Saturday, February 26, 2022

Nature's Beauty & Easter Friends for #HSSIC383

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Today's card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #383.  This is such a beautifully versatile sketch, I love using a tag as the focal point for the image and sentiment.  The fabulous *free Designer Series Paper is great for spring cards, and only available until Feb 28th.  

Please click on either my card or the #HSSIC383 image to visit their blog post for this challenge and enjoy the inspiration!

Click my card to visit the #HSSIC383 Sketch Challenge


Assembly & Trix:

*  There's really no Trix with this card, what you see is what you get.  The Polished Pink layer is a smidge bigger than the Daffodil Afternoon DSP which measures 4 x 4 1/4, then adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, (glue) to a Basic Black standard card base.  

*  The *** Trix with the label is to cut two Tailor Made Tags, #155563, the same size, and adhere together with glue slightly off to one side, similar to the border on the sides of the DSP .  The tags are Polished Pink and Very Vanilla cardstock.

*  The bunny from Nature's Beauty, #150528 and the sentiment from Easter Friends, #157737 are stamped with Memento Black Ink.

*  The last *** Trix is to cut the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon, #155714 lengthwise, before trying in a bow, to create a thinner Pink ribbon, again similar to the border around the dsp and tag.  

*  The Very Vanilla Classic Matte Dots, 158146 add a subtle bling to the tag.

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Please click the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge #383 image to visit their blog post.

Click the image to visit the #HSSIC383 blog post


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  1. What a perfect Easter card! Great idea to use the bunny with the daffodils dsp. The pink ribbon gives your card a perfect pop of Easter color. Great take on our sketch and thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

    1. Thx so much for your lovely compliment Genny, I’m happy to have you visit! I love the sketch! Thx for the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. This is so fun, Lesley! I was thinking the daffodil paper would be good for Easter, how cute to pull in that sweet bunny, too! Love your use of that ribbon! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

    1. Thx so very much Heather for your kind words and support! I loved the sketch! I’m looking forward to playing again! ๐Ÿ˜

  3. Thank you so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! This is a beautiful Easter card. I love the Trix you incorporated. Especially the idea of cutting the ribbon to make a thinner ribbon. Lovely!

    1. Wow thx Leah for your lovely compliment and for visiting, I truly appreciate your support ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for reading my Trix ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thank you for the super sketch I loved playing along! ๐Ÿ˜

  4. A great take on our sketch - I love that daffodil paper - Daffodil is our national flower here in Wales and as tomorrow is St David's Day, our patron saint, we will all be wearing daffodils! Thanks for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments

    1. Thank you so very much Fiona for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment :)
      And happy St. David's Day! Thank you for sharing. I love hearing about what's happening in other parts of the world. It's terrific we can share our love of stamping internationally and learn a bit about each other :)

  5. I love this little bunny! And pairing it with this designer series paper was a fabulous idea! The little pop of color from the ribbon looks so nice with the layer behind the tag! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with the HSS sketch challenge!

    1. Hello, thanks so very much for visiting and leaving your lovely compliment, I truly appreciate it!
      I really enjoyed the challenge and will be playing again :)


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