Hello my crafty friend! I’ve got a really quick and easy Easter card for you today. It consists of mostly die cut shapes and a fun banner digi-stamp from Heartcraft Paper. I added a bit of quick coloring and a few brads to pull it all together. My favorite part is the little yellow yolk inside!
To start, I sized the banner digi-stamp to about 4″ wide and printed it onto cardstock, then I cut it out with my ScanNCut. I also used the ScanNCut to cut out the pieces for my card base. It has an egg shape in it’s internal memory. I just sized it to as close to 4.25″ x 5.5″ as I could without going over. Then I cut out three eggs, two from white cardstock, and one from pink pattern paper. I die cut a yellow circle along with several white flowers and leaves. I cut the letters to spell “happy” from blue cardstock, three times each. And the word Easter, once from pink glitter paper, and two more times from white cardstock.
I stacked and glued together the three layers of letters spelling “happy” and the word Easter, with the glitter paper on top. Then it was time to add color. I used Copic markers to color my flowers, leaves, the shadows of the banner, and the letters of “happy.” I used a large ball-tipped stylus and the back of a mouse pad to shape the flower cutouts. Then I added a quick coat of glitter to all of the flowers and the letters with my Aqua Shimmer pen. I stacked the die cut flowers over the the corresponding flower on the banner, then poked through all three layers with a needle tool and attached them with a tiny gold brad. (I like to poke into the back of a mouse pad; it protects my fingers and my desk.) I glued “happy” to the banner.
To put my card together, I scored a line across the top of one of the white eggs, about 3/8″ down; this will be the hinge. I used Super Tape to adhere the two white eggs together, just above the hinge line. Then I glued the pink pattern paper onto the front of the card. I used foam tape to adhere the banner and glued Easter just under the banner. I popped the last flower in place with another piece of foam tape. To finish my card, I glued the yellow circle inside to look like a yolk. Cute, right? I think it’s a fun little surprise for the recipient. Plus, it’s light enough that you can still write on it.
Have you entered Heartcraft Paper’s challenge this month? The theme is Anything Goes and you can win digi-stamps from the new release! Be sure to check out the details and upload a project! Good luck my crafty friend!