It’s Karen here today, sharing a couple cards I made for Easter! Easter is April 21 this year, so there’s still plenty of time to get a few craft projects done.
Hello Paper Gardeners, Diane here with a spring card for you!
Winter is still roaring pretty strong in my part of the world, even with February behind us. The sunlight as been shy and we are longing for wonderful warm days. With this card, I thought I would make an offering to Mother Nature and let her know that we are ready for a change in scenery! Anyone want to join in?
Step 1: Background
- For this card, you will need a 6 inches X 12 inches piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb), score and fold in half to make a 6 X 6 inches card.
- From a lavender cardstock, cut a 5 3/4 inches square.
- Out of the White Soft Finish cardstock (90 lb), cut a 5 1/2 inches square.
- On the 5 1/2 square piece of white cardstock, spray some lavender and yellow inks. Allow to dry or use an embossing gun.
- Over the layer of sprayed ink, dab some Lilac and Yellow Distress Oxide. Make some different intensity of colors by putting more or less pressure on the dabber. Again let dry.
- Cut out a stencil using the Circle Background (#1262) die.
- With the stencil and a make-up applicator, apply some White PanPastel, here and there to draw some white circles.
- Adhere all layers, one on top of the others, with some Double Sided Tape.
Step 2: Egg
- Die cut the Elegant Easter Egg Large (#1628) using some White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb) covered with some Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
- Peel-off the protective sheet and cover with some Lavender (620) – Silk Microfine Glitter.
- Rub the glitter with fingers to make it really shine.
- On a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb), cut the outer part of the egg.
- Glue the glittered part of the egg on the white egg using Kids Choice Glue.
- Using a lavender ribbon, tie a bow around the egg.
- Glue the glittered egg on top of the card base.
Step 3: Tulips
- Using the Garden Notes – Tulips 2 (#1296) dies set, cut 3 times the 2 petals dies and 3 time the pistils die, out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb).
- Out of a green cardstock, cut out 3 stems, a couple of individual leaves and 3 calyx.
- Color the tulips using some ink marker in a variegating manner. Leaving the middle white, brush on light strokes of lavender. Use a green marker to color the center of the tulips and the pistils.
- On a Molding Pad and using the Loop Tool (from the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set) , shape the tulips to give them dimension.
- Work the leaves using the Leaf Pad and the Leaf Tool from the
from the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set.
- Shade the edges of the leaves with some green ink and the vein with some Yellow Bright PanPastel.
- Finish the leaves with the Medium Ball Stylus also from the
4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set to give some dimension.
- For a complete demonstration on how to make the Tulips, please watch Susan’s video here.
Step 4: Feverfew-1
- Using the Garden Notes – Feverfew-1 (#1589) cut the following:
- Out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb), cut 5 little flowers.
- In some yellow cardstock, cut one plate of each of the 2 sizes of centers.
- Using some green cardstock, cut 4 times all leaves.
- Again, with the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set, shape the little flowers and the centers.
- Shape the leaves with the tool set and shade them with a dark green ink. You can watch this video to see how Susan Tierney Cockburn does it!
Step 5: Grecian Windflower
- Die cut 3 flowers from the Garden Notes – Grecian Windflower (# 1590) out of White Soft Finish Cardstock (90 lb).
- Die cut 6 times the pistils and 2 plates of centers out of the same cardstock.
- Color the petals with a purple ink marker leaving the center white. Color both sides of the petals.
- Shape the petals with the Loop Tool and the Reverse tweezers (both part of the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set).
- Using the Fine Pointed Scissors, cut in half each pistil.
- Dip the tips of the pistils in Kids Choice Glue and then dip it in the Yellow Pollen. Let dry.
- Using the smallest Ball Stylus of the 4 pcs. All Metal Tool Set, cup the middle.
- Using a toothpick and a carving block or eraser, cup each little center.
- Susan Tierney Cockburn has a great video showing how to make those beautiful Grecian Windflowers.
- Using the Kids Choice Glue, assemble the flowers on the card as shown in the picture below.
I hope you enjoyed that tutorial!
Happy Technique Friday, crafters!
This week, Els is showing us a beautiful project that will surely kickstart your Easter projects! Today’s technique features the Elegant Easter Egg Small die set and GLITTER!
Watch the tutorial, shop the supplies and download the project sheet on the Project Page!
Let us know if you’ve tried this project!
Happy Technique Friday!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. Today I have a fun Easter card to share with you! It’s combined using some old and new product from Joset Designs –– the new character die Little Chick and the Bunny die. Below are the instructions so you can make your own super fun Easter Card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, score at 4 1/4” and fold in half for a horizontal side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock to 5 1/4” x 4”. Diecut Adventure Edges II using a scrap piece of cardstock. Using ink of your choice create the clouds on the upper section of the cardstock. I used Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.
Step 3 – Diecut Adventure Edges II for create the Foliage. Dark green for the Foliage and lighter green for the grass. Adhere to the background created from Step 2.
Step 4 – Diecut Little Chick and Bunny using Color cardstock or Ink it yourself. Assemble the characters using Kids Choice Glue. Adhere to card. The big egg shell under the grass and the smaller egg shell under the grass. Adhere the backside Bunny over the big egg shell and remember to tuck some carrots in there. Adhere the Little Chick to the left bottom side.
Step 5 – Stamp Spring Sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the panel just above the Bunny. Adhere the entire panel to the card front.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This card can be used for other occasions by changing the sentiment. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products Used:
It won’t be long before the tulips are blooming and the Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs! Good Morning, this is Selma Stevenson. It is time to start working on Easter cards since Easter is just one month away (April 1). Today I incorporated tulips along with a cute bunny to create this card.
It’s challenge time again! Our Design Team are back this month with lots of inspiration for this month’s challenge … are you ready!!!!!
With Easter being about 6 weeks away being this year at the end of March/beginning of April. If you didn’t know Good Friday falls on the 30th March and Easter Sunday on the 1st April, so it is fairly early this year. So for our challenge this month we are going with an Easter theme.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on our Facebook Giveaway post and answer this question: What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to create an Easter Card?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, February 23rd, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog & Facebook page.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post.
It’s Debra today. Happy Easter! I’ve been thinking of the days when my children were young enjoying filling beautiful Easter baskets with decorated eggs and treasures. I wanted to create a basket card and fill it with glittered eggs just as my children did. I used the Bamboo Trellis die to create my basket. Let me show you how.
1. Fold an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock in half to form a standard A2 size card base. Cut a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of white cardstock. Emboss with the Fleur de Lis embossing folder. Die cut the embossed piece with the Accordion Oval Card die. Clip out the center oval creating a frame. See photo below.
2. Die cut the Bamboo Trellis from cream cardstock and clip off the bottom part. Nest the two largest decorator ovals from the Accordion Oval Card die together, closer at the bottom, and die cut from cream cardstock. Clip from the oval and cut in half to form the handles for the basket. Ink all pieces with brown ink. See photo below.
3. Using scraps of green cardstock, die cut 2 grass edges from Outdoor Edges and 2 grass strips from Country Scapes- Country Flora 1 to use as grass for the basket. Cut a small green piece to cover the center of the trellis. Adhere the handle strips on the back side of the embossed piece, showing through the front. Adhere trellis to the bottom 3rd of the oval opening. Trim off excess. See photo below.
4. Cover a piece of white cardstock with Transparent Double-Sided Tape. Add eggs and butterflies from the Small Eggs Peel-Off to the adhesive, sticky side down, and glitter with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off excess and polish with your finger. See a video that Els created HERE to see how this technique is done.
5. Color Peel-Offs with Copic markers as shown in the video and trim closely with Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Pointed Scissors.
6. Die cut a bow from the wreath bow die from a pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet and another from cream cardstock. Save the cream negatives to place inside the bow on the card front.
7. Assemble the card. Adhere a piece of light blue pattern paper to the top half of the card front. Add the embossed basket panel to the card front on foam adhesive. Adhere front 3 eggs to basket on foam adhesive and back 2 eggs directly on the card base. Add grass between eggs to fill in space. Add bow to top of basket. Trim outside of oval with Transparent Glitter Border. Add butterfly to top left to complete.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope making the Trellis Easter Basket Card with me today will inspire you to look for different ways to use your dies to create beautiful projects for those special people in your life.
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
898 Small Eggs Peel-Off Black
727 Bamboo Trellis
E109 Fleur de Lis Embossing Folder
772 Accordion Oval Card
914 Outdoor Edges
991 Country Scapes – Country Flora 1
802 Fine Pointed Scissors
7010 Glitter Borders Assorted Transparent/Gold
731 Wreath Bow
640 Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Transparent Double Sided Adhesive
409 Pink Velvet Adhesive Sheet
Cardstock – white, green, cream
Light blue pattern paper
Brown ink pad
It’s Frances Byrne here today. As Easter is only two weeks away, I decided to create an Easter card for my tutorial today. I have used some of Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Peel Off Stickers and another one of the grids from Susan’s Garden Patch range of dies.
Here is how I created my card:
1. Die cut the grid from the Garden Patch 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves die set using brown cardstock and also designer paper.
2. Trim out the grids on the left side of the grid as per photo above. Layer grid to a piece of blue cardstock which is 4 1/2″ square. Add the designer paper squares to the outer grids. Cut a piece of white cardstock 2-7/8″ square and adhere it into the large grid.
3. Create a top-folding card from green cardstock which is 5″ square and attach the layers created in step 2 to card.
4. From the Small Eggs Peel-Off stickers, place three eggs and two butterflies onto white cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on top. Remove release sheet, cover peel-offs with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish glitter with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique HERE. Color your images as desired.
5. Cut a piece of green cardstock 1″ x 3-1/2″ and another which is 2″ x 3-1/2″. Use the grass die from the Outdoor Edges set to die cut grass, keeping the die near the top of the card so you keep the full depth of the card. Ink edges using green ink. Trim grass so it is 2-7/8″ wide.
6. Assemble Easter Eggs and grass, adhering one of the eggs to the white cardstock first, then the 2″ deep grass over this. The last two Easter Eggs are attached to the card using foam tape and finally the 1″ deep grass again adhering with foam tape.
The inside of the card:
7. Cut a piece of white cardstock 3-7/8″ square and layer this to a piece of brown cardstock 4-1/16″ square. Layer this to a piece of blue cardstock 4-1/2″ square which is adhered to the inside of the card.
8. Roughly trim around the negative Easter Egg and butterfly image which remains after using the peel-off for your card. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the image as per photo above.
9. Cut a piece of Transfer Sheet large enough to fit over the Easter Egg and butterfly. Remove the protective backing and place the tacky side of the Transfer Sheet onto the negative shapes. Burnish with a bone folder or your fingers and carefully lift the Transfer Sheet checking to ensure that all of the pieces lift at once. You can see Els’ video using this technique HERE.
10. Now move the Transfer Sheet with negative shapes attached to it over to the card. When it is in the right spot, place it down onto the card and rub the front of the Transfer Sheet to release the pieces onto the card. Carefully lift the Transfer Sheet to check and make sure all of the negative image pieces are now on the card. (Don’t remove the Transfer sheet until all pieces are in place).
11. Using the Alphabet 1 – Caps die set, die cut “EASTER” from green cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere the letters so they are centered to the inside white card.
12. Die cut “Happy” from the Happy Birthday die from green cardstock that has Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive on the back of it. Adhere this above and to the left of the word “EASTER”.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Supplies:Elizabeth Craft Designs: 1004 Garden Patch 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves 914 Outdoor Edges 783 Happy Birthday 967 Alphabet 1 – Caps 898 Small Eggs Peel Off Stickers Black 600 Transfer Sheet 508 Transparent Double Sided Tape 64mm 641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter 802 Fine Pointed Scissors Other: Cardstock: white, brown, blue, green Echo Park Bundle of Joy New Additions Boy 6 x 6 Paper Pad Green Ink Copic Markers Foam Tape