Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Pastel Easter Card

I made this card last night for my entry in this week's Willow Sketchie Challenge. Thought I may as well start on my Easter cards, as Easter will be here before I know it. Hope you all like it. :D

Pastel Easter Card

I used white card as my base card. I then cut four 1.5 x 15cm strips of pastel paper (2x Yellow and 2x Pink), I cut all the ends on a 45 degree angle and glued them around the edge of my card to make a border.

I used 2 image elements on this card, one being a paper pieced egg that I made and the other a colouring page which I found using Google Images. I coloured the colouring page in using Photoshop, printed it on white card and then trimmed around it. I then cut 2.5cm strips off either side, leaving the middle strip 3.5cm, I then cut 0.5cm off either side of the middle strip. Next I cut 0.5cm off the top of the 2 outside strips and 0.5cm off the bottom of the middle strip. I then glued the strips to my card.

To make the paper pieced egg I made an oval template out of white card (as I don't have a cutter yet, but am getting one soon :D ), I then traced it onto yellow, pink and blue paper and cut out the 3 egg shapes. Using the long side of the oval template I then marked and cut off the ends of the pink and blue eggs (leaving the pink longer than the blue). I glued the yellow egg to the template for strength. Then using a flower shaped punch I punched 3 flowers down the middle of the blue egg and then glued it to the pink egg. Next using a small hole punch I punched around the edges of the pink egg and the center out of the flowers, I then glued it to the yellow egg. I then glued it to my card on top of the other image.

I glued a blue ribbon across the bottom of my card. I then made a "Happy Easter" sentiment in Photoshop, printed it on white card, trimmed around it and attached it to the bottom right corner of my card. I made and glued a little pink ribbon to the top of my sentiment. Lastly I glued a little orange flower sequin to the bottom right of my sentiment.

I had so much fun creating this card and I would like to thank Kelly from Willow Sketchie Challenge for a great sketch. Good luck to all that enter. :D


  1. Really cute card Teegs.

    Catherine x

  2. Such a sweet card.Clever use of the sketch with the bunny image.Just love your egg- it's fabulous!Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  3. Real cute card hun & great take on our sketch!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  4. Thanks Catherine and Lindsay :-*

    Thanks Lisa :-* The idea for the egg came to me as soon as I saw the sketch... And the bunny was a later idea... Glad you like it :D I'll be back next week for sure ;)

    Thanks Shell :-* Glad you like it :D

  5. WOW What a great way to use the sketch really creative!
    Thanks for joining us again at WSC and good luck xx

  6. WOW you are so organised, love the card its brilliant.

    I agree now I see your egg it does look like that in the sketch, Thanks for playing, Love Hazelxox

  7. Another fab creation Teegs, I love all the bright colours and the cute image. You are so organised starting on Easter Cards already.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie again.

  8. Thanks Kelly :-*

    Thanks Hazel :-* Yeah as soon as I saw the oval shape the egg popped into my head... Lol ;)

    Thanks Pauline :-* Thought I may as well start on them now, as I left my Christmas cards fairly late and was making them still on Christmas eve night :-/


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