This is my Easter card this year. I had something else planned but I waited until the last minute and my supplies were loaned out. But necessity always brings creativity so I went for my trusty e-Cutter instead. If you are not familiar with the e-Cutter equipment let me know and I'll go in to more details.
It started out looking like this:
I use My Digital Studio Digital Downloads in my e-Cutter. You'll be surprised to know that this project was super easy in the e-Cutter. I started out with our Wide Oval Digital Punch and enlarged it to be a standard card size. I cut off the bottom layer to be flat so the card could stand up. I duplicated the graphic and welded it together to be a true card. Used the same graphic size, but smaller to punch out the basket frame. From there it is easy to resize the element for the white paper inside the card.
I ran the front of the card thru an embossing folder and applied ink to paper technique to darken parts of the cardstock.
I adhered the bunny and eggs with glue dots and hid the bottoms behind the ruffle on both sides of the front of the card.
The bunny was fun to create. I first simply cut the bunny out using the eCutter. But it looked flat. So I applied several layers of Early Espresso embossing powder. And that was much better.
On this version of the bunny, I added Crystal Effects on the top of the embossing powder to give it more of that uneven shine that chocolate has. It looked so good I was almost ready to eat it. Don't you agree?
The Easter Basket was something I always looked forward to as a kid. Here is a no-calorie option with the same nostalgia.
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See the sparkle here?
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Here is another version of the same card made for a birthday!