Today I felt like it was time to "think SPRING!" even though part of the country is still under a foot or two of snow! Here on the Central Coast we have already been experiencing some spring like weather (meaning wind!) But this weekends forecast calls for shorts and flip flops! Crazy weather all around!
I wasn't sure what I wanted to make today, but I did know I could grab a few items that could help me get started.
2. Spring Flashcard from the Elementary pack
3. Small Talk Sticker book (a must have for everyone)
1. When I cut out a Found Relative that I am going to be mounting onto something, I peel off the back layer to make it thinner and easier to cut.
2. Use Pumice Stone Distress Ink and a Mini Blending Tool on the white, cut edges. It's the perfect color ink to take away a multitude of cutting sins.
I will set the kids aside while I work out what to do with them!
Once dry, I used the Sizzix Texture Fade - Plaid to create the raised plaid pattern over the paper.
I used the Sanding Block to scuff the "shiny" surface away (do not skip this step).
NOTE: by sanding off the shiny surface of the Cabinet Card, the spray from the Distress Marker will soak in and become permanent over the surface. I do recommend using a heat tool to heat set. It is worth the effort!
So, does it look like an big Easter egg to you? (it's supposed to!)
Of course I could stop there and be done with the Cabinet Card but I wanted to make this a lasting Easter decoration. To so that I felt I needed a foundation for the Cabinet Card. Out comes a 6 x 8" Burlap Panel. It's the perfect size for the Cabinet Card. I used Multi Medium to cover the Burlap with Tissue Wrap.
Paint it white, let it dry for 10 minutes and rub some of the paint away. Once dry, ink with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Easy fix.
A couple swift hits with the little hammer and it punches right through the hardwood panel. Done in less time than it takes to even walk to the garage.
What is Easter without a little ribbon and netting?
(crinkle ribbon was colored with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain )
Now just add the Cabinet Card under the Clipboard Clip (say that three times fast!). I did decide that coloring the eggs in the baskets was a must!
One last thing...the Cabinet Card and the Clipboard Clip could use a bit of blue paint. I had Peacock Feathers on my desk so that is the one I picked to give it some pop. Worked like a charm. No brush needed, just my fingertip.
And there you go, a sweet little spring time project. I know this one used lots of product and there were lots of steps to get to the end, so change it up to the colors and products you have on hand. More importantly try a new technique, add some glitter, and have fun!
These two may be the cutest Easter kids though! You probably can't substitute them!
now carry on,