Thursday, April 2, 2015

Joyous Easter Eggs!

Easter Colors... I always think of eggs in soft pastels, bright yellow peeps and deep chocolate brown bunnies!

I've made this card for AAA Cards: Game #36 Easter Colors.

I knew that I wanted to use my Etched Easter Eggs dies by PTI so I went to their website looking for some ideas. A card by Laura Bassen caught my eye and this is my version.

I started by applying Distress ink to heavy cardstock and then applied the egg die cuts over top with a strong matte glue. I then cut the eggs out and left them to dry under a heavy book for a while so they would stay flat. 

Meanwhile I took a "stems" stamp from a rarely used set in my stash and inked it up with Simon Smoke ink to create the design on the bottom of the card... I wanted it to resemble a basket (ish). The eggs were then mounted in a row, some flat, some with a bit of dimension.

I knew that I wanted to maintain the white space at the top of the card so the sentiment, also from the Etched Easter Eggs set, was going to have to go over the bottom portion of the trusty buddy vellum made it easy and the Liquid Platinum embossing powder was just the perfect color.

I'm very pleased with the results of my labors... love those colorful eggs!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Stamper's Select White (PTI); Vellum
Inks - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Broken China, Shaded Lilac (Ranger); VersaMark; Smoke (SSS)
Stamps - Etched Easter Eggs (PTI); Delight in Everything (CTMH)
Dies - Etched Easter Eggs (PTI)
Other - Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder


  1. Gorgeous! Those eggs are so pretty with the lacy die cuts on top. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  2. LOVE the eggs! Thanks for joining in at AAA!

  3. Gorgeous card! I love your Easter eggs in the grass (basket) - and you're right - the Liquid Platinum greeting on vellum is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks do much for sharing at AAA Cards this week! Jill

  4. Beautiful! Love the pops of color with the neutral!

  5. I LOVE...LOVE..LOVE this so much!!! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards "Easter" Colors!!!!