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Mar 13, 2015

Bunnies and Tulips

Happy Friday! Another week that just flew by, spring seems to have arrived in my part of the world and definitely on my blog :-)

I played with my new stamps from Just For Fun rubber stamps yesterday, and just couldn't stop, so I have 3 cards to show you today...yes, three!! 

First up, I just couldn't wait to ink up this gorgeous tulip stamp, and I made two cards using the stamp.

For the card above, I used my new Newton and Windsor water color paints, that a very dear blogging friend sent to me (thanks so much Linda!!). I really need to practice my water color skills, I so love the look, but mine never look as nice as water colored cards I see all over blogland. The card is kept simple, I just stamped the sentiment and adhered the watercolored piece onto designer paper, then onto a white card base.

Entering this card here:
Above is the second card I made with this stamp, and I also used Just For Fun's Michelangelo background for the words. And then I decided to add more stamping using a postmark and cancellation stamp, both also by JFF.  Inked the edges using distress ink, and then added the sentiment, which I layered onto striped vellum. I did some messy sewing around the edges.
Stamps used:
all by JFF rubber stamps

Entering this card here:
Creative Knockouts - In Stitches (Real or Faux)

I also couldn't wait to use this cute Easter stamp, which is one of the newer stamps from JFF.

This was a very quick card to make, although I did fussy cut the "peeps". I started out by stamping the doodle background from the new double sided stamp, then I adhered the peeps. The two smaller ones were adhered using pop up dots. Sentiment is also a new one. Finished the card by embossing the bottom portion using my dots embossing folder, and added some twine.

Stamps used:
Happy Easter sentiment

Also entering  this card here:
Dream it Up -  Marching Into Spring
Little Red Wagon - Cute,Cute,Cute

Since I have more than one card posted today (which rarely  happens), I'd like to know which one of these is your favorite?


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful! LOVING the Peeps!!!!!

Carrie Rhoades said...

You say you need to practice with your watercolors, but I think you did a great job! Great card. Thanks for playing along with our watercoloring challenge at Stampin' Royalty.

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards. I just love that tulip image, but, then again, tulips are one of my favorite flowers!

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Both cards are beautiful! I think you did a wonderful job watercoloring. Don't be too hard on yourself. And your Easter card makes me so happy. I love those "Peeps!" So, so cute! Have a wonderful weekend, Ellie!

JanR said...

Wonderful cards, all of them! The bunny one is super cute. I really like the design. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Bunny said...

I really enjoy the way watercolor looks. Your tulips are so lovely. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Bunny DT

Kara Lynne said...

Those tulips are beautiful! There is so much movement to them! Cute peep bunnies too. They look great with the embossed dots! I cannot pick a favorite!

kiwimeskreations said...

lovely cards Ellie - Your water coloured background looks great to me!

Pam said...

Love your cards, Ellie, especially those adorable peeps. Isn't it fun to play with new stamps? Enjoy!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the soft background of water color on the first card and the fun background of the tulip stamp on the second. My favorite is the peeps. This is a darling card and who doesn't like peeps!

Desire Fourie said...

Ellie this is so perfect for our ‘FLOWERS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Also love the cute bunny one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Margaret said...

Your second tulip card is very striking. Love your design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Anonymous said...

i can't pick a favourite ellie, these are all so lovely and creative! your water colouring is fabulous, i love the tulips, so different on each card and the peeps are adorable.