Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Inspiration!

Card design ©Sharon M. Reinhart April 2011
For those of you in the process of creating cards for Easter and looking for inspiration I thought I would share this Easter card that I created for one of my family members.
Simply layer printed paper onto your card base.  Stamp desired greeting and layer onto cardstock. The greeting stamp is from Penny Black and the ink used is the Vivid Taupe ink -- I love this color. I cut only a portion of the white paper doilie and applied the taupe ink lightly to the decorative edge. The butterflies were created using a Martha Stewart punch and then adhesive pearls from Kaisercraft. Add a little white flower trim at the top and the bottom. I used the Xyron sticker maker or X box as some refer to it, to apply the floral trim. Great method for applying adhesive when you are using ribbon or flat trim.  And the final piece, my favorite, is the flower. Create this flower by die cutting three scallop shapes of two different sizes. I used Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles small, dies number 2 and 3 (1 being the smallest). Stack on top of one another, pierce a hole in the center and insert mini brad, folding back the prongs on the back. Lightly mist with water or even shimmer style mists. From there, simply scrunch up and inwards one layer at a time. Let the scrunched flower dry then gently open with fingers until you achieve your desired effect. Adhere onto card front. Voila! Hope you like it.
Creatively yours,

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