I used the lovely and spring like Chantilly collection from Close To My Heart. The pretty pastel colors of Champagne, Twilight, Buttercup and Cotton Candy are absolutely perfect for Easter. I wanted my cards to be playful and cute, so I used the adorable stamp called Easter Wishes to create the the front of the card. The egg stamp perfectly matches a shape on the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!
|CTMH Easter Wishes (B1422)|
Here are supplies that I used:
|CTMH Chantilly and Easter Wishes|
For inspiration, I consulted my trusty copy of the "Make It From Your Heart" publication; an amazing book of beautiful scrapbook and card patterns from Close To My Heart Founder and CEO, Jeanette Lynton. I choose card pattern #25 on page 45 as a starting point.
Here's how I made my card:
5 1/4" x 4" piece of patterned B&T Duos paper
4 1/4" x 3" piece of coordinating cardstock
3 1/2" x 2 1/4" piece of white cardstock
1 3/4' egg from white cardstock
I stamped the egg stamp on the egg shape plus the sentiment "It's what's inside that counts" in Blush ink. The chicks emerging from their shell was stamped in Champagne ink. I colored the chicks using my Watercolor Pencils and softened the color a bit using my Blending Pen. I also used the Champagne to ink around the edges of the patterned paper and the colored cardstock for some dimension. Lastly, I added two Pink Glitter Gems for some sparkle.
I adhered the layers together, largest to smallest, and added the egg using 3-D Foam Tape to make it pop up. Then I mounted it to a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" white card base.
Ta-da! The finished product:
|CTMH Chantilly Easter Card|