Welcome to the March Control Freaks Blog Tour! Our theme this month is celebrating spring. If you’re following the blog tour lineup, you’ve just come from the very talented Jan Tinklenberg’s blog.
Here are my projects:
PROJECT #1 – Happy Easter Tulip Card
I think tulips are so beautiful, especially when they have that peachy-red two-toned color. The petals on my tulips were created using the largest petal on the Blossom Petal Builder Punch. I trimmed off the scalloped edge of each petal to create the smooth-edged petals. The petals were punched from Peach Parfait textured cardstock, liberally sponged with Riding Hood Red ink, and then the edges were sponged with just a hint of Cherry Cobbler ink. The stems and leaves were cut free-hand out of Pear Pizzazz cardstock (don’t look too closely!) 🙂 and then sponged with Garden Green ink.
Stamps: En Francais, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Pear Pizzazz (textured and smooth), Peach Parfait (textured), Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Black StazOn
Accessories: Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Labels Collection Framelits Die, Big Shot, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls
PROJECT #2 – Easter Bunny Mini Mason Jar
I’ve seen many of these bunnies on the web and thought I’d put one on this small mason jar filled with jelly beans. The mason jar is half-pint sized (8 oz.) and can be found in a four-pack at Walmart. Here are the measurements: Head – Circles, Scallop #2 Bigz Die; Ears – Scallop Oval and Small Oval Punches; Eyes -1/2″ Circle Punch; Nose – Small Heart Punch; Cheeks – 1″ Circle Punch; Mouth – 1/4″ Circle Punch; circle layered behind bunny – 3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die
Stamps: Loads of Love Accessories
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Circles, Scallop #2 Bigz Die; Scallop Oval and Small Oval Punches; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Small Heart Punch; 1″ Circle Punch; 1/4″ Circle Punch; 3-1/2″ Circle Originals Die, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Signo Gel Pen, Blushing Bride 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Ribbon
To see the next blog, click the link below. Jason Casper’s blog is next and I know you’ll enjoy seeing the wonderful projects he’s created! Thanks so much for taking the tour!