The above colour combination (Green Galore, Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pixie Pink) are Stampin Royalty’s colour challenge for this week. When I saw these colours they reminded me of Easter and I decided to make an Easter card and basket. I really like Easter, because the kids love it so much and they come home with wonderful creations that they make at school. I also like Easter because I get to make things and put out my easter decorations. When I was in Europe in 2006 I bought a little tree where I can hang Easter ornaments from. It is the cutest thing and I am not sure why we dont have them here in Australia. If I get time, I will take a picture of it and put it on my blog. For the basket I used a simple weave technique. I used Only Orange for the base and weaved small strips of green card through the slits I made in the only orange cardstock. Always remember to weave through the opposite slits from the previous weave otherwise you wont get a weave look. Once all the strips have been weaved I then scored the cardstock so I could fold up the sides and join them together with sticky strip. Remember to use sticky strip at the ends of the green strips you are weaving. It is hard to stick them down once you have scored the card and made the basket shape. I then cut a 2 inch wide strip of green card to make the handle and used the eyelet border punch on both sides for decoration. I then stamped the rabbit from Eggcoutrements and cut it out with scissors and punched some stamped Spring Flowers that I attached to either side of the rabbit and two on the handle. With the card I used Whisper white cardstock and then layered a piece of green card and another piece of whisper white cardstock, that I had put through the cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot folder. I tied the ivory ribbon around the green card and whisper white and attached the large Daisy from the Looks Like Spring stampset and used snail adhesive to attach it to the Whisper White base. I then stamped a series of the smaller flowers using pixie pink, only orange and summer sun, which I then punched with the Spring Flower Bouquet Punch. I attached the flowers using snail adhesive. To finish of the card I stamped one of the Easter sentiments from the Eggcoutrement stamp set.
Paper: Whisper White, Green
Paper: Only Orange, Green
Here is the Easter decoration that I mentioned earlier in my blog. Sorry the picture is not the best, but now you will understand what I was talking about.