Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Egg Cards

Just a quick post to show you the kewl Easter cards The Wubie and I made for his Gammy and Daddy and Step Mom. We used light blue poster board and my old standby Canson Canva-Paper.


First, The Wubie painted an entire sheet of Canva-paper in shades of green for grass. Then I quartered a sheet for him to cover in four different colors for the eggs. We choice bright colors even though they aren't as "Eastery" since I wanted to upcycle an old beloved shirt that he outgrew.


The happy rainbow stripes were our color pallet.

I drew a basic egg-shape on regular paper for a template. After covering the table with plastic wrap to prevent marker-bleed, I simply traced eggs onto the painted paper and half of the shirt body and cut them out.


Hint: Draw the eggs on the wrong side of the fabric and back of the painted eggs so you won't have to worry about trimming the marker from the edges. (I messed up with the painted eggs, but had it worked out by the time I got to the fabric.)

I cut the green Canva-paper in half and freehand drew some grassy shapes to cut out as well. We folded the poster board in half to make the card base. We also used stickers to letter the greeting, "Happy Easter". Then we just played with the arrangement until it "felt" right.


VoilĂ !

Now, these cards are big...


Here they are next to a can of my beloved Diet Coke™ for perspective.

I put a picture of The Wubie holding the card inside of the card. (Yay, technology!) and a The Wubie added a few stickers and signed his name with love.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!


Denise said...

Very awesome.

a little of me said...

nice post thanks for sharing...blessings..

Daisy said...

Where do you have the time or energy to do all this stuff, Ms. giggles?? LOL

Nice photos and step by step directions too!

Linda Leyble said...

Hi Effie - do you call your som Wubbie...that's my youngest daughter's nickname (what I always called her!). I think I spelled it Wubby though. Pretty funny!

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