Sunday, March 04, 2018

Easter Wreath

Hi everyone!

It's Anja here. Easter holidays are approaching and it's time to make some Easter cards. I decided to make an Easter wreath, using the new Fresh Spring Floral. It allows you to make a perfect wreath. I used eggs instead of flowers.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Fresh Spring Floral, Happy Phrase, Mr. Peter Rabbit, Nested Stitched Scallop Circle Set, Pierced Circle Set),
- watercolors,
- white watercolor card stock for die cuts,
- white card base (13,5x 13,5 cm),
- patterned paper (13x13 cm),
- acetate foil,
- adhesive foam pads,
- double sided adhesve tape,
- washi tape,
- black pen,
- white pen,
- paper glue.

First I die cut the pieces for the wreath. I die cut two sets. I used my new Gansai Tambi watercolors to color the greenery and the little flowers.

I added small white dots with white pen to the middle of the flowers.

Then I used the same colors to color a piece of paper. I drew stripes of different colors. I let the paper to dry.

I cut Easter eggs from different colors.

Then I combined everything into the wreath and glued it together.

I cut a scalloped circle and then die cut  another circle into it to make a circle frame.  I glued the frame around the circle cut from the patterned paper.


Then I cut the circle into the card base and pattered paper. I used washi tape to hold the die to the middle of the paper.

I put stripes of double sided adhesive tape around the hole and glued acetate foil on it.

I added adhesive foam pads on the other side of the patterned paper.  Then I glued the wreath on the foil and then the patterned paper on the card base.

Something was missing, so I decided to put a sentiment on the card. I die cut phrase happy from white card stock and glued it over the wreath.

I decided to hand write the phrase Easter inside. I used black pen.

And this is my finished Easter card.

Don't forget to stop by in the store and check out the new stitched collection of dies. They are so loely and you can still get them 25 % off.

Have a nice Sunday. I'll be back again next week.
Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:


Joanne said...

So pretty Anja. I love the vibrant colors and how you used the Easter eggs from Mr. Peter on the fresh spring floral wreath. Beautiful work!!!

Janja said...

Very nice card with Easter wreath, Anja.

Pam MacKay said...

What a gorgeous wreath! Love your design and color combo!!

Lois said...

You've created a beautiful wreath. There is such dimension on it. So much so that, at first glance, I thought it was recessed in the cut-out circle. Beautiful colors!

Mary Marsh said...

This is such a pretty Easter/Spring wreath Anja. I like how you added the eggs to the wreath and the colors are so pretty - creative work.

Sukie said...

Gorgeous card! The wreath is so beautiful! I love all of the dimension you added, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Jeanne said...

What a beautifully detailed card! I love how you inset the wreath - just grogeous. It really sets it off.