Sunday, 7 April 2019

Easter Card

Easter is coming up, so I thought I better get some cards made.  I wanted to do a sun ray pattern, but I didn't have a stencil, so I decided to make one. I drew the pattern in Silhouette Studio and then cut it out of a piece of acetate with my Silhouette Cameo machine. 

I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the frame with black amalgam ink. I knew I would be using water based ink and an alcohol marker and the amalgam ink would not bleed with either one. I stamped the frame again, on a plain piece of paper, and cut out the top and bottom sections. I used this as a mask and sponged through the stencil to create the sun ray pattern. I used less ink as I sponged toward the edge to create the ombre effect.

I coloured in the frame with a purple marker to make it look like layers of cardstock. I stamped the frame on some patterned paper and cut out the sides of the belly band. I attached them onto the frame, stamped the sentiment, and taped the panel onto a white card base. I added a few rhinestones to finish it off.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Gina K. Designs April Monthly Mix Challenge - Ombre Ink Blending
Mod Squad Challenge - Stencil Your Background

I used the following supplies:
Gina K. Designs: Fabulous Frame, Holiday Frame Fillers, Birthday Blessings Stamp sets
                            Sending Love paper pack
                            Sweet Corn, Black Amalgam ink
Spectrum Noir: Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock 
                          PL4 Alcohol Marker
homemade stencil, rhinestones from my stash


  1. So clever the way you made your sun ray design. Your card looks amazingly beautiful too.

  2. What a beautiful job on the rays of sunlight! The shading was so well done.

  3. Wonderful Easter card. I love the sun rays. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  4. beautiful card! those sun rays are perfection! Thank you for joining in the Gina K Designs monthly challenge - Hugs!


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