Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bird's Nest Easter Cards

Kraft Blue and Gold Easter Card

Sometimes the least expensive materials have the biggest impact. I saw potential in this “nest of eggs” stamp I found on sale at Michaels for $1.  It was perfect for my Easter cards.

Bird's Nest Stamp

For these cards I went back to my card making roots and stamped the nest on white paper with clear embossing ink and embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder. I went back and forth deciding whether to color the eggs in or ink up some papers before stamping,  but ultimately decided on the simplicity of a white and gold heat embossed image. I wanted a fresh Spring look so decided on Robin’s egg blue and Kraft papers.

Embossed Nest

I cut my 5x7 cards from plain white cardstock, then panels of the blue and kraft. Ran the blue panels through my Cuttlebug using a honeycomb embossing folder and then a scrap leftover from the card through a border folder from the same package. All by Cricut.

I mounted my embossed nests onto matching blue glitter paper by American Crafts , scraps from the kraft paper, and added a strip of gold metallic American Crafts glitter ribbon to the white embossed panel. Layered as shown and finished with a strip of gold and white washi tape.

Melissa Frances Trim

I thought my cards needed just one more thing and remembered this fun shabby Melissa Frances ruffled ribbon I picked up at a scrapbook show, and made a bow from some color coordinated ribbon I had on hand.

Bird's Nest Easter Card

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6 comments:

Cathy C said...

Saw your post over @ Someday Crafts. Your card is beautiful! I love birds nests. Please visit me sometime @ www.crosson5.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Carol these turned out very chic. Love the simplicity of the natural colors and the ruffle at the bottom is adorable! Great job on these.
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Leah said...

Love when I find deals like that - great stamp, and pretty cards!

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