Friday, 14 April 2017

Egg Hunt Easter Card - Trimcraft DT

Hello, Happy Easter!!  Sharing a +Trimcraft Ltd DT make with you today.  I do so love the wonderfully coordinated collections that Dovecraft bring us, and the Blooming Lovely collection is a great example. It’s full of pretty patterns, colours and lots of well-chosen embellishments, perfect inspiration for spring makes.  Here I have used the collection to create a fun shaped Easter card, working on the idea of an Easter Egg Hunt, I have included a little vellum pocket on the main card to hold a small shaped mini egg card and a little stick flag and pinwheel.   Here’s a video to show all the elements:

Step by Step:
Create an Egg or Oval shaped card base from Dovecraft White card with a flat straight base and fold to the left. Mine measures approx. 14.5cm high x 10cm at widest point.  Cover front of card with hexagon pattern paper and edge with ‘Crystal’ glitter glue.

Add Dovecraft vellum to cover bottom of shaped card front, apply glue sparingly around edge to adhere and leave top (pocket) unglued.  Apply Crystal glitter glue around the outer edges to match rest of card.

Add a length of orange strip ribbon across the top of the vellum pocket using permafix tape and trim flush with card edges. Glue a lilac bow to right on ribbon. Apply a clear ‘Springtime’ sentiment sticker to Vellum pocket and a plastic button topped with an adhesive gem.

Create a mini card (approx. 8cm high x 5cm wide) to fit into the pocket by cutting 2 small egg / oval shapes.  Score a line a little way down on the back piece, apply glue above the line and join the 2 shapes together.  Slice a little of the back panel so the card will stand.  Add a ‘Hello’ sticker to the inside. Cover front with lilac pattern paper, add a strip of blue striped wash tape across the centre and trim flush with edges.  Die cut a bunny from white card and glue to centre, add a small blue adhesive pearl to the eye.  Edge mini card with Crystal glitter glue and leave to dry.

Take a bunny garland flag and fold in half, shape in your fingers, then roll around top of garland stick, using glue to adhere.

Cut a strip of yellow floral paper approx. 1.5cm wide, score and fold to create a mini pinwheel rosette.  Glue ends together to form a circle, push down and glue onto a small circle of card., before it dries glue a garland stick to the back by sliding it along one of the folds and glue the circle of card on top to secure. When dry top with a floral sticker.

To finish, die cut a butterfly from aqua pattern paper, glue to vellum and cut out to leave a small border all around.  Shape wings in your fingers then glue to top right of main card by applying glue only along the body of butterfly.  Decorate butterfly with adhesive pearls in pale pink. Slip the mini card, bunny flag and pinwheel into the vellum pocket.

Products Used:  
Blooming Lovely Collection:
6x6 Paper Pad – DCPAP054
CuttinG Dies – DCDIE079
Grosgrain Ribbon – DCRBB013
Mini Bows - DCRBN024
Garland Flags – DCTOP052
Washi Tapes – DCWT005
Clear Stickers – DCSTK033
Stickers – DCSTK031
Adhesive Pearls – DCDOT022
Plastic Buttons – DCBTN018
Dovecraft White Card
Dovecraft Vellum
Dovecraft Glitter Glue Pastel – Crystal
Adhesives: d/s tape, glue

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