Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Easter Egg Jumbo Card

I made this card a bit before Easter, but couldn't quite bring myself to send it off. Am I bad or what!!! I tell myself that it's because I want to show the people in the class I'm teaching on Friday another example of the technique, but that's not really the whole truth.
Time to get to the card, which is all about the background. I started with chalk inks in two colours, and added the leafy swirl in several colours of pigment ink. I heat set it and added the Easter Eggs, coloured them with markers, and clear embossed over all the eggs. I then added a third colour of chalk ink over top and removed the clear embossing powder and stamped the sentiment stamp and embossed it in black. For the focal image, I heat embossed the same egg in black and coloured it with Tombow markers on watercolour. It's mounted on a square panel stamped with "Easter Blessings). I finished the whole card off with some framing lines and acrylic paint dots.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Stamps: Easter Egg - The Artful Stamper, "Play laugh, etc." - A Muse, swirl - Heather's Stamping Haven, Easter Blessings - Magenta; Ink: colorbox fluid chalk (cadmium yellow, jade, lime pastel), pigment ink; Paper: watercolour, PTI white, basic black, so saffron; Other: espresso Adirondack acrylic paint - Ranger, Tombow markers, stylus and foam tip, clear and black embossing powder.


  1. This is gorgeous. I love how you coloured the central egg. Beautiful. Joan

  2. Karen, this is really something special! Fantastic work with the chalk inks. I love the detailed instructions you include with your posts. ~ Jane

  3. No wonder you didn't want to give it away! It's lovely! I used to have that problem but, now, I always make at least 2 of any card I'm working one. That way, I have one to send & one to save. Sometimes, looking at them, they just make me happy! I enjoy your blog; thanks for putting up such beautiful cards!