April 26, 2011

Oldie But Goodie: An Easter Card

I have another Oldie But Goodie CASE for you.  This time I picked this card by the fabulous Betsy Veldman, made in 2010.  This card was one of the reasons I bought Papertrey Ink's Egg Hunt stamp set.  At the time I was still fairly new to stamping and cardmaking and this stamp set was in my first Papertrey Ink order.  I was way too intimidated at the time to try to make a card like this.

Ah, but now I have a year of stamping and cardmaking experience (and over a hundred Papertrey Ink stamps sets later - gulp!), I am ready for it!  Easter totally snuck up on me, I think because it was later this year, and I wanted to make special cards for my folks and my mother-in-law.  I remembered this card by Betsy and looked it up - still as gorgeous as I remembered.

Here is my version:

I think it turned out nice, but ... I clearly went overboard with the Tea Dye Duo Chai ink on the patterned paper.  I should have just touched the edges instead of applying it with a sponge.  And there was no way I could cut out that butterfly - how did Betsy do it?  I tried, it was a mess.  I could have skipped the butterfly but I thought it was a really nice touch.  I dug through my embellishments stash and found this cute K&Company butterfly and I think it works.  I especially liked the scallop with the Dot Spot stamp - it really makes it look like lace.   What a great idea!

My folks and mother-in-law will love the cards!  Thanks Betsy!

Cardstock:  PTI Rustic White
Patterned Paper:  PTI Pretty Pastels
Stamps:  PTI Egg Hunt, Fillable Frames #1
Ink: Memento Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Summer Sky and Danube Blue; PTI Tea Dye Duo
Other:  PTI medium scallop die, egg die, Fillable Frames #1 die, K&Company Elegance Butterfly stickers
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


  1. Great job on your case. Maybe she had a die for the butterfly?

  2. Linda you did a great job and I think the inking is just right! 100 stamp set! You've got me beat!

  3. Gorgeous card! I like it as much as Betsy's :) 100 sets--wowsers!! I'm impressed.

  4. Awesome card! You did not go over board on the inking!! It looks great! I love that look and it is so easy to do!



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