Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Egg

As Easter is just around the corner, it seems like a good time to focus on Easter themes for this most glorious of Christian celebrations.  Look for a few more Easter cards over the next several days . . .

When wanting a little dimension for a punched or die cut element, I sometimes opt for punching/cutting out extras and then stacking them.  It’s easy enough to glue them together, positioning the layers while the glue is still wet.*  After it has dried, I usually ink the sides in black or the dominant color in my design.  For the cross on this card, I used five layers.

My new Corner Rounders from Crop-A-Dile are doing a land office business these days:  as seen in this card, rounding the corners on even just one layer is a subtle touch that can change the look tremendously.

* This is also a great way to make faux buttons.  Use maybe three layers, punch the thread holes before assembling, and glue a dry embossed layer on top.  Ink with a coordinating color or use a metallic ink for a realistic metal look.  This will go through the mail more easily than many of the thicker metal buttons out there.

Cardstock:     Bazzill White, Black, generic Taupe & dull Silver cardstock, Beckett Iceberg
Stamps:         Impression Obsession Easter Egg 1
Inks:                 H2O’s Hot Cinnamon
Emb Powder:  Judikins Detail Black
Dies/Punches: Cross punch
Doo Dads:       Silver Stickles

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