Last fall, some of my stamping friends and I acquired a Photopolymer stamp set called Basket of Wishes (142200.) While it was definitely appropriate for Thanksgiving, with three different baskets, four images to fill them with and several all occasion greetings, this is really an all purpose set. I decided to pair it with an Easter greeting from the Suite Sentiments set in the spring Occasions catalog, making virtually the same card twice with just a few changes.
I used Very Vanilla cardstock as a base for both, and the same general color scheme of Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip cardstocks and ink. The flowers in both baskets were colored in with the new Watercolor Pencils (141709) activated with Blender Pens. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits on both – a set that I reach for again and again because the shapes are so easy to work with!
My first version of this card was a landscape orientation, using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder with Pear Pizzazz cardstock for a background, and a round shape of Melon Mambo to frame the basket. I have also used small pieces of a Lace Doily on the Vanilla side to line the basket and accent the sentiment: