I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get a little sick of all the sugary colours which seem to dominate Easter decorations and cards. I find myself looking for something a little more grown-up and a little less frilly – though I do like my frills and flowers, just not all the time.

This black and white card is timeless and would make a lovely present for anybody who prefers a more minimalist approach to decorating. This project is a little fiddly and if you want to attempt this with children, I would suggest using a simple egg-shape to start with rather than the bunny.

 

here's what you'll need...

  • A cutting mat
  • A craft knife
  • Small scissors
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • Some PVA glue or spray mount (a little more tricky to use as you will have to mask off the sticky tape)
  • A paintbrush to apply the glue
  • Narrow sticky tape
  • Sewing yarn
  • Two paper clips
  • One sheet A4 thick white paper
  • One sheet A4 black paper (halved)
  • Bunny template downloaded from here.

Easter Card

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here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Fold both sheets of paper into half and cut the black one along the folding line so that you have an A5 sheet left.

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  • 2

    Put the black A5 sheet onto the left inside half of the white A4 sheet and secure with the paperclips. Cut out the bunny template, then fold into half and cut off any bits which don’t fit exactly on top of each other. This will ensure that both sides are exactly the same.

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  • 3

    Next position the bunny template on the folded A4 card (with the black card on the inside) and mark the outline with a pencil. Important! Now open up the A4 card and place the part with the bunny outline and the black card on your cutting mat. Using your craft knife, carefully cut along the pencil line and through the white AND black card.

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  • 4

    Once you’ve cut out the bunny figure, carefully cut another 1mm along the original line. You will now have a black and a white cutout.

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    Using your cutting mat as a guide, stick a length of the sticky tape along the middle of each cutout. Now cut about 18cm of the sewing yarn and place on top of the sticky tape on one of the cutouts.

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  • 6

    Using your paintbrush, apply a thin (not too much, as the card will warp) layer of glue up to (not on) the sticky tape. Place the cutout with glue-side down onto the other piece making sure the yarn remains in the middle (on the sticky tape) and doesn’t stick to the cutouts.

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  • 7

    You should now be able to pull the yarn up and down with the black and white cutouts sticking together. Now open the card and place the cutout back in the card with the black side down. Secure the yarn with sticky tape. Carefully apply some glue on the card making sure not to put any on the cutout and place the black part of the card back on top.

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  • 8

    Finally, write your Easter message on the right side of the card.

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    That’s it! I hope you like it and you know somebody who will appreciate your lovely piece of art.

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By Carole Poirot on 11.03.13

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6 responses to “How to Create a Modern Easter Card”

  1. I love this project, thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Tamara, I hope you’ll give it a go – even if the weather feels more like Christmas than Easter… :-)

  3. Wow! This is very creative and looks great. I do love some minimalism for Easter :)

  4. Thanks Marianne, that’s a big compliment from a Skandi-design connoisseur :-)

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