Country Fresh Eggs & Sunshine Easel Card with Carta Bella Homemade
Hello, Friends! Mid-Winter is the perfect time to indulge in some Country Fresh Eggs & Sunshine, don’ t you agree? Today I have a sweet farmhouse style easel card made with Carta Bella’s Homemade paper collection and adorned with ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
How do you feel about yellow? It’s one of those colors that people tend to either really enjoy or thoroughly dislike. I fall on the really enjoy side of that equation. So I’m very fond of this saffron- hued 5 1/2″ square easel card!
Ribbon to the Rescue!
But even as much as I enjoy shades of yellow, I find they have to be toned down with some solid neutral shades. And that’s where ribbon comes to the rescue! Here’s how I used ribbon to tone down the sunshine brightness on this card:
- First, I created a belly band by layering Chipmunk Delicate Stitched Satin with 3/8″ Brown Plaid Ribbon. The brown hues help to tone down the vibrant yellow patterns in the paper collection.
- Use Scor-Tape between the ribbon layers, and wrap the ends around the back side of the card panel for a neat, clean finish.
- Next, tie a poufy plaid bow with that brown plaid ribbon and tuck it into a cluster of roses and gardenias.
- Now tie a loopy burlap bow and tuck it into the ribbon cluster to add extra texture.
- Then create a cute banner with stickers from the paper collection. Use your Bow-it-All Tool to tie itty bitty 1/2″ burlap ribbons and add to the corners.
- Finally, Cocoa Ric-Rac adds an interesting country style border to the base of the card. I don’t know why I don’t use ric-rac more often!
A Peek Inside
The country fresh vibes continue inside the card. Don’t you just love these chickens? Of course, you have to add gingham to a farmhouse style card, and bees come in handy, too. So I just added all of the above. Do you spy the wee pocket?
Here’s a closer look. Trim, score and fold a 3×4 card to make a side opening pocket that fits the narrow panel. Then die cut the sentiment from another 3×4 card. Thread with ribbon, tie on a sweet sunflower charm with burlap string, and now you’ve got a sweet surprise tucking inside this Country Fresh Eggs and Sunshine card.
I find I tend to turn to my bolder, brighter paper collections when the winter days are dark and gloomy. We’ve had loads of rain and grey skies in North Carolina this month. But I don’t mind; I just make my own sunshine on paper! And, the sun is rising a little earlier and setting a little later each day now, so spring can’t be too far off, can it?
I hope I shared some tips and tricks you can use in your next crafty adventure. You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks for stopping by!