Monday, March 29, 2021

Spellbinders 24 Carrot Easter Card

Hello friends and thank you so much for stopping by! 

For my first official blog card I chose this cute little card featuring the Spellbinder 24 Carrot set.  This set was the small die of the month for March 2020 and is still (as of when I'm writing this) available on their website.  When I saw this set I knew I wanted to use it to create my Easter cards for this year.

I started by creating the background panel for my card using the Pinkfresh Studio Folk Floral Print stencil.  I envisioned an ombre effect in different shades of purple inks.  I ink blended all the layers of the stencil using distress oxide inks onto a piece of Hammermill 100lb cardstock.  The upper third of the card was blended with milled lavender, the middle third with wilted violet and the bottom third with seedless preserves. I die cut the panel with an Elizabeth Craft Stitched Rounded Rectangle. I love the rounded corners and stitching effect around the panel.


Next it was time to die cut those adorable little bunnies.  I used some light brown cardstock from my stash for the body, black cardstock for the eyes, and pink for the nose and ears. To add some dimension to these cuties I used some copic markers to shade their bodies, cheeks, and ears.  I drew in the mouths with a Sakura black gelly roll pen. Glossy accents helped to make their eyes and nose really stand out a bit more.

The Spellbinders 24 Carrot set also includes the large carrot die cut as well.  I found some orange and green cardstock in my scrap bin and again used some copic markers to add dimension.  Adding even a little bit of shading makes such a difference and really gives die cuts that extra little something!


I knew this was going to be an Easter card so I set out to decide which sentiment I wanted.  I decided on the "Happy Easter" (too obvious?? lol) from the Lawn Fawn Eggstra Amazing Easter stamp set.  I used some versamark ink to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment onto some black cardstock using Wow Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder. I also fussy cut the sentiment out to trim it down a bit.

Time for assembly! I adhered my pretty purple background panel onto an A2 lavender colored top folded note card using Scrappy Tape.  To give a little extra interest I die cut a Pinkfresh Studio Ornate Oval out of white cardstock and adhered it to my card panel with some Bearly Arts Glue.

The carrot and bunnies took center stage at the bottom of the card. After adhering the sentiment to the card with some foam tape I realized I wasn't happy with the placement.  I felt like I should have placed it a bit higher on the card.  To balance things out I decided to die cut a third bunny and I repeated the steps above so that it would match its friends. Then I nestled him (or her ) up above my sentiment as if he was sitting on top of it which I thought was cute and playful!

The last step was a little bit of bling! I added some off brand pearls to frame the sentiment.

I'm really happy with the end result and I'm proud to have it be the first official card on my blog!



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