Mar 18, 2017

A Tisket ... A Tasket ...

. . . A Brown and Yellow Basket!

Hello Dies R Us Friends!
Darlene with you today sharing a fun Springtime / Easter time creation.
Did you know the First Day of Spring is on Monday?

The color on this card is actually more of a rosy pink but for some reason my camera decided to make it more of an orangey/peach color... uugh!

Anyways, today I'm using up some oldies but goodies!  Which includes some old Stampin' Up papers,  dies I've never used before as well as  ribbon I've had in my stash from Really Reasonable Ribbon and have never tied a bow with until today!  Oh yea ... and the Impression Obsession bunny (DIE168) was laying on my worktable so he got included in today's design too.

Tutti Designs - Dies - Easter Flower Basket

After die cutting my Tutti Easter Flower Basket die, I colored it using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  It's a beautiful open weave die but I wanted to make the basket portion solid so the background papers didn't show through.  To do this I simply used a scrap of white card stock and sponged some color onto it using Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' & 'Brushed Corduroy'.  Then I attached my basket to the sponged panel and fussy cut around it.  Viola!

The left side background panel is actually the reverse side of the SU design paper I used for the background.  Instead of just leaving the panel as a straight cut, I decided to use the Sue Wilson 'Gemini Die ' Phoenix' to cut along the one edge to dress it up a bit.
Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Collection - Phoenix

All dies (with links to the store) used on today's card are as follows:
Sue Wilson 'Gemini Dies - Phoenix' CED4401, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Lace Corner Deco E' #B165, Impression Obsession 'Bunnies' DIE168, Tutti Designs 'Easter Flower Basket' #257, Tutti Designs 'Stitched Nesting Rectangles' #217
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  1. This is so pretty. Fabulous for spring. Love all of the dies.

  2. Beautiful basket, gorgeous tulips! This just screams SPRING! I know it's on the calendar next week, but will it show up? Oh how I long for the warmth of Jan & Feb lol Love your creation, fabulous dies!

  3. I am so enjoying all the beautiful baskets I have been seeing lately and I love the egg included with the flowers in this spring basket!! Pretty coloring and love that you added the little bunny in their too ;), that is such a pretty border too, it all came together beautifully!

  4. A wonderful Spring card, fills us all with hope of good weather to come! A great selection of dies used too.

  5. This is gorgeous Darlene! I love all the layers and wonderful spring colors. What a darling spring filled basket!

  6. what a fantastic card Darlene! yours are always perfect!



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