Easter for me is a time to get together with family, annual egg hunt, food, and of course the religious aspect of the holiday. So, I wanted to do a couple of pages that would fulfill all of those feelings.
The first two pages have the feeling of the hunt with the basket, eggs, and flowers all made with punches and dies. The basket was made from weaving strips of Crumb Cake cardstock, cutting them out with the Top Note die, and then two Oval Framelits for the handle.
For the eggs, I used miscellaneous colored card stock. I ran them through the Big Shot with various embossing folders; Polka Dot, Elegant Bouquet, Vintage Wallpaper, Chevron, and Adorning Accents to get the texture, and then punched them out with the Large and Extra-Large Oval punches. The funniest thing about these eggs was seeing Sally have so much fun picking through the various eggs, it was a delight.
The flower was made by punching out petals with the Large Oval punch. The top is the 1-3/4 Scallop Circle punch then cut in half and the stem is from the Secret Garden Framelit. Both the petals and top of the flower were sponged to achieve the shadowing effect before layering together.
At the bottom of the page is grass. Okay, it would be so much easier to have a punch for grass, but the technique is really simple. I cut 1 & 1/2” strips of green stock and then cut the strips with my snips varying my angle and depth of the cuts.
The letters were cut out with the Big Shot Alphabet set. The cardstock used for these pages were Daffodil Delight as the base, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, and Regal Rose for the additional layers.
For the next two pages, I wanted to complete a more sophisticated religious look. The base card stock used for these pages was Bashful Blue. Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, and Crumb Cake were used for the accent pieces. The coordinating DSP used was Twitterpated. This was one of my favorite DSP from the Annual Catalog and I will miss it.
The accent pieces were cut using the Label Collection Framelits. The stamp used was Easter Blessing, a single stamp available in the mini catty. It was stamped with Rose Red on Bashful Blue and cut out with the Framelits then layered on the DSP. Extras used on these pages were In Color Dahlias, Pretty in Pink ½” Scallop Dots Ribbon, and a bit of Cherry Cobbler ½” Seam Binding Ribbon.Sad note: SU! is saying goodbye to Bashful Blue in the latest Color Refresh.
Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.