With Easter only a couple of weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about those last minute Easter card ideas. Unfortunately, I am always leaving things until the last minute so never have much time for my creations.
To help me with my time management skills (or rather, my lack of time management skills), I always turn to sketches, and this time is no exception.
This cute Easter card idea is based entirely on one of my sketches and is featured along the sketch and complete easy-to-follow instructions in my 50 Card Making Sketches collection.
Click Here To Order Your 50 Card Making Sketches Now
This card follows sketch #9 from the collection and features an adorable Easter chicken motif.
Materials Used: Yellow Bazzill cardstock, Karen Foster Circus Stripes paper, purple cardstock and Pebbles Inc Easter stickers.
One of the advantages of using a sketch as the basis of your card is that you don’t have to worry about how to arrange the different elements on your card. I can spend ages procrastinating about what works if I don’t start with a sketch. The sketch shows me what works right from the beginning so I can focus on the fun part of choosing papers, colours and embellishments.
Soft pastel colours lend themselves particularly well to Easter creations. As you can see, I have chosen soft greens, yellows and purples for my colour scheme. Pinks and light blues also work well. But of course, any colours can be adapted to suit your theme. Play around with different combinations and see what you like best.
A sketch will also show you where the focal point of you card will be, giving you a chance to select the most suitable embellishment in advance. For example, the sketch I used to create this card has a circle in the centre of the card as its main focal point. So, I choose a cute Easter chicken looking forward as my embellishment.
If the focal point had been somewhere else, like in the bottom right corner, I may have preferred a chicken looking to the left and upwards as it may draw the card together better.
The focal point of your Easter card idea can be either playful and fun or more reserved and religious. Playful cards might feature cute motifs like my Easter chicken, Easter bunnies, Easter eggs or even the famous Australian Easter bilby.
Or, if you wish to create a more religious card, you may consider using images of the Cross or Christian Easter quotes as the perfect focal point of your card design.
Whatever your colours and whatever your motif, starting with a sketch gives you direction and focus. You don’t have to worry about trying to fit everything together so it looks right. You get to just pull out your supplies and have some fun.
At the end you’ll feel refreshed, relaxed and proud of what you’ve made…and you won’t be able to wait to show them off!
Jen, it is adorable as you say. Terrific.
do u have idea about bunny eggs or something with money pocket cards?
I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like
yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if
all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be a lot
more useful than ever before.
If some one wishes to be updated with newest technologies then
he must be visit this website and be up to date every day.
Right here is the right web site for everyone who hopes to find out about this
topic. You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would
want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a subject
which has been written about for ages. Wonderful stuff, just great!
My brother recommended I might like this website.
He was totally right. This post actually made my day.
You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this
A pair of metallic gold or silver toned sandals would be glamorous,
and go well with everything. We simply love HardX. You can get your day started or end your evening with a beneficial treadmill workout.
Hard X now, above all, have a positive go-getter outlook and make a real
effort in pursuing your dream of a fashion modeling career
with everything you’ve got.
Set this next set of group decision making exercises up ahead of
time to work properly. There are many exercises that will strengthen the muscles directly
under the breasts. By using the stability ball it is
possible to do all of this while watching television so that exercise can be performed without having any interference in your normal daily process.