Happy Tuesday my crafty friends! For today’s step by step, I made an easter card using the ‘How You Bean?’ Lawn Fawn stamp set. I wanted to have a colorful card and what better way to do that then with Jelly Beans? Keep reading to see the final product.
First I picked a top fold A2 card and then I picked this really gorgeous paper from the Recollections ‘Home Basics’ paper pad and cut it to A2 size as well. I then took a piece of leftover Bristol Smooth by Strathmore, and cut it to 3 3/4″ x 5″ to give a larger border than normal on my card. I decided I wanted to pop the center piece up so I took some fun foam and cut it to the same size. I then set everything but the Bristol to the side.
Next, I started stamping my images onto the Bristol using my Original MISTI. Since I was planning to use gamsol, I used the Gina K Amalgam Ink because it won’t smear when the gamsol touches it. I did the stamping I normally do with this set which is: the jar, one Jelly Bean cluster, and the lid angled on the side. I made sure to stamp each of the images twice, mainly out of habit, but it also ensure that I got a good solid image.
Next I took my Prisma Color colored pencils and set to work on coloring the Jelly Beans. For the lid I used the colors:
– PC 1052 ‘30% Warm Grey’
– PC 1054 ‘50% Warm Grey’
For the Jelly Beans I used:
– PC 924 ‘Crimson Red’
– PC 118 ‘Cadmium Orange Hue’
– PC 916 ‘Canary Yellow’
– PC 909 ‘Grass Green’
– PC 929 ‘Pink’
– PC 994 ‘Process Red’
– PC 956 ‘Lilac’
– PC 1009 ‘Dahlia Purple’
For the shading around the jar:
– PC 1102 ‘Blue Lake’
Then for the shading and fading colors, I used Gamsol that I got at Michaels.
I then stamped three separate Jelly Beans to pop up in the jar. I then coated the glass part of the jar with Ranger glossy accents. This took me two tries because I moved the first one too soon and it was still wet and it started sliding off. Not fun. Lesson re-learned: Leave the freaking piece alone (and flat) until it’s at least mostly dry. 😑 The second attempt worked really well and I am really glad I tried it again. Those little tails on the Jelly Beans were left so I could hold them still while I added glossy accents to them as well. I wanted the finish to match the jar since they were being positioned in the jar.
I took my new ‘Happy Easter’ die cut by Pretty Pink Posh and die cut it from an aqua/teal glitter cardstock I got from Hearts-n-Crafts in Covina, California. I did use my shim because it was glitter paper and it was thick. When I pulled it out it came right out of the negative with ease. Like a dummy, I didn’t think to use my Stick It adhesive so I had to use my Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I have a needle tip cap on it which makes it less messy when applying it to thin die cuts like this one. It is a little tricky with shaky hands and a weak hand holding, or at least trying to, the die cut steady and flat. Once I had all of the glue on both die cuts, I arranged them on the top of the Bristol. Since I used liquid glue I had a few extra seconds to arrange them before the glue really set.
For the inside of the card I used the Clearly Besotted ‘Thanks a Bouquet’ stamp set. For the sentiment I used the Distress Oxide Ink in ‘Worn Lipstick’ and for the flowers I used the ‘Distress Oxide Ink in ‘Tattered Rose’. There was a ‘Happy Easter’ sentiment with the ‘How You Bean?’ set but since the front said ‘Happy Easter’ I didn’t want to reiterate it on the inside. Also, I like the flowers better than more jelly beans on the inside.
Here is the final product. From start to finish (including starting over) the card took 2 hours to make. Including the time to put it together but not the drying time of the glossy accents. This is probably the first card I’ve made with this set that I actually really like. Although, I could have done better shading on the beans but lessons for next time.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Have you started on your Easter/Spring cards yet? Or have you been working on them for a while, I’d love to know! Easter cards are my second favorite holiday card to make with Christmas coming in number one. What about you?
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