PaperPapersShineEasterCard05

Shine Easter Card

PaperPapersShineEasterCard05

There are so many memories that come with an Easter Egg. For some people it is the symbol of new life and for others it is the reminder of childhood fun dyeing the eggs and hunting for them all around the yard. Now this isn’t a card that is suggesting any dye materials but it is a card that can be just as much fun. Using a few Shine-y colors (metallic) you can have your card ready to share the joy that comes with this holiday season.

For the envelope that is going to hold the entire project use a Gold 6.5-inch square envelope. Ultimately the card will be a 6.25-inch square that will fit in this envelope.

To make the egg arrangement pop we will be using two different papers, one matte and one shiny. The matte paper is Atoll cut to 6.25-inch x 11-inch. Score the Atoll at 6.25-inch leaving the short flap of 4.75-inch to be the front that will hold the decoration.

Using the Gold die cut it using the Spellbinders Die Cut, A2 Divine Eloquence.  Cut two so you can trim the inside and use it for the message background. Using ScorTape, apply the lace die cut to the card flap centering it across the entire 6.75″, which will extend the lace frame past the card front. Use Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue on the lace edging, and be careful not to apply tape or glue to the part that extends past the card front.

The shiny counterpart is Peacock because it matches the Atoll, until you turn it and then it shimmers with a pearlescent coating. Referring to the photos for the designs, also notice the two photos that are alike, and you can see how thePeacockchanges it appearance as the light hits the paper, adding excitement to the card. Using the Peacock and the Cheery Lynn FRM 135, Swedish Spring Oval Frame, die cut a lace doily. Tape and glue it to the Goldframe, centering it.

The egg was double cut from Rose Quartz and Coral. Using a toothpick, cover the back of both egg die cuts and put the dark one, the Rose Quartz, underneath and the light one, the Coral, on the top, offsetting them so some of the Peacock shows through the design overlap. Using a toothpick, glue 1/8″ pearls to the eggs; this card has 21 little pearls.

The EK Success Black Foam Sticker letters are placed inside the Goldframe for a “Happy Easter” message.  The 1/16″ deep letters add a nice touch and contrast on the Gold. I really liked that they were repositionable for spacing and still permanent after they had been down awhile.  In the morning they were firmly adhered.

This is fast, easy, flashy and fun for friends to keep for a memory. Enjoy!

List of Papers used in this craft:

Other materials used in this craft:

  • Spellbinders Die Cut, A2 Divine Eloquence
  • Cheery Lynn, FRM 135 Swedish Spring Oval Frame
  • Cheery Lynn, DL211, Lace Egg Five
  • Recollections, Pearl Sheet, 1/8″
  • EK Success, Alphabet Stickers, Black Foam 1″/.75″ tall
  • ScorTape, 1/2″
  • Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
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