My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone,

I have a bright Easter card coming your way today made with stamps from DRS Designs.  I don't think a crocus flower comes in red, but a red, yellow and green color combo always looks so fresh and happy to me, that I feel OK about my artistic license :)

Not sure how well it shows up, the my red base was stamped using the Woven Plaid stamp and red ink, for a tone on tone look. I used the Easy Dot background to make my custom paper. I LOVE this stamp!  It's not new to the DRS catalog, but it's totally one of my favorites. It's so forgiving and you can't make a mistake when creating your custom paper. There's no lining anything up, the dots are random and it works. Every. Time.

The middle strip was made with the Open Plaid stamped in green and those Spring Crocus in the Tub are just so sweet!  And like I do many times, I stamped and cut apart the One Line Happy Easter sentiment to make it fit my card.

Thanks for peeking in here.  Hopefully these types of flowers will be appearing in our yards very soon!

Challenges for this card:
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
Creative Mondays-Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft-Yellow & Red
Incy Wincy-Something Old/New (New crocus stamp/Old border punch)
Pollycraft-Spring has Sprung
The Pink Elephant-At least 3 layers
Let's Ink It Up-Flowers-no digi
Penny Black and More-Spring-no digi
Pile it On-Spots/Stripes
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired-Anything Goes
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Place, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhinestones: Darice, Punches: Martha Stewart and Creative Memories.


Jodie Mackrell said...

pretty card! thanks for joining this weeks Anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

1CardCreator said...

Love the spring colors and the way you colored in the stamp too! Make it a beautiful week!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Karin,
Just perfect image for a spring card and - beautifully coloured! Lovely background also.

Thank you for sharing this with us
at Penny Black and More Springtime Challenge.
Good luck and hope to see you again;-))m

Emily Leiphart said...

Those crocuses (croci?) are beautiful and I love the matching dots paper!

Lindsey said...

Here I was thinking they were tulips till you corrected me! Either way, very pretty!

melissac said...

Love your card!! I hope all is well with you!! Blessings and Hugs!!

marion said...

This is soo colourfull and adorable ! Thanks for playing with us at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

Amanda R said...

This makes me smile just to look at it Karin! Love the colors and that dotty background is great!

Donna Ellis said...

How cute your Easter Card is, Karin! So springy, with darling colors, and of course, fantastic papers!

April said...

So bright and cheery! Great job!

Cheryl said...

I love this wonderful spring card! So maybe a crocus isn't yellow or red (don't ask me because I am terrible at flowers) but I think the image looks lovely in these colors. I really love the stamped, dotty background. I thought it was DP. I so love that you created it.

We had a wonderful, spring day here. I hope you got some of the great weather too and got a chance to enjoy.

Susan Hogan said...

I do love tulips and yours are very pretty! Love the card -simple and elegant.

SuzanneK said...

Makes me wish it was spring. Great bold colours. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne (it's Autumn here in Australia)

Lilli said...

Totally gorgoeus card, love the colorcombo :)
Thanks for playing with us at The Kenny K's Krafty Girlz :)
Hugs Lilli

brenda said...

A beautifully bright and cheerful Easter card Karin.

Thanks so much for joining in our Springtime theme at Penny Black and More this month and good luck with all the fabulous prizes on offer.

B x

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing card. Good custom work. Thank you for sharing and joining LIIU challeng. Hugs, Velma LIIU DTM

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the colors, the patterns, the dot background - and the image! Super card.

Monica said...

How pretty is this card... love the colours and the colouring is simply fab.Just beautiful with all happy spring colours there.

Monica xxx

Melissa S. said...

This is just beautiful. It so remind me of Sprin. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On this week.

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card, Thank you for playing Bloom & Grow at KKKG. Good Luck! xx

Sammibug said...

So fun and spring like! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our “March anything goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope to see you, again, next challenge! ~~Sammibug~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Bea said...

Lovely card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's this week


Nikbee said...

A pretty card. I love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Mynnette said...

Oh so pretty! LOVE that you took creative license with the crocuses--the red and yellow are fabulous! :) Gorgeous work!!!

mags said...

Beautiful card with some lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at LIIU.

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card, love that image :o) Thank you so much for sharing it with us at gingerloft this fortnight. Hope to see you again. Hugs


Donna said...

Gorgeous card, fab choice of papers and such a lovely design! Thanks for joining in our red and yellow challenge at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Chris said...

those tulips are gorgeous, I love the image and your coloring. Plus, your paper choices are lovely too, it's a very cheerful card.
thanks for playing with us at Pile it On.

Cor* said...

Perfectly done. Great punchwork and awesome papers. A very happy easter creation. Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month!

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