Monday, March 7, 2011

My first card exchange

Ready for the mailman
I've been thinking I've gone a little overboard (as is my nature, I guess) ... I've committed to many blog hops and challenges. 

And my response?  Join a card exchange, of course!

This card exchange required 10 copies of the same card, with a bunny/Easter theme.  While some may find this tedious, I was surprised to find that I enjoyed "mass producing" the same card over and over. 

Not that I'm going to be putting Hallmark out of business any time soon!!

Here is another view -- front forward -- of this card.  I started by stamping the adorable baby image; I colored each of the images using Copic markers.

Once done, I cut the image using the Cricut Cake Basics cartridge (I use this one a LOT!) in a shadow scalloped oval.  I Cricut-cut a base out of bright yellow cardstock, measuring 1/2" larger for the shadow effect.

Using my Crop-A-Dile, I punched two holes near the feet of the baby image and thread dotted organza ribbon through the holes.  Tied in a bow!

I cut two layers of the grass from the Easter 2010 seasonals cartridge and affixed them to the bottom of the stamped image.  I adorned with stickers, pearls, and a flower leftover from my pomander project posted last week. 

Don't forget! I still have blog candy to give away ...

1.  Follow this blog, and post on the Fairy Cut Friday's message, for a monthly chance to win a free software license/access code from the manufacturer!  You may comment once each Friday -- so that's up to 4 chances per month to win the Monthly Prize.

2.  For a chance to win five sheets of 3M Transparency film shown in my video How-To on Saturday, March 5, please post a comment and follow. 

Have an excellent day!


Shawnee said...

Beautiful card Ellen!!

Sue in CT said...

Very nice card!

Embosserissima said...

Loverly card! It's very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Star said...

So cute! And the ClockLink on your site is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Linette said...

Love the card! TFS!

Shawn Mosch said...

Your cards are WAY better than Hallmark!

Kimmarie Baker said...

Isn't it terrible how we tend to overwhelm ourselves with so many tasks and keep adding more... I love your card! Whomever is getting them, will be super happy. I love the yellow. tfs

~ Creating a Crafty Life ~ said...

Your Easter card is so Adorable!!! I've wanted to join a card exchange but producing 10 of the same card has made me think twice ;) TFS!