Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Monday, March 25, 2013

Last minute Easter cards

I guess this isn't too last minute for most of you, but as I am posting from Spain to UK I should have had them done and dusted last week. The chances are they will now get lost at the bottom of a pile of mail until the snow has all melted, but at least the family will know I was thinking of them around the right time.
Full of good intentions, I finally wrote my annual new-letter that didn't make it into Christmas cards this year (!), and I decided to make Easter cards to send out with them. A few weeks ago I made the first set of three, which were posted last week. But I needed another four so I simplified the design a little so I could make them a bit quicker, and made two of each.
Instead of stamping and die-cutting lace to go below the main image, I used a simple spring image from a plate by Chocolate Baroque, and a greeting from the same set of Just-rite stamps as the main image, and added a little colour with pencils. The topper is coloured with copic markers, and I used some toning snippets for the frames. There is a spellbinders frame die to go with this stamp which makes it very easy to cut. The paper behind the topper is embossed with one of my new A4 double sided eBosser folders. This one is so useful and I have used it a lot already. A strip of sticky ribbon makes a tidy join between the two sections.
They are now all written and addressed and will be in the post tomorrow morning. You never know. They may just get there in time. These days UK keeps going right up to Easter Saturday. Out here Semana Santa (Holy week) is taken very seriously and there certainly won't be any post on Friday and Saturday, and probably not Thursday either, though we won't have a holiday on Easter Monday.

I actually needed five more cards but I am not showing the last one as it is for my sister Jean who follows this blog. She has both sets of stamps that I use for these cards so I wanted to do something different for her, but I will try to remember to post about it when I know she has received it.


Di said...

Beautiful cards Kate. Happy Easter in advance to you and Chris! Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

Lovely cards Kate, quite different to the ones I've made with the stamps. I did manage to get hold of the dies just in time to make them though. I like the lovely embossed background you made, and the coloured frames.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Lovely cards...amazing how a few piece of ribbon can work wonders on hiding joins in things!

Love the stamped image you chose!

Saskia said...

Great easter cards, Kate! Love your "Rudolph" card as well.

MaxineD said...

Love these more simple cards - they are gorgeous.