I hope you all have had a chance to check out all the Easter projects over at the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge Blog this week! There's still time to enter your own Easter project!
But there's a reason that I mention the SUO Challeng blog other than this. I got my idea for today's Easter Card from one of the other design team members, Deena Boos. What a delightfully simple card she made and most of it was with tools, not with stamps! I could hardly wait to try her idea out!
Unfortunately, as often happens in Robin's Craft Room, I got a bit carried away. Could I just punch the "eggs" and place them in some "grass"? No. I had to find something for a background. As I was working on the background, embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder, I wondered if I should just keep it simple. Nope, I kept working on it, and it finally turned out the way I wanted it to.
For the basic elements of the card, I punched three sheets from the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper with the Extra-Large Oval Punch to make the "eggs." I made the strip for the "grass" with a strip of Gumball Green Cardstock and snipped it with the Fringer Scissors. The strip was 3/4" wide. I scored along the long side about 1/4" in from the edge and snipped to that score line on the 1/2" wide. Then I folded on the score line and adhered the 1/4" edge to the inside of the Baked Brown Sugar layer. I ran a strip of Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive under the fringed strip on the front to keep them attached to the front of the card.
I made the background layer out of Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock. I wanted the woodgrain layer to look like slats of wood. So drew lines 1/2" apart using my Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Marker. THEN I embossed the cardstock and sponged the embossed image with Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink. If I'd bought the "Hardwood" stamp set in the first place, I wouldn't have had to go to so much trouble. On the other hand, there's more than one way to accomplish most everything you might want to do in the paper crafting world, and that's what I did.
I also copied Deena's idea of attaching some little flowers to each of the eggs. I made mine with one of the shapes in the Boho Blossoms Punch, and added a Pearl Basic Jewel to the center of each. I also added some pearls to the sentiment layer, which I'd stamped with the Happy Easter stamp from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set and punched with the Decorative Label Punch.
As I am frequently wont to do, I tied this card together with some ribbon, this time with Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. I just made a simple knot with straight cut ends to go along with the straight cut look of the "grass."
I hope you've enjoyed all my Easter cards this week! I've got one more to do – well, maybe two, depending on how much stamping time I have. And I hope you've enjoyed all your Stampin' Up! Easter products. Here are those that I featured in today's project – don't forget that you can just click on any of them and go right to my store to (1) read all about them and (2) buy them if you'd like!