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Before I start... if you haven't already heard already, I am the newest Splitcoaststamper Dirty Girl Designer!!!
I get to work some of the most amazing talented artists around for the next 6 months and I couldn't be more thrilled.   You can check out all of the other Dirty Girl members HEREWoohoo!

Who doesn't love a fabulous deal? This week, the stakes are getting higher in Flourishes' Gambler's Sale! As the items sell off, the discounts get a little bit higher! Are the items on your wish list still in the store? If so, you might want to act now before they are going, going, GONE for good! This week, all prices STOREWIDE are 50% off!

Why is this sale a gamble? Well, ALL of the items now in the store will be sold off -- never to return again. So, if you see something you really want -- buy it now or take a gamble to see how low the price will go! Like we said, this week everything is 50% off with the code GAMBLERS50. Just use that code in the coupon box at the time of check out to get 50% off your entire order, even on already reduced sale prices! Each Monday, between now and February 24th, we'll be adding another 10% off!

Well... I've done it again today!  We're only 3 days after Valentine's Day and I have again... made another Easter card... Yup!  And I love it!!!  Well it is only 29 62 days away so I guess that's not too bad right?

I decided to create an easel card with a twist... the twist being that the front of the card is actually a piece of clear cardstock (acetate) and it reveals what's inside the Easter basket...

Yummy.... look at all that sweet goodness in there!  Mmm... Peeps... one of my sinful favourites!  LOL! (That's a LOT of masking... but it was fun to create!)

My basket, the bow and all of the of its contents are all images in the "Easter Baskets" stamp set.  I stamped all my images onto Classic White Cardstock using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink.  I masked off a large oval and airbrushed the sky and the grass and then coloured the remainder of the image with Copic Markers:
B00, B01, B02, B04, BG11, BV01, BV31, E25, 
E27, FY1, FYG1,G02, R000, R01, R27, R32, R35,
R37, Y0000, Y04, Y11, YG21, YG23, YG25 and YR61

Here is my easel card all propped up. I decided to use an elaborate paper tab to hold it up.  This cuts down on the bulk of the card and folds down nice and flat inside the card!

Here's a close up that detail...

I actually used the Vintage Wallpaper stamp to add some lacy-ness to the top panel of my white cardstock. I added some Distress Ink too for a touch of "old".

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to grab your stamps and start creating some fun Easter card creations for all of those special people in your life.  Happy stamping!

Before you go, I have to tell you that the design team created some eye candy so sweet, it could give you a cavity! So, hop on over and see their beautiful creations to serve as a dose of inspiration to kick off your week!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to use the code GAMBLERS50 for 50% off sitewide! Happy shopping!!!  See you back here soon!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Vintage Wallpaper, Easter Baskets)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White, "Emerald Coast" Paper Collection, Clear Cardstock
patterned papers: Graphic 45 (Twelve Days of Christmas)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Ranger Distress, Copic Markers
ribbon:  Unknown
other: thread, Perfect Pearls.


TLady said...

CONGRATULATIONS ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) WHAT FUN!!!!!! ANNNNND, WOW!!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE your card!!!!!!!!!!!I didn't realize it was only 29 days left till Easter!!!! THIS card is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) There's ALOT OF LOVE in this card with all that MASKING!!!!!!!!:) WELL WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!:)

Heather Jensen said...

Congratulations, Allison! This is such a sweet Easter card. :)

Lynne said...

Love easel cards and this one is a must try.

Allison Cope said...

Ooops... that should read 62 days til Easter. LOL!!!! Easter is April 20th this year!

KimCreate said...

Congrats on being a dirty girl! That's fantastic! OMG, your card is gorgeous! I love how you made the top a acetate piece, the coloring on the eggs and Easter Basket is fantastic!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh that’s so cute Ally. Fantastic design inside and out girl. So cheerful and fun. And congrats again lady on the’ll LOVE it. I’m so happy for you!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is a sweet card Ally, fresh and ready for spring. Congrats on Dirty girl! That is so awesome!

Deborah Anton said...

Congratulations Ally!! Well deserved and you will certainly shine! Awesome card and love that surprise when it is opened.