Welcome back! I'm so glad you could join the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team on our first blog hop of April. You might have just arrived from Jeanna’s blog. If not, go back and check out her clever tower box!
I decided to make a couple of projects to celebrate Easter. Here is the whole ensemble.
For the card, I made the base with Very Vanilla Cardstock and layered on the newsprint pattern from the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper. For the focal point of the card, I diecut an oval from the Calypso Coral pattern, and backed it with a piece of the matching Tea for Two fabric. I also diecut a piece of felt with the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, and placed it in the middle of the egg before stitching it all together. Then I adhered it to the card front. The greeting was stamped with Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, and punched with the Word Window punch. I pierced a hole for the Pool Party Baker's Twine, and then mounted it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. Pretty simple to complete. You can see two other versions I made of this card here.
I found these wooden, pre-painted Easter eggs at the craft store. I altered them in two different ways, one with stamped images and the other with strips of fabric. You can see Calypso Coral and Baja Breeze fabrics on the eggs in the basket in this photo. Two photos above you can see the Baja Breeze flower and the Lucky Limeade leaves that were stamped, colored, die cut and decoupaged to the eggs.
Here are some close-ups of the process with the stamped and decoupaged eggs. I filled in the outline images with a blender pen and reinkers to give them more color.
Here is a close-up of two of the stamped and decoupaged eggs.
For the fabric eggs, I cut 4 strips at about 1" x 6". If your eggs are a different size, you might need to alter this. First, I decoupaged a strip around the egg over both points. I repeated this two more times, rotating the egg and making sure the last strip covered any gaps. The very last strip was applied around the middle horizontally, and then I added more decoupage to the whole egg to seal it.
I even colored the grass to match! I bought white shredded paper from the gift section at the craft store, and then sprayed it with a Stampin' Spritzer using alcohol ink and the Lucky Limeade Reinker.
Here is a close-up of the fabric egg and the colored grass.
Sarah’s Blog for the next stop on the hop. You won’t want to miss her adorable tag pouch and tags. Thanks for stopping by!
129141 (Wood-Mount) or 129144 (Clear-Mount) Secret Garden Stamp Set
115470 (Wood-Mount) or 127802 (Clear-Mount) Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
126957 So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
126984 Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad
126960 Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad
126955 Pretty In Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
129311 Tea For Two Designer Series Paper
101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
129393 Creped Filter Paper
Accessories & Tools:
129308 Tea For Two Designer Fabric
125574 Pool Party Baker's Twine
119857 Word Window Punch
129381 Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz Die
129372 Secret Garden Framelits Dies
126189 Paper-Piercing Tool
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
102845 Blender Pens