I am back with more Easter cards for this week's craft post. Last week I showed you three simple "cute" cards, but this week I have to show that are more inspirational or adult-like along with a more complicated shaker card.
This inspirational Easter card looks simple, but involved a little bit of tedious work. The cross was cut out of kraft paper with a Spellbinder die and mounted up on dimensionals. The white leafy die behind the cross is a old Sizzix die.
I know most paper-crafters today use water colors to create their backgrounds, but I prefer gelatos. They are so much easier to work with and create a very similar water color look. If you don't know what a gelato is, it's basically a gel crayon. To create this look I just rubbed the gelato onto the white card stock and then smudged it a bit with a blending sponge. I used two different gelato colors to create this look.
The sentiment came from an old Stampin' Up! set. I added a few sequins for embellishment.
My next two cards are what paper crafters call "Catty Cases". It means, I just saw the design in the Stampin' Up catalog and copied it using my own papers and supplies.
All the images in these cards come from the retired Stamp set "Glorious Gift" from Stampin' Up. The flower images also came from that set. I stamped them and fussy cut them out.
The yellow embossed part of the card was done with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder.
Using just the flower images from the same "Glorious Gift" set, I created this "Catty Case" card. The outside sentiment is a stamp from another set.
I stamped and fussy cut out a few of the flowers and mounted them up on dimensionals. Stickles were placed in the center of the other flower images.
I tied the ribbon to a piece of Stampin' Up! hardware just like the "Catty Case".
My last card is a shaker card that I made for my granddaughter. I think she will get a kick out of it, but hopefully she won't pull it apart to try to get to the stuff inside. Knowing her curious nature, she probably will!
Shaker cards are a lot easier to make than they look. There are a ton of tutorial videos to google if you want to give one a try. I had to watch one myself to refresh my memory! You basically just need a piece of acetate (or hard plastic) and anything small to put inside to create the shaking effect. I used sequins and tiny beads.
I stamped the egg background first on pink card stock. Then I cut an egg shape out of white card stock, mounted it up on dimensionals, and put it over the egg background after placed the sequins and beads inside.
The cute bunny was stamped, fussy cut, and glued on to the shaker card. I lightly stamped a flower image over the white card stock to create a background.
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