I thought with Easter right around the corner, I would color up ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Easter Ocean from Plate #30.
I'm excited to say that I've finally tried my hand at easel cards. Not just a regular easel card but a twisted easel card with an additional twist:
Intimidated by easel cards would put it mildly. They down right scared me, however, stubbornness prevailed, lol and OMG, they are a blast and are truly easy (even for "get-it-wrong-try-again" me).
And with these beautiful Sweet Pea Stamps images, I'm always thinking that they need to be displayed. These easel cards are perfect for the recipient of the card to display right out of the envelope.
Since I always stamp out several images at a time, I have a drawer full of ready to be colored Sweet Pea Stamps images as was the case with Fantasy Easter Ocean.
She is stamped with Tuxedo Memento ink onto Gina K 120# pure Luxury card stock. This card stock is awesome to use if you do NOT want any bleed through from your copics, however, the blending is a little different. For one thing, it takes a lot more ink to soak the card stock and even then the end result is still not like it would be using Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth. But that's ok, I love to see different results.
Now the added twist to my Twisted Easel card is that I did not use a "topper" which sort of allowed a 3-D effect when the card is twisted into the easel form. Oh, this is only my 2nd ever easel card created so as is the norm, there are some goof ups...:
Here is the card closed:
The sentiment in the left hand corner is from Plate# 1. I once again used some left over gift tissue, scrunched up as a border. Double stick tape works great when one is too lazy to pull out the sewing machine :-).
The "Happy Easter" sentiment on the inside is from Holiday Verticals, Plate #13 stamped, then cut apart.
Of course I didn't take a straight on shot of the sentiment, but you get the idea.
Fantasy Easter Ocean is a gorgeous image stamp and perfect for Easter or any time of the year and NOW is the time to get this gorgeous stamp if you don't already have her in your stash. Fantasy Easter Ocean (single stamp) is on sale .... right now. Hurry over to the Sweet Pea Stamps shop today!!!! You'll be glad you did!
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