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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Easter is approaching

It's been a wild and wacky week. Yesterday, I enjoyed a very long lunch with my bestie; we hadn't "lunched" since November and 4 hours later, we decided that the conversation needed to continue next month. Oh my! Then it was on to my dinner with high school friends that meets monhly; I hadn't seen them since October! And last night, we hosted a St. Patrick's Day dinner for 10 at our house. The corned beef was scrumptious, as well as the colcannon, pea salad and tangerine/avocado green salad. Today, my sister-in-law, who is the best in the world, spent all day helping me sort and purge more stuff from my craft room. We accomplished a lot and will be back at it on Sunday.

For today's card, I'm happy to show the card I started working on earlier in the week. It's a beautiful Easter Egg stamp from Magenta. I embossed it in gold, and colored it with Zig's Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers. When I stamped the image, I used washi tape as a mask across the middle. Then I used the same tape and applied it 3 times in the blank space. I fussy-cut the ribbons and the egg; foam mounting tape was used to adhere to the card panel. Where there was a butterfly in the stamp image, I used a 3-D butterfly sticker. I used a Marvy brush marker for a faint blush of color on the bunny's inside ear and nose.

Magenta: Victorian Egg & Ribbons Stamp 01.074.Q

Washi Tape & 3-D Butterfly sticker by Little B

PoppyStamps: Fluffly Bunny die 980

EK Success: Heritage Corner Punch (reverse side of decorated paper)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers

Decorated Paper: TPC Studio

Velvet paper in Porcelain from SEI (bunny)

Marvy Brush Marker in Blush Pink (No. 76) for bunny ear inside and nose

Foam mounting tape

A2 Card Base in White

Speaking of Magenta, here is a posting on their blog from Ellie Knol. I love the fish and the background she created. Take a look!

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I'm anxious to take Marj Marion's Shaker Card class at Art 'n Soul. Since it's midnight, I had better sign off and finish up my evening chores. Thanks for stopping in. I hope the weather is as glorious tomorrow (Saturday) as it was today (Friday) and that you'll find some time to get out and enjoy it!

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