#295 – Pansy Easter Egg Greeting Card
Paper Casting Project
A unique card that's fun for kids to make
using scraps of lace, fabric and construction paper!
We chose lavender and gold for our color scheme, but pansies come
in a wide variety of colors you can choose for inspiration!
1 Rycraft cookie stamp or craft stamp #295 – Pansy
100% Cotton Linter (Rycraft Paper Casting Kit or Refill)
2 paper castings* of design #295 – Pansy (see Basic Paper Casting Instructions), cut out as shown.
1 piece of deep pink paper cut into an egg shape (as shown) approx. 4 1/4" W x 6 1/8" H – for greeting card: use a piece 12 1/4" x 4 1/4" and fold in half, then cut into an egg, leaving the flat folded edge at the bottom of the egg ( as shown).
1 piece of pale lavender lace approx 1 1/4" wide cut approx. 4 1/4" long
2 pieces gold rick rack approx. 4 1/4" long
4 pieces pale lavender construction paper cut using Paper Edgers® scissors for top of egg, bottom of egg, and 2 other portions of egg (as shown).
1 piece purple constructions paper approx. 2 1/4" wide and 4 1/4" long (for middle portion of card under lace and pansies).
Gold glitter or metallic gold paint or marker
Acrylic paints: yellow, gold, purple, lavender, magenta, white, dark olive green, light olive green (or any colors you like)
*Note: Alternately, the casting for this project may be made from clay instead of paper (see Basic Clay Casting Instructions). The choice is yours.
1. Let 2 paper castings dry thoroughly. Then with sharp scissors cut design out, carefully cutting around the leaves and pansy (as shown).
2. Varnish each casting to seal it before painting (so wet paint won't make design swell and disappear). Let dry. Optional: Apply a 2nd coat of varnish for more permanence.
3. Apply each color of paint to the 2 pansy cut-outs (as shown) and let dry between each color so the colors don't run into each other. Let dry thoroughly.
4. Optional: Apply another coat of varnish to protect painted castings and let dry.
5. Cut papers or fabric and lace, and then fit one over the other (as shown) to test how your egg will look when glued together. Cut each piece to fit exactly. Then glue the backgound pieces first and work your way to the front gluing each piece of paper or fabric or lace. Last of all, glue on the 2 painted pansy cut-outs.
6. Apply gold metallic paint (as shown) or use glue and apply gold glitter while glue is still wet.