Recently, Stampin’ Up! featured an adorable Easter card on it’s Home Page created by one of the Artisan Design Team members, Cindy Schuster, where she created “eggs” using the Balloon Bouquet punch. Cindy came up with the idea of trimming off the bottom of the balloon punch to change it into an egg shape. What a totally brilliant idea!!! I decided that I wanted to try making an Easter card with “egg” punches, created in a similar manner.
Another really cool thing Cindy did on her card was to add speckles to her eggs. For mine, I decided to start out with the blue speckled cardstock included in the March Paper Pumpkin Kit. It was perfect! After I punched out the balloon shapes and trimmed them down to eggs, I added some more speckles by stamping the eggs with Crumb Cake ink using the Timeless Textures stamp set. After that, I also used a Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add even more speckles. I held the brush over my eggs and then used a Bone Folder to whack the brush, causing gold speckles to fly all over the eggs. I love this technique!
I used a few other items from the March Paper Pumpkin Kit on my card. I cut up one of the kraft gift card pockets for the background behind my eggs. I also used the “Happy Happy” and two flower stamps, and the green and white baker’s twine from the kit. I have to admit that it was a little tedious to cut out all those flowers, but once I figured out a method, it really wasn’t that bad … promise!!!
The “EASTER” stamp is from a good old standby – the Crazy About You stamp set. That stamp set has tons of great words. It’s definitely one of my favorites.
To create the grass, I layered some Cherry On Top Cotton Paper with some Tear & Tape Adhesive and then I cut it with my Fringe Scissors and very carefully curled it with a Bone Folder.
In addition to the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, I used the following supplies on my Easter card:
Have a wonderful Easter tomorrow. Hope you share it with your loved ones and have a great day!