Monday, March 30, 2009

Easter Chicks and TPE #8, Daring Card Makers

This week at the Pink Elephant the challenge is to make an Easter card or project. Honestly, it's a little hard to believe that Easter is around the corner! Although, we are happy to see it arrive! This time of year is such a blessings to us in southern Ohio. The budding trees and green sprouts peeking out of the ground are quite a refreshing sight! It's also nice to see the little robins join us again. They are a sweet reminder of Spring! So, in honor of the season.....here is a little Easter treat. (This card is now available to purchase in my Etsy shop, see sidebar for link)

I did enjoy creating this. Well, for the most part....It was a little slow going but I think it was due to the fact that it was so late by the time I started and finished it. I don't work too well when I'm sleepy! :) The paper and chicks are Cosmo Cricket. While shopping yesterday I came across them. So....once again, they followed me home! You will be seeing more projects from this line....The kit has a ton of CUTE stuff in it!


I think, for the most part.....this card is self explanatory. But... for fun I'll give you a few highlights.
I used two pieces of PP and paper border. The edges are painted and lightly distressed. I added micro beads to parts of the PP to sweeten things up a little. The berries are from the same Cosmo Cricket kit. I love the way they make this card pop. I ran the chicks wings through the CB to give them a little texture. I also, used pinking shears on the edge of the card. And on the edges of my ribbon. The pinking shears are fast becoming a staple in my supply box!
I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend. I'm looking forward to a week of fun challenges and projects!
~Lori
Check out the Daring Card Makers challenge Here
You are required to use a bunny, chick etc on your card.

18 comments:

LORI March 30, 2009 at 1:02 AM  

Positively Beautiful Lori!! Great work!!

Ann March 30, 2009 at 3:11 AM  

Lori you are just sooooooooooo talented this card is gorgeous. Ann xxx

Jenyfur March 30, 2009 at 3:40 AM  

Amazing cad - it's completely lovely! Lori, will you email me at jenyfur1234@yahoo.com regarding an opportunity at Caardvarks. Couldn't find your email address on the site. :) Thanks!

Lauri March 30, 2009 at 6:29 AM  

This is so so cute!!! Thanks for sharing this!

Jackie March 30, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

Another awesome card Lori! tfs!!!

Angela March 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM  

Cute card, love the chickies...

Paula March 30, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

LOVE the chickies...so easterish...so cute!

Trudi March 30, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

Beautiful card Lori I love all the little details you put into it

Tracey March 31, 2009 at 1:33 AM  

This is an amazing card. Love it!!!

Pam March 31, 2009 at 2:34 AM  

Hi Lori - your card is beautiful and really makes me look forward to Easter! BTW - I just realized that I never got back to you on my email for your RAK. Contact me at pamela@macmaedesigns.com so that I can get your mailing address and finally send that off :)

Ellepiggo by Vanessa March 31, 2009 at 7:15 AM  

A stunning card, the ribbon and flower really set it off. :)

Vanessa.

Robin March 31, 2009 at 8:17 AM  

What a cute card Lori!! I love the little chicks!!!

Karen March 31, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

Love the details....the micro beads, the corduroy brad/flower center, and the pinking shears! Those chicks are quite adorable too! :>

Silke March 31, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

Fabulous card - Lori - I totally love this!!! The details really make the card look a package deal!!!

Jan April 1, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

Gorgeous card, Lori!

Linda Beeson April 2, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

I so love the colors of your gorgeous creation but how cute are those CHICKS!!!

tina April 5, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

this is **SO** cute, Lori! I love the colours you use & the etail. Girl you nee to submi this stuff for publication!

Shirley April 5, 2009 at 11:58 PM  

I really love everything you did with your papers, images, etc. It is really a beautiful and cheerful Easter card.

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