Wednesday 17 March 2010

Easter Flap Card

I hope you are having a good week and have been able to enjoy some brighter weather and sunshine.

This next project of mine came about because of new challenges which interested me and I love putting as many of them together as I can to see what the results are. So with some guidance and creativity this is the result.

The 'Sweet Stop' sketch interested me first of all, as did the add inspired challenge at '365 cards', little baskets of eggs in blues and greens (see picture below). 'Paper Sundaes' ninth challenge is to create a multi-fold Spring or Easter card and 'Just us Girls' is to make a flap card. 'Practical Scrappers' challenge is to include chipboard and all of this also links with 'Pollycraft Monday Challenge' which is to see sparkly things, 'Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge' is anything goes and at 'Sophisti-cat' it is new beginnings.

I have used my favourite techniques of distressing and edging with Stickles and Sakura glitter pens, but I started by cutting the basket and eggs from the Doodlecharms cartridge on the Cricut. I printed over the basket and used the distress inks mounting it on card which I had brayered with coloured inks and printed with flowers and grass. I used patterned papers for the eggs and added designs using the glitter pens. I punched two strips using a MS border punch and added gem stickers. The flower is chipboard from a K&Co collection. The ribbon has been stuck under the flap and tied behind and to the side to keep the flap closed.
Inside, I used the same colour theme but a patterned background paper and I searched the internet for a free vintage image. I cut the Happy Easter letters using the Jasmine cricut cartridge  and decorated more eggs and added the flowers, hearts and flourishes. On the flap I added the Easter Egg Hunt to link in with it.  I also added Sepia Accents to the baskets and bunny ears to highlight them.  The colours are spring like and the eggs suggest new beginnings, so all in all a card that meets the criteria of all the challenges.
Challenge list and links -
The Sweet Stop SSS47 - Sketch
365 cards - add inspired
Just us girls - all in a flap
Practical Scrappers - chipboard
Pollycraft Monday challenge - sparkly things
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - anything goes
Sophisticat - new beginnings
Cuttlebug Challenge - spring
Crafty Creations - spots and dots

Enjoy the rest of the week and here is a photo of the beautiful spring daffodils that I came down to on Sunday morning (Mother's Day) given to me by my lovely hubby Ken. The kids also gave me chocs, wine and money, and I bought the Tim Holtz scissors with it. Great eh?

It will soon be the weekend. Have fun.
*Luv* Bxxx