Yes I know yesterday was the day to wish everyone Happy Easter but in case you haven’t noticed, Sunday is one of the two days in the week that I don’t post to my blog. I take the day to relax and spend time doing other things. Yesterday I was able to spend the day with my youngest daughter and her lovely family. I don’t send out any Easter cards but I do make one each for my grandchildren.
This year’s card is inspired by lots of cards I have seen over time posted on blogs, demonstrator pages and Pinterest.
I started by cutting an oval from the left hand side of Whisper White card using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and stamping the greeting from the Suite Sayings stamp set onto the right hand side using various inks – Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist and Pacific Point. ( I realise that by having the card with the lightest ink at the front you can hardly read the greeting. It says – Wishing you all the beautiful blessings of Easter – kind of nice isn’t it?). To create the “Easter Egg”, I cut a frame from one of the pink or blue colours using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to match the stamping and attached it behind the oval cut out. I used the Up and Away Thinlits Dies to cut the various shades of pink or blue, including additionally Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Dapper Denim and Night of Navy. I also cut six Whisper White detailed balloons using the same set of dies. I attached the pieces of pink or blue card behind the balloon and then attached the balloon behind the oval. I trimmed away whatever part of the balloon I didn’t need and attached the Whisper White card to the scored and folded card bases using dimensionals.
To decorate the inside of the cards I cut one long edge of a piece of Wild Wasabi card using the Fringe Scissors (now on the retired list) to create a grass effect and attached it across the bottom of Whisper White card (make sure that you only attach the solid piece of card, not the fringe). I stamped the little bunny from the Every Occasion stamp set (now on the retired list) onto Whisper White card using various shades of pink or blue and cut them out. I attached the bunny to the right hand side of the grass. I used a retired oval punch to once more punch varying shades of pink and blue “easter eggs” and attached them to the left hand side of the grass, partially hiding some of the egg.
I love how cute these cards are and so did my grandchildren.
Don’t forget to check out the retired list regularly to see what is still available and make sure that you do not wait too long to place your order, things are selling out fast.
Bye for now,
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