Hello, crafty friends! It’s Laura Williams here on the blog today and I thought we could have a chat about Easter cards. I’m getting started on some cards, and sometimes I can’t decide whether to go colorful, cute, elegant, clean and simple, layered – there are a lot of possibilities for Easter cards. And if you’ve been hanging out on the FSJ blog with me, you might remember that too many choices make me panic and plummet into a crafty funk! So today I narrowed it down and I have two cards to share with you, featuring the same stamp set.
The Color Cross Stamp Set has a beautiful intricate design to it and it looks stunning with a variety of coloring techniques – but for this card, I kept it crisp and bright. I did want to add some dimension so first I stamped and embossed the cross two times onto Whip Cream cardstock. I die cut the first cross, and then I detail cut just the center section of the second cross. Then I popped it up on foam squares and adhered it to the die cut cross. This creates really beautiful dimension. To finish this card, I die cut some sprigs and leaves from Mirror Gold and Brush Gold cardstock, and stamped/embossed my sentiment in gold onto vellum. A simple background and a few Fashion Gold finished off this elegant card.
Next up, I got COLORFUL! I had so much fun with this technique that I made a trio of cards. First, I embossed the cross in white onto a Color Splash Watercolor Sheet. Next, I mixed a few drops of Liquid Color with a few drops of water onto a palette. I began loosely painting it onto the Watercolor Sheet, on top of the cross. As it began to dry, I painted some more layers of color until most of the panel was covered. While the panel was still wet I splattered some Sparkle Silk. An embossed sentiment and Fashion Silver, plus a Whip Cream card base finished off each of these watercolor cards.
Whether you lean towards cheerful watercolor, or crisp white and gold, the Color Cross stamp set is stunning for handmade Easter cards. Which card is more your style?
Looking for more inspiration with this beautiful stamp set? Search Pinterest for Fun Stampers Journey Color Cross for gorgeous inspiration created by FSJ crew and customers. And while you’re on Pinterest, be sure to follow FSJ’s Easter Cards and Crafts board for lots more Easter inspiration!
Card Supplies: Color Cross Stamp Set | Color Cross Die | Bloom Cluster Die | Summer Branch Die | Clear Pigment True Color Fusion Ink Pad | Gold Embossing Powder | White Embossing Powder | Whip Cream Cardstock | Mirror Gold Cardstock | Brush Gold Cardstock | Journey Vellum | Color Splash Watercolor Sheets | Watermelon Fusion Liquid Color | Cool Pool Liquid Color | Lavender Fusion Liquid Color | Sparkle Silk | Fashion Silver | Fashion Gold