Saturday, 7 April 2012

Easter Blossoms Z Fold Card

This week at the Simply Stampin' blog we have an Easter theme challenge.  I really hope you'll play along with us this week, I love coming to check out what you've made!  I used the Easter Blossoms set to make a Z fold card.  I started off with a piece of Pretty in Pink CS cut to 24 x 12 cms and I scored it at 12 and 6 cms to make the Z fold card.  I stamped the cherry blossom image a few times on the front panel with Pretty in Pink ink and I glued a square of gorgeous Pool Party patterned paper from the Spice Cake pack to the back panel of the card.  I stamped the blossoms and the little girl onto Very Vanilla CS with Soft Suede ink and used markers to colour in the blossoms and the eggs in the basket.  I sponged Pool Party ink around the whole vanilla panel.  I tore a strip of Pear Pizzazz CS and sponged the edges with Pear Pizzazz ink to act as grass.  I punched a few flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch, sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink ink, added some shaping and popped rhinestone jewels in the flower centres.  My Very Vanilla ribbon got lost and looked blah so I cut a strip of Soft Suede CS to go behind the ribbon to make it stand out more.

I cut a Very Vanilla panel for inside the card, stamped some blossoms and the sentiment and sponged the edges with Pool Party ink.

More lovely blossoms were stamped on the front of the envelope and I added a stamped, punched frame where I wrote the recipient's name.  This card winged its way to Kelly, my friend and fellow DT member, a few days ago.  I hope she liked receiving the card as much as I liked making it!  I love the Easter Blossoms set and I love pink, Pool Party and Soft Suede as a colour combo so this was a very happy project for me!

Speaking of happy - today is my birthday which means I finally get my mitts on my new SU! goodies.  Owen bought them for me last month and it's been torture knowing they've been in the house somewhere these past few weeks, it's been killing me!  A week or so ago I asked Owen if my gifts weren't wrapped yet could I just use the Blossom Party die for 2 minutes to cut a few flowers out as I really, really wanted to use them for a project - no amount of wheedling would get him to produce the die though LOL!  So some pressies, some crafting and then out for a curry with good friends tonight - that sounds to me like a day jam packed with happy!  Whatever you're up to this Easter weekend, I hope you'll be happy too!

Stamps: SU! Easter Blossoms & Four Frames sets
CS: SU! Pretty in Pink, Pool Party, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Spice Cake DSP
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz & Soft Suede
Tools: SU! Boho Blossoms & Decorative Label punches, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, SU! rhinestone jewels



kelly said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the card, I would never have thought of mixing pool party with Pretty in pink, but it works so well, they really make each other pop!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I expect you are far too busy frantically opening your SU! goodies to be reading this! Mean Owen not letting you use your die, have loads of rubber rapture fun!
Kelly xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous bright Easter card Ruth and I love the decorated envelope too! Wishing you a very happy birthday - and you're right, there's no better way to spend it! Vicky x

Victoria said...

What a beautiful card! Such lovely colours. Happy birthday! Enjoy your goodies! Thank you for visiting my blog the other day :)

Margaret said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Wishing you a wonderful birthday and a happy Easter too!

Kirei said...

Lovely bright spring card, colour combo is fab Ruth! I was at a card class the other week and we made different types of folded cards and having seen your card I must try some more at home as it looks great! Happy Birthday for yesterday! Kirei x