Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter Basket and a Giveaway at the PSA Essentials Blog

Hi everyone, Happy Earth Day! Today, several of my Easter cards are featured on the PSA Essentials blog. You have a chance (more if you spread the word) to win the Topiary set of stamps. Go here to enter before Easter Sunday ends EST.

Here's one of the cards. The bottom on the basket is a recycled Starbucks coffee jacket. I love incorporating recycled items when I can. The handle of the basket is the circular stamp that comes with the stamp set.

Here's a closeup of the basket. I used Diamond Glaze on the eggs to give them a glossy shine. I also added some "grass" to the basket with some JudiKins Speckles.

Don't forget to enter to win on the PSA Essentials blog. Have a great day!

Card Ingredients
Card Finished Size: 4.25” x 5.5”
Stamps: Topiary (PSA Essentials)
Paper: kraft (Stampin’ Up), white (Papertrey Ink), coffee jacket (Starbucks)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Tools:  Martha Stewart Scoring Board, 1¾“ circle punch (Stampin’ Up), scalloped scallop edge punch (EK Success)
Other: baker’s twine (Divine Twine), foam tape (3M), Copic markers (BV05, YR04, RV13), Diamond Glaze (JudiKins), Spring Meadow Speckles (JudiKins), Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue

Card Instructions
  1. Make card from cardstock.
  2. Stamp egg image repeatedly on white cardstock and color with various Copic markers.  Cut out egg designs.
  3. Pour Diamond Glaze onto the surface of the eggs and dry thoroughly.
Tip: Don’t shake the Diamond Glaze bottle; it will create air bubbles.
  1. Trim a corrugated coffee jacket to resemble the bottom of a basket. Tie some baker’s twine around the basket.
  2. Stamp the round border design on kraft cardstock and punch out with circle punch. Cut inside design to create a handle. Adhere to create basket shape.
  3. Punch out scalloped cardstock. Cover with adhesive and add grass Speckles. Add to basket.
  4. Stamp sentiment on card front.
  5. Adhere dry eggs, grass, and basket to card front with dimensional adhesive.


Jenny and Jimbob said...

Yayyy thanks for thinking to combine Easter and Earth day in one post!! Two of my fave holidays :) Gorgeous card, btw.

Tiffany Ervin said...

Aw...this is so, so cute, I LOVE IT!!