The year is already flying by with school holidays almost upon us. First term is almost over and Easter is around the corner!
With that in mind, today I am sharing a card to celebrate Easter in Shades of Green, which is our theme for March here on the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts blog.
This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 4 1/4" to make a top folding card of 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
The stamp set featured is Easter Friends from Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the images in Ranger Archival Ink, a great ink to use for watercolouring as it doesn't bleed. I stamped the patterned eggs numerous times so I could use them in the shaker card as seen above. I used Strathmore Bristol Paper as it is excellent when using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers as a colouring medium. After colouring the girl, basket and eggs, I used the Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends Coordinating Dies to cut the images. I die cut a frame using the larger frame from Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Circles Dies out of Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock and then cut two frames from a foam sheet using the same die with my Sizzix Bigshot Machine. I then took a similar sized circle die from Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies and cut a piece of acetate and adhered it to the back of the green frame with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. The foam frames were glued together and placed behind the acetate, creating a little bed for all the shaker pieces - the eggs and the sequins - which I placed inside, ensuring all the eggs were put face down onto the back of the acetate piece.
I stamped the My Favorite Things Lined Up Dots Background onto a separate sheet of cardstock with the new Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink. This ink gives a wonderful solid impression, it is great for stamping images! I again used a circle die from the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies and cut the stamped background to place behind the frame and foam. I then stamped the Happy Easter sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends and adhered the easter basket onto the stamped circle piece and secured the shaker pieces within the frame. I adhered the entire piece onto the card base and glued the little girl with bunny ears to the front and the card was complete.
Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets n Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.
Happy crafting and have a great day!
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends
Pretty Pink Posh Easter Friends Coordinating Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Circles Dies
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Sizzix Bigshot Machine
My Favorite Things Lined Up Dots Background
Distress Oxide Ink Pad, Peeled Paint