Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Playing with Easter Cards

This is exceptionally 'late for me' to be making Easter Cards. I'm a 'do ahead' person. Yesterday I made a card for the Easter challenge at Flourishes. (you can see it HERE) Since the stamps were already inked, I thought that this would be the perfect time to make Easter Cards. I stamped several of the Flourishes images, then went in search of different color palettes for inspiration. I discovered a 'black, white with a TOUCH of brown' at the Play Date Cafe. These colors are not in my comfort zone but I thought I would give them a try.



The image was fussy cut after being colored with Copic markers. Spellbinders and MFT dies were used for the shapes.  The background was dry embossed then Versamark was lightly applied on the raised areas before embossing with Stardust embossing powder.


This is another card using the same stamps but with a different color palette.



And another color palette.



And finally the last card using different colors once again.



I used a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for all of these cards. I just turned it upside down.


When I did a search for 'lilies', I was amazed at the number of different colors that are available for lilies. Which card is your favorite?

I think I'll go shopping for some lilies to plant in my yard. This time next year...I won't have to do an Internet search...I'll just take a stroll to my garden.

Back to creating cards in my butterfly Garden.

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Well look at you Marie...WOW these are GORGEOUS!!! I think the third is my favorite. It's pretty embossed background and the label that showcases the lilies really sets it off nicely! Wonderful collection today ;)

Sasha said...

Beautiful Easter cards:)

Debbie said...

I am sitting here being more impressed with each one! These are all so beautiful!! Every color palette is wonderful! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Elaine said...

Marie they look so different wow this is a superb stamp and you have made some fabulous cards Hugs Elaine

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW these are stunning.
luv
Debby

Pauline said...

These are all amazing Marie. What a beautiful image, teamed with some lovely punched borders, and love the different colour schemes you used.

onecraftymama said...

Wow, wow, WOW! I love how different all the cards look even using the same supplies - something I always feel like I struggle with. Those bows are awesome. I think my favourite lily colours are the last ones, the yellow/orange ones. Tiger lilies? Not sure what they're called, but I love the vibrancy!

Michelle said...

Holy smokes, Marie! These cards are so beautiful! Love the different color paletes you used! Gorgeous bows!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards as always!!

Angela said...

Wow, this is a BEAUTIFUL batch of Easter cards!

Alicia said...

I can't believe all the detail you've put into all these gorgeous cards. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Cheryl said...

Well, I feel like a slug now! Girl, you've been busy!!! I love all these cards, but I'm partial to the last one with the bright yellow and orange. Beautiful coloring, I love the die cut you used for the image, and the ribbon is gorgeous.

Maria said...

Fabulous Easter cards, Marie... so so pretty!!! Take care and Happy Easter, hugs!!:-))

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Marie! What a STUNNING collection of beautiful cards! You surely poured a lot of love into these! Happy Easter!

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful cards - great that you used your fabulous sketch. I love that die from MFT. They have some great dies, I just can't afford them. I think their prices are a bit much.

Theresa said...

Beautiful cards! Wow these are all stunning. Love all of them. I love the die cuts too.

Kathy said...

Holy moly! Never thought to do so many of the same image in various colors, brilliant! I really think the black white and brown is neat, very cool look. Each one is lovely Marie!