Monday, March 30, 2020

Egg-cellent Friend Easter Card


Hey, Crafty Friends!! I'm back with Team Xyron today!!
I hope you are having a HOPPY Monday! 
 It's hard being apart for the holidays but that doesn't mean we can't send our friends and family a little love! With Easter drawing near and with everyone staying indoors I'm taking to sending much needed Easter Blessings via snail mail.

Today, I will show you how I added lots of dimension to my Easter card but still keep it lightweight with an item you probably already have in your craft room!



Supplies Used
Mega Runner(Xyron)
Big Shot  (Sizzix)
Joyful Easter (Pink and Main)
Joyful Easter Dies (Pink and Main)
Cloudy Frames Dies (Pink and Main)
Stitched Ovals Dies (Pink and Main)
Patterned Paper (Echo Park)
110 lb White Cardstock 
140 lb Mixed Media Paper
Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko/ Imagine)
Water Brush Pen
MISTI (My Sweet Petunia)
Craft Foam

I had this adorable Joyful Easter set from Pink and Main I thought was absolutely perfect.
Using a MISTI, I stamped my images onto 140 lb. mixed media paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Then, colored in my images using Derwent Inktense Pencils and blended out the colors with a water brush pen.



Next, I used a Big Shot and the matching Joyful Easter Dies to die-cut each image out.


And here is how I gave my card that "POP" to add dimension without all the heavyweight and bulk...

I ran a piece of CRAFT FOAM through my Xyron Creative Station. Then ran a piece of pink gingham paper. Then attached both together.


I set that aside for a moment. Don't worry. I'll show you why we needed that foam piece real soon.

I took a 4.75" x 3.5" piece of cloud paper and a 4.75" x 1.5 " strip of green polka dot paper. Then layered and attached the green strip onto the cloud paper with my Xyron Mega Runner to create a little landscape for the front of my card.


And then, here's what I did with my foam...

I die-cut that covered sheet with my Cloudy Frame die, creating a lightweight 3D frame!! And because I previously attached adhesive to the back, it is now a self-adhesive 3D frame!!

Next, I attached it to my card front, surrounding the landscape scene.


For even more dimension to my card, I made even more self-adhesive foam... this time- double-sided!!

I inserted the foam into my Xyron Creative Station but instead of adhering paper, I simply flipped the foam sheet over and ran it through again a second time. This resulted in adhesive being on both the front and the back!!

Then, all I had to do is cut it with scissors to the desired size and shape I needed for each of my colored images.


I stamped out the phrase and sentiments with more Versafine Onyx Black ink and then die-cut them out using Pink and Main's Stitched Ovals Dies. Then attached the "you're an egg-cellent friend" to the front of the card.


I had lots of left-over images that couldn't fit onto the front of my card so I decided to decorate the inside of my card as well and add them there.

I took leftover strips of paper I had from the front cover and cut them down to create a coordinating landscape inside. I attached all the pieces with my Xyron Mega Runner. There wasn't enough to make an exact match but it turned out great anyway.


I think it turned out amazing!!

Here is my finished card...

FRONT


INSIDE


A Few Close-ups






I love these bunnies and chicks!! They're so adorable!! And all these bright colors make me so HAPPY!! Or should I say "HOPPY"??!! Hahaha!!

I hope you all enjoyed my project for today and have a very HOPPY EASTER!!

Until next time,
HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsyana