Showing posts with label easter project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easter project. Show all posts

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Easter 12 x 12 Sampler - Easter Promise Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the Easter Sampler I made a few weeks back.  I used the Easter Promise and Artisan Textures Stamp Set for most of the sampler.  Samplers are a great way to create custom home decor pieces for your home with supplies you may already have around your house.  I mean really they are just some cardstock, stamped images, embellishments and designer series paper arranged in a super pretty way.  I did a little watercoloring on my Easter Sampler using my Watercolor Pencils.  Here's a look at the Sampler.  


Easter Promise Stamp Set, Artisan Textures Stamp Set, Easter Sampler, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

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As with any sampler I create I first start by picking out what I want to focus on.  I knew I wanted to do a Easter Sampler, but with all the cute Easter stamp sets in the January-June Mini Catalog I had to narrow it down.  I ended up picking the Easter Promise Stamp Set.  The Easter Promise Stamp Set allows you to create messages of hope with the Easter greetings and springtime flower images.  Once I had the stamp set picked out it was time to decide on a color theme.  I went with a few of my favorite springtime colors; Soft Seafoam, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, and threw in a little Granny Apple Green just for fun.  Next I figured out how big I wanted everything to be and how many squares I wanted to use.  So I cut all the pieces for the basic set up.  I did eight Gorgeous Grape squares in 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 and one at 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I then started cutting my white pieces.  3 x 3 and 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 for the center.  I stamped the images I knew I wanted to watercolor first so that they would dry.  


I started with my center panel and colored the crocus flowers with my watercolor pencils.  I softened the color with my blender pen.  I love to use the blender pen to color and watercolor images.   To me they are much easier to work with than the Aqua Painters, because of the fine tip I and very little moisture that comes out.  Once I had everything colored I repeated the process for the other two images.  I placed the center panel onto my 12 x 12 whisper white cardstock, after matting it with the one 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 piece of Gorgeous Grape.  I then started arranging everything else around it.  For the cross square next to the largest square I added a little Daffodil Delight Designer series paper that was cut using one of the stitched squares from the Stitched Shapes Dies.   I also cut out the cross image with a smaller one.  I embossed a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder before putting it all together.  


I stamped the other floral image in the top panel in Gorgeous Grape Ink and used one of the images from the Artisan Texture Stamp Set to add a little color to the image.  I stamped off twice to achieve the lighter color.  For the center panel at the top I used some of the Very Vellum Sale-A-Bration paper in the background over a piece of Whisper White and then used the Cross of Hope Dies to cut one cross from Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, one from Gold Foil, and one from the Vellum.  I layered them all up and added some of the Purple Tricolor Ribbon behind and placed the crosses together over it.  



For the bottom panels I used the floral images again, using first, second and even third generation stamping to get the look I wanted.  You will notice that you will see all the colors, images, and techniques repeated in my sampler at least three times.  This creates a very pleasing visual interest to the sampler and to the eye.  


 Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful and safe Easter Holiday.  You will find a list of all the supplies I used below so that you can make your very own sampler.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Treat Week 2020 #5 - FULL OF HAPPINESS Cadbury Egg Easter Buggy Treat Holder


Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you today's Treat Week project.  This is day 5 of Treat Week and I have a super cute project to share with you featuring the Full of Happiness Stamp Set.  I designed this project in mind to hold a Cadbury Egg but you will notice that there's not one in the treat holder today, because I couldn't find one.  Last year at this time they were already out in the stores.  I couldn't find one when I went looking for them this year.  This project only uses a few supplies and you will be so surprised how easy it is to put together.

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As I mentioned above this is a super easy project to make all you need is a piece of cardstock that measures 2" x 4 1/2".  You are going to score on the small side at 1/4" on both sides.  Add tear and tape to the score lines and snip small notches all the way down.  The Egg cart front was stamped with matching ink to the cardstock.  I used Bermuda Bay on one and Soft Sea Foam on the other.  I cut the eggs out with the Dino Dies, the egg shape from this die set matches the egg from the Full of Happiness Stamp Set.  Watch the video for assembly tips.  I stamped the little chick in Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White cardstock.  The eyes was done with Early Espresso and the beak was stamped in Mango Melody.  I fussy cut this little cutie and added a little snail adhesive to the bottom and added it to the egg.
To finish off the egg buggy I added used the Arts & Craft dies to cut out four large buttons and then strip of buttons in matching cardstock.  I trimmed the medium and small buttons off the strip to fit on each large button to make the wheels.  I stamped the sentiment on a strip of whisper white and added it with mini dimensionals.  To finish it off I added a daffodil delight bow made with the, Daffodil Delight 1/4" ruched ribbon, with a mini glue dot.  Thanks for dropping by if you need any of the supplies to make these projects you can order them in my online store by clicking on the items below.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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