Hello everyone! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I had such an eventful weekend and I know some of you have also had an eventful weekend.
Today I wanted to get ahead (I guess it's not ahead since Easter is right around the corner) and create some Easter cards. This is quite a simple card to create but can be amped up or amped down, the choice is, as always, yours!
I used an oval die to trace an outline of the die on a heavy card stock. Then I took 3 of the Nuvo Markers (Blue Bliss, Purple Passion, and Raspberry Tart) and simply made stripes of the colors all along my oval shape. I was very messy with this part since it really doesn't matter. I then heat embossed this egg panel using clear embossing powder. I did this a few times. I wanted the egg to be super glossy and a bit raised. Also, I wanted to give the illusion of the Easter Egg “cracking” to welcome all the Easter festivities. To create the cracking effect, I simply took my heat embossed piece and just bent the paper back and forth. Because we have so many layers of the embossing powder, the gloss cracks just a tad bit. It is such a neat effect and I plan to use it in many other cards in the future!
Once I had that completed, I created my background paper using the Hare Peaking Stamp set. I stamped some of the cute bunnies and carrots raining down. I then colored the images.
To finish creating my Easter egg, I used one of the oval dies to cut into the middle of the background paper we just created. Don’t throw that wonderful die cut piece out! Although we will not be using it for this project, it is a perfectly beautiful piece that can be created into a wonderful card for the future.
I used some foam tape to adhere my card panel onto the “cracked egg” panel. We are pretty much just created a shaker card without any shaker elements or acetate. I figured the shimmer from the markers and the gloss from the clear embossing powder already made the egg look just beautiful.
once this panel was created, I simply adhered this to an A2 size card base using more foam tape.
I also added a heat embossed sentiment “Happy Easter” onto the bottom of the egg. That completes my card! That's how easy and quick it is!
If you love sending Easter cards, this would be great to mass produce and fun to create. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and I hope to catch you on the next post! Hugs and kisses to all of you!!!
- Nuvo Glitter Markers (Blue Bliss, Purple Passion, Raspberry Tart)
- Tim Holtz Water Color Paper
- Oxide Ink-Wilted Violet
- Brutus Monroe Water Brush
- Brutus Monroe Raven Embossing Powder
- Embossing Buddy
- Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
- Hare Peaking Stamp Set
- Marvy Heat tool
- Neenah Cardstock
- Oval Die Set
- Nuvo Creative Pens
- Fiskars Stamp Block