Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter flower basket

Here is a lovely 8" x 8" Easter card that is so simple to make with just a few dies...


Cut your wire basket from mount board and paint with Vintage photo Distress paint. Draw a template of the basket base, cut out and edge with Vintage photo Distress ink before gluing it together:
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Use the Delicate aster die to cut the flowers from thin card - choose colours to coordinate with the backing paper you've chosen for your card. Use Vintage photo Distress stain and a water mister on your craft mat to add age marks to the main flower parts. Cut the aster centres from white card, likewise the leaves, using the Marianne Leaves die. Edge all elements with Vintage photo Distress ink using an ink blending tool.
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Glue your flowers together and whilst they're drying rub some Treasure Gold Renaissance here and there over the basket. I've also added a little twig (actually, a piece of millet stalk) to the handle:
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Take your backing papers and layer them up. I've added a torn piece of vellum too, with brads. All but the very base paper (block colour green) have been edged with Vintage photo Distress ink. I've then edged and added a strip of burlap (hessian) fringe from Canvas Corp:
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Layout your elements on your card and when you're happy with the positioning you can glue them into place. Left:



Have a great day everyone and thank you for dropping by.

Chris xxx


  1. Stunning Easter card Chris! Love how you used the dies (never seen that basket before, but it is very effective here). Love the splatters on the flowers and the addition of the burlap/hessian, makes for great texture! A lovely bright card!!

  2. I too, love that basket die and those flowers are an absolute delight and I like the way you have added the vellum too, it is very effective. It is a beautiful Easter card. A x

  3. Adore this Easter Basket of flowers! So many lovely flowers and the touch of burlap really adds a nice texture to the basket! Beautiful Easter card, Chris. Hugs!