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