Hello everyone, it's Gloria with you for Tutorial Tuesday! It is time to start those Easter cards and projects, so I am here with a fun card and mini tag tutorial!
I created a 6" x 5 1/2" card and three mini tags in the colors of spring! I love the little vintage girls peeking out of the window!
To get started with the project first select one of the large window frames from the Windows 4 Panel Set and ink it with gold ink. (For my full supply list, see the end of the post.) Next, cover all of the Mini Flourishes Bella with green pigment ink. I ended up using most of the package, so ink them all, just in case.
Next, ink all of the eggs from the Decorative Eggs Set with pigment inks. (I used six of the eggs in the set.) When using pale inks to color the chipboard, it helps to cover the items with white ink FIRST and allow that layer of ink to dry before adding the pale ink colors.
Chose an image to fit behind the window openings (approximately 3 1/2" x 2 1/2") and glue in place on the back of the chipboard window. Trim a piece of text print paper to 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" and sponge the edges with gold ink. Attach the chipboard frame to the text print paper.
Create a 6" x 5 1/2" card from ivory cardstock and round the bottom corners. Trim floral paper to 5 7/8" x 5 3/8" and sponge the edges with gold ink. Attach the paper to the card front. Trim am Easter border from decorative paper and sponge the edges with gold ink. Attach the border to the top of the card. Use foam tape to attach the window frame element to the left center of the card as shown.
Glue two flourishes to the window frame, one on the left edge and one on the right edge. Add an Easter image to the lower right corner of the window frame using foam tape. Glue two small decorative Easter eggs to the bottom of the frame.
Glue paper flowers around the edges of the frame as shown. Choose colors to match the paper and the inks.
Decorate the inside of the card with leftover paper scraps, as shown.
Using three tags from the Small Tag Set, create three matching Easter tags. The tags are each approximately 3 1/4" x 1 5/8".
Cover Tag 1 with text print paper and sponge the edges with gold ink. Glue one of the medium decorative eggs and one of the mini flourishes to the tag. Add an Easter image and some paper flowers and finish off the tag with a bit of gold and ivory chevron ribbon.
Cover Tag 2 with floral print paper and sponge the edges with gold ink. Glue one large and one medium decorative egg to the center of the tag. Glue two mini flourishes to the tag, one in the lower left corner and one in the upper right corner. Add an Easter image and some paper flowers, and then finish off the tag with a bit of gold and ivory chevron ribbon.
Cover Tag 3 with text print paper and sponge the edges with gold ink. Glue one large decorative egg to the center of the tag. From the Words and Phrases 2 Set, glue "hope" (sponged with silver ink) to the center of the tag as shown. Add an Easter image and some paper flowers, and then finish off the tag with a bit of gold and ivory chevron ribbon.
The card is ready to mail and the tags are ready to tie on to an Easter basket!
Thanks for joining me today!
~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Products:
Windows 4 Panel
Mini Flourishes Bella
Small Tag Set
Words & Phrases 2
Paper: Graphic 45 Gilded Lily (Creme de la Creme), Sweet Sentiments (Spring has Sprung, Be My Valentine, Easter Greetings, Signature sheet)
Ink: Colorbox Pigment (Cyan, Lavender, Turtle, Sweet Tooth, Papaya Cream, Thistle, Baby Blue); Delicata (Silvery Shimmer, Golden Glitz)
Trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon Chevron Striped Twill (gold)
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, Scotch 3M ATG tape, foam tape, hot glue