Saturday, March 21, 2009
Get a Hop on Easter Card Making!
Now don’t give me credit for having my Easter Decorations out yet! This project was one I did last year (pre-blog) and I just had to share it with you. I used the Paisley Background stamp (now retired from Stampin' Up!®...big sigh!) for tone on tone stamping in the background with So Saffron ink and paper. I also used the same stamp to create the patterned tie-dye egg. You can try this out with any background stamp you have. Using brush side of marker, color the stamp (rubber side up) in bands of color. Mist with spray bottle of water to give a fuzzy dyed look and stamp onto cardstock. Now stamp the outlined egg from the SU “A Good Egg” stamp set over top and trim out the egg shape. I used a pair of decorative edge scissors to make the angled cracked edge across the egg. Stamp the chick in black ink also onto so saffron cardstock and trim out. Color beak in orange and set aside. Use scallop punch and Pretty in Pink cardstock to make small pink border and Gable green CS cut with a wavy edge line on top to make the grass panel. Run through paper crimper then use sharp pointed paper snips to make cuts closely together to create the blades of grass. Ruffle with fingers for texture. Stamp happy easter verse in bashful blue on same colored cardstock, punch hole, tie pink gingham ribbon and attach all elements onto smaller white cardstock panel on card front.