Monday, March 29, 2010

Joyous Easter Card Tutorial

Hello friends, today I am sharing a quick and easy card tutorial.

Start by folding a sheet of cardstock in half and cutting it to measure 5 x 7. I then took Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my favorite blending tool, and in circular motions I created a soft vintage look to the card. 

I then cut a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 piece of patterned paper and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Glue the patterned paper to the center of the card.
The paper used for this card is by Basic Grey from the new Kioshi collection.

I cut a 1 1/2 inch strip of patterned paper and punched a decorative edge along one side. If you don't have any edge punches, you could use pinking shears or tear the edge.
 I used a new punch by Martha Stewart. It is called Iron Gate punch.

I cut the strip to be 4 1/2 inches long and added 2 strips of baby ric rac to the edge and glued to the left side of the card.

Print and cut the vintage card at the top of the post.
I inked the edges of the card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and glued to the card. I also added a pink button and 3 small cream colored adhesive pearls to the card in the lower righthand corner.

One of my favorite new techniques is to add faux stitching to my work. I use Signo White Gel Pen to add my stitching

It looks time consuming but goes pretty quickly and I love the look it gives to everything!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
Have a lovely day, Lindsey


SharDon Exclusives said...

Your designs are always so lovely! This card is delightful! Thank you for sharing the beautiful images and your creative spirits with us....

Diane said...

You two gals are always coming up with some new Creative Idea! Love it.
Hugs, Diane

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I Love the pink and yellow rick rack AND I love you girls! ♥

Sandy said...

It is so sweet of you Lindsey to show how you make your lovely cards. I have a computer card program but never tried to embellish one like this with the inks, ribbons, rick rack etc. Just beautiful!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lindsey,

What a lovely tutorial, thank you so much for sharing your creativity. I keep wanting to put tutorials on my blog, but it's so time consuming for me with all the photography and editing.......


rita said...

I love you girls. I love your creativity & generosity. Thank you

~~Carol~~ said...

Ooooo, I have to get that MS iron gate punch! What a great touch, and the card is just gorgeous!
Happy Monday!

Theresa said...

Precious Lindsey! I love that sweet card and you made it so beautiful with your personal touches. Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing this beauty!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful, I love the faux stitching embellishments. Wonderful ideas, and you are just wonderful to share them with us. Hugs, Kathleen

Heidi Ann said...

Oh, Lindsey - the card you made is so lovely! And thank you so much for sharing that vintage card image with us. It is one of the most beautiful old cards I've ever seen!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Lindsey, Thank you for your visit today. Have a great Easter. Thank you for shareing your pic's today....Julian

wig4usc said...

I love the faux stitching...that's right up my alley! Cute card, thanks for sharing!

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey !!!

Congratulations won my Free Giveaway Sweet Magnolias Farm !!!

E-mail me your address so I can get your Ditty bag and paper rose sent out to you ... at sweetmagnolias at luckymail dot com

Wow what a Great Blog ..and I can't believe you all are from Missouri. I used to live in Southern Missouri around the Springfield area. What a small world.

My Mom and I started out crafting together when I was young too ..It's like a mirror image looking at your picture. We still are working together today ...

Hugs and Blessings ...Sara

P.S. love your blog ..I signed up to follow !!!

Cora said...

Simple, easy, and beautiful! Love it!

maura said...

Hello Girls! What a beautiful card...I love vintage. Thank you for the tutorial and for the vintage card to copy for our own. you certainly do inspire us! Take care and have a wonderful day.


Christa said...

Hello Twyla,
Thank you for visiting my blog today. Yours is very beautiful. I'm looking forward to coming back to see more.



Suzie Button said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey, What a great card! I'm just starting to begin to make cards and I must say it's a lot of fun! I love all the images you found too at the antique mall! Gee, I wish I had the time to go myself! Nothing more relaxing than an antique mall! Suzie

Sharon said...

What a beautiful Easter Card! Your crafts are so charming :)

Have a blessed Easter!


Lisa said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the images and the instructions!
Happy Spring!
Hugs, Lisa

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love this beautiful card and tutorial!!! Thank you once again for sharing! Hugs, Coralie

Creative Breathing said...

So pretty Lindsey! I've got my bulletin board today to begin! I'm scrolling back to review the how to's. You will laugh soooo hard when you see my board. It was the only one available! Love your new punch! MS's are my favorite! Have a great week. E OH by the way, you must make a blog ribbon! Do you know Magpie-Ethel? I was inspired by hers and have created my own. I hope lots of us will make one!