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Friday, March 6, 2009

Easter Suspension Card

TGIF and Happy Fun Filled Friday!

DRS Designs is releasing many, many new stamps today and if you've seen the sneak peeks from the DT then I bet you are just as excited as we are! As soon as they become available you will be able to see them all here. There's a collection of adorable "Cutie Pie Kids" and several new Easter images to choose from.

For Fun Filled Friday today, Kimmy has challenged us to create Suspension cards. I created this card featuring the new Double Cattail Easter Egg stamps that are part of the release today from DRS Designs. You get 2 stamps for the price of one! They are negative images of each other.

(I apologize for the shadows in these pictures--it was already dark out when I finished making this card and had to rely on my OTT light to get decent pictures.)

(Card is closed in this picture.)

I used the technique found on Splitcoast Stampers to create this card. The first step was to heat emboss the images. I stamped the silhouette egg on dark purple cardstock and heat embossed it in light yellow. Then I did just the opposite using the other egg image--stamped it on yellow cardstock and heat embossed it in dark purple. Then I cut both images out.

I adhered a 4" piece of dental floss to the backside of one of my cut-out Easter Eggs, so that the egg was centered on the floss. Then, I adhered the other Easter Egg to the back of it so that the floss was sandwiched between them. I used Nesties to create the oval opening rather than punches described in the tutorial to each layer on my card front. Next, I added a yellow brad to each corner of the purple mat. Then, I assembled the card so that when I attached the sandwiched egg to the oval window, the floss was hidden between the card base and the purple mat seen on the card front.

As a final touch, I stamped the sentiment in purple ink and added a delicate yellow satin bow to the top of the oval.

When the card is displayed, standing on it's own (unlike the picture above), the egg will rotate and spin on it's dental floss axis. I've taken a few pictures to show you each side. Notice that unlike the picture I showed above, you can't see the card base through the oval since the card is open in these pictures. This first picture is of the side that I embossed in light yellow on purple cardstock. The egg is slightly blurry cause it was spinning in motion when I snapped the picture!

Here's the in-between phase...

...and here's the other side that was embossed in purple on yellow cardstock.

Stamps: DRS Designs- Double Cattail Egg, Easter Sentiment
Ink: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Paper: Smooth Cardstock by The Paper Company, textured cardstock by American Crafts
Accessories: Creative Beginnings purple Embossing Powder, Yellow Stamp N Stuff Embossing Powder, Brads by Making Memories, Nesties, Butler Dental Floss, Ribbon by Offray
Finished Card Size: 4.5" x 5 5/8"

Pretty cool technique huh? I enjoyed making this card--you don't see suspension cards very often!

Now, don't forget to run over to DRS Designs and see all of their new images!

Thanks for stopping by today, I appreciate your visit.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Jessica G. said...

How fun to use this new Easter Egg as the focus on a suspension card! Great technique and what an elegant result!!

Heather said...

This is just gorgeous! So elegant and beutiful!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Jenn!! I really love your elegant take on this image!! So fun!! :) TFS

Dawn said...

I mean... this is stunning! Your work is flawless and I love being on the DT with you! your cards and projects are always perfection and this one is no exception! Fantastic!


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