Sunday, March 27, 2016

New technique Easter card

I was made aware of the technique Pencil Eraser Stamping from one of the forums at Scrapbook.com. The technique was one of the many challenges last month. Here are the two sites she gave us to reference from: Artbar Blog and Cutesy Crafts. I thought it would be a fun technique to do with the church group I teach once a month. It was a success with them and they created some beautiful color combos and stunning results.

I die cut an egg shape with my Cricut and the cartridge Cricut Font and Basic Shapes. I made it an annoying color so there was no question as to the egg mask whereabouts. We used reposttionable adhesive to secure the egg die cut to the white cardstock. The sentiment can be stamped by either stamping it first and then laying the mask over it or after the egg has been stamped out. The ladies at church came up with and liked the idea to stamp it first so if they mess up the stamping there isn't much lost. Grab another piece of cardstock and try again. I personally liked the stamping the sentiment afterwards because when you start with your blank white cardstock you can plan and position the egg right where you want it. With the stamping first sometimes where you stamped isn't where you had intended the egg to go (too high or too low on the white cardstock gives a look different from the example) and have to work around that. The sentiment in this card is a very tight fit with the cross included and can be done both ways depending on your confidence in stamping. (Wow-that was way too long. I'll pick up the pace.)

The patterned paper is by K and Co with white and blue cardstock by Recollections, inks used for the egg by Colorbox and Versa Color, and then the cross is kind of unknown (I think it was made by Clear Dollar Stamps however I don't think they make stamps like this anymore. They may have gone all digital-but don't quote me on that one.) but I stamped it and the Hero Arts sentiment with black Hero Arts ink.


Hope you like today's card. Thanks for looking.


3 comments:

  1. this is so fabulous!

    happy and blessed Easter from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  2. This is a very sweet and beautiful Easter card Cindy. A belated Happy Easter to you.

    Christina

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