Thursday, March 22, 2018

When This (Christmas) Day - Hoppy Easter - Egg Trio - easel basket

Yogi here today and it's almost Easter time ... So I thought I'd get one of those cards in for my final post this month.

I'm using another of those stamps that was meant for Christmas... but with a little masking it's now good for any time of the year. How many stamps or dies do you have in your stash that you only use for what they were originally meant for?? Why not look at them again and see what you can do with them - you'd be surprised... This one is especially meaningful to me because I have so many happy memories of Easter egg hunting. BIG GRIN

I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design ("When This Christmas Becomes a Memory...");

Also using a couple electronic cut files from Suzanne available on Silhouette. Click image to purchase.

I started with cardstock 8.5 x 11". Scored and fold the cream cardstock at 7" point. Score the remaining 5" at 3.5" from the first score line. You'll have a 1.5" piece to adhere your basket to.

See template image to cut the basket. Emboss the lower section using a basket weave embossing folder (I used Darrice). Sponged all over and hit the high points with Distress pads in various browns. Adhered to front flap leaving about 1/4" on the top edge to slip my eggs and grass into. Cut a strip the width of my card and 1/2" h. inked with a darker brown and adhered to basket. (that's that solid wooden piece that usually keeps the basket sturdy...)

Wrapped some pink narrow ribbon around the handle. Tied a multi loop fork bow and adhered that with hot glue.

Electronically cut my eggs and grass, colored with Distress pads in fun color combinations and used both the negative and positive of each egg. Adhered under lip of basket.

Electronically cut the "Hoppy Easter" from the cream cardstock and swiped Oxide pads across in Easter color streaks... Adhered to front.

On the floor: Stamped the quote, minus the word "Christmas" using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Raided my stash of alphabet die cuts (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Upper Case Alphabet") and spelt the word "Day". Die cut with Nellie's Multi Frame dies setMFD007, first cutting around the bottom flourish and placing it above the die so it wouldn't be cut off. Sponged around edges with some yellow and orange dirty sponges. Adhered to floor.

Electronically cut the rabbits, coloring with some browns and using a clear embossing pen for the tails and embossing with white embossing powder. Folded 2 of them and adhered to the floor to act as my stopper. Adhered the last one where it fit...

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