Sunday, February 21, 2016

First Easter Cards of 2016



 It's time to get started on Easter cards because that day is just around the corner. I used a beautiful embossed piece of aqua Bazzill textured cardstock shared with me by a good friend (thanks M.A.) One side is the darker aqua, while the flip side is a lighter shade. I cut the tag with a Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die, and placed a Lil Inker stitched Bunny and bow die cut in the center, adding grass done with a SNSS grass die. The bunny's eye is a dot of liquid pearls in light blue. The lower border is a SNSS lacey eyelet border die which I cut in white and matching cardstock, and interchanged the negative flowers for a pop of coordinating color. I added a snippet of sheer ribbon and matching twine to the top of the tag, and heat-embossed the SU! sentiment on a snippet of black cardstock. I liked the way this turned out, so I decided to reverse the colors and make a 2nd card. I tilted the tag slightly to see which one I liked better, and I believe this one is more pleasing to my eyes.



I'm entering this into the DRS Designs #214 challenge which is a color inspiration based on this photo:


You don't have to use all the colors, but obviously I was inspired by the light and dark aqua colors on my cards.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

19 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Love both them, but (as you) I'm in love with the second one colours combination, the more dark background make pop out very well the tag with the cute bunny and the pretty border!
Great Easter cards, Carol, you inspire always me very much!
Hugs

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty! I love that textured card stock!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

If I get motivated I may have to try this color scheme. I love these, Carol. The embossed card stock worked will with this challenge. Also I need my computer to cooperate, or I will be doing zip!

Donna Hanley said...

Oh I don't think I could pick a favorite. I love them both and both are very pleasing to my eyes. Just adorable. Have a good Sunday.

Barb said...

They are two lovely cards Carol. The paper is lovely and I can't choose a favourite from the two. What a cute bunny die and the small grass looks lovely. You always put lots of lovely detail in your cards. Barbxx

Stampsnob. said...

I love seeing the soft spring colors Makes me feel really happy ,,,,,,,,Lis

cotnob said...

Such pretty Easter cards Carol, lovely pastel colours.
Pauline
x

Jean said...

Both these cards look great

Jean said...

Both of these cards look great, but I think the second colourway just comes up best. I love the cute little bunny.
Jean x

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's right, Easter will be early! I think I'm going to skip it this year, but I sure do love your sweet and colorful bunny card, Carol!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Love these two cards Carol! The papers are so pretty and love that embossing on them as well. The border is so pretty with the little crosses in it. The bunny, too cute! I'm not sure which way I like the tag better. I like it both ways! lol Hugs, Brenda

Hettie said...

What a super card Carol. I love the colours and that little bit of ribbon at the bottom is just super.
Hugs
xx

aussie aNNie said...

Too flippin cute Carol...love this cute image and colours..
... Have a great week ahead.x
{aNNie}

*Vicki* said...

That little bunny is super adorable Carol!! I love the colors and texture on your card here! HUGS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What pretty aqua colors! Very sweet.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful paper, design, and card! LOVE that cute little rabbit too. VERY, VERY PRETTY!
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful cards. I love them equally...can't pick a fave!
I like the design you used...

Deedee Anderson said...

How wonderful to see your sweet Easter cards! Both are so darling. I can't believe that Easter is already so close. Wasn't it just Christmas?!?

nwilliams6 said...

The colors on this are wonderful! Love the texture too. Well done, Carol - a wonderful Easter card. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Many hugz!