Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring "Two-fer"

Hello stamping friends ~ I have two cards for you today.  The first card was made for the Double D Challlenges "Gingham" challenge.  If there's one thing I love, that's gingham!  Ok, I love lot's more than just gingham but that one is pretty high on my list.  

This sweet little bunny from Frantic Stamper is being teased by that dangling carrot which I had to hand draw.  Would you believe with all the stamps and dies I have in my craft room, I didn't have a small carrot.  I might have to do some shopping to rectify that.   

Memory Box Half Dozen Eggs is a great set of nested egg dies.  There's a size for every need and the "Easter" die from Frantic Stamper goes perfectly with it.  

My second card was inspired by my incredibly creative friend Marcia.  She recently posted a card she made using the "Ghosting" technique, which she showed us how to do last year when we were in Kansas.  I had forgotten all about that technique and was reminded how much I enjoyed it when I saw her card here.

I used a stencil from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Distress Oxide Ink to create the "ghosted" background.  

I used Poppystamps Delicate Dogwoods and lightly colored the flowers with Copics.  

This is the sentiment I used for the inside.  I'll be giving this card to my sister, but I bet you already guessed that.  

I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges.
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

I hope you are inspired by today's cards.
Thanks for stopping by!


Sue said...

You Easter card is adorable! That is a fabulous background on your "ghosted" card and the dogwoods are so pretty. Thank you for sharing at CAS Stencil!

Lisa Elton said...

That little carrot dangling over his nose is too cute! What a darling Easter card. And those dogwood, wow, beautiful coloring!

Sharron said...

Wonderful Spring cards! The bunny is just adorable with his dangling carrot.

I Card Everyone said...

Birgit, you little tease! I LOve that sweet little bunny and think he deserves ALL the carrots! Love gingham, too... can't imagine a more perfect time to use it!
I just adore dogwood blossoms - what a fabulous background you've created for them with the ghosting technique! Have you ever seen them blooming in the mountains around North Carolina? What a wonder to behold!

Darlene said...

Oh Birgit ... what a beautiful use of gingham! So springy & fun! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Gingham’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS cards my friend!! Absolutely LOVE your darling bunny gazing up at that dangling carrot...SOOOO CUTE!! And the gingham is just perfect for the background! And yay, you did the ghosting technique! It turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL Birgit! And your dogwoods look just lovely against it! Two fantastic cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

Loll said...

Adorable Easter card Birgit. Love gingham and so perfect for your design. Your did great drawing your own carrot!

Love your ghosted card. The bright blue with swirly design is so pretty behind your lovely dogwoods. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely designs on your cards Birgit - the egg/bunny card is so sweet for Easter! Love your ghosted background and the beautiful dogwood blossoms laid over it! thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil! xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Great cards Birgit, Your beautiful blue ghost background looks fabulous behind your die cut flowers... thanks for sharing with CAS Stencil

Conniecrafter said...

Your background is so cool, I haven't tried that, your flowers are so pretty with it, and love your sweet Easter bunny with your gingham! Like how you have the carrot hanging

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! I adore your green gingham one, so happy, so Springy! Dangling that carrot form your Easter sentiment is so FUN, I think your bunny is going to get it lol Oh and happy 3rd year friendiversary....that's what FB tells me xo~

Janice said...

Beat Easter cards, so cute!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful cards, and I adore that cute little bunny. The button is a perfect final touch on that card. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Gingham Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
Judy~ DD DT
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