Here we are once more, it's Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Monday, today I have an Easter card for you, my inspiration for the design was this great sketch #10 from My Favorite Things. I started with a piece of bazzill cardstock, I stamped the dragonfly ATC image from PPRS with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with embossing powder, I cut a strip of patterned paper and punched a border on both sides, I did the same thing to a strip of cardstock, I just made sure the width of the paper was just right for the punched design to meet in the center, I then took some ribbon and threaded it through the punched design. I did all the stitching by hand, I like using a thicker thread like a thin crochet thread. For the eggs I used the "Floral Egg" stamp from PPRS, I stamped it on different color paper and heat embossed with embossing powder, I then cut with scissors. Now for the basket, this one was fun!!! I drew a basket shape on kraft cardstock and cut out, I cut several strips of the same cardstock, inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink and weaved together, once I had a big enough piece of weaved cardstock I glued my basket shape to the back, cut all excess weaved cardstock, adhered all the edges and inked with distress ink. For the handle, I cut 3 strips of the same kraft cardstock, these are very thin about 1/16", and basically made a braid with them, it took a bit of time but I love the result and texture of it. I added some punched leaves and a little ribbon bow. The flowers I made with a stamp from the "Flowers" clear stamp set and the coordinating die also from PPRS. I adhered the eggs and basket with pop dots for the dimension, the "Happy Easter" sentiment I just printed on white cardstock and inked the edges with spun sugar distress ink.
Stamps: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps (Flowers, Floral Egg, Dragonfly & Rosebuds ATC)
Inks: Memento (Angel Pink), Distress Ink (walnut stain, spun sugar, bundled sage), VersaMark Watermark, Dew Drop (Oasis Green, Pretty Petunia)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, Kraft cardstock, MME, Bastic Grey
Other: Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Fowers Die Set, Martha Stewart border punch (Vintage Floral), Martha Stewart punch (Oak Leaf), Heidi Swapp pink flower jewels, ribbon, crochet thread, Bazzill Basics stitching template, pop dots, Stamp-n Stuff embossing powder (Kaleidoscope), Cuttlebug Machine,
Challenges: Sketch #10 www.mftstamps.com