When the daffodils pop their heads up and the sun begins to peep over the horizon a little earlier each day, we know that Easter is on its way. Send well wishes to loved ones with a handmade Easter card this year.
Whether you’re a beginner cardmaker or an experienced crafter, we have everything you need to make beautiful paper crafts. With a whole host of different spring-themed card making supplies, here are some easy homemade Easter card ideas to let your friends and family know you’re thinking of them.
How do you make a beautiful Easter card?
With some time, creativity, and a range of gorgeous cardmaking supplies from Crafter’s Companion, anyone can make beautiful Easter cards for their friends and family.
Use a card kit
One of the easiest ways to create a beautiful and professional-looking card is to use a card making kit. These kits have everything you need to create a wonderful card to give to your friends or family. So if you’re just starting out, or don’t have time to get stuck into a die-cutting project, they’re an ideal way to get stuck in.
Already got some card blanks in your stash? Why not opt for a die-cut topper kit such as the Natures Garden Farmhouse 3D Die-Cut Toppers. With 21 individual die-cut pieces ready to use, simply pop them out of the card base and apply them to your project!21 indiviual die-cut pieces with a variety of sentiments and images
Use stamps and blank cards
If you want a more from-scratch approach to an Easter card craft, we recommend giving stamping a try. This is a really easy craft that can be used in a multitude of ways to create personalised cards.
Stamping and colouring
There are a couple of ways you can use stamps to make a card. The first method is to stamp your image using Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol-proof ink and use Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers to add colour to the design. Alcohol-proof ink won’t allow your colours to feather or bleed outside of the lines and it also won’t go blurry, keeping your chosen image or sentiment looking crisp and clean.
A second technique is creating a watercolour-style effect. Use Spectrum Noir Finesse Waterproof Ink to stamp your sentiment or image and colour using Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to create a watercolour masterpiece. The water soluble dye inks allow you to blend and diffuse colours with water. You can apply colour directly to the paper before using a wet brush to blend and mix. Or apply and mix your colours onto a palette before picking them up with a brush.
Use dies and a die cutting machine
Die cutting can look intimidating but it’s actually an easy and effective way to add details to blank cards.
The Gemini Mini die cutting machine is perfect if you’re just starting out and is portable so is perfect for crafting on the go. There are so many different intricate designs, words, and sentiments to choose from in this range so you can create any card design from scratch.
To use your Gemini Mini follow the instructions included to pass your die and chosen card through the mechanism die cut your chosen shapes. Then, attach to a card blank using Crafter’s Companion Glue Tape Pen. This mess-free glue is ideal for small die-cut pieces and embellishments! Check out our blog for more information and advice on die cutting.
Create a stencilled background
Stencilling is a versatile and easy craft that leaves you with brilliant, vibrant results. By using stencils, you can create a custom background for your card. There are a whole host of different Spring-themed stencils to choose from such as the Delicate Doilies or Botanical Garden stencils.
To use, simply lay out on your chosen backing card and stick it down with some Low Tack Tape to keep it in place (without damaging the card beneath). Next, choose your colouring medium and your colour and apply it to the open spaces in the stencil. Allow it to dry and peel the stencil off to reveal your beautiful background.
You can now use this method to create any elements you like! From here, you can use it as a matted background to a card or die cut out any shape to create a custom card design. For more information, instructions and advice on different inkpads, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Stencilling
Use patterned paper
If you don’t fancy stencilling your own design, there are plenty of different patterned paper options to choose from. Patterned paper with Spring florals and pastel shades are ideal for detailed backgrounds, intricate sentiments, and other fun elements for your Easter cards.
You can use patterned paper in a variety of ways when cardmaking.
- Trim it so that it’s about a quarter of an inch (0.5cm) smaller than your card blank all the way around. This technique is known as matting and will create a background with a frame. You can continue to layer up different colours and patterns, each a quarter of an inch smaller than the last, to create a stepped, dimensional frame effect.
- Use dies to cut out patterned words or designs to add some extra fun and personality to your makes.
- Add to the inside of your card to make the interior just as colourful as the outside!
- Combine your patterned paper with plain paper in complementary colours to create intricate details and dimensions.
Whether you used a card kit to make your card or crafted it from scratch, there’s always room for more embellishments.
Add texture, fun, and elegance with our range of pom poms (especially good for rabbit tails), pastel buttons, bows made from ribbon, and rustic twine.
For all of these decorative touches and much more, browse our embellishments category for all of the fun details you could ever need.
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