Thursday, April 4, 2019

Happy Easter - Winnie & Walter Color Challenge

Hi, Friends....

I am here with another fun card for the Winnie & Winnie March Color Combo Challenge.  Heather gave us the prettiest palette to use this time:

My card uses the "positive" die cut that was left after I made THIS shaker card. I covered it with Glossy Accents and layered it over my "Easter eggs".....which are actually cut with the Winnie & Walter - Big Balloon Cutaways die set. Hey, I can't help it that I saw eggs in those balloon dies!  It made me want to stencil Easter here I am. :)
(My backyard flock of chickens is really going gung ho with their spring laying right now, so I guess I have eggs on my mind!! My hens are mostly blue/green layers.  The eggs are naturally colored, but not naturally stenciled. Breeders need to work on that next! Ha.)

I think W&W has a sentiment that says Easter in their collection, but I don't have I had to use one out of my stash. I dry embossed a pretty floral background. Love how playful and colorful this turned out.

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy Cutaway die
Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Peeled Paint
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Winnie & Walter - Big Balloon Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Big Bang Classic Star Creative Screenings
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Buffalo Check Creative Screenings
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: The Leaf Effect Creative Screenings
Easter sentiment stamp from stash
Clear embossing powder from stash Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
QuicKutz - Flowers 1 Embossing Folder (retired)
Canson - Mixed Media Paper Spiral Bound Notebook
Core'dinations/Darice solid cardstock

Hope you liked my fun Easter card. I usually make more faith-based Easter cards....and this one will have that on the inside.....but I enjoyed getting creative with these pretty eggs. Thank you for stopping by.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Winnie March Color Combo Challenge
2. Jo's Scrap Shack Friday Funday Challenge #275 - AG
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #380-381 - Anything Goes
4. CARDZ-TV - Anything Goes Challenge #86
5. DL.ART April Linky Challenge
Three Amigos Challenge #25 - Springtime 
7. The Artistic Stamper April Challenge - New Growth
8. TCP Tuesday Challenge #356 - Spring
9. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
10. The House that Stamps Built DCC43 - Use a Stencil

11. Papercraft Challenge #17 - AG with extra entry for Easter


  1. Cute! I like your layout and how you combined a lot of different techniques with this card. Great use of a stencil too! Thanks for joining us over at The House That Stamps Built.

  2. This is so cute . I love how you did the stenciled eggs
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL 2019 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  3. What a great Easter card, Janis. Love the colors and the wonderful embossed background!

  4. that card is so very sweet!
    lovely colors!

  5. Hi Janis,
    I love how you embossed the background & incorporated the stencils too. Such pretty bright colours. Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)

    Also Janis, thank you for alerting me about the challenge link up. It is now fixed up & your entry has been added. My apologies for the inconvenience.

    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Organize, plan & track challenges with the Papercraft Challenge Planner.

  6. Very cute! Love the bright colors and the fun pattern on the eggs! And genius idea to use the balloon die to create these eggs; they look perfect! We just got a new batch of baby chicks and I think some of them are supposed to lay blue/green eggs. It will be fun if they do, we've only had brown to date. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. Oh wow -- I love the bright-spring colors you used on this adorable Easter card! That sentiment is sooooo cool! So happy you linked up to the "Stencil Challenge" over on The House That Stamps Built!
    (BTW- thanks for the sweet comment you left on my under the sea card - you brightened my day!)

  8. Oh my goodness, how clever are you to use balloon dies for Easter eggs. That alone was enough to set my brain aquiver, but then I saw the stenciling and my mind exploded! You are definitely on your game this month and I'm busily tucking these fun techniques and ideas away to scraplift.

  9. I like how you used balloon dies to make eggs. I like that I don't have to dye eggs--ours are blue/green too.

  10. Hi Janis,
    Just letting you know that the Papercraft Business Challenge blog has still been experiencing other difficulties with the link up. However, I'm hoping that it has definitely been fixed up now & we would love for you to re-enter your project. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

    You can get to the challenge post here:

    Thanks so much.
    Kind regards
    Lisa @ Papercraft Business

  11. I love the BRIGHT colors and the way you did the happy! Super cool! Thank you for joining Paper Craft Business Challenge #17! Good Luck and come back again! -DT Meghan (


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