Can you believe it's almost Easter? All the little kidlets decked out in their new Easter duds searching for hidden eggs filled with candy - good times! You can always tell when Easter is right around the corner when you see the grocery shelves all lined with Peeps! I like the ones they have out that are completely chocolate covered.
I have a couple of Easter cards to show y'all today. This first card was actually published in the March 2011 issue of CardMaker magazine. It's a gift card holder that looks like an Easter basket when closed.
To make the actual gift card holder you take a piece of cardstock 4.25" x 11" and score it at 3", 5.5" and 8". Fold along the scored lines in a valley, mountain, valley formation (accordian folds up and down). Adhere the center mountain section together along the left/right/bottom edges only - snip the top part open creating the actual pocket to hold the gift card.
Here's a picture of the actual article.
Now here's a picture of another Easter card made back in 2010 and submitted with the Easter basket card. Unfortuately it wasn't selected. I love all the colors used around Easter time - yellows, purples, blues....and of course Stickles is always a must! Bling never hurt anything! I believe the Spellbinders die used was from the Label One set. Of course the image was colored with Copics because I love, love, love my Copics.
Even though my heart belongs to Copics I am trying to expand my horizons and branch out to include Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol as well as the new Tim Holtz Distress water markers. I must admit these other mediums are pretty fun to play with.
I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Passover beginning this Friday at sundown as well as a Happy Easter. Thanks for visiting......