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Sunday, March 20, 2016

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Speckled Eggs

Did you know that Easter is very early this year? It’s on March 27! Here’s a quick and simple Easter card that you can make using a WOW technique with the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set (item 140675) and the Balloon Bouquet Punch (item 140609). After stamping the balloon shape, simply snip the balloon end-piece off and you have an egg shape!

Stamp the large balloon image in Crumb Cake (item 126975), Perfect Plum (item 126963), Pool Party (item 126982), and So Saffron (item 126957) on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (item 101650). (Stamp directly on the cardstock with Pool Party and So Saffron ink; stamp off the Crumb Cake and Perfect Plum balloon images.) Don’t forget to place your Stampin’ Pierce Mat (item 126199) beneath the cardstock to get a good, stamped image with your photopolymer stamps!

To create the first layer of speckle, stamp the splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (item 130517) in Early Espresso Classic ink (item 119789) across the wide half of the balloon image.

To create the next layer of speckle, use the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (item 141898). Squeeze the sides to push the ink into the barrel, then use your finger to tap hard on the brush. This will cause the ink to splatter across the cardstock.

Cut the stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock into strips so that you can slide them into the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Cut off the balloon end-piece. Now adhere the finished speckled eggs to a card using any simple Easter greeting.

Happy Easter!
Cindy Schuster
2015–2016 Artisan Design Team

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