April 17, 2011

Make It Monday #10 - Happy Easter

This week's Make It Monday #10 challenge at Papertrey is about masking with dies.  This isn't a technique I've really been interested in using before, so this is a good challenge for me.  And, it's the last day of the challenge so I had to get my rear in gear.

I looked through my dies and decided on the egg die.  I cut an egg stencil out of plain paper, applied temporary adhesive to the back of it and laid it on my card where I wanted to put an egg.  I then used the Tim Holtz blending tool to color the inside of the egg stencil with pink distress ink.  I used a stamp from Papertrey's Background Basics: Tin Types stamp set with a darker pink distress ink to create a pattern on the egg.  I repeated the process to create another stenciled egg with blue distress inks.  I think the two eggs look pretty good!  I added a few other elements to complete my card, shown here:

I love the Happy Easter sentiment from The Stamps of Life because it can be colored.  I used atyou Spica glitter pens to add some sparkle.  You can see the pretty sparkle in this photo:

Go to Nichole's blog to watch the technique video for this challenge.  And while you're there, check out the other cards/projects that were submitted.  Very inspiring!

Cardstock: PTI Rustic Cream and Lemon Tart
Stamps: PTI Background Basics: Tin Types and Background Basics: Twinkle, The Stamps Of Life bunny4easter and eggs4easter
Ink: TH Distress Ink: Spun Sugar/Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass/Broken China, and Wild Honey; Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI Simply Chartreuse felt, PTI large rick rack die, atyou Spica glitter pens
Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


  1. Your eggs are beautiful, and I love the way you used the rick rack.

  2. Hi Linda! Soooo sweet! I am just realizing that I need to make some Easter cards - this is so cute and inspirational. Love the grass with that felt border. Have a great night!

  3. Linda I really like this card! I like the colorful Happy Easter. Great job on the eggs!

  4. Great job with the challenge. Those eggs are really cute.

  5. Great card! I love the eggs and colors you used!



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