Ready to create your own Easter card that spices up the typical store-bought options? Then DIYing this easy-peasy Chillin with my Peeps Easter Greeting Card could be the perfect card to give your friends. This vibrant Easter-inspired design is sure to make anyone smile, and with our easy step-by-step instructions, you'll be able to make these darling cards in no time! So grab some craft supplies and join us as we get ready to take our peep friends on an adventure. Ready to whip up some crafting magic?
DIY Easter Greeting Card for Friends
Greeting Card Materials:
- Chillin With My Peeps Clear Stamp Set
- Acrylic Stamp Block
- Black Dye Ink Pad
- White Cardstock
- Craft Paper of Choice
- Scissors or Cricut
Optional and Recommended Materials
Easter Card "Chillin With My Peeps" Instructions
1. Stamp designs onto white card stock
To get started, gather all of your materials so you have them accessible. Place your white card stock onto a craft matt or paper to protect your surface. Using clear stamps is easy, simply peel your stamp from the backing sheet and place onto an acrylic stamp block. The photopolymer is slightly tacky, so your stamp can easily stick and be removed from your stamp block.
Second, ink your stamp with your color of choice. Dye ink is water-based, which is great for card making as it drys quickly and creates crisp outlines for coloring-in. In this project we are using a black dye ink by ExcelMark.
Stamp all the designs you want to use on the sheet of white card stock. Be sure to space out the stamped impressions so you are able to cut around them.
2. Color your stamps
Now its time to add color to your stamped impressions! For this project we used alcohol based art markers to fill, shade and blend our peep freinds! However, you can use your medium of choice.
Important notes when coloring your stamped images:
- Test your color on a peice of the paper you are not using, like a top or bottom corner.
- Start with your base color. This is the main color of your stamped object or animal.
Tip: If you are just getting started, basic markers and color pencils will still get the job done. Using basic art supplies allows you to practice at a low initial investment. You might already have some supplies from a past project or items you have used with your kiddos or other family members.
3. Use shading to add dimension
Now its time to start shading and blending with darker colors to create dimension for our peep characters. Take a slightly darker color than your base color and lightly shade-in where shadows would be. Use minimal pressure to start. You can always darken the shadow with more layering but cannot remove shading you've added.
Tip: If you are using a marker, practice doing a quick flick of the marker for a more natural blending effect.
4. Optional: Add additional detail
Add additional details with lighter colors. For example in this project we used a white gel pen to add highlights and create a feather texture on the chick.
5. Assemble the card
Cut out your colored stamps with either a scissors, exacto-knife or Cricut machine. Next select and cut your craft paper for the card base and paper embelishments. If you are a beginner, we recommend starting with two craft papers, one that is solid and the second having a pattern or texture. For example, we chose a light pink card stock paper as our base and a gingham pattern paper for added embelishment and design.
Tip: Place your elements together on your card before gluing peices down to ensure the layout and look you want. Once you are happy with the placement, glue down your colored stamps. We recomend using a glue runner as it is quick, easy and mess free.
6. Optional: Add a 3D effect
If you want to add a 3D effect to your card, that raises some elments on the face of the card, simply use adhesive styrofoam dots. Place them on the back of the colored stamp image you want to be raised, and stick to your card for a 3-dimensional effect, like a pro!
Now you're ready to create your own Easter greeting card for all your friends! Don't forget to follow our blog and socials for more card making inspiration and tips!