Thursday, February 16, 2023

Karen Burniston Sneak Peek Week Day 4: Eggstra Amazing Easter Card!

 Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Sneak Peek Week! Today's card features the new Little Twist Panel Pop-Up die along with the Spring Animals and Alphabet dies. 

For this card, I started with a slimline card (8.5x3.5) using a light purple 100lb cardstock. I dug through my patterned paper and found this pretty spring/Easter patterned paper, which I used for this card. 

When you make a card with the Little Twist Panel Pop-up, you may want to cover the "base plate" on the mechanism (as shown below). 

So what I did in my card (thank you to my fellow Design Team member Nicky for the advice!) was put down the patterned paper I wanted to use on to the card base. Then I glued the mechanism inside the card, which I cut out from the same purple cardstock as the card base. To do this you will need to fold the mechanism down and butt the pointed edge up to the fold in the card. Then glue down one side and then the other. Once the mechanism is glued into the card, cut a strip of paper from the same pattern paper you used as the background and glue it down over the mechanism. This will leave an edge, which is easily hidden with a border. In my card, I used the flower border from the Long Natures Edges 2 die set. 

Once you have the everything in place, then you can start adding the middle piece, which goes between the two rectangles that hold the bunnies and the chicks. This is a long rectangle shaped die with two slits in it that make the cut outs needed to add the little banners. Or you could leave it without the banners and add more decorative paper. The die set comes with the exact sized dies to do this. I chose to use the banners for my card. You will need to add the banner to the die cut before you glue it into your card. Once you have it ready to go, add double sided adhesive to the arms of the mechanism (just like you do when you make the Twist Panel Pop-Up). There are notches in the arms to show you how far along the arm the tape goes. Add the middle panel to the arms. Then I added the panels with the bunnies and chicks. 

I die cut the bunnies and chicks and added some detail to them using Copic markers. I also die cut out some eggs and added them to the bottom of the card and smaller eggs to the banner in the card. 

I die cut the word "Eggstra" from the Alphabet die set, using a light blue cardstock and black cardstock. I glued them together to give the word some depth. Then I stamped the sentiment "Hope It's" and "Amazing" from Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Amazing Easter stamp set. 

I'm sorry if my instructions aren't very helpful. I am hoping to soon be making videos on how I make my cards soon. I am very happy with the end result of this Easter card. It's bright and vibrant. I just love the little critters. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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