Easter Nest Card

Since I tend to send Easter cards only to my younger nieces and nephews, I like to make them kinda different and fun.  This card project is easy to pull together thanks to lots of die-cutting, a few simple techniques, and the gorgeous metallic cardstocks available in the CutCardStock store.

Start by trimming a piece of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock (100 lb) to 7″ x 10″ and scoring it in the center along the longest edge.  Then trim a piece of Curious Metallic Ice Silver Cardstock to 4.875″ x 6.875″.

Trim a piece of Stardream Metallic Lagoon Cardstock to 4.75″ x 5.75″.  Using an oval die, first die-cut the shape out of the top center of the panel.  Then emboss a fun woodgrain texture into the panel using a 5″ x 7″ or larger embossing folder.

Assemble the card base as shown.  First, fold the scored kraft panel in half and mount the Ice Silver panel directly on top with tape runner.  Then, tie a bow of natural twine around the aqua window panel and adhere it on top using foam tabs.

Die-cut a bird’s nest out of Curious Metallic Cognac Cardstock.  To give the nest dimension, ink around the edges and the “inside” with a slightly darker brown ink using a sponge dauber.

For the brightly-dyed Easter eggs, I just took a few practice alcohol ink backgrounds that I had made previously (and wasn’t very happy with!) and die-cut a small egg shape from some of the areas that were more speckled or contained interesting color blends.  This is a great way to use your scraps that were headed for the recycling bin!  (Note: If you don’t have any alcohol inks, you could easily substitute a watercolored or ink-blended background in this step.)

Die-cut a couple of branches from Ice Silver Cardstock and color them with alcohol-based markers.  You really only need two shades of brown and green here to get some quick and easy dimension on these die-cuts (since the cardstock is coated, blending is actually pretty easy too).

Lastly, die-cut your sentiment from the same Ice Silver Cardstock.  To bring in a little more pink to the card, I added light pink ink to the bottom of the letters with a sponge dauber.

Assemble the rest of the card as desired.  I started by adding the eggs to the nest with a little liquid glue.  After adding a few foam tabs on the back of the nest, I wrapped the branches around the nest and then adhered the entire piece to the cardbase with additional foam tabs.  The sentiment was then placed at the top using liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed this easy and fun Easter card project and thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to visit the CutCardStock store to purchase any of the supplies showcased today and remember that Curious Metallic Cardstocks are on sale this month!

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