Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter Egg card

I've written on here before about a beautiful Easter Egg I was given as a child, made from sparkly sugar paste. It was beautifully moulded in sparkly white with little piped pink roses - and through a little window you could see a scene inside. I think it was possibly Cinderella's coach - I know, not really Easter but sure to delight a little girl who believed in magic! It was far too pretty to eat and I kept it until it eventually went yellow and a bit sticky, sigh.

I had that lovely egg in mind when I set out to make this card - didn't quite capture the delicacy but I had fun playing:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank

- piece of SU 'Certainly Celery' card stock, embossed using a favourite Cuttlebug folder called 'Scrollwork' and then trimmed down on all four sides

- glued the green panel to the card front

- then die cut the Easter egg shape using a pair of Spellbinders 'Filigree Egg' dies and a snippet of white Centura pearl card stock

- next, I covered a snippet of the same white card stock with 'medium sticky' double sided adhesive sheet and, using the solid die from the same set, cut a plain egg - with the sticky sheet uppermost 

- peeled off the adhesive sheet backing from the 'solid' egg piece and mounted the 'filigree cut' egg on top - pressing it in place using the piece of wax paper I'd just peeled off the die cut. That left the apertures nice and sticky for the next step

- poured iridescent glitter all over the egg front and patted it into place in the sticky apertures to emulate the sugar sparkle. Sheesh, glitter sparkling everywhere ........ as well as on the card of course - that stuff travels!

- glued the egg onto the card front

- had a rootle through my long-neglected floral embellishments and found one that reminded me so much of the pretty roses on that egg I had as a child - so I stuck one in place using the hot glue gun

- still needed a sentiment and stamped 'Happy Easter' onto a white card snippet (left over from when I made the card blank) using Memento 'Grey Flannel' ink and a Stamping All Day 'Happy Easter' stamp

- punched the sentiment out using SU's 'Modern Label' punch and popped it onto the card front using snipped up thin sticky pads

- added a little Mei Flower white pearl to either end of the sentiment label - finished!

The other memory was when I rummaged through the (several) RUB boxes of flowers in the craft room. I really thought those little ribbon rose and bead embellishments were the height of sophistication for card making ........... a long time ago! Time for a bit of a blitz here I think!




26 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and that flower embellishment works so well on the egg. Cara x

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  2. Lovely card Di. As soon as you throw away those flowers, they will be right back 'on trend'

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  3. Very pretty card :) love the embossed details.
    Hugs
    preeti

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  4. Oh, this egg is just delicious, so delicate and sweet!!! LOVE the sparkling shown throw the apertures!! Very classy card, its elegance is stunning!!! Great choice of embossing on the background and the tiny roses with the string of white pearls on the bow compliment the egg so well!!
    Pinned! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524488922453/

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  5. Beautiful card, and you described your Cinderella egg beautifully too xxx

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  6. Beautiful and elegant card Diana and so delicate. Love it.

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  7. A very stylish card for Easter. Don't throw out your hoarded embellishments because like everything else I'm sure they will come back into fashion sooner or later. I've spotted the occasional 'dated' techniques turning up recently!!

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  8. A gorgeous card and wonderful flower embellishment Di.

    Sue xx

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  9. This is just beautiful - so pretty.
    I know what you mean about things seeming out of fashion now - plus things can fade, so lets try and use it all! Or like I did give it to a local group for their use.

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  10. Gorgeous and delicate looking card Di. Lovely Easter card with the focal point of the egg being nicely framed by that lovely embossing.

    I STILL believe in magic! But then I am a big kid!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. Lovely Easter card DI and I like your pretty embellishment. The wheel goes full circle eventually. i have stuff that i am not in love with anymore, but haven't the heart to part with...it will come back in fashion!! ....we should make it happen! xx

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  12. Beautiful. So pretty and delicate.
    Fed up of Feedjit saying I'm from Manchester. It doesn't matter how many times I change it back, it still defaults incorrectly. Is yours working ok?

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  13. I love your sweet Easter egg with the pretty flowers, ribbon and pearl topper Di, and the green embossed background frames it beautifully. That scrollwork EF is definitely on my wish list. x

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  14. I remember those sugar eggs, too, Di. Not sure if I ever had one or just recall seeing them, but I hadn't thought of them in years. This is a beautiful, elegant interpretation of those eggs.

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  15. To bad there wasn't a way to preserve that sugar egg Di, it sounded stunning and perfect for a little girl who believed in magic. And didn't we all believe in magic?! I love, love, love your Easter card. That egg is just beautiful and the tiny roses are perfect on it. I love the sparkly background of the egg too. I think you have captured that childhood egg pretty good Di!! Have a Blessed Easter!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Gorgeous creation, love that embossing folder and a really pretty egg. I have hardy any flowers left now, sent you some from the Playground ages ago and then ended up throwing a load away as well. Every now and again I wish I still had some. That's life.

    Kath x

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  17. Beautiful Easter card Di, those rose`s look great! I have lots of these, great idea.
    Pam x

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  18. This is so pretty with the soft pastel colors and embossing, and that egg is just beautiful! I too had one of those eggs as a child and always wondered how they got that itty bitty scene inside the eggg! It's still a mystery to me that I don't want to know! LOL That would ruin the precious memory :)

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  19. Ooh how beautiful! Love the gorgeous sparkly egg with the lovely embellishments on the fabulous green embossed background. How nice to have such a lovely memory the wonderful egg! xxx

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  20. This is beautiful. I loved reading about your real egg.

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  21. This card is so elegant, Di! I just adore the little roses on the egg.

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  22. Beautiful card, Di, and the egg is lovely. The roses make perfect embellishments. We've all got stash that was once in style but not any longer. Aren't we crafters a fickle lot :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  23. This card is delicate and beautiful Di. Great job of recreating a wonderful childhood memory. xx

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  24. Beautiful card Di and such a wonderful delicate looking egg xx

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