn) and used a sunburst patterned paper inside the frame. I partially inked the frame to give it a bit of definition. I die cut and adhered a happy sentiment (Hero Arts) at the top.
I love patterned paper but often find it hard to incorporate in to my card designs. Using it in a contained way through paper piecing means you can combine patterns without losing that lovely white space!
Christine’s great stamp designs provide so many options for fun and happy cards – I love working with them! That’s it from me – I hope that you have a great Easter