Monday, July 18, 2022

Easter Card with Lilies for Amazing Paper Grace

Welcome to my creative space!

As soon as I saw these gorgeous Amazing Paper Grace Layered Lilies dies (S4-1192), I thought of Easter and just had to create a card to celebrate this blessed holiday in lovely spring colors. So instead of Christmas in July, today we have Easter in July!

I've also use the gorgeous Filigree Marquis (S4-1164) die set for the scrolled background and this lovely Easter sentiment is from the Merry Everything Words set (S4-1205).

Be sure to scroll down through the "Tips and Techniques" section below for close-ups and all the details on how to create this beautiful butterfly Easter Card.

Thank you Amazing Paper Grace for providing the dies used in this project.

Tips and Techniques
These gorgeous lilies are so easy to put together. They are layered for dimension, and no special tools are required for shaping. I just added a little green ink at the base of the petals like you would see in natural lilies and colored the stamen with yellow. The four pieces for each flower are then glued together. The beautiful leaves and curled vines are cut from white cardstock as well and colored with the same green. I used a toothbrush style applicator in a circular motion on the leaves to give the edges a little darker coloring for more dimension and layered them under the beautiful blossoms. 

Designer Tip: I've found that using repositionable tape to hold your die cuts in place on a piece of scrap paper makes inking a quick and easy technique, especially for small die cuts like these flower petals, leaves, and word sentiments.

This lovely Easter sentiment is die cut from a coordinating green patterned paper using the S4-1205 Merry Everything Words and brushed with the same green ink to help make it pop.

The metal cross is heat embossed with white embossing enamel and while the enamel was still warm, I sanded and rubbed across it to expose some of the metal for a shabby effect. 

I've used the same enameling technique on the little bee attached below the double loop bow tied from a narrow strip of organza.

I've used three different patterned papers to bring in the colors of spring.

One final shot.

Amazing Paper Grace Dies:
  • Craft and You ~ Spring Garden
  • K&Company ~ Celeste
  • Core'dinations ~ 8.5 x 11 Cardstock - Value Pack: White, 110lb

  • Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Bundled Sage; Scattered Straw

Mixed Media:
  • Ranger ~ Embossing Powder: White
  • Ranger ~ Embossing dabber

  • Momenta ~ Metal Stickers: Cross
  • Bee Charms ~ Purchased on Amazon
  • Organza Ribbon ~ White (Cut with raw edges)

  • ~ Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll, 1/4"
  • Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  • Tombow ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
  • Beacon ~ 3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ E-Z Dots, Repositionable

  • Spellbinders ~ Platinum 6
Thanks so much for stopping by to view my card. I hope you've been inspired.

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