Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chalk Popping Easter

Today's cards were made for the Oldies Challenge over at Artsy Inkers hosted by Stampwilly at Stampwilly Designs. 

I stamped the eggs (Studio G) with Versamark and added chalk. I used a Fiskar corner punch.  It is an embossing punch.  Depending on how much pressure you apply when you punch determines if it will emboss or not.  So for the shimmery paper mats, I pressed down extra hard to get the embossing. 

The band on the left side is one of my favorite ways to use ribbon.  You start by cutting a piece of paper to 1.5 by 4 inches.  Then you add pieces of ribbon on the diagonal until the piece of paper is covered.  I've used my tape gun in the past when making this, but this time, I used a red tape sheet.  So much easier.  This is a great way to use snippets of ribbon, but I did not use snippets of ribbon this time.  That's because I really loved the look of the March's Really Reasonable Ribbon Club pack.  So I used the ribbon from it.

When I got done assembling the cards, they needed something.  So I stamped the sentiment by My Favorite Things with Versamark and added chalk.

Here are some individual pictures so you can see more of the details.
I didn't realize until I was photoing the cards that I used the wrong punch for the mats for the pink egg.  Whoops.
I used snippets of white cardstock to create the ribbon band.  All of the black cardstock are snippets and the green and blue shimmer paper are snippets.
I am going to enter these cards:
Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog - Challenge #114 Bright Spring Colors (RRR114)
Thanks for stopping by and please come back again. 


  1. Pretty cards Sarah! I do love the designs.


    Di xx

  2. I love these cards. I can see now that you used the textured paper and I really like that. You would never know about the different punch if you hadn't written it here.

  3. These are so cute Sarah! I love how you did your ribbon, I will definitely have to remember this idea and share with others about it. I love your cute eggs too, all your cards are so festive and springy!! Have a Blessed Easter Sarah!!! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Very fun idea and designs Sarah.

    Hugs diane

  5. What a great way to use ribbon! It makes a stunning border down the side. xx