Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Card

Here is another Easter Card I completed.

I learned a few things while doing this card that I want to share. Notice how the bunny is stamped on Petal CS. By the way, the stamp is from Outline Rubber Stamp Company and is totally a "frivolous" purchase. I was in line and he was sitting right by the cash register and he jumped into my basket. He is cute! Anyway, my intent was to try a technique called "Bleaching." This technique involves painting the stamped image with a nylon bristle brush and bleach to remove the color from the CS. I was "smart" enough to try it on a scrap paper first. It didn't work! I use almost exclusively Close to My Heart card stock. I tried the technique on other CS and it worked. Because I had the card laid out, I was not going to waste so I just colored the stamp with Prisma Markers instead.

I mention the CTMH CS as a complement to the quality of the paper. The CS is a very heavy weight and has the great white core. It is great for distressing and images stamp very well. The colors are vibrant and match the DP and inks perfectly. I think it speaks to the quality of the paper that the bleaching technique did not work. While the CS does cost more than other papers, I am a firm believer that if I am going to spend my time completing a project, I want the best quality supplies available. Close to My Heart cardstock is definitely a "frugal" purchase.

A few more notes about this card. All the papers are CTMH. I used Flower Soft on the bunny tail. The butterflies are Sizzix and Cuttlebug dies and the embossing is with a CB folder. The bling was added with Stickles and a gel glitter pen.

I'm now off to complete the card that is laid out on my table. I also must get all these cards to the Post Office. For Now, Happy Crafting!


Lisa Phillippi said...

Great Eater Bunny-love the flowersoft on his tail! I havent tried bleaching yet-thanks for the info!

Jan said...

Great cards!! Love the flower soft on some of your cards. I've never used this but might have to see if I can find some!!

Penny said...

Wicked cute card. I love our cardstock too, though I'm still trying to figure out how to cuttelbug emboss it without the white core coming thru..