Saturday, March 10, 2018

Easter Egg Plant

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.
I can't believe we are almost at mid-March already. And, tonight we move the clocks forward an hour to usher in 8 months of daylight savings time.
The flowers are poking through in our yard. Can Spring be far behind? We had snow a couple of days this past week but with the extended daylight hours, it's all good.
We had a great family dinner tonight at Texas De Brazil. My grandson loves going to that restaurant and we were celebrating his birthday. Lots of good conversation and we all ate way to much.
Let's move onto my card for today. This one I made for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. Here are the details on how I created this card.
Today, I am showing a card from our Spring die collection. They are on a limited time sale at 25% off. I used the Chickies w/Egg Plant, Spring Meadow, and Stitched Flowers dies. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1:  Since I knew what dies I planned on using, I looked through my cardstock and patterned papers for some spring colors. I have a spring mix stack from DCWV that has some great patterns in it. I just needed to match it to cardstock. Decided that yellow and green would coordinate well with the pattern of paper I chose.
Wild Wasabi (green) card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Daffodil Delight (yellow) layering panel : 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Patterned Paper layer: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
 Step 2: cut my "egg plant" from a lilac cardstock and layered yellow underneath.  The plant pot is also cut in lilac with a matching paper for the trim. The stitched flowers are cut in lilac and yellow.
 Step 3: Started the assembly of the card base and layering panels. Used double sided tape to secure. 
I decided to cut a white rectangle 1 3/4" x 4 1/2" as a base for the egg plant & pot. Lightly Sponged distress tumbled ink as a background.
 Used the Spring Meadow die to add some grass to the bottom of this panel. This die has 2 heights of grass so you can add shading for a slight color variance. I used the wasabi green cardstock and sponged the background. Also cut a butterfly in lilac cardstock for another element for my card.
 I cut a stitched cloud from the Stitched Sun, Clouds & Umbrella die. Sponged that in distress ink and stamped my Easter sentiment directly on the cloud. I used my MISTI tool to stamp 2x in order to get a darker shade of purple.
Step 4:  Attached all the elements to the image panel with double sided tape and glue dots.
 Used dimensional foam tape to secure the panel to the patterned paper layer. I wanted it lifted somewhat since the paper has a busy pattern. Attached my 2 stitched flowers and butterfly and this card is completed.
Well that's it for me for this post. Time to dim the lights in Charmed Life land for another day. So until next time.......God bless.

Dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  My Time to Craft has a Easter/Spring challenge.
2.  Alphabet Challenge has a "Y" for your choice challenge.
3.  Brown Sugar Challenge has a Easter/Spring challenge.
4.  Crafty Catz has a layer it up challenge.
5.  Kitty Bee has an in the garden challenge.


  1. lovely card and fab background paper, . thanks for joining us at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  2. Very pretty, I like the egg as a flower.

  3. Wonderful card, love the dies you have used. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
    Crafty hugs

  4. so cute ..... thanks for playing with us at the Brown Sugar Challenge - wishing you Good Luck
    Dawn DT

  5. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at My Time to card.

    Helen x



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