March 22, 2014

Easter Egg Card

This is one of my favorite Easter cards and a big "Thank You" goes to my friend Elke who let me borrow this idea.

The card is based on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cream colored cardstock base, cut into an egg shape. If you create your own base make sure to leave a small strip on the left side uncut. This will function as a hinge and give you a real card. The Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy has a card base and the egg shape layer on it. 
A second egg shaped piece of yellow cardstock was cut about 1/4" smaller than the base. I inked around the edges in a corresponding ink color and put it aside. 

My card further includes two strips of grass in two different shades of green. On strip in a smaller design than the other. These and the three Easter eggs as well as the "Easter Wishes" banner where cut from the same Close To My Heart cartridge.

A rectangular piece of cocoa brown cardstock and a piece of colonial white card stock were used to create the assemble with the stamped bunny image. I stamped the bunny in chocolate brown and colored it in (edges inked as well). The white piece is just an 1/4" smaller than the brown one and is adhered to the center of the brown one.

Now to the assembling part:
I placed the yellow egg shape onto a flat surface. I then adhered the darker (bigger) green grass strip to the bottom of the yellow one, just about 1/8" off the end. I placed the adhesive only on the bottom of the strip. This way you are later able to fluff up the grass and stick the bunny image behind it. The second smaller grass strip is placed on top of the darker one all the way down on the end of the egg shape.  

Both grass strips will stick out on each side. Just flip the yellow egg shape and cut the extra grass off so they are flush with the egg shape. 
The bunny is adhere to the brown rectangle (flat or with flat foam dots) and glued to the egg shape by tucking it behind the grass strip. Before you place the piece down, make sure the upper corners will not stick out over the edges of the egg shape.

The banner as stamped with the Easter phrase and inked on the edges before adhered to the grass with a big foam dot .

The three yellow eggs are adhered with glue dots and their placing depends on your own judgement. The banner and eggs can hang over the edges a bit. A little bow on the top and the yellow egg shape is done. 
A few foam dots to the back and the piece is adhered to the cream colored card base.

Isn't this a cute Easter card? 

Well, this is the third card design from our Workshop card class which you can order to recreate at home. They are also available as finished cards. Please contact me to find out how to get these wonderful cards home...

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