Thursday, 29 March 2012

Eggs Don't Grow on Trees

Here's another Easter card. I made this one for a lady on Docrafts who sent me some gorgeous lace - thanks Kathy :-)

"Greeting at Easter"

The tree diecut and tag were both embossed with a woodgrain effect and coloured with a mixture of Dylusions sprays and distress inks. These inks are all water-based, so you can mix and match!

"Eggs Don't Grow on Trees!"

Distress stickles add a little vintage glass glitter effect to the tree. Tiny tags are coloured and stamped with eggs before attaching to the tree branches with jump rings

"Easter Bunnies"

This fabulous vintage Easter graphic was printed from the Graphics Fairy's blog, then decorated with Glaze pens to highlight the eyes and add an eggshell effect to the egg. Pink glitter pen was used on the flowers, and some white pen on the white rabbit's fur. After drying, the image was shaped and adhered to the card with Pinflair for a little dimension. The greeting at the top of the card was cut from the same image.

The background is coloured and stamped with distress inks. The lace at the top of the tag was also coloured with distress ink to match the rest of the card. I've had a bit of fun with colour lately and quite enjoyed the orange and blue colour scheme. Perhaps all that sunshine has influenced me recently. Hope you are all having a great Spring.

Sizzix Bigz XL:  tree pop-up
Sizzix Bigz: Tag diecut (thanks Lee!)
Sizzix Bigz: Tiny Tabs and Tags
Sizzix Embossing Folder: Woodgrain Effect
cardstock: white, 300g & 160g
vintage image from the Graphics Fairy
Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick
Dylusions Ink Sprays: Pure Sunshine, Postbox Red
Hero Arts Stamp: Bloomin' Meadow
Crafty Individuals unmounted stamp set: CI-234
IndigoBlu unmounted stamp set: Wild Meadow WM1
7Gypsies clear stamp set: Conservatory
Jump Rings
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - a Tag!
Joanna Sheen - Spring / Easter
Gingersnap Creations - 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge


  1. Gorgeous card love the colours and image you have used. Alison xxx

  2. oh Hun,this is one brilliant,Card hun,that is one super cute image and the colours are brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  3. I love those Hero Art Stamps Maddy, they look amazing. And the sprays look fantastic too. Smashing card, love the tree and the embossed bard effect too. Lee x

  4. Brilliant card Maddy, thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen Challenge. Teresa xx

  5. Super cute card! Love the egg tree!

    Thanks for playing the 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge at Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry once the challenge closes!

  6. I am the proud owner of this gorgeous card, thank you so much Maddy and so sorry it has taken me so long to leave a comment. Love and hugs Kathy xx


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