|Posted on March 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM|
Well, the blog has been quiet for a while, as we have had a big move to contend with, on top of other things and it has been a pretty stressful time. It is definitely time to get back to posting some craft projects, so with Easter approaching, here is a nice idea for a last minute card.
If like me, you have left your Easter cards to the last minute, this is a super simple but beautifully effective idea to try. To make these ribbon eggs, you will need some oval aperture cards and a collection of ribbons.
Choose mixed textures and widths in the same colour. I have bags of odds and ends to use up and this is a great way to use them.
On the reverse of the aperture, put pieces of double-sided tape, all around the opening and peel off the backing.
Now just start to add strips of ribbon across the aperture, making sure
you mix the textures and widths to give interest. You can lay them out
first to check the design, before sticking them down.
To hide the ribbons on the reverse side, just stick a piece of paper or thin card, cut to size over the top.
Add a border sticker around the opening and a greeting and you are finished. A lovely simple but very tactile card, that looks more expensive than it is. This would also make a great card for kids to make too!
This was such a fun card to make, that I have made a few in all different colours.
If you don't have any oval aperture cards, you can cut your own using an oval template and if you don't have an oval template, then you can use the ones on the link below. I've used the second largest oval for my apertures.
Cut your template from card and then draw around it onto your base card. Cut the oval out by cutting across the oval from side to side a few times and then cutting each piece out.