Monday, March 18, 2024

Easter Scene using Karen Burniston's Landscape Rectangle Accordion!

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! My card for you today uses Karen Burniston's Landscape Rectangle Accordion, along with the Fence Add-On, Easter Borders, Spring Animals and Easter Charms. 

For this card, I started by die-cutting three rectangular panels using the dies from Karen Burniston's Landscape Rectangle Accordion die set. I used Neenah Classic Crest heavy weight (110lb) smooth white cardstock for this. 

Then, using a gingham patterned paper in blue and Karen Burniston's Short Rectangle - Crosshatch dies, I created borders for each of my accordion pieces. 

I then used Karen Burniston's Fence Add-On die and cut three fence pieces. I cut these from the same heavy weight smooth cardstock as the accordion pieces. With my Copic marker (E40 - Brick White) I added shade lines to the fence pieces. This gives the fence some dimension. 

I glued on the patterned paper trim to all the accordion pieces and trimmed the areas where the fence pieces will go. 

I set this aside and began to die cut the accessory pieces using Karen Burniston's Easter Charms, Spring Animals, Easter Borders and Happy Easter die set. I cut everything from the same heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I then colored all the pieces using Copic markers. For more of an idea on how I did this, check out the video posted at the end of this blog. I set these aside. 

For the Easter sentiment, I used Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio.
I began to add all my pieces together, gluing them down using Lineco Neutral pH glue. I thought my spring themed card needed some little flowers added to it, so I used the small flower die that comes with Karen Burniston's Tiny Trees Pop-Up die set. I colored these with Copic markers as well. 

After gluing down all my little cute Easter pieces, I added a place to write a sentiment to the recipient. I used the frame die that comes with the Landscape Accordion die, using a pale blue cardstock for the frame with a white center. 

Then I began to assemble the card. I glued the fence pieces together carefully. These are tiny pieces that hold everything together, so you have to be very careful that nothing falls apart. 

Once the card was assembled, I tested it by folding it open and closed a few times to get it use to the glue holds. 

I just love the colors on this card. I think making Easter cards are in my top 5 cards to make. I'm not normally a fan of the pale colors (if you seen me in public, I wear all black all the time lol) but the Easter colors are just so beautiful. 

I also really love the new Easter Borders that Karen came out with in her new release. I used the carrot border to add carrots to the panels. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope that you find inspiration here. Happy Crafting!

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