Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Tisket, A Tasket, it's an Easter Basket...


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This has been a crazy week, but I just had to make a card (don't we always just have to?) So, I decided to continue on my Easter cards and used this week's marvelous sketch from Margaret Moody for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge. I was grooving to Stamping Around's Inspiration Challenge photo, which featured some fab colors and a perfect springtime basket of daisies.
I really loved the little basket and thought I'd try to recreate one for my card. After first running through some Rich Razzleberry Cardstock with the Top Note Die on my Big Shot, I used a paper-piercing tool to pierce a guideline for my woven basket. I then took up pieces of hemp twine, pushing them through each hole and then weaving them in and out into a basket shape. (Bean Tip: Hemp twine shreds very easily. Cut the end at an angle to create a sharp "needle" for embroidery purposes.)
I moved on to making my daisies, using a punch and cutting out some leaves freehand. I added some pretty yellow buttons for the centers. Now all I needed was some cute designer paper to match my color scheme, and some polka-dot ribbon threaded through for some flair. Perhaps this is a bit of a non-traditional Easter card, but isn't a fun one?
BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials Stampin' Up) Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment) Stamp; Rich Razzleberry Classic Dye Ink; Razzelberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper; Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo Cardstock; Sizzix Top Note Die; Big Shot; 1/8" Hole Punch (generic); Modern Label Punch; Spring Flowers Punch; Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Yellow Buttons (generic); Basic Grey Notch & Die Tool HAPPY BEANS: Hemp Twine; Paper-Piercer (generic)

22 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Love your woven basket! So unique!

Jana Fetch said...

this card is awesome! love it!!

Linda Callahan said...

That little basket is adorable on your card!

Tracy Woodman-Raymond said...

I love this! what creativity!!! Great ideas on your blog.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

You are SO good at interpreting inspiration pieces.

Cards by Gina said...

So rich, elegant, and stunning! Love everything about your card, especially your woven basket of flowers!

Angela Mclean said...

Very lovely!!!
Angela xxx.

Patti MacLeith said...

WAY fun! I never would have had the patience. I love the basket and the flowers!

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE your twine basket and pretty daisies!!! how very clever! the dark nestie framing looks wonderful with the white daisies - thanks so much for playing with the WMS challenge!!

Jacqueline said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the little basket with the daisies, very inspirational!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Yes, it is a very fun Easter Card. I love it and your basket of daisies. *smile* Hugs,

Laurie Marmon said...

Your little basket is so cute! Great take on the inspirational challenge.

Pauline said...

Such a lovely basket, great colours too. Pauline x

Margaret Moody said...

I just LOVE this, Regina! I love the colors, how you used the Top Note die, and especially, the precious basket! Love the daisies too with their button centers! You continue to amaze me, friend! I just love your creations!

Paper Art Diva-Stephanie Daughtrey said...

Regina, this is just too cute! Your stuff is super. TFS. Your pal, Stephanie

Nancy said...

I love it! The basket and flowers are so cute!

Kris said...

WOW! this is awesome I love the basket what a cool idea!

Mary Fish said...

Outta the park with your creativity and rendition of the inspiration. Hugs, M

rlo said...

that basket is hot. it sounded like a lot of work, but it really paid off. loved how you masked and gave it its shape by cutting the basket space out of your purple panel.

Ruth M said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love your daisy basket - a perfect take on the inspiration photo!

Julie Masse said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! What a neat layout and basket - so fun!! Thanks for playing our challenge! :)

JeanFB said...

Beautiful - LOVE the twine basket!! Very clever!