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Easter Cards

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Isn’t the Easter egg die from Pretty Pink Posh adorable?  The font is beautiful and the flowers and leaves paired with an egg frame, make it divine!

I love cardmaking, but I love it even more when you can use one die cut to make 2 different cards.  In the cards above, I used the negative and positive cuts from a die to make the center piece of each card.

First make sure to add a double-sided adhesive sheet to the back of the cardstock you wish to cut with the die (in this case I used a gold foil and a plain white cardstock sheet.  This makes it infinitely easier to assemble each card! For 2 of the cards shown above, I wanted to highlight the egg even more, so I first used oxide inks from Tim Holtz to create a soft background prior to adding the final die cut.

There are a number of ways you can do this, but I chose to first lightly adhere the positive die cut so that I could place all the negative die cuts in place.  I cut out an egg shape from masking paper and then proceeded blend oxide ink on the card:

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Once I finished adding a light handed oxide ink layer around the egg, I peeled off the masking paper. Finally, I adhered the positive die cut, added flower sequins & some crystal and VOILA- done!

It might seem like a lot of work, I truly enjoyed fitting the pieces in like a puzzle!

Supplies:

Inks: Tim Holtz oxide ink in broken china and squeezed lemonade.

Die: Pretty Pink Posh- Easter Shaker die

Cardstock: Green Shimmer from SSS,  My Favorite Things gold foil,

Crystals:  Lucy’s jewels in pool & Studio Katia- Cupid’s Kiss crystals

 

 

 

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