Friday, April 22, 2011

Egg Hunt

I just had to do some more playing with these baskets made from Spellbinder dies.  For this basked I used a small square of cream cardstock.  I used a border punch on one side and cut out the “basket with a circle die.  The handle was cut out of the same cream cardstock using two different size oval dies.  I embossed all pieces with an embossing folder and sponged a little yellow ink and then some brown ink around the edges and across the embossing.

The yellow card base is cut out with a scalloped circle die, with the folded edge slightly inside of the cutting area.  I rubbed the scalloped edges lightly with Versamark and dipped them in Log Cabin Embossing Powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It is a very rich brown with a gold sparkle in it.  After heat setting the powder, I added some Crystal Ice iridescent white glitter, also from Sparkle N Sprinkle, on the inside part of the scallops.  On top of this I layered a circle of aqua cardstock that I embossed and sponged with aqua ink on the embossing and brown ink around the edge.  I added the basket to the bottom right side of the card, popping up the basket bottom and tucking some tiny plastic Easter eggs inside the basket.

For the images, I stamped and embossed the Happy Bunny [3435-426B]Easter Borders [3434-426G], and the Easter sign from Easter Accessories [3436-426E], using Versamark ink and the same Log Cabin Embossing powder.  All of these stamps are part of Sparkle N Sprinkle's Easter Chicks Set.  After heat setting them, I colored them with markers and cut them out.  I actually made several of each image.  I placed the adorable bunny on the left side of the circle.  The little basket he is carrying was cut out from a second image and popped up on top of the original with foam tape.  I cut out the hand and bent it up a bit so it looked more realistic.  I only used the Easter Egg border from the borders set and popped up one across the bottom of the basket.  Then I used a second one and cut it so part of it crossed over the feet of the bunny and the other part is at the top of the card.  I added the little Easter sign to the basket handle and added a sparkly brown bow.

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This card is entered in the following challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC114) – Colors:  Aqua, Brown, Yellow
Ooh La La Challenge #78 – Aqua, Bling, & Sentiment
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #51 – Celebrate Spring/Easter plus Sentiment
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #76 - No Patterned Paper


Carol S. said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our animal challenge. Carol S. LCDT x

Donna said...

What a fantastic combination of textures and elements! Absolutely beautiful! Your imagination in using embossing plates and dies always delights my eyes!

Wendi said...

What a pretty card those eggs look real
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Motherhen3 said...

A glittery card...........wonderful. Thank you for joining our animal blog challenge over at Little Claire. XXGaynor LCDT

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet, I am crazing over those tiny eggs!

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,such fun and i love the eggs and basket ,thanks for joining us at OLLCB and good luck
tracey x

Suzi said...

Wonderful Easter card. A very clever design. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations with your adorable card.
Suzi x

Bea said...

Lovely card, and I love all the shiny details :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


Cheryl said...

oh this is one,gorgeous easter card,love all the sparkle bless you for playing at creative inspirations,this week,hugs cheryl xxxx

Pat said...

Lovely Easter basket, great image, thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Jane said...

This is so cute! love the basket! thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs Jane x