Friday, March 19, 2010

"A Tweet" Easter Card Tutorial

It's hard to believe that Easter is only a couple of weeks away!  Here's a card that I created to celebrate this special holiday, as well as the "how to" instructions so you can make some too!

CTMH supplies used:
  • Buttercup cardstock
  • Colonial White cardstock
  • Topstitch blue dot B&T paper
  • Chocolate grosgrain ribbon
  • "A Tweet" stamp set
  • Chocolate distressing ink
  • Ink colors: Crystal Blue, Blush, Hollyhock, Desert Sand, Garden Green, Sunshine
  • Antique Copper Bitty Brad
  • 3D dimensional dots
  • Glue Dots
  • Blending Pen
Begin by cutting a piece of Buttercup cardstock 5 1/2" x 4" and a piece of the blue dot Topstitch B&T 5" x 3 1/2". Ink the edges of these to give a distressed look and adhere blue dot paper to the Buttercup cardstock, centering.  Using Glue Dots, adhere a 3" piece of chocolate grosgrain ribbon diagonally to each corner of the Buttercup cardstock.  Adhere the Buttercup/blue dot mat to a 5 1/2" x 4" card base.

Stamp bird from "A Tweet" stamp set onto Colonial White cardstock using Crystal Blue ink. Using "Rock & Roll" technique, (rolling the outer perimeter of the bird stamp on the Desert Sand ink pad), align with the Crystal Blue stamped bird image, and stamp so that only the edges are highlighted with the Desert Sand ink color.

Cut the bird out and using a paper piercing tool, poke a hole where the eye should be, insert an antique copper bitty brad for the eye and set aside. Stamp and cut out 3 of the branch images, adhere to card front criss-crossing the branches. 

Stamp 3 large flowers with Blush ink, and using the "Rock & Roll" technique again, apply Hollyhock ink to the outer edges of the flowers. Using a blending pen, color the centers of the flowers with Sunshine ink.

Cut the flowers out and adhere to the branches using 3D dimensional dots. Place a large 3D dimensional dot on the back of the bird. Adhere the bird above the branches, tucking the legs of the bird into the branches. Tie loose knots into two small pieces of chocolate grosgrain ribbon and adhere to corners using a glue dot.

Attach the "Treasure Life" stamp sentiment to an acrylic block, curving the sentiment as shown. Ink with Desert Sand and stamp onto Colonial White cardstock.

Cut around the sentiment, trimming the ends to look like the ends of ribbon, and distress the edges with chocolate distressing ink.

Crinkle up the sentiment and using 3D dimensional dots adhere to the upper left hand corner of the card as shown.  I used the March Stamp of the Month to stamp "Have a Happy Easter" on the inside of the card.

Have a blessed day!


1 comment:

  1. How did I miss this one? This is one of my favorite sets! I really like how you made it into a banner and made the cluster of branches!


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