I've been working with digital vintage Easter images for the past three days. I've found quite a stash of them, but had quite a bit of work to do on them to size them and get their background colorized to be able to use them in a frame without hiding the picture. Out came PaintShop Pro to add an additional border around many of the images, but then I had to work with the background colors and images to clone the right textures and colors into the border to blend into the existing image. I have finally finished all that grunt work and should be able to get started with some mojo to actually come up with a design, but I've had my daughter's birthday card that I need to get finished on in mind as well.
While letting my juices mull on her card, I had a yen to use a BINGO card and I found a cute little kitty digital stamp to Copic color, so I pick the paper colors. In the midst of finalizing her papers, I realized the one of my little vintage Easter chicks would be perfect with the same colors. After finishing the sketch for Jackie's birthday card, I pulled out that little chick and realized not only would all the paper colors go just perfect, but Jackie's birthday card design would be perfect as well. So, I decided to use it on my first Easter card to see how it would look. I did some work on my Easter card's BINGO card and blended too images to make an EASTER bingo card, colorizing it, and a little tape measure I wanted to use, in PaintShop Pro. I am really pleased with my BINGO Easter card, and I know the design will be cute on Jackie's birthday card as well.
Recipe: Papers: Darice Kraft cardstock (base); DCWV Everyday Essentials; Jillibean Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup Coordinating stripe. Lifestyles dies: Lace Circles & Circles. Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive. Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter. Vintage Easter Chick image (Graphic Fairy). Vintage Bingo card and tape measure (found online). Colorbox Chestnut Roan sponge-distress edges.