Hello stampers and happy Thursday to you. Today I want to share with you the Easter Promise with blends cards that I did for my coffee and a card class. Easter Promise is a gorgeous stamp set that has beautiful crocuses that are just so lovely to colour, especially with our blends. Anyone else a believer in colouring therapy?


Easter Promise with Blends


Blends are simply a wonderful colouring tool, whether you choose to use them individually or in combination. You see, they come in a light and a dark shade and you can blend them together to make even more beautiful and realistic colour. This can sound intimidating, but it really isn’t at all. Just take a look at my video and you will see how easy it is. The colour is just so smooth and vibrant that it will make you happy to colour the beautiful flowers in the Easter Promise stamp set.


Easter Promise with Blends


Have you ever had it when you are making a card that you get ink on your fingers? No!! Hmmmmm. Well, believe it or not, this happened to a lady at class and she got a smudge on her circle with the crocuses, but she had a solution. Why not add a pretty bee from the Honey Bee bundle? What a difference this cute little bee makes, especially with a touch of Wink of Stella on its wings.


Easter Promise with Bee


A Little Trick


I have found it to be quite effective to leave some of the flowers white. If you add Wink of Stella, a glitter brush, to the white flowers they look stunning. This effect is difficult to capture in a picture, but in real life it is quite captivating. Card makers are sometimes afraid of white space, but it is actually a good thing so embrace it and see what happens!

The other trick is to emboss your patterned paper. I used the Leaves embossing folder on Perennial Essence designer series paper and it is quite striking. I was hoping to share an older post with you with another card using this technique but I found this one instead. It features a totally different kind of embossing, but I think you will like it. If we ever do get quarantined because of this Corona virus I will not have a shortage of things to do in my house, that is for sure.


A Video With Three Easter Cards


This video is actually my Facebook live that I do every Tuesday at 7pm. This time might change to one with better light. I am thinking about 1pm but it might take a bit of time to make the switch.



A Personal Note


I am going to save the other two cards for later since I have limited time today. Fun and exciting things are happening. Child number four is getting married and his fiancé and her mother are at my house. Tomorrow we go wedding dress shopping and today I am going to show them a bit of Chatham and then we are going to stamp together! Laura wants to make her own wedding invitations and table “things”. You can tell that I am not into the particulars, but I am thrilled to have her join the family and also super excited to stamp with her mom who is a “newbie”! Yay!




Thanks so much for joining me today, I hope you consider giving out Easter cards randomly to people in your neighbourhood and spread true joy. Don’t forget to take advantage of saleabration either to order or to join my amazing team. You already know that I have a special place waiting just for you. Click here if you want to get the starter kit, and have fun filling it with whatever you want or need. Have a super day.


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