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Monday, February 9, 2009

First Easter Card and Last Valentine!



Ya know, I love Valentines but after making over 20 cards, I am ready for Springy and Easter cards!! I am excited, too, because we got a little rain today!!! We are sooo dry here...our pond is lower than it has ever been!! The poor fish are bumping into each other and fighting for space!!
Anyway....

The Technique Lovers Challenge on
Splitcoast is to create a border or other page element by just cutting out part of an embossed design, patterned paper, or a stamped image, and use it as a part of your card. What a great challenge today, Lynn!!! I decided to use this beautiful Northwoods Rubber Stamps image sent to me by Michelle Rodgers from Stamper's Dream...thanks Michelle!!!






The image was embossed with black on white cardstock...I colored it with copics, cut it out around the edges, cutout the black matting along the image lines, and attached to the SU dp layer with dimensionals. Piercing was done around the edges of the background layers. The sentiment is by Rubbernecker Stamps, ribbon from Flourishes, LLC, and pearls from Stamper's Dream.


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This is the card I made yesterday for the Featured Stamper on Splitcoast who is Karen Dunbrook.

Congrats, Karen!!! What a fabulous gallery full of wonderful designs!! I decided to case the Birthday's Are Fun card. I kept the same layout but changed the stamp set, colors, papers, and made it into a Valentine for one of my DGSs. Trust me, this is the last one for this year!!! The image from Clear Dollar Stamps Zoo Critters was stamped three times with Memento Rich Cocoa onto vanilla cs and colored with copics. Two of the images were cut out and the head and feet were popped up on the middle image. The hearts and ribbon were added and the sentiment says *I'm Wild About You!*











The scalloped *frame* around the image layers was made with Nestabilities. I didn't have any red heart buttons so I sponged Riding Hood Red ink in the buttons and laced them with brown twine. The dp is Dutch Girl by Cosmo Cricket and the cardstock I used includes Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, and Chocolate Chip.
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you have a GREAT Monday!!!

15 comments:

Rose Ann said...

I love your cute bunnies, and your lion looks fantastic with all of your dimension!! Wonderful cards, Joan!!

Barb said...

I love Valentine's Day, but I'm ready to move on to Easter. I'm glad it is late this year so I have more time to make lots of cards!

Your first Easter card is so beautiful! And the lion V-card is adorable!

Ceal said...

wonderful job on both cards Joan. I love them both

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Joan!! These are both so gorgeous!! The pretty warm colors on the top one are wonderful!! I really love your popped out lion though!! Are you SURE you're done with love cuties?!! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE that gorgeous bunny image and how you colored it. Also love the dimension on the lion...so fun!

Anne said...

omg Gorgeous!! Those Northwood stamps are amazing! I love your attention to detail when coloring the rabbits. Fabulous!!

NOOOO!! It's stil christmas,right??? I can't keep up!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Girl, your talent never ceases to amaze me! The little bunny card is WAY TOO CUTE! And your coloring is PERFECT, I tell ya! Absolutely perfect!!!

The lion card is adorable. I LOVE all the dimension!

Melody said...

I just love your coloring! The lion is wonderful. I will have to try layering like that. It give the project such dimension.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Easter card with great coloring. Love the lion he is just adorable! Glad you got some rain, we had it and I didn't want it. Sent it to ya. hee hee

Savor the Journey said...

CUTE ALERT!!!
How incredibly cute, my friend!
The embossing is just perfect for the bunny image! And that lion is totally stealin' my heart!! RrrrrOarrr!

Jerri Kay said...

What an adorable card Joan, I love the lion and especially the way you've popped him up on dimensionals, way too cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Wow Joan, that Easter card is adorable! I'm ready to move on from Valentine's too ;)

Love the paper tole on your lion...very sweet!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

That sure is a super-sweet lion Valentine card, Joan! Love how you popped up the little guy! And your Easter card is WONDERFUL!!! I love how you colored and cut the image! Awesome!!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

That Easter card is gorgeous - your coloring is amazing!! And that lion is so cute with all the dimension. Love the little nestie frame you made him!!

Candy said...

Love them both!!