Saturday, March 16, 2013

Raisin Boat Challenge #9

Raisin Boat is having its Challenge #9 Easter/Spring Projects going on right now and I thought to myself... how absolutely perfect! It's spring break and I've been busy working on these projects. 

First I'll show you my Easter cards. In the past... I went hog-wild and sent out Easter cards to EVERYONE I know but I'm in school now... full-time... I just CAN'T do that right now. :-\ So I had to pick and chose... 

I'm sending two cards to my sisters because there's no way around that... :-\ ... and then I'm sending a card to my bestest IRL friend and a favorite niece... I can write I have a favorite niece on here because my family doesn't visit on here. I don't think so anyway... I guess I'll be finding out now if they do! ;) lol

Well, so anyway... I used the same digital stamp on all four cards but they are somewhat different. Also... my absolute first time trying out making an easel card! Can you believe it? I've seen these before and wanted to try my hand at it but they looked so complicated... I'm here to tell you they are anything but complicated! I've gone a little nuts and have made almost nothing but easel cards since. :) lol

I won't show you the images this time around because... it's FOUR cards and all the images are colored differently. I won't even show you ALL four cards... in individual photos I mean... but here are the ones I made for my sisters...
All card stock and printed paper are from my stash. I used a McMahon Five Designs image called Stained Glass Cross... and by the way... this has nothing to do with this card other than I saw this image while trying to find the one used on the card and now I'll have to go back and get it cause I liked it! ;) lol On the image itself, I cut the frame out using HOTP's Design Tool Kit #2. The butterflies are from EK Success Butterfly Layering Punch and I dabbed Stickles in Stardust on all the butterflies along the edges for some shimmer. There's also Stickles in Tropical Tangerine on flower centers on the card to the right side because I did not use large pearl beads on these flowers but I wanted them to still look special. All the pearl beads are from The Paper Studio at Hobby Lobby. "Christ is Risen" is part of the image but I used Microsoft Word for the "Happy Easter." The cutout on the easel portion of the card is from a We R Memory Keepers Lucky 8 Mini Vine Punch because don't you think it kinda looks like the frame and vine kinda goes with the thought of flowers... follow me? lol ;)

These are the cards I made for my friend and niece...
All supplies are the same with the exception of the base of the card... I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles die cut, flowers are from Michael's dollar bins and the sentiment comes from a Raisin Boat clear stamp set, Handle With Prayer. You know... I thought surely in all the stamp sets I have I had a set with the words Happy Easter but I don't! I'm gonna fix that! :)

I'm somewhat excited because... right now... I'm trying to finish up a project I started yesterday and it might take all the rest of today but I also have two spring cards I am making for the same niece and friend and I will have to come share these with the same challenge too! Yay! :) 

By the way... normally... I list what Copic markers I use to color when I show you the image but I didn't show you the image this time so I'll tell you now but before I do... I'm up to 78 Copic markers! Only need... I think at last count... 285... only if Copic hasn't added more colors! Also... I made the mistake of buying my markers in sets even though my best pen pal told me to buy individual markers... I didn't listen to her! :( I didn't know Copic would put the same colors in different sets! :'( So I have five markers that are doubled which is why there is a discrepancy in the math in case you added. I'm waiting on an order of 11 markers AND I have 8 refills and am waiting on 2 more. I'm just so excited! :)

Here are the Copic markers I used to color the images:

Pastels cards
Yellows: Y19, Y13, Y06, Y02
Pinks: R20, R01, R000
Greens: YG63, YG45, YG41
Browns: E35, E33, E31

Dark cards
Yellows: YR23, YR15, Y19
Blues: B23, B04, B00
Greens: G28, G21, G17
Browns: E18, E15, E13

I have to go finish what I started yesterday and if you want to know what that is read the post I wrote earlier today. :) 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll leave a comment so I'll know you were here! :)

1 comment:

  1. Ema these are wonderful cards. Thank you so much for joining in the challenge this month at Raising Boat.


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