Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dyin' Easter Eggs

Hello All!  Yep it's almost time....Spring is right around the corner, and I absolutely love the bright, colorful fun of dying Easter Eggs!  I've got a little bit of that spirit in this card I'm sharing with you today from our brand new Creative Cafe' KOTM!

Base: 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" kraft cardstock

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" green cardstock

Center Panel: 5" by 3&3/4" piece of white cardstock with Faber Castell Gelatos background.

To create background, choose 3 colors of Gelatos (I used Watermelon, Banana and Cotton Candy).

Next scribble some of each on a doubled over sheet of waxed paper:

Note: you can use a craft mat if you have one, but I personally like the look the crinkles in the waxed paper give!

Next add just a couple of drops of water to EACH color, then mix with finger tips....careful to mix each color individually: 

....a wee bit of overlap is ok--you'll pull in a bit of purple, green and orange, but don't want too much or the colors will be muddy.  We want them bright and vibrant!  I do add a little more scribble of color if I'm not happy with the intensity (and that's pretty much always....I LOVE the bright colors of the Gelatos!)

The next step is to simply lay your 5" by 3&3/4" piece of white cardstock right onto the wet Gelatos, and push down gently with your entire hand.  Take a look....rotate and repeat where needed.  Once you are happy with the look (it will be different every time you do this....part of the fun!), you can either let this piece air dry, or for those impatient people (like ME) you can use a heat gun.

Stamping: Stamp Easter basket and sentiment on white cardstock using Memento Black Tuxedo ink.  Color basket using markers, then fussy cut out.  Trim sentiment down to banner then mat on green cardstock. A note here--leave about 1/4" on the right side to add bunny brad.  Once the brad is in place, add a tiny bit of Scrap Happy Glue to the right edge, and glue to the basket--slipping the edge of the basket under the brad.

Glue all layers together using Scrap Happy Glue, then glue about a 2&1/2" to 3" coil of green eyelash fiber to the bottom right of the card and use foam tape to attach basket and sentiment.

Thanks for stoppin' by the cafe' today.....are you ready for spring?  If not, you sure will be with this fun kit!  Stop back soon for more inspiration!

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
Egg-stra Special
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Spring Is Here
Ink/Color:  Distress Ink-Black Soot; Memento Black Tuxedo Ink
Copic Markers-YR07, E31, E37, Y15, YG06, B02; Faber Castell Gelatos-
Watermelon, Banana, Cotton Candy
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Spring Is Here
Eyelet Outlet bunny brad, Eyelash fiber

1 comment:

Karen T said...

I love this card!