Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Water Color Easter Card

Happy Spring everyone. Spring is officially here and I can't believe we are already in late March. It seems like this year has flown by already. I have been busy in the craft room creating some beautiful box cards. The card below is a beautiful water color card. The images were hand stamped using the gorgeous Art Impression water color stamp sets. Then the images were hand colored using watercolor markers. The technique includes off - stamping and multiple impression stamping without re-inking the stamps, which creates a beautiful and more natural water color look taking advantage of many shades of the same stamped images. The box is chock full of Easter & Spring inspired watercolor images, including a little bunny on a garden chair, a wheel barrow full of wildflowers and an adorable old fashioned bird house. A beautiful "Easter Greetings" Die cut adorns the front flap of this boxcard and the edges of each of the flaps have a pretty scalloped punch border.

Check out my Etsy Shop for some other beautiful spring inspired cards.
This week, I am entering the Art Impression Spring Challenge
Have fun crafting and create something beautiful.
Thanks Sabrina


  1. OH nice! I haven't tried a box card yet. Do you use a die, or cut it by hand?

    1. Hi Betsy, I cut the boxes by hand. Here are the measurements if you want to create the box without a die:
      1.) Cut a sheet of strong cardstock to 10.5x5.5 inches
      2.) score the sheet at 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 inches
      3.) turn the sheet 90 degrees and score at 3 inches all the way down
      4.) use your scissors and trim off the 0.5 inch by 2.5 inch end piece
      5.) Using your scissors, cut along each score line to the 3 inch horizontal line (cut the lines from the shorter side, so each cut should be 2.5 inches in.
      6.) add double sided adhesive to the small 0.5 inch by 3 inch piece
      7.) fold your cards at the score line and adhere using the double sided tape you added on the end piece
      8.) Now fold down your top flaps
      9.) decorate the box tops with 2.25x2.25 inch decorative card stock
      10.) decorate the bottom of the box with 2.25x2.75 inch decorative card stock
      11.) Cut three strips of paper at 3.5 x 1 inch - these will be your interior bridges
      12.) score each bridge at the 1/2 inch and 3 inch mark and add double sided tape.
      13.) adhere bridges on the inside of your box

      There are some cute box dies too, one is by lawnfawn (it just came out very recently). Also Crichton design space sells a cartridge with different boxes too🌝

    2. Wow, thanks SO much for the info....I have no excuse now! :-)