Make it Monday: a Swan Princess Card!

Hello friends! How was your Easter break? Ours was fairly quiet this year, but we enjoyed spending time with family/Church family, eating hot cross buns and a little chocolate (the Easter Egg Hunt’s been postponed for a few days!) After all the Easter cards, I enjoyed the creative challenge of this custom order and love how it turned out (a little too time consuming and fiddly for mass production, however!): Challenge 1: how to create the Swan Princess feathers. Solution? This leaf die! Once I’d die-cut one, I knew it would work 🙂 I experimented with trimming the leaf into a feather/wing shape … Challenge 2: how to layer the ‘leaves’ to look like feathers. Solution? Trial and error! 
Once I have pieces of a card design in place, I always take a photograph so I can replicate it when it comes to making the actual card and I need to adhere the pieces down. I used the Old World Paper embossing folder to give the feathers some texture: 
I drew on the beak and eye details, coloured the beak with an alcohol marker, used a retired embossing folder for the hearts pattern, and stamped and die-cut the crown from a retired stamp set – whew!
Liquid glue on the body to adhere to the pink embossed layer, and strips of adhesive foam (from the edge of the Stampin’ Dimensionals) worked well for adhering the neck and head:
And something a little festive for decorating the inside of the card:  Positioning everything before adhering in place: MEANWHILE … These were my most popular Easter cards on Instagram! Can you guess which one was liked the most? Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a happy week, whatever you’re doing 🙂 Megan xo (the most popular card was the embossed cross with butterfly)  

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