I decided to enter the current challenge at Dies R Us which is “Kids Cards”.
The image I chose for this challenge is one called “Peaceful Easter” from The Paper Shelter. I fell in love with this sweet image of innocence:
Step 1: Download, size and print the image. If you’re new to digital stamps, the greatest reference on many things about using digital images is from a website called Kit and Clowder. This is a company that teaches coloring with Markers and Pencils. They also have areas on their website that have an amazing amount of information on all things coloring! The below photo shows how I always print out an image that I buy in both the black and white, and color version on one page that I keep in a binder. It also has the image that I colored with PrismaColor Premium Pencils.
After I colored the stamped image I created the background with stencils and PanPastel’s then trimmed the finished image to 5 x 7″ with the stamped image centered:
Step 2: Cut 2 rectangle mats that measure 5 x 7″. One from Designer cardstock and one from white cardstock. From the Die set below on the right 1113 – Stitched Ovals, center the second to the largest on the Designer cardstock and run through your machine. From the same die set, center the third to the largest on the white rectangle. Save the Oval mats for another project because you will use the rectangle mats with the oval cut outs.
Step 3: Adhere the white mat to this layer. Then, on top. the Designer layer. The photo below is these 3 layers and the beginning of step 4:
Step 4: Cut from white cardstock and color with Copic Markers, all the decorator items as follows:
Cut the grass, eggs, bunnies and fence once. Cut all the Holly Hock pcs. to assemble the holly hock on your card directly and build the plant from the stem up as the picture in step 3.
Step 5: Assemble the Holly Hock on the left as shown then add the fence, bunnies and eggs on the bottom.
Step 6: Create a base card by scoring a 8.5 x 11″ at 5.5″ on the long side. Fold and trim down to 5.5 x 7.5″. Adhere the assembled front to the base.
Thanks so much for taking a look. Please follow and leave a comment. I love to read them and answer any questions.
Other Products Used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: White Soft Finish Cardstock White, Clear Double sided adhesive 10mm
Beacons Kids Choice Glue
Sissix Big Shot Plus