Hey Friends! It is EK, and I am sneaking in today to share a spring-inspired card with you.
There are two ideas I always seem to connect to the beginning of spring: new life and rainbows. It always seems that when the trees start blooming buds once again, all over you see pictures of baby farm animals. Additionally, spring is the seasons of rain showers and rainbows, both of which help feed the blooming earth. So today I thought it might be fun to combine the two ideas into one spring themed card. Needless to say, I created a baby chick rainbow card.
Check out my step-by-step tutorial below:
Step One: Die cut baby chick parts seven times, using the White Soft Finish Cardstock and the Little Chick die set.
Step Two: Color the chicks in rainbow colors using alcohol markers. I used R20, R22, R24 copics for the red, YR00, YR02, YR04 for the orange, Y11, Y13, Y17 for the yellow, G40, G42, and G46 for the green, B91, B93, and B95 for the blue, V22, V25, and V28 for the violet, and RV91, RV93, and R95 for the purple.
Adhere the wings to the bodies using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Three: Color the legs and beaks with alcohol makers. I used YR21 and YR24 copics. Color the eyes. I used W6 copics.
Adhere the legs, beaks, and eyes to the chicks.
Step Four: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold it to make a 6 inch card frame. Die cut a piece of Pale Peach Soft Finish Cardstock with the largest Dashing Squares die set.
Step Five: Blend Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink onto the peach cardstock over the Earth & Sky stencil to create a soft sky background.
Adhere the peach cardstock to the card frame with some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the chicks in rainbow color in a rainbow arch using Kids Choice Glue.
Step Six: Add a sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set. Stamp it once with Dried Marigold Distress Oxide and again slightly shift with Carved Pumpkin.
It really might just be me, but I adore how this card came out. I think if is a really fun approach to the spring season.
When you think of spring, what ideas come to your mind? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting!
It’s Sara here today. I have a new project for you to celebrate Spring. These tags are made from a recycled paper and die cut with Planner Essential 2 –– they are perfect for all of your Spring giving!
These are the steps to make them:
- Distress the tags a little bit (as you like it –– this is not necessary)
- Stamp the flowers from Color My Flowers stamp set with Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercolor them (I’ve used a no-line technique but you can do as you prefer)
- Once you have all colored, die cut them all and add a drop of Nuvo Crystal Drop in the center
- Stamp your sentiment from the Spring Sentiments stamp set
- Die cut the leaves from a piece of vellum using the Leafy Branch 3 die
- Add all your pieces with glue and mounting tape to create dimension and interest
- Finish your tags with a piece of rope or ribbon
Hope you like it!
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. This winter has been long and I am dreaming of Spring. Since Easter and Spring are around the corner I decided to create a Chick celebrating Spring.
Below you will find the steps to create your own Sassy Chick Spring Fever card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish cardstock 110lbs 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold for a vertical side fold card.
Step 2 – Diecut Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Circles to the center front of card.
Step 3 – On a scrap piece of cardstock ink Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn. Diecut Tree (grass die). Diecut Adventure Edges (Clouds die) on scrap piece of cardstock. Use the diecut as a stencil using an mini ink blending tool and add Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass. Adhere the grass on the bottom of the clouds and adhere the panel to the inside of the card with the clouds showing on the front of card.
Step 4 – Diecut Little Chick using White Soft Finish cardstock. Color the pieces and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. Cut a slit on the left wing. Diecut Party Accessories (Balloon and string) and assemble. Adhere to card placing the string through the slit. Diecut Party Accessories (glasses) and adhere to Little Click.
Step 5 – Stamp Spring sentiments using Versafine Onyx Black Ink to the bottom of the card.
Step 6 – Diecut Spring Basket (flowers & grass patches) color in and adhere to card.
Step 7 – For added interest apply Glossy Accents to the balloon and glasses. Be sure to let it dry thoroughly.
This card can be used for any occasion by changing the sentiment and character. Below is a link to the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.
Good morning all!! Kathy here, with two of the wonderful new dies just released in Susan Tierney Cockburn’s newest collection –– Lupines and the Garden Watering Can!
Lupines come in so many beautiful colors, it was fun to pick these three! You could also make Texas Blue Bonnets with this die if you’d like!
The Lupines are very easy to make, and aren’t they such pretty and happy flowers? Makes you realize Spring IS right around the corner!
I’ve used several colors to give character to the Watering Can, and added Ladder Fern, Baby’s Breath, and Ivy as fillers; all on an embossed piece of decorator paper. The Watering Can is sitting on paper from the Wood Effects paper. And, of course, all of these flowers were put together with the Kid’s Choice Glue.
Again, don’t forget to add the ladybug to one of the leaves!
Keep checking Susan’s Garden Club for her Live tutorials of her new release!
Hope you enjoy making these lovely new flowers as much as I have!
See you soon!
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! This week, Els van de Burgt shows us how to create this Spring Gable Box featuring the Little Chick from Joset’s new collection!
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!