I'm blogging on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today with the March Pop it Ups Designer Challenge for Spring & Easter cards. You'll definitely want to check out the eighteen amazing projects by the Designer Challenge team plus a guest designer.
In addition to the Spring/Easter creations by the team, I have a new video tutorial for this Easter Garden Bench + Lots of Pops card. I had a lot of tips to share for this card, and I listened to those of you who requested that I slow down a bit. I'd love your feedback on whether this video length is better - around 15 minutes instead of under 10 minutes.
The video covers a variety of subjects including:
- How to fold the Garden Bench and Lots of Pops dies.
- Cutting the Lots of Pops die into separate platforms to add next to the Bench.
- The sponge-around-a-template technique for the sky and grass, including inlaid grass and cloud details.
- Tips for using the All Seasons Tree.
- Suspending the Butterfly Accessory dies on wires.
- How to get the black/white texture on the Poles
- How to extend the length of the Fancy Frame Edges to fit a 6x6 card, plus add glitter.
Right? Everything but the kitchen sink! Here are some photos:
Here are some supply links for the products used in the video:
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