Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Easter Easel Card

Edited to add: My Easter card was awarded Winner at Magnolia Down Under Challenge.

Hello there! I can't believe it's been two weeks since our last challenge over at IAMC. This time, I have an Easter easel card to share with you. This is a very special card to me because it is the first time I've used Distress inks to paint my images with. I have to confess that I spent A LOT of hours figuring out how to do this. Although I have a long way to go, I was quite happy with the result.

I created a scene with my Tilda with Hawaiian flower and Floral background Magnolia stamps. The butterflies are digital stamps from Hero Arts.

The gorgeous papers are Webster's pages. I stitched around the edges and distressed them for a vintage look. 

I used Martha Stewart's pop out butterflies edge punch to create the edge around my card. The sentiment was stamped on Magnolia's Dream Tag cutting die.

I decorated the flowers and butterflies in my image with yellow and pink Stickles.

The beautiful flowers and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pretty feather was actually recycled from a Halloween mask.

I'm entering the following challenges:

TOMIC: Feathers and Flowers + Sketch
MDUC: Old Treasures (recycled feather)
Just Magnolia: Green
Totally Tilda: Easter
Simply Magnolia: Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!


  1. What a stunning card! I love soft colors!
    Barbara GR

  2. WOW I think your colouring with inks for the first time is SUPERB!
    Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Totally Tilda.
    Love, Mel. xxx

  3. Gorgeous and youve done a great job colouring with the distress inks i saw this on just magnolia, ive become a follower of your blog too, its got great inspiration on it
    karen x

  4. Beautiful card! Your soft colours are so sweet! This stamp is one of my favorit;)
    Thanks for joinings us at TOMIC
    Good luck;)

  5. OMGOSH Your card is so gorgeous, I love the softness the feather creates, and your papers and Tilda look so beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at MDUC this week

  6. Hi Paola!
    WOW! This is amazing :) I can hardly believe it´s your first attempt with the di´s :) Te outcome is simply gorgeous!
    Stunning papers ans loads of beautiful details. The ribbon is awesome :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at MDUC this week :) Welcome back!
    Hugs Louise

  7. Hi Paola,

    what a gorgeous creation, I love easel card and this one is so original and your coloring is wowie!

    Thanks for joining in the fun at simply magnolia!

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Lins x