Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Happy Easter Eggs Card

March 22, 2016

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today, sharing a clean and simple Easter Eggs card!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

Have you heard? The new coloured Soft Finish Cardstock has arrived and… it’s so, so beautiful!!!

I had to create something with it right away, otherwise I might hoard it and I’ll end up only petting it every once in a while.

There are so many things I love about this cardstock, but to name just one: it has one coloured side and one white side. This means you can do fun things with it, like using the coloured side to cast colourful shadows on a white card!

Steps to create this card:

1. Pre-cut a 4 x 6 inch double card from a sheet of 12 x 12 inch coloured Soft Finish Cardstock and a single card slightly smaller than 4 x 6 inches from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

2. Select 5 different colours of Soft Finish Cardstock. Use the smallest egg from the Easter Eggs set to die-cut 5 different coloured eggs, placing the tiny heart from the Hot Air Balloons set inside the egg die.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

3. Take the white single card and hand letter your sentiment onto it with a black fineliner. Or you can use Els’s Alphabet dies or a sentiment stamp and black ink!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

4. Add foam tape or foam dots to the coloured side of the Soft Finish Cardstock eggs. I recommend using a foam tape that’s at least 1/8 inch thick.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

5. Remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere the eggs above the sentiment on the white card.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

6. Machine stitch a border around the white card. Secure any loose threads with tape to the back of the card.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

7. Adhere the white card to the front of the coloured double card using strips of Clear Double-Sided Adhesive Tape.

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You can adapt this idea and use it on gift tags, scrapbook pages and cards for any occasion. Just change the dies and the sentiment and you’re good to go!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Happy Easter Egg Card featuring ECD Soft Finish Cardstock

I can’t wait to see what you create with the new coloured Soft Finish Cardstock!

Happy crafting!

Marsha

Supplies: 

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Easter Eggs
Hot Air Balloons
Soft Finish Cardstock – White
Soft Finish Cardstock – Bluebelle
Soft Finish Cardstock – Spring Green
Soft Finish Cardstock – Sunflower
Soft Finish Cardstock – Bright Orange
Soft Finish Cardstock – Rosebud
Soft Finish Cardstock – Perfect Pink
Soft Finish Cardstock – Lavender
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 6mm

Other:
Foam tape (minimum thickness 1/8 inch)
Sewing thread
Black fineliner (UniPin 0.3 mm)

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  • Sheri March 23, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Love this card! Great idea with the color shadow!

  • Raquel Mason March 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Very cool how the color casts a shadow! Great card & I love the idea.

  • Sanna March 22, 2016 at 10:38 am

    as always, such a creative project and such a happy Easter card!!!

  • Karen Aicken March 22, 2016 at 10:03 am

    OMGOsh, this is SUCH a pretty card. I love the idea of casting a coloured shadow and I would never have thought of it. Thank you for sharing!!!!