Sunday, April 15, 2018

Happy Spring! Step Card

Although my card includes Easter eggs and Easter was a few weeks ago, the eggs symbolize new life, which, in my hemisphere, is what spring is all about! The cactus flowers are breaking out with buds, the Palo Verde and Bottle Brush trees are already bright with color and we have plenty of honey bees.

April 15th is also World Art Day. The date was chosen in honor of the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, brotherhood and multiculturalism.

We hope you'll join our semi-monthly challenge #194 at The Crafter's Café by submitting your project. The challenge begins on April 15, 2018. There is a prize! My image of the jar filled with eggs came from our sponsor, Scribbles Designs. Take a look at their blog filled with digital images for your projects.

My card is a fancy fold called a horizontal center step card. There are plenty of tutorials on You Tube providing instructions to make this vertically or horizontally. After measuring, cutting and scoring the step card base, it was decorated with patterned paper. The jar and egg images were downloaded, resized, colored and fussy cut. The flowers were created with a punch. All of these elements were adhered to the card, some with foam tape for dimension and some directly onto the card base. The sentiment was computer generated and adhered with foam tape. Gems were added for some sparkle. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a few flowers.

Visit The Crafter's Café Challenge #194 for inspiration from our Design Team and play along with us!

Stamps: Digital Image "Easter Eggs in Mason Jar" by Scribbles Designs; sentiment computer generated
Inks: Copics Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Gray, Elegant Eggplant, Hello Honey, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette, Bermuda Bay, Perfect Plum; SN for alcohol ink
Paper: Dare 2B Artzy "Honey Bloomz" Collection
Punch: Stampin' Up! Boho Blossoms
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape); gems from stash

1 comment:

  1. How cute! Love the step card design. Perfect for Easter and spring! :)