"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Card Tutorial

It's Day 2 of the LBH Bunny Hop! Have you been having fun hopping to everyone's blogs and seeing the fabulous creations?

Today I have another fun tutorial for you - a spring easel card using the bright papers of Echo Park's "Happy Easter" collection.

Let's get started!

1.  Cut solid (green/blue) paper 6" x 8" for the card base and 6" x 4" for the card front.

2.  Score larger piece on long side at 4" and 6."  Fold as shown below. (Green will be outside of card; blue will be the inside.)

3.  Add Scor Tape on the top section; set aside.

4.  Diecut the birdhouse journal card (Doodlebug Darling Daisies) with the Sizzix Tim Holtz Ornamental die. Ink edges with brown ink. (I used Mocha Mama Quick Quotes ink.)

6. Layer diecut on floral paper and cut out, leaving approximately 1/4" border. Ink with green ink (Limeade Quick Quotes ink).

7. Border punch the bottom edge of the 4" x 6" card front. Ink edges with green ink. Cut a strip of green vellum 1/2" x 6" and glue to card front. Below this glue 1/4" strip of brown floral paper (reverse of scrap leftover from cutting journal card above).

8.  Close card and remove Scor Tape from the top piece. Adhere the card front, matching the top edges.

This is what it looks like from the side.

8. Border punch a floral strip 1" x 6" and cut a strip of green patterned paper 1/4" x 6". Glue in place at bottom inside of card as shown. Leave scalloped edge unglued so the card will stand later. Stack two heart stickers and pop up in the center. Ink around "hello spring" sticker and place inside card. Ink bird tag sticker and pop dot at corner of spring sticker. Tie 2" of yellow twine in a knot through hole of tag.

9. Close card and center layered birdhouse card on card front with dimensional foam adhesive. The top overhangs the top fold of the card.

12. Add Stickles to decorate if desired.

(available at the LBH or clink link for LBH online)

Quick Quotes Chalk Ink - Mocha Mama and Limeade
Sizzix "Ornamental" Bigz Die
Dimensional foam adhesive
1/4" Scor Tape
Diamond Stickles
scalloped border punch

I hope you have enjoyed our Bunny Hop and have been inspired by our projects to CREATE!



SaraSue said...

Happy, Happy Everything!

Robin said...

Such fun paper, and I always love an easel card. Your card is just adorable. I really appreciate all the tutorials I'm seeing on this hop.