Wrapped Up Easter Kitten

March 23, 2022

Wrapped Up Easter Kitten

Hello and welcome back, it’s Karen here again.  I’ve got an Easter card today made with the sweet little Easter Kitten stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs. This little kitten has gotten herself in a little trouble as she has been wrapped up into the Easter basket she was hiding in! Honestly, as I’m typing this up, I’m thinking “What was I thinking when I made this card!”. 

I coloured my images with Copic markers (I’m sorry, but I forgot to write down which ones I used). I fussy cut them out and used my craft knife to cut out the area just under the handle of the basket. Then I  wrapped some ribbon around the handle and made a little bow.  I popped the additional eggs up on foam tape and attached them to the front of the basket.  Here’s where it gets a little weird - I cut a piece of cello wrap and wrapped up my image and tied it off with another piece of ribbon.  It’s a bit hard to see in the photo, but in real life, it does look like the kitten is in a gift bag. 

For the background, I dug into my stash of ribbons to make a slightly woven background.  I applied some double sided tape to the back of the card front at the top and bottom of the card.  Starting at the top, I adhered strips of ribbon, trying to space them out evenly.  Then I wove three strips of ribbon through the vertical strips and adhered them to the back of the card with some more double sided tape.  Finally, I adhered the vertical strips to the bottom where I’d already placed the tape. Then I used glue to attach the card front to the card base.

I then stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, in Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and clear heat embossed it.  I used a rounded rectangle die to cut it out and then attached it to the front with double sided tape.  Finally, I used double sided tape to adhere my gift wrapped kitten onto the ribbon background.   I just love the surprised look on that kitten’s face!  

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great day! 

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