Before I share my post, I’m excited to welcome six new followers; romip, rchaas, psbergstrom, imaquiltingfan, Shari and Christine. Thank you so much for joining our growing family. We’re getting closer to that card-bundle give-away!
When there’s very little color other than the focal pieces, it really lets them do all the talking. The colors on these brads are so vibrant, they’re actually singing! I think it’s, “Here Comes Peter Cottontail”.
The card base was made using a cut file by Lori Whitlock. It’s layered for a shadow box effect. To mount the layers, I used Scotch Mounting Tape. I buy a huge roll and have it at hand all the time. Let me show you what that looks like from the side.
The layers really allow for the basket to stand out. I cut the basket base from some beautiful Bazzill scrap card stock I had and embossed it with one of my favorite embossing folders, Square Lattice by Stampin’ Up. I cut a bow from Melon Mambo card stock to match one of the eggs. When I placed my basket on top of the eggs (with dimensionals), there was a bit of a gap between the top of the basket and the bottom of the eggs. I remedied that by creating “grass” using some scrap to match another egg and cutting it with Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors. After cutting it, I also ran it through my Fiskars Paper Crimper.
I placed a piece of patterned paper scrap behind the first layer to match another of the eggs. I wanted that little bunny to pop at bit, too, so I cut him from some Fuzzy Paper I purchased long ago from Marco’s Papers. The bunny had to be fussy cut this as it wouldn’t have cut well in the Silhouette. Just that bit of texture plus the top frame, also embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder, are all that’s needed to set that basket off beautifully. Here’s a closer look at the basket:
Don’t they catch the light beautifully? I didn’t think of doing it, but I bet you could further decorate the eggs with alcohol markers. I’m going to have to try that!
I kept the inside of the card simple; using the embossed top frame again with a smaller rectangle inside with a cut file, turned into print only, by Dresden Carrie. The sentiment was color matched it to the Melon Mambo bow.
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