It’s time for another Papercraft Business Challenge and this month’s theme is Easter. In these trying times, and if the lockdown continues in many countries, the upcoming Easter Holiday will mean that for those who celebrate Easter will no longer be able to do so in the traditional sense – gone are the Easter Egg hunts, those who attend service on Easter Sunday may no longer be able to do so, physically. It doesn’t mean though, one stops celebrating all together. All the more every holiday, be it Easter or any holiday you celebrate takes a more spiritual meaning.
For this month’s inspiration, I created a card that hopefully will give hope. Even if you don’t celebrate the Easter Holiday, I am hopeful that we will ride this out together by rising to the challenge and support and help each other.
I do not own any Cross dies so I created one by using dies I had in my stash. For the Cross in this card, I used the Memory Box Scallop Frames Layering dies. This particular die set are nesting dies in several sizes and it cuts out the scallop edge which I thought would be perfect for this project.
First, I traced the die on my panel with a pencil lengthwise and crosswise using the smallest of the dies.
Then I used the Burst stencil by Brutus Monroe and ink blended it with three colors of Distress Oxide Inks starting with Wild Honey, then Scattered Straw and for the outer edges, Squeezed Lemonade.
Next, I cut it out with the die following the pencil lines I drew. After, I moved the die a little bit more to the bottom and popped and die cut it again to create a longer opening. I did the same with the cross section of the cross but this time only once. I kept all the scalloped edges and saved it for later.
For the background cut-out detail I used the Brutus Monroe Extravagant Egg die. This is a beautiful die and perfect for Easter cards but also for projects such as this. Elaborate dies such as these have many uses. And this is just one of them.
I die cut the Extravagant Egg cover die out of Brutus Monroe Fallen Snow Glitter Cardstock. Then positioned it in such a way that the design appeared symetrical thru the cross die cut window. I placed clear acetate behind the cross window and placed craft foam behind it before attaching it to a matching yellow card base. If you would like to see what else I created using this egg die, please click on this link here.
I used a gray Sharpie and wrote “He is Risen” below the cross as my sentiment.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful!
I’ll see you over at the Papercraft Business Challenge blog. I can hardly wait to see what you create! You just might win this adorable Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Easter Egg add-on die.
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‘Til next time!
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