In my former life (aka before I started homeschooling my kids), I was a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I really enjoyed the creative aspect of designing and making my own greeting cards. From time to time the stamps still come out to play. I thought making this Easy Easter Greeting Card would be the perfect excuse for a play date with my stamping supplies.
Here's what I used: Pale Plum card stock (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.), Vanilla card stock (2 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.), Certainly Celery card stock (3 x 4 in.), coordinating scrapbook paper(4 x 5 1/4 in.), Pale Plum ink pad, Monoadhesive (double-sided tape), various stamps, a small sponge, a cross I cut out of paper, and a piece of silver ribbon for the bow (not shown).
You will be using a version of the masking technique to create your image. First, ink up your sponge by dabbing it repeatedly onto the ink pad.
Lay the Vanilla card stock on a piece of scrap paper and position the cross cut out where you want it. After inking your sponge, gently dab from the cut out image outward, fanning all the way around the cross. You'll need to ink your sponge throughout the process.
Remove the cross to see what parts need more color and replace the cross, repeating the coloring process until the desired effect is achieved.
When you remove the cross cut out, you should have it's image on the card stock.
Using the same color of ink, stamp the "Happy Easter" message on the cross.
Next, take the Celery card stock and gently tear all the edges to create some texture and interest. For best results, make sure you tear up from the far corner and toward yourself. Also, take care to not tear too much off.
Now it is time to assemble the card. Fold the Pale Plum in half and adhere the scrapbook paper to it with double-sided tape. Then adhere the cross sentiment onto the Celery card stock and stick this to the scrapbook paper. You're almost done!
Stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card and/or write a sweet note to your recipient.
Once I had the card all assembled, I still felt like it needed something. So, I stuck a delicate little bow on the corner with a glue dot. I had a really fun time with the masking technique. My wheels are spinning to figure out some other uses for it. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you'll visit again soon!