Saturday, April 4, 2015

Anything Goes.. Well... Okay!!

Today my card will be all about Easter.  What a wonderful time of year of rejoicing, refreshing, and renewing ourselves for now and the future. So I thought this card is applicable. I am also entering the Always Playing with Paper Challenge #28: Anything goes.  It also happens to be their one year anniversary and for that I congratulate you on a job well done and wishing all the best for years to come!!
Entering Challenge:
Always Playing with Paper: Anything Goes

This is my submission for the challenge!! I hope you like it!!

Fun Easter card with Jelly bean background.
The word 'easter' is done using a
technique called partial die cutting.
This card has a ton of dimension. 
Jelly bean background is so colorful and cheery.

Okay so this is how I did it:
  1. I stamped the jelly bean background stamp by Peddler's Pack.  I just love the background stamps from Peddler's Pack.. All you have to do is essentially color.. The shading is all done for you on the stamp in the form of stippling. Awesome effect with awesome results. Trimmed the image to the shape of the card. Approx. 6" x 4". 
  2. Then I used the alphabet dies and spelled 'easter' using a technique called partial die-cutting. Click here to see how to do it.. Adhered it to the background image with dimensional adhesive. 
  3. Stamped the lilies using Stampin' Up!'s Fifth Avenue Floral (retired) colored and fussy cut the images. Again, using dimensional adhesive I popped the lilies up for dimension and some differentiation from the flowers to the background. 
  4.  On the bottom of the card the three words that wrap up Easter so perfectly were stamped in black. These sentiments came from the Stampin' Up! set Indescribable Gift..
  5. Added some dots to separate the words.
I just love the way this turned out and hope you do too. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Now it is time to play with my son!! Yippee!! 

All the best, 


Nance said...

This is one gorgeous Easter card! Just awesome! Thanks for playing The Challenge! Join us again soon!

Anita said...

This is a beautiful Easter card. Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Favorite Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

Lisa Young said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!! Great design and details!!

Monika Reeck said...

Wooooww that Jelly Bean BG I should put on my wish list..perfetto Eastet card my dear friend..and colored perfect too..I guess you are the winner yaayy...luv this much.Hapoy Easter.

walchowDesign said...

Congrats on being the Favourite Pick! Cute jelly bg and your lilies are truly beautiful. Have a Blessed Easter!

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous lilies Shawna What a delightful card. Love the partial die cut

joy said...

Very pretty card, Shawna! I love the jelly beans. And, you did a great job with the partial die cutting.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super colorful and CHEERFUL, YES!!! Love the Easter Lilies! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge on our Anniversary Linky Party Celebration! Sure hope that you join us again for a BRAND NEW exciting challenge tomorrow! -YAY!!!

Lesley said...

What a lovely card-full of colour and great design! Thank you so much for joining us at The Challenge!

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