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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I'm In Love With Fran-tage!

Happy hump day all.  It has been a busy past couple of days, but today was mine to do with what I pleased, lol!  So, of course I was card making.  I mentioned before that my Dad gave me $ for my birthday and I used some of it on new supplies.  I just discovered "Fran-tage", a chunky type of embossing powder made by Stampendous that gives a lovely look and texture.  It is has different colors mixed together and they are using it to get a real shabby chic look.  Ladies are especially using it on the Tilda cards.  ANYHOW, I ordered some in white, pink, blue, silver and gold.  Today I used the pink on an Easter card and I LOVE IT!  It gives such a nice effect!  I used it on die cut corners, a little butterfly and a bit around my image.  Looking at it now, I wish I had used it on the scallop circle around my image.

For my image I used a new set of Kitchen Sink Stamps called "3 Step Honey Bunny".  These stamps are amazing!  They are done in layers with your lightest color first, then darker layers on top of each other.  The results are lovely.

Here is a picture of what the Fran-tage looks like:

Maybe this has been around for quite a while, but it was really new and fun to me!  It was a great project and such a relaxing way to spend my afternoon.
Hugs, and enjoy the rest of your week!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations ~ Easter Colors 
Craft-Dee BowZ ~ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Creative Cutting Challenge ~ Easter
Lexi's Creations ~ Easter
The Paper Nest Doll House ~ Easter Colors
City Crafter Challenge ~ Easter
Crafting With Dragonflies ~ Easter - Card or Anything
Handmade Harbour ~ Spring or Easter
Whimsy Stamps ~ Easter Bunnies, Chicks, etc.


  1. aawww, this is so cute!! lovely card!! =)
    hugs, SannaS

  2. Your card is so sweet and love that rabbit!!! Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our April Blog Hop.Stop over and leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize. Hope you can join in the fun.

  3. Hi Joanne, this is the most gorgeous Easter Card, just beautiful, all of your elements fit well and the bunny stamp is just too cute. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  4. What a gorgeous card, and so pretty too. I haven't yet tried Frantage, haven't decided yet if I want to but maybe this will spur me on :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Lovely card! Bravo!
    Good luck!

  6. Great Card.Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspiration with our weekly challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  7. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  8. A beautiful card, good luck with the challenges!

  9. Lovely card,thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  10. This is adorable!! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  11. Stop it! I was resisting getting some of that Frantage before you started! Now, it looks so beautiful.....I just might have to blame you for this! Great card too. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies for our Easter challenge!

  12. Oooooh watch out Frantage is very addictive! A beautiful card love how you used it and thanks for joining in at Lexis, Susan x

  13. I love this beautiful spring card, Joanne! The vines with the tiny blossoms and the sweet butterfly on your bow are the perfect accents for your sweet bunny! What beautiful work!

  14. Thank you so much for playing along over at The Paper Nest Dolls - Norway "Easter or Spring Colours”!

    Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next time!

    Keeley Ainsworth x x x
    Paper Nest Dolls DT- Norway

  15. I love the Fran-tage! I looked at it a couple weeks ago, but didn't order it. I'll have to go back and put it on my wish list. Gorgeous card.

  16. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation for Lexi's challlenge 113: Easter, Hazel, GDT x

  17. WoW - that stuff is really cool... it looks like you made very intricate die cut corners ! Marvelous. This is a fabulous card. Thank you for playing at IKE'SWORLD CHALLENGES. So sorry we cannot enter you into the Prize vote as you haven't used an IkesArt image.
    Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again.

    IKE x

  18. This is a very pretty card, the Bunny is amazing, the papers are perfect! Thanks for entering in Ike's World Challenges, on the challenge blog there is a Freebie, so that everyone can have a chance at the prize. Also I would like to invite you out to our Facebook page, if you go there, we are having swap sign ups, if your interested. Here is the FB link if you would like it:
    Have a Blessed day!
    (IWC DT)

  19. What a beautiful creation. The bunny is so lifelike. Outstanding stamping.

  20. Wonderful card! I love the touches of gold and the beautiful cuts you used to embellish! Thanks so much for playing along with the Creative Cutting Challenge!
    Ruth - DT member CCC

  21. Gorgeous card! Your paper and the tie in with your image is just adorable!!! I love the grey on your image. I haven't seen anything like that before. What a gift that you came over to share it at our challenge! If you would like to be included in our prize entry there is a freebie that Ike generously gives out. I'd love to see what you would do with it using your wonderful style that you used on this wonder piece! We could enter the new piece into our challenge for the ultimate Prize that Ike offers then. Or you could get something from Ike's Store, or maybe something you already have. Totally up to you. But in the meantime, showing us this has been wonderful. Thank you. Best, Samara DT IWC xox

  22. Oh so pretty! Have not heard of the Fran-tage EP....looks very intriguing. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge...hope to see you again!!
    DT Leader

  23. Very sweet and great amount of cute bunnies. May have to look into the EP, very cool and do like the texture on it as well. Fun! Thanks for your wonderful entry at Ike's World Challenges. Shoni, DT


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