Saturday, February 08, 2020

Easter Egg Hunt

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday day edition of the Blog. 

We have a new release of Spring dies, and they are in the online store and 25% off for a limited time. There are 27 new dies in the release and each one is cuter than the next. They will be perfect for your Easter and Spring card making. The DT will be showing more samples in the weeks to come. Today, I am featuring the new Easter Egg Hunt die and made my first Easter card for the upcoming season.

So let's get started on some details of how I created my card.

Design Steps:

As I have said so many times before, having a layout in mind at the start of my card is always a big boost for me. It jump starts my creative thought process. I love working with the sketches that are out there in the online world. That way I just choose the colors and designer paper and I am good to go.
I liked this week's sketch #787 from Splitcoaststampers.

I wanted some bright Spring colors for my card. I chose this grape designer paper from my collection and then paired colors that I thought would work well with it.

Grape Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Grape Gingham Designer Paper: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Heather Layer #2: 3 1/8" x 4 3/8"
Blue Layer #4: 2 7/8" x 4 1/8"
Next I cut the images from the die. I used various colored cardstock. You could always cut everything in white cardstock and use the coloring medium of your choice. I just prefer using the colored cardstock.
Now that my panels and images are cut. I am ready to start my card assembly. I started with the image panel. The images are attached with mini glue dots and Ranger multi medium matte. I like this adhesive because it dries clear.
My original idea was to use ribbon for panel 3 of the sketch. Instead I decided to cut a 1" strip of the lemon-lime cardstock and emboss it. This way the image panel would lay flat on top of it. My cards are always a work in progress.
I attached the image panel to the designer panel layer using double sided tape. For the bunny, I used dimensional adhesive. At this point I wasn't going to use the other bunny. But that changed as well.
To finish off my card I attached the grape card base. I used lemon-lime sequins for element 5 of the sketch. I thought it just kept with the whimsical card appeal. In the upper right corner I used some grape enamel dots. This is the point that I decided to go with the gray bunny. I attached him with dimensional adhesive and my card is complete.
I hope I have given you a fresh idea for a way to use this new die. That's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday!!!

die I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Super cute card! Those bunnies are so sweet! I really like the bright colors you used too!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the fun card you created! The bunnies and sign are so cute.

Janja said...

A nice Easter card and its layout.

Jeanne said...

Pretty card and a great use of the sketch.