Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Blessings

I won this Pussy Willow stamp set from DRS Designs recently and as soon as it arrived, I was in love!!  I picked it out, so obviously, I liked it, but I couldn't see how beautiful it was until I was holding it in my hands.  I used it to create an Easter card for my Grandmother.
 I used the MFP challenge to create a layered mountain-fold card, basically, the base of the card is a single layer (A2 size in this case) and then the "card" part is cut a bit smaller and layered on top.
 I outlined the stamp with my SU! blender pen and some aqua ink.  I LOVE the soft definition it gives.  Since pussy willows are fuzzy, I added some glue to each of the buds and adhered some flock.  You can see it a little in the photo below.  It really adds a fun touch, I think.
The ruffled ribbon was recycled from a dress my daughters outgrew and was too stained to pass on to someone else.

Challenges:
DRS Designs--B words (I used brown {card base, ink and ribbon}, butterfly, "Blessings" and buds)
Crafty Gals #64--Easter or Spring (both!)
Penny's Challenges #270--anything goes
Mod Squad--springtime
Crafting By Designs--3 or more layers
Clear It Out--theme: Easter stash: buttons
MFP #12--layered mountain fold
Jo's Scrap Shack #130--Happy Easter
In The Pink #90--Spring Flowers (pussy willows aren't exactly flowers, but they are the flowering part of the plant, so I think it counts.  It looks a little brown-ish in the pictures, but my main panel is a nice dark rose color)
Crafty Creations #311--spring fever
Word Art Wednesday #223--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--mum's day/special female (my grandmother)

Supplies:
Stamps: DRS Designs "Pussy Willow"; Flourishes "Easter Blessings"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 12" sentiment rectangle

28 comments:

Janis Lewis said...

Very pretty. Love the sketch and the ribbon you used. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin’ Divas!
DT Janis
Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
Tina (DT)

jean said...

Stunning card, love the image and colour scheme. Remember these growing in Grandma's garden. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again. Jean DT XX

Kandy Krazee said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Gail said...

Nicely Done - thanks for linking up at MFPSS challenge Layered mountain fold! Have a blessed week

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Beautiful! Love the gorgeous CAS design of this card and the fabulous pussy willow stamp. What a fabulous Easter card. Thanks so much for joining in our Easter challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Love to see you join us again really soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out, good luck!!! Amy DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a lovely Easter card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ "Easter" Challenge!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - and isn't it fun to "win" something you love. Love the gathered ribbon under your focal image.

crafty said...

AH! Pussy willow reminds me of my childhood. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Eureka Stamps.
Mary

Sue said...

Hi Heather, This is a beautiful card, such a gorgeous and stylish CAS design. Thank you for joining us this time at In The Pink.
Sue...xxx

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card thanks for sharing!!!

Gale said...

Beautiful card Heather. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Gale said...

Back again Heather. Still a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe and we hope to see you again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT

ann van dijk said...

Wonderful card! Love the shape and your colors are great.
Thanks for joining us CCC- Challenge!!
Hope to see you back again.
HUGS
Anneke

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous, love the pussy willows and great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at Clear it Out Tuesday for the Easter challenge with buttons.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card and great design. Thanks for joining us this week for our Easter Card Challenge at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

Anet van Zyl said...

Beautiful card Heather, love the pretty layout. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! Love the added flocking on the pussy willow - great touch!

Thanks for joining us this week @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon :)

Michelle said...

A very elegant and precious card.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog.
Good luck, Michelle(DT)

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is sooooo pretty! Love, love, love the colors and the details. Beautiful work, Heather. Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card which I bet your Grandmother loved.Thanks for joining in at The Paper Shelter this week, good luck! Susan x

Peggy T. said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us for the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Peggy T.
Mod Squad DT Member

Lisa Mensing said...

So beautiful. I love the simplicity of it. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals

Corner Easter or Spring Challenge
. Lisa DT

Janett Ray said...

Wow beautiful card. Thank you for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Laura W said...

I love pussywillows. Great card and layout. Thanks for joining us at the Clear it out challenge blog. See you Tuesday for a new challenge!

Bad Kitty said...

Your card is very beautiful !
Thank you for joining us at Creative craft cottage!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Engelchen said...

very nice card.
Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.
Greetings Geesje DT