Stationery - Chiswick

Easter birdie card – fake glitter grass.

Posted on 26 Feb 2015

Easter is that magical time of the year, not only for kids but for adults too. As we enter into this celebration – no matter what your reason it remains a magical season. The magic lies in the beautiful coloured eggs, the birdies, bunnies and long summer days. However you celebrate – I hope it is a colourful and meaningful time.
To celebrate I made this card with a cute birdie stamp. To give it some sparkle I created some glitter grass.
easter cardThe glitter grass was made for my birdie to sit in – I love the sparkle it adds to this card.
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step 1 – Stamp your bird image onto watercolour paper and paint it using watercolours.
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Step 2 – Create the fake grass. Cut a strip of green cardstock and gather some super double sided tape.
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Step 3 – Adhere the super tape to the green cardstock strip, and remove the red backing from the tape.
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Step 4 – Sprinkle green glitter on top of the green tacky strip. Smooth out the glitter using your fingers and make sure that the entire strip is covered in glitter.
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Step 5 – use your scissors and cut small slits into the top edge of the glitter strip. The slits do not have to be even, random cut slits will look the best.

Step 6 – Adhere the grass to the bottom edge of your card and then scrunch up some of the grass pieces to add dimension and movement to your card.

This is a quick way of adding dimension and movement to a card or scrapbook layout.
TIP: remember to not adhere the entire grass strip to your card. I only added adhesive to the bottom of my glitter strip so that the top part can be manipulated.
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How are you planning to celebrate Easter this year? I hope it is a meaningful and special time filled with God’s promises.
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Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.