Hi crafty friends, I hope you are having a fantastic start into the weekend! Today, in my post for the Make The Day Special Stamp Store, I want to inspire you to look at your dies a little differently. I’m usually not terribly adventurous when it comes to my dies, but by sheer accident I realized that I could use the leaves of one die set as eggs. Brilliant, if I may say so myself (and I’m really super proud of this rather coincidental discovery) 🙂
I don’t know how you celebrate easter, but here it’s basically hiding eggs (or sweets) in the garden or nearby forest and enjoy the little ones hunt for treasure (some older ones are taking pleasure in finding stuff too … I’ve heard). So I wanted to create a little easter basket with some grass and the eggs tucked neatly inside of it. Out came my new Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die, which is just as lovely as I had hoped:
I die cut a piece of green card stock for the grass, and then cut it down to fit into the little nest I created. All you need to do is cut two slits into your card stock, and then fiddle your twine through a few times. It looks like a woven basket and even gives texture and a bit of dimension. The eggs were die cut from colored card stock and I used my white gel pen to add some patterns to make them more interesting.
Finally, I stamped some florals onto another panel in colors that matched the ones I had used for the eggs, but muted that by layering some vellum on top. Mount that on your card base and you’re done! The stamping takes a bit of time, but it’s fun and I think the effect you get with the neat easter basket is worth fiddling with the twine and having your cat battle you for it all the time 😉
I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: Curtain Call “Jelly Bean” … the inspiration photo just reminded me of easter eggs instead of jelly beans (which are not really a thing here in Germany) 😉 ; Challenge Up Your Life “Easter”; Simon Says “Pinterest Inspiration” and there is a gorgeous easter basket in that inspiration photo; and finally Addicted To Stamps and More because “Anything Goes”.
Thanks for stopping by, your comments bring sunshine to my day!