Friday, March 11, 2016

Happy Easter {Purple Onion Designs}

I can't believe that it is the 11th of March and I am just now posting my first card of the month. We are still extraordinarily busy here trying to get the house decluttered, organized and painted. So at this point I am only doing design team work. I hope you will bear with me while I work out a better balance between work and play.

Today's card is another one using Purple Onion Designs stamps featuring images illustrated by Stacey Yacula.

I colored and fussy cut out Ivy (bunny) during The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge last month and finally decided to get it on a card, especially since I am behind in my Easter card making. I also stamped, colored and fussy cut out two of the eggs from the Easter Eggs stamp. I created the background using the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons (more about that later) on Ranger water color cardstock and then cut out with a wonky stitched rectangle die. To make the fence, I stamped the Woodgrain Background onto Soft Stone cardstock using Versamark ink and then white heat embossed. I then cut the fence from the stamped image using a picket fence die. I attached the pieces to the background using foam tape and attached the image panel to a Soft Stone card base.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Ranger Water color cs, PTI cs and die, MFT die, Ranger Distress Crayons, Versamark ink, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E50, E51, E53, E49, R20,  R00, R01, R02, B41; Banner-Y0000, Y11, 0; Eggs-Y11, Y13, W00, E81, B41, B32

Regarding the distress crayons, I had some trouble with them although it might be operator error. I did experiment a bit before doing my actual background. I found that a little goes a long way, plus I seem to work them better by rubbing the colors with my finger first and then misting. However, by rubbing first and then manipulating the water I experienced some pilling on my card stock background. Fortunately, I could hide it with the stamped images. I need to work with them a bit longer before passing judgement but for now I am glad I only bought one pack.


  1. Such a sweet card. Also love your heat embossed, die cut fence.

  2. Gorgeously done Nancy! Love the soft watercolored image and background!

  3. Wow, your cards are all outta this world beautiful! Perfectly designed and colored. <3