I chose to use the new set Easter Star for my example.
The moment I laid eyes on this set, it screamed Easter to me, and I fell in love with it. How adorable are those chicks and bunnies?
Here's what I did to create this card. I printed the main image on white heavy weight card stock and colored it with Copic markers (I'm sorry I didn't write down the colors used, but I will try to make sure I do that in the future). I cut the image out by hand, leaving a very small white border. I decided I would like to mount this star on a background, so I imported the image into my Silhouette, and sized it to what I had printed out. I made an outline of the star using the Silhouette software. I removed the image, and cut the outline (I could have used a print and cut, but didn't think of it until after I had colored my image). I printed the image two more times, and cut out the little chicks in the eggs and colored those as well. I added crystal effects to the eggs to make them shiny. The flourish in the background was cut using a cut file from Silhouette and then distressed to add a little dimension. I used Hot Fix Fibers behind my focal image to represent faux Easter grass and placed the extra chicks around the star. The sentiment is also from the Easter Star set. I wanted this placed on an egg. I had purchased a set of egg cut files from Silhouette and they just happened to have one with a star in it. How perfect to go with my main image. I imported the sentiment into the Silhouette software and placed it on top of the egg and did a print and cut. I also made an outline for the egg. I sponged the egg with yellow ink and then placed another little chick from the set into the star. I mounted everything on yellow card stock and then a white card stock base. I added the tiny crystal stars at the end. They were clear, so I used my Copic marker to make them green.
A new digital challenge will also begin at noon today over at the Doodle Pantry blog. The rules are simple...just use a Doodle Pantry image, not just a sentiment, and enter your card using the inlinkz button. There are lots of images on Doodle Pantry's Freebie page. Just for entering the challenge, you will receive the Easter Egg Ants set free. Here is a picture of that set.
Always look on Doodle Pantry's Specials page before checking out. This month, the free with purchase set is Puppy Presents. But you need to hurry, it is only free with purchase until March 24th.
AND FOR 3 DAYS ONLY... A 20% OFF coupon!!!!!
MARCH 1 - 3 ONLY
COUPON CODE: SPRINGMEHow to add the discount to your cart:
- Fill your cart with desired products and click to view cart
- Add code in coupon field at bottom of cart and CLICK SUBMIT to see discount be applied
- Continue the checkout and pay
I hope you all enjoy this fun new release as much as I do! Please stop by my fellow design team members pages and see what they have created. You will find the links to their blogs on the right-hand side of my blog.
Also entered Delicious Doodle Challenge #25