Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March Card Chain Challenge

Have you participated in a card chain challenge yet?  Try it. The sign ups for April are ongoing right now at this link.

I decided to go with the theme of Easter this time.  I gathered my supplies - a new Easter word die from Simon Says Stamp, a sentiment also from SSS, some enamel dots, a Stampin Up tulip stamp, my distress markers, Stampin UP card stock and a piece of Bristol paper.



I stamped and colored my image using the distress markers, a fine tipped brush and a small bit of water. I wanted the colors to be stronger rather than pale. After I colored the tulips, I colored the die in a gradient of worn lipstick. Wink of  Stella was added to the die and the tulips.  I added some random pale pink enamel dots, because too much white space makes me itch.  My main panel was mounted on a SU Regal Rose card base.

Thanks for stopping by.

9 comments:

lenny said...

Sweet Easter card!! Love the soft pinks and ... the enamel dots, of course! :) :)

joy said...

Very pretty, Cat! I giggled when reading your "itch"-y comment. :) It IS hard not to add a bit of something in the white space.

Monica Maier said...

The card is even prettier in person, I love all the shimmer!!! Thanks again Cat!!!

Lin said...

Lovely, Cat, and I really love the wonderful script of the die!

Greta said...

Oh what a beauty, Cat! Thinking I "need" that word die!

Jean said...

The way you did the sentiment die cut is just perfect!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous Easter card, Cat! Your tulips are so pretty, and I love the gradient of pink on the sentiment! Love the soft pink enamel dots, too!

Kristi said...

Beautiful card, Cat! I hope your Easter was wonderful!

I Card Everyone said...

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, Cat. Mine have popped through, but not blooming yet... anything blooming in your neck o' the woods?
=] Michele