Wishing you all a " HAPPY EASTER" ... in traditional Victorian style, with homemade cards. Creating ATC's is a happy past -time and so are colored eggs and rabbits. Here, I've created a quick and easy card from the Victorian trading card templates, which we call Artists Trading cards. It's so easy and so much fun, fun, fun ... Ready, get set ...GO !!!!
First, choose some light weight paper for your egg. I used pink and green origami paper and a contrasting floral pattern for a Spring twist.
Cut two pink ovals and two green ovals, then cut four floral ovals ... now you have eight ovals that you can glue together ... Are you following ? Two pink with floral backs and two green with floral backs ... Tah Dah .. You have four reversible pretty little egg shapes !!!! Fold all four in half and use decorative scissors to cut around the edges. Are you having fun yet !!!
You may wish to burnish the edges with a pigment ink pad ... I used metallic metal around mine to hi-light the wave.
Choose a strong stock paper for your card, cut to an ATC size ( 2.5 X 3.5 ) ... I chose a decorative red with a pink glittered polka dots to pull the pink on the egg. It worked nicely !!!
Glue, one folded half to the ATC and then butt the other folded half, up against the middle and press it down securely. Now, you have an egg shape that flaps open on the sides, displaying the flowers.
I found some bunny stickers in my craft stash and positioned it onto the middle of the egg, to give it a little more dimension.... Cute..Cute !!!
Color makes such a difference ... Here's my green bunny card ....Which one do you like best ? You can write a little message on the floral flaps of the egg, if you want to get more personal. Then, send them to your friends, family members or grandchildren, in good old Victorian tradition. Imagine a handmade card from Grandma. .. A treasured keepsake !!!
It's fun. It's easy
HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL