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An Easter Card in Nontraditional Colors


Here's wishing a Happy Easter Weekend to everyone observing the holiday!

It was hard for me to write this post, I don't really know what to say. I don't want want to rain on anyone's (Easter) parade and yet...I can't act all cheery and pretend that the Covid-19 pandemic isn't creating a great deal of suffering in the world, it is – physically, emotionally, economically. It's all a bit overwhelming. Be safe everyone, stay home, hug your loved ones if you can, call the ones you can't. Be thankful for the day's gifts (the most precious ones are free).


I made three Easter cards this year and ended up not mailing a single one. I felt it more important for me to stay in than to make a special card-mailing trip to the post office. Even if I had mailed them, with so few planes flying, I doubt they'd have reached the States in time. Still, I have to say, of the three I made, this one is my favorite.

The three bunnies digital freebie is from Beccy's Place. I colored the bunnies and then fussy cut them to fit within this no-brand frame die. The nontraditional paper (no Easter pastels on this card!) is retired Prima Marketing Doodle Deux Collection Two-By-Two. I realized as I was writing this post, that I used this same paper pack on another nontraditional Easter card last year. Which gives me pause...if I've used this as Easter paper two years running than is it not now traditional? Hmm.


Embellishments are a paper bow dressed up with an enamel dot. I created the Easter sentiment with Amelie font.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Prima Marketing Doodle Deux Collection Two-By-Two
Digital stamps – Beccy's Place Three Bunnies freebie
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – no-brand frame, no-brand bow
Embellishments – enamel dot

I'm linking up with: Crafty Cardmakers #254 – Easter, Little Red Wagon #544 – Mix'Em up!, Beccy's Place Challenges April – ATG with Beccy's Place image, Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog #239 – ATG, Pearly Sparkles #50 – Bunnies, Birds and/or Bears, The Paper Funday Challenges #16 – ATG Optional Twist Easter, and Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #266 – All About Occasions.

12 comments

  1. What cute easter bunnies. I mailed mine last week to make sure they got to their places in time. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

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  2. A very sweet card Shani, with such bright colours for Easter! Hope you are well xxx

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  3. Fantastic card, Shani! I adore that paper and your card design is awesome. Lovely post too. Have a wonderful Easter, my friend. And, thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  4. Super cute card Shani. That DSP provides a great background to highlight those adorable bunnies. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

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  5. I love a good non-traditional colour scheme Shani, and yours is awesome! The colours work beautifully together and contrast really well against the black. I love the design too, it makes me think of a family photo. Love it!
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  6. A super fun Easter card, Shani! Those bunnies are so amazing and certainly bring a smile to the face of everyone looking at them! So even though your card wasn't posted, I'm sue it has brought a smile to others! A perfect outcome! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Happy Easter! Please take care and stay safe!

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  7. Great card - love those rabbits!

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  8. Super Easter card! Stay well and be safe.

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  9. Love those rabbits & your non trad colours. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Jo x

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  10. Très jolie carte Shani, j'aime beaucoup son design... Le détail du noeud papipllon est adorable, tout comme les lapins!
    Gros bisous

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  11. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us in the April Anything Goes + Easter challenge over at The Paper Funday Challenges! We appreciate you joining us this month!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, PFC DT
    Love To Scrap 2

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  12. Oh my, these bunnies are the cutest and I love the non-tradition colors. Thanks for sharing at Pearly Sparkles.

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