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Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy Easter!

I've been on Pinterest quite a bit lately, but I have also been OFF Pinterest, creating my own art using inspiration found on the site. This type of card caught my eye, so I knew I had to make one for this week's challenge at Squigglefly. I like the unusual folds and the way it looks both closed and slightly open.
I took a 5x12" piece of cardstock and scored it at 2", 4", 8" and 10". I folded in at 4" and 8", and folded out at 2" and 10". That's the base.
I used a Squigglefly digi image called Easter Tree by artist Carmen Gamble.  I colored it with Copics, distressed it with Tim Holtz Distress inks and popped it onto cardstock that I diecut with my Epic Six. I attached the whole thing to the left
panel of the front of my card.

Here's a better photo of the lovely Easter Tree image.
You can find lots of inspiration at the Squigglefly Challenge blog, where the challenge is to make an Easter-themed card. If you use a Squigglefly image ( there are freebies at the Store) you have a chance to win a prize!

I am also entering this card in the Outlawz Monday Greeting Card Challenge (Happy Easter theme).

Here's another card just to show you how easy it is to create this multi-folded card.  It isn't an Easter card, but it uses the Squigglefly image called "Dove" by artist Diana Garrison.

I made it for a dear friend of mine, who today celebrates his 25th anniversary of being ordained a priest. He is a great preacher, awesome counselor and has saved my soul numerous times. Congrats, Fr. Steve!

8 comments:

Kathy Bradley said...

What a cool project, Pat - I love it! And, your card for your friend, Father Steve, is amazing as well.

bumblebee creations said...

Love, love, love this!!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your cards are fabulous. I love the Easter tree.

Linda W. said...

I especially like the designer paper on Fr. Steve's card - he will be so surprised! Great idea soul sis!

Holly Young said...

Really love the fold on these cards Pat. I especially like how you used the die on the first card and have it extending past the edges. Such a beautiful Easter card. Your second card is just as lovely - beautiful designer papers!

Carmen said...

Awesome job on this card, Pat! Love how colorful it is. Beautiful papers too!

Carolyn Cochran said...

Pat, Love this card--SO many great elements you brought to this creation! Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly!
Carolyn

nwilliams6 said...

Love these cards Pat! Great Easter card with fun fold and fun image and super Anniversary Card for your friend. Super work! Hugz!