Todays cards are for SSINK's Mystery Challenge.
ACTUALLY, they are the cards I made for my kids for Easter, but they were inspired by the #SSINKMC31
The three elements from the challenge I chose are: Monochromatic, Baker's Twine, and Spring.
I love the Ombre look so I had to make two different color cards, just because it was so much fun. For the yellow card I used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry card stocks for the fringe. Making nice even fringe is easy with Fringe Scissors. To make my chick polka dotted I stamped him on to a piece of Designer Paper from the Cherry On Top paper stack and cut out just his body. I also stamped the chick on the card then I was able to glue my polka dotted chick on top of the one stamped on the card, so that he had feet. If you love this chick you only have a few days to get him. He is part of the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, Honeycomb Happiness(#141291). You can get the set for free with a $50 Stampin' Up! order. But this sale ends 3/31! If you'd like to shop here is a link to my online store.
For the little lamb card I used Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink (retired color) and Regal Rose (retired color). I used the two retired colors because I found the scraps in my scrap drawer and they were the perfect thing. The twine on this card is from a past Paper Pumpkin Kit and went perfectly with the colors. To tie in the gold thread in the twine I used of my new Bow Clips. The little lamb was quick and easy, I stamped him right on the card with Archival Basic Black ink and then used the Blushing Bride marker to color in his wool.
The hardest part of this projects was deciding which girl got which card! They loved the cards and were the first thing the girls ran to on Easter morning! I hope you had a Happy Easter and were able to spend it with your family. I was able to spend Easter with my family, but not in the typical way we normally do. My grandpa is in the hospital with kidney failure. My mom and I drove a few hours to be there around his bed with my grandma, my aunt, my dad and step mom. It's a matter of days and this world will be with out this kind, soft spoken cowboy. I left heavy hearted, wishing I could stay longer and cherishing my family even more. Time is fleeting, keep those you love close and make every moment count.
And do what you love! If you love paper crafting, we'd love to have you play along with our challenge!