Hello Friends! Happy Saturday!! Well it's Crazy 4 Challenges time again and this time, Silke came up with a challenge to celebrate this weekend's joyous occasion! The challenge is to create an Easter card. Well, now that's simple. . .I can do that! LOL! Okay, this is a long post, which isn't surprising. . . I always have long posts. Before I begin, be sure to stop by the C4C blog and check out the beautiful Easter cards the team created or stop by their individual blogs:
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
* Silke Kittmann
* Tammy Hershberger
Alrighty. . .here is the image that I used for my card. I got it from Vintage Holiday Crafts They have a gazillion free vintage images. I'm allowed to share the image as long as I post a link to their site so there ya' go. I really liked this image because it was very whimsical looking.
I actually created the heart chipboard by cutting the shape on to chipboard using my Sizzix die. I then painted it an off white color using Making Memories Acrylic paint then I added the glitter after the paint dried.
I created the fabric rose using a strip of fabric. I actually made a bunch of them while watching TV with my family. I can't watch TV without doing something else or I end up falling asleep so I create embellishments to keep me alert and awake. Anyway, I've been using these fabric roses on a bunch of my cards and sewn projects such as my bags and fashion accessories. If you want to try it out, I followed the following tutorial. The tutorial uses ribbons but you can use fabric as well. Click Here for the tutorial.
To create the beaded pin, I just added beads to regular sewing pins and added a little glue to the bottom bead to keep them in place.
Last but not least, I again created a rose type Prima by stacking and scrunching my 5 petal Prima flowers together. I dyed the seam binding with my SU Re-inker to give the bow a bit of color. I'm sure you've seen a bunch of tutorials on how to do this but if not, here is one that you can follow. Click Here for the Tutorial I didn't use Glimmer Mist. . .I used plain ole' SU Re-inker and water. . .it's cheaper. If you want to add a bit of shimmer to it. . .just mix a little bit of Pearl Ex or mica powder to the reinker and water mix. .. I do it the cheap way. . LOL! Glimmer Mist are pricey!
Anyway. . .that's it! Sorry for the long post . . .:) Hope you have a beautiful Saturday!