Monday, February 05, 2018

Easter Morning

Hi, Lois here today.  I'm hoping that winter is over here in Florida.  I don't do well in the cold!  To keep my spirits up, I've been enjoying playing with the new release of Easter/Spring dies from CottageCutz.  Be sure to check them out over on the website while they're 25% off.  My card today uses the Spring Tree of Life die.

I wanted to try a bit of background sponging on my card to depict a sunrise, so I cut the image from white cardstock -- which would not take away from the background.

Using sponges, I made my background from Ranger Distress inks -- Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Milled Lavender, and Tumbled Glass.  I wanted the sun to be in the lower right-hand corner, so I slanted the colors.

I then laid my die-cut onto the sponged background and marked the edges.

I trimmed the panel slightly inside the pencil marks and glued down the diecut.

Then I cut my card base:

Purple - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Pale yellow patterned paper (a watercolor wash) - 4" x 5 1/4"

Lining up my yellow paper in my MISTI stamp positioner, I stamped my Easter greeting . . .

. . . and constructed my card, placing the die-cut piece at an angle.

I cut a frame from the same purple cardstock as the base and added strips of foam tape to the back.

I then mounted the frame on top of my die-cut -- and I was finished.

CottageCutz dies used on my card are:


SugarShine Designs said...

Beautiful card Lois. Love the background! This die is so versatile in terms of the different backgrounds you could use to change the mood of it. The sunrise idea is a great idea for it. I'm hoping for spring soon too. Just have to get through February here in North Carolina! -Janet

Pam MacKay said...

Love your background for that beautiful die! Your card is beautiful!

Mary Marsh said...

love the sponged background Lois- the bunnies look as though they are paying attention to the sunrise - I agree with Janet that the background could change the look of this die

Jeanne said...

Wonderful card! I love the background you created.

Anja Ž. said...

I love your rainbow background!

Janja said...

Such a lovely card. I like the background coloring.