Confession: I did not send out one single Valentine's Day card this year! I know, you're shocked and appalled! The truth is that I had them all made, or rather, I was actually finishing them on our Cape Cod craft retreat. By the time I got home that Sunday, they needed to get out in the mail ASAP or they would never arrive on time. For my friends in Florida and California they were almost guaranteed to arrive late.
And, who wants a Valentine's Day card on February 15th?
I kinda have a thing about belated cards of any sort. Is it better to send it belated or not at all?
So. . . now I'm working on my Easter cards. And I know that Easter is really earlier this year (Hi, April 1) so, the pressure is on to get them done, and more importantly MAILED, on time!
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Flirty Flamingo cardstock. I cut a sheet of Whisper White cardstock to 5 3/4" x 4 1/4" and stamped the "Chirpy" sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I stamped the green 'grass" from a stamp in the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I stamped the ink splatters in the background from the now retired Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo and Marina Mist inks. As you can clearly see, I need to re-ink all of my ink pads! Using the Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set, I stamped the adorable chicks, the Easter bunny hats, paint cans and paint brushes in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and used my Scan & Cut to cut them out. I then colored them in with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and adhered them to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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