Monday, April 4, 2011

Elegant Egg

I recently received these awesome stamps from Sweet Stamps.  They are so pretty and delicate and great for vellum or regular cardstock.  I took them with me on Friday when I visited Bonnie and she made some beautiful cards.  She informed me today that they should be showing up in the next few days on her blog here.  I wanted to use them for a very feminine card that could be Easter or Mother’s day.  I didn’t have anything except frames or flowers or a bird.  What could I do to make an Easter theme that wasn’t just spring?  Then it came to me – a beautifully decorated egg.  I decided that the Bird on Flowering Branch image would be perfect.


I started out stamping the image several times close together in permanent black ink and colored with Tomobow markers.  I had a solid egg shaped stamp so I used it with clear ink and stamped right over the image and then embossed it in clear.  This gave me a perfect shape to cut out.  I continued to sponge on clear ink and adding another layer of embossing powder until it had a porcelain look and I could crack the surface.  Then I rubbed antique linen ink over the top and buffed it off so it had a more antique look to it.  I added some gold scrolled pieces, cut out with Spellbinder dies, to make it look like it was on a stand.


For the actual card I started with dark green cardstock and added a layer of light pink.  I took a slightly small layer of light green and cut out the middle with a Spellbinder label die.  I sponged green ink around all the edges and then, using the same image as my egg, used versamark ink and stamped all around the edges.  This created a great light background.  I took my “egg” and popped it up in the middle with foam tape.  I added gold scrolled pieces on each corner and lots of pearls to make it more elegant.  I was really please how this turned out and hope you like it, too.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
All Sorts Challenge Week 97 – Blooming Blossoms
Corrosive Challenge #110 – Pastel Colors

20 comments:

Bonnie McLain said...

LOVE IT.... didn't take too long to get on here... hope you have a fun meeting tonight... and hope you took this card to share with all there... it is a beautiful card...
Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Love how you did the crackle over the image. I may have to try that technique. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps Challenge this week.

Dawn B

Sandy Hulsart said...

Marie, this is beautiful and you get two entries to the challenge! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Sweet Stamps blog.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the cracked egg! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

Kendra

brenda said...

What a very pretty and special card Marie.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

B x

There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

MARY B said...

Really Elegant Card, Thank you for joining us at Little Claires. Mary x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your card is gorgeous ! Love the colours and the embellies too ! Good luck !

Debbie said...

Beautiful, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations

Debbie

sgc said...

Lovely! I really like the crackle finish on the egg. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Lou said...

Wow, what an elegant card, love it :) thank you for joining in with us over at CCW.

Lou x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Maggie
xx

Mini said...

That's got class! Thank you for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

Very beautiful creation, Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

jaine the basement gal. said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge at creative inspirations this week.

Chocolate Orange said...

Thats so pretty.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Craft World for our Easter challenge.
Choccy x

Sammibug said...

Oh Marie, this is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion in our Anything Goes challenge!

aqualeiga said...

Oh how stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

Louise said...

a lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's Designs x

craftykitten said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at OLL this time. Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Wendi said...

What a gorgeous creation love those pearls & scrolls
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la
Wendi