Thursday, March 10, 2011

An Arch Shaped Easter Card

The gals at 365 Cards proposed an interesting challenge on Day 8. We are to make an "Arch" card. Hummm...after stumbling around on the Internet, I came up with this idea.

With the design and Easter, I initially thought of a respectful "stained glass" look, but unfortunately I didn't have the right stamps. So I decided to go in a totally different direction and make a fun card.

This card has an odd slant to it especially if you are familiar with Close To My Heart Paper Packets. The purple (Gypsy) pattern paper is from a set called Hooligans. The papers actually are slanted toward Halloween! What I wanted to show is that when designing a card or scrapbook page, take a close look at your papers. Just because a pattern is slanted toward one theme, doesn't mean that you can't use it for a totally different Holiday or theme. Take a close look at your stash, you might be surprised at what you find. :o)

A few other details about this card, it is done on an A2 arched base. The colors include Gypsy (purple), Creme Burlee, White Daisy and Hollyhock. The cute little bunny is from a set called "Bunny Love." He was colored using the inks from the stamp pads and a blending pen. I punched the multiple flowers out to repeat the flowers from his bouquet and colored the centers with a glitter pen.

A cute Easter card made from Halloween paper...what fun! For Now, Happy Crafting!


Kathy D. said...

oh that rabbit is just too cute! great way to use the paper on hand

Carolyn V said...

That's a perfect fit for the 365 Arch challenge... and the Repurpose challenge for Day 11! So cute...