Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More Etched Easter Eggs Stamps & Dies

Good morning again, friends! Today is Day 7 of the Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Countdown! I'm popping back in today to share more of the Etched Easter Eggs stamps and dies. I'm very excited about today's projects, so let's get to it!

My first card is a colorful little number that came together in a snap!

I began by stamping the eggs in a circle using a pastel rainbow of colors. In order to keep my spacing consistent, I drew a radial pattern very lightly with pencil first. Once the inks had dried, it was no trouble at all to erase my lines. Next, I stamped my sentiment onto strips of vellum and heat embossed with white detail powder. I adhered those strips to the egg panel and trimmed off the excess.

I covered a white card front with Soft Stone patterned paper before mounting the egg panel with foam tape. Finally, I used a very fine tip glue pen to draw over the some of the details on the eggs. I sprinkled the glue lines with clear glitter for some extra sparkle. The clear glitter gives just a hint of shimmer without adding any extra color. It's lovely in person.

My second card features the Etched Easter Egg dies.

I began by running a piece of white cardstock through the Xyron on both sides. I die cut three of the detailed eggs and peeled off one side of backing to adhere them to Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, and Lavender Moon patterned papers. I trimmed around them using the edge of the cardstock as a guide. No sweat. Then, I peeled off the second layer of adhesive backing and sprinkled the eggs with clear glitter. I brushed off the excess and set them aside.

Next, I went about constructing my basket. I began by die cutting a piece of Kraft cardstock with the Berry Basket die. I die cut that piece again, this time with a ring die (from an older Quickutz set, but any nesting circle die would work). I cut a second ring and adhered it to the basket piece. I trimmed the ring down at the level of the pinked basket edge. I stamped that piece and a 1/4" handle with one of the patterns from Ombre Builders using VersaMark. I rotated 90º and stamped again, creating a crosshatch pattern. I adhered my handles and embellished the basket with silk ribbon. Next, I created the basket grass with Circle Scribbles shapes die cut from Spring Moss cardstock. I adhered those to the back of the basket with small strips of Scor Tape.

I created background for my basket by stamping sun rays and a grounding oval (actually the green from On The Links) onto a white card base with Spring Rain ink. I mounted my basket to the card front with narrow strips of foam tape, strategically placed so you don't see them through the holes in the basket, and tucked my Easter Eggs inside. Then, I die cut the word "Happy" and the small banner from Tag Sale #10. I stamped the word "Easter" on to the banner and heat embossed it with white powder. I adhered the two parts of my sentiment together and then placed them at an angle on the card front. I trimmed off the overhanging letter bits and called it good. I love so much about this card. I declared myself a super genius when I came up with the Circle Scribbles grass. Sean humored me. He's a nice fella.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration from this month's new releases. I hope you'll join me. In the meantime, check in with Nichole to see more fantastic announcements. See you soon!

Joyous Easter Card
Stamps: Etched Easter Eggs (available February 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Stone Patterned Paper, Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Glue Pen

Easter Basket Card
Stamps: Etched Easter Eggs (available February 15th), Ombre Builders, Hello Sunshine, On The Links - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Lemon Tart Striped Paper, Melon Berry Vine Paper, Lavender Moon Bitty Dot Paper - Papertrey ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Etched Easter Eggs Die Collection (available February 15th), Berry Basket Die, Tipped Tops Die, Tag Sale #10, Circle Scribbles Dies, 1/4" Silk Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron; Scor Tape; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree


Cindy O said...

Love the basket, and using the Circle Scribbles die for grass is so fun - that was definitely super-genius thinking! :-) I've enjoyed all your etched egg projects.

Nancy Penir said...

Oh how beautiful this is! Thank you for such an inspiring tutorial today! Loved every step! Your egg basket is wonderful, and those eggs... well can't wait to get those dies!

Cindy H. said...

Wow,love both of these cards! The first card is so elegant and that basket IS genius!

MelissaF said...

Wow stunning projects, loving those etched eggs especially with PP backing! Brilliant!

Sandy M said...

Eggs in a basket. How beautiful. Who wouldn't love to receive that card.

JuliaP said...

In my book, you are a super genius!!

Anonymous said...

That basket of eggs is too sweet! I love your circle of eggs too! Such nice sets!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

My Oh My, that egg basket card is out of this world!

María Alba

Unknown said...

The Joyous Easter card is suitable for framing!