Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Design Team Wednesday - Elizabeth Craft Dies and Pebbles Inc Garden Party

I created this Easter card using two Elizabeth Craft dies, some Core'dinations cardstock and Pebbles Inc's "Garden Party". It's festive, interactive and fully loaded with Spring goodness! And all of it can be found at Scrapdoodles! The Pebbles line is new to the store and is sure to fly off the shelves as it's just perfect for all things Spring!
The die that was used to create the card base is a single piece of the accordian that one cuts with repetition. I have a tri-fold card here and thus cut three 'bases"; one in yellow, light blue and then pink. There are fancier dies that you can buy to overlay the base but I went with just trimming down a fourth cut from cardstock and trimming it down for the middle panel. The store carries the overlays, be sure to check them out! The base die also comes in other fun shapes which you can also find at the store.
The flowers shown above were created using another Elizabeth Craft die and a Shimmer Sheetz for the turquoise layer of the flower. All the patterned papers are from the wonderfully Spring-y Pebbles Inc "Garden Party" collection. The Shimmer Sheetz was embossed using an embossing folder with a small texture. I will caution you that they do not cut very well, if at all, using an Evolution, without or without the metal adapter that is available or a shim... Big Shot, no problem, came out dazzling! Just be forewarned about the Evolution with this product.
The third panel is a bit of an Easter egg montage with the Peep bunnies, flowers and oval layers. All wrapped up nicely with a bow!
The folds and joins go together very nicely, especially if you use a liquid glue. I made another of these for Core'dinations as home decor that you will see at a future date that I put together with two types of roller application adhesive; they didn't stick as well. I had to go back and apply liquid adhesive. Once you do, there is a nice strong bond that creates a fun interactive and dimenstional card that the whole family is sure to enjoy!

Oh! I almost forgot! You cannot see it and try as I did, I couldn't capture it on film but I used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the "Happy Easter" which I stamped. It adds a subtle yet festive holiday "finish" to the sentiment. Be sure to grab one of those for all your final finishing touches!

1 comment:

DaileyScrapper said...

Beautiful Easter card.