Friday, March 30, 2018

Easter cards that feature laser printed digital images and ribbon

For this trio of Easter cards I used laser printed digital images as my focal elements.  
The first card has a cute little bunny collage (Pixabay) which I trimmed and layered onto yellow cardstock before distressing the edges. Thinking it still needed a bit of something I cut two triangles from a square of the same blue cardstock as my card and mounted on opposite corners of my layered image.  That was better!!  I found this piece of scrapbook paper which coordinated nicely so I trimmed it and mounted it to a blue card front.  I found a green piece of ribbon which worked well and machine stitched to it an ivory rick rack before adding it to my card front using double sided tape to adhere the ends to the inside of my card.  I used 3D foam tape to mount my focal element to my card front!!
The center card is a beautiful digital image (Pixabay)  to which I added a font greeting before laser printing it. I trimmed it and layered it onto green and added three little rhinestones just below the greeting to finish off my focal element.  I embossed (SU) some pink cardstock, added an organza ribbon and then a piece of this very fun textured ivory ribbon which is a bit ruffled adhering the ends to the inside of the card using double sided tape.  I mounted my large image/greeting over the ribbon using 3D foam tape. 
For my third card I trimmed my Easter Greetings image onto orange cardstock, trimmed the bottom edge with scallop decorative scissors and paper pierced all the scallops to add texture.  There was just enough room to add a row of piercings with my pattern tracing wheel between the scallops and the image.  Love that look!!  I chose a neutral scrapbook paper for my background and glued it to a green card front.  I added a yellow ribbon gluing the ends to the inside of the card.  I used my slot punch to to punch just a tiny sliver of cardstock from the spine which creates a perfect slit for inserting my ribbon!!  I mounted my focal element to my card front using 3D foam tape and added three little brown dots (1/4" punchies) below the ribbon on the right hand side of my image.  
Again a sketch that works pretty well but delivers a set of versatile cards!!!