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Vintage Golden Cross DIY Easter Card

Vintage Golden Cross DIY Easter Card
Vintage Golden Cross DIY Easter Card
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Easter is traditionally associated with Easter eggs and a cross, symbols that also have a spiritual meaning if you follow the Christian faith. This Vintage Golden Cross DIY Easter Card combines these symbols with vintage-inspired elements, such as golden and sparkling embellishments, as well as delicately textured papers and materials. All of these elements combined onto this homemade Easter card lead to a pleasing end result. A great way to send some Easter wishes to family and friends as well as remind everyone why we celebrate this miraculous holiday!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedCardstock

Easy

SeasonSpring

HolidayEaster

Materials List

  • Printout of the provided pattern sheet (see below)
  • 8.2" x 6" sandy brown cardstock
  • 5.1" x 3.4" natural Hessian (burlap)
  • A6 sized cream colored textured cardstock
  • A6 sized gold metallic leather textured cardstock
  • 2"-high wooden cross laser cut-out
  • 0.5mm-wide cream colored satin ribbon
  • 5 10mm-wide round gold epoxy glitter stickers
  • 6 gold 5mm rhinestone flower stickers
  • Pilot gold marker extra fine point pen
  • Plaid Royal Coat Dimensional Magic
  • Bronze gilder’s paste wax
  • Small foam sponge - use one that was in a medicine bottle
  • Quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Instructions:

  1. Use the gold pen to add detail to the top of the wooden cross and allow to dry thoroughly.

  2. Add a thin layer of Dimensional Magic over the top of the cross and allow to dry thoroughly.

  3. Trace the pattern of the egg onto the cream textured cardstock and cut the egg out.

  4. Glue the gold metallic leather textured cardstock to the bottom half of the egg and cut off any protruding edges.

  5. Use the sponge to apply gilder’s paste wax to the top half of the egg, to highlight the cardboard’s textured pattern.

  6. Glue the ribbon horizontally across the egg and cut off any protruding edges.

  7. Score the sandy brown cardstock to create a card sized 6" x 4.1".

  8. With the fold at the left, center and glue the hessian to the front of the card.

  9. Center and glue the egg to the front of the card.

  10. Glue the cross, gold epoxy glitter stickers and the flower stickers to the egg to complete the card.

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I love the traditional and subtle religious look of this Easter card!

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