Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Yellow, Green, and Gray Easter Cards

After making a bunch of flowery feminine Easter cards I wanted to make a few more that were more Clean and Simple or masculine. I'm not sure if this set of cards fit that plan, but they were fun to make!  The YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #61 seemed like perfect inspiration for these cards.

I made several of these but here are the two main versions. I used yellow, green, Whisper gray, Slate gray, and black from the color challenge. I only vaguely used the sketch, but it gave me the idea for my card. I wanted to use a woodgrain background and this light gray birch bark background from CTMH "Oh, Deer" seemed nice for a springtime card.

The main difference is what portion of my green scraps I used for the word Easter. One part of this scrap (from retired CTMH "Tinkerin'") had the look of yellow paint. I wasn't sure I'd like that but in the end, it was my favorite.

To stamp just one word in a set of words, I place a piece of scotch tape over the unwanted word, ink the stamp, pull off the inky tape which leaves the unwanted word in-inked, and stamp the single inked word you want.

I used the same lily stamp on the inside with the sentiment stamps that are also in the set.

Thanks for visiting! May His love fill your heart, too!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafting with the Dragonflies #78 - Easter Cards
Crafty Catz #365 - anything goes with option of Easter
Dies R Us Challenge #70 - Easter, with die cuts (tag and happy)
Stamps & Fun = Creativity #299 - spring or Easter
Your Next Stamp Challenge #61 -  sketch and colors

4.25" x 5.5" Card Recipe:
Paper - CTMH White Daisy, Whisper, Slate cardstocks, Oh, Deer and Tinkerin' retired CTMH dp
Stamps - CTMH retired His Love (lily and inside sentiment); ODBD Tulip Tag Set (word Easter)
Ink - CTMH Slate (lily outside), Sweet Leaf (lily inside), Memento Tuxedo Black (text)
Markers - Copic YG00, YG03; Y11, Y15;
Tools - CTMH "happy" word die; MFT StitchedTragTagStax Die-Namics, Scotch tape


Darlene said...

These are simply perfect and beautiful Vickie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Easter’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Wynn Walton said...

Love the CAS style of your card. Especially like the die cut greeting and the tip for stamping one word. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

Sherri said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Beautiful flower and love the way you interpreted the design. I'm so glad you shared it with us for the "Easter" challenge at Dies R Us!

Helene Siermans said...

This is so pretty. Love the elegant look of this card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at CRAFTY CATZ. Good luck! Nick

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely piece of work.

Jarka Ef said...

wonderful card. so clear and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka