Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Color Play

Good morning and welcome to Papertrey Ink's April Color Play feature! This month we're playing with this photo of tulips and teacups:

I just loved the photo's soft colors. They felt so fresh and simply perfect for Spring crafting. I thought it might be fun to create an Easter card for today and Hippity Hoppity felt like just the ticket!

I wanted to create a grounding oval using a mask, but I'll be darned if I could get the results I wanted with masking. Something just wasn't clicking, so I tried a different approach. Instead, I stamped my pattern onto vellum that I had Xyroned and cut with my oval die. I thought the vellum might feel lighter than an additional cardstock layer, and it did...so yay! I used my heat gun to dry the Aqua Mist ink before stamping my sentiment. It looks like a bleeding mess if you don't make absolutely sure one ink is dry before stamping the second color. Ask me how I know...twice (ugh!). I used the heat gun again to make sure the sentiment was dry before adhering my vellum layer to a white card base.

I then die cut my bunny and eggs from white cardstock and colored them with Copics. I embellished the bunny's muzzle and tail with white flocking for a fuzzy finish. Next, I die cut a strip of New Leaf cardstock with the Pinked Edge Border Die. I gave it a little texture with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate and then snipped the top to create grassy fringe. I trimmed that into two strips and tied a baker's twine bow around the top layer. I adhered the grass, bunny, and eggs to the card front with flat and foam adhesives. The final detail was rounding the bottom corners.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you'll play along with this month's color scheme. You can link up your projects over on the Inspiration Archive on Nichole's blog. I can't wait to see what you create!

Stamps: Hippity Hoppity, Birthday Classics April, Background Basics Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Linen Vellum, New Leaf - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Hippity Hoppity Die Collection, Pinked Edge Border Die, Limitless Layers 3 1/2" Oval Die Collection, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Fun Flock - Stampendous; markers - Copic; glue pen; Xyron


Cindy H. said...

Love these pretty colors and boy am I ready for them as I am so through with winter! Your Easter card is just darling! Love the plaid oval background. It was worth the struggle with the ink.

Annheidel said...

Super cute card! I love the textures you created on the vellum and grass.

Tracy said...

this is just so adorable!

Unknown said...

OMG...too cute! Especially love the aqua.

Dana Joy said...

Oh my goodness...this is too stinkin cute". Love your card.