Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Round Easter egg card ---I'm hooked on round cards now! :0)

Designed these for my first stamp club!!! (We had lots of postponing due to snow.) I wanted something Eastery, but I tried to make something that would appeal to the whole group.

Here's how to make it:

1) Cut card by scoring a folding a full piece of River Rock cardstock in half. Use coluzzle or another circle cutter. Leave an area on the side uncut (to hold it together.) Trim a little bit off of the bottom so it will stand. Cut an extra circle so you can use the bottom of it to make the grass.

2) Cut circle mats (two the same size) in White and one Soft Sky

3) Scallop the edge of the soft sky mat with the slit punch (tutorial by Emily)

4) Print egg template (I printed it at 50% on printer paper & traced it onto soft sky cardstock).

5) Cut the egg out & emboss it with Versamark & clear embossing powder. (I used the Paisley background stamp.)

6) Stamp the Soft Sky scallop circle with flowers in White craft ink & lightly emboss. (Tip: A kind of distressed embossing can be achieved by letting the ink dry a little and applying a very light sprinkling of white embossing powder.) The flower I used was Wonderful You; I used a stampamajig to get it in the spots I wanted. Man that thing rules!

7) Paint the Petals with a wash of turquoise ink & add silvery details with a sakura gelly roll glitter pen (clear)

8) Stamp the grass with "delight" defintion (from Define your Life). A Stampamajig ensures perfect placement.

9) Then, Cut the grass. Hahaha. Tip: you can draw a pencil line to make sure you get it straight and erase it after.

10) Adhere the ribbon, with slider, onto a strip of soft sky cardstock (slider is from new hodge podge)

11) Layer everything and adhere, & stick the egg in the grass.

Option: The egg can be a little slider element (that slips out of the shallow but sturdy pocket that the grass creates (so you can put a secret message on the back) or you can adhere it.

Thanks for looking! :0)

P.S. The box is a trapazoid box (Mirkwood template by Ruthann Zaroff)


Alhambra Club said...

Your round card is great, love how you did the bottom, thanks for sharing the info.

Becky G said...

These are fantastic, Mel! I love the egg card! Absolutely beautiful!

Becky G said...

Hiya Mel! I gave you an award on my blog! Pop on over and check it out!

~Smiles to you~

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I really like making circle cards also. I just recently discovered how to do them with my coluzzle also. So easy and how nice they come out. A very nice change from the ordanary card shape! Wouldn't it be great if SU would come out with round cards like the carousel notes :o)

Crissy said...

This card is so cute!

Corie said...

This is just so elegant!!

Anonymous said...

I really like the circle card, but what kind of envelope do you use? Or is this a "hand it to them" kind of card?


Carol P said...

How about a pop up Easter egg? Thought this was a fun idea, so I made two versions.

There's a pattern there too!

On my blog : Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

Got to try some circle cards....

Anonymous said...

Great card! I love that Easter Egg.
Hugs and smiles