Basket of Easter Eggs
(inside: Have an egg-cellent Easter!)
I found this AMAZING tutorial (great idea and easy to follow) by Lyssa Zwolanek to make a basket weave background and CASED the basket and liner she created.
I was so excited to try this technique that I didn’t give much thought to the size of the basket I created. As a result, I ended up with a 6×6 inch card that required a handmade envelope, a card base that needed to be pieced together from two heavy weight panels since my 12×12 inch paper was too flimsy, and a trip to the post office due to the square shape. But I LOVE the way the basket came out, so it was all worth it!
For the basket, I used Gina K Kraft card stock, the Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Brick Wall embossing folder, the Stampin’ Up Woodgrain background stamp, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Soft Suede ink, and water.
To attach my handle, I used a Recollections brad (# 10290115). I rounded corners with a Fiskars small corner rounder. The pleated liner was made with strips of Paper Pizazz/Hot Off the Press “Garden Scattered Flowers” patterned paper (HOTP 20163) and my score board.
I used Gina K Grass Green card stock and a Fiskars continuous border punch for the grass. The eggs were cut with one of the dies from the Spellbinders Classic Ovals – Large set (S4-110) from patterned paper/card stock I had on hand (Basicgrey Plumeria/Moonstone and June Bug/Kaleidoscope card stock, Recollections Green Pinstripes paper, and My Mind’s Eye Memorable “I’m With…” Together card stock).
I used The Paper Studio Antique Brocade, Basicgrey Plumeria/Moonstone, and Core’dinations Bright White paper and card stock for the background panels.
I was really having a hard time finding Easter stamps suitable for the insides of cards. I have a bunch of “Happy Easter” stamps and a few verses that I’ve already used on past cards. The sentiment I ended up using is from the “Easter Chick” stamp set by Inky Antics – a little corny, I know, but it went well with the eggs on the front. I will need to start looking earlier for next year’s cards!
Thanks for checking out my card post!