Thursday, March 17, 2011

You Crack Me Up!

Wow,  time just keeps slipping away from me so fast! I meant to try to post everyday this month. Not doing so well. Sorry! 
Today's post is all about the eggs! The eggs in Nature Walk that is :) That is the stamp that drew me to this set to begin with. I participated in a swap of 3x3 cards recently and this is one of my submissions. It took a few tries to get it just right ;)

This was my first try. It just didn't have the impact I was going for. I really wanted the eggs to be more colorful and to stand out more. Aren't those bees just vibrate as all get out on the Early Espresso cardstock?! LOVE THAT! And it is just Whisper White Craft ink, no embossing.

And a side view. A good card, but not what I was aiming for...

This was my second try. My hubby said that the sentiment did not match the card and it still wasn't feeling right to me.

And this is the one that made the final cut. Although it may just have been that I was running out of time to get them doe, lol! This is my prototype and I did end up inking all the edges with Early Espresso on the ones I sent. 
And that adorable edge? Oh, that was done by laying the bottom edge of the folded card on the Fancy Favor die and running it through the Big Shot. Then I repeated the effect on some First Edition DSP. 
  • Stamps: Nature Walk, A Good Egg
  • Paper: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP
  • Ink: Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Whisper White Craft
  • Other: Big Shot with Fancy Favor die, Eyelet border punch, Victoria crochet trim
So, which one is your favorite?


Cindy said...

Love it!

Yapha said...

I love how you used the Fancy Favor die on the edge of that card! What a great idea! And yes "You crack me up" is just perfect! Lol!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Hey girl!! Nice to see you posting! I've missed seeing your creations! Great card!! The title is perfect!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Gorgeous cards!!! Love to see and read about your creative process. Very cool edge with the Fancy Favor die. Thanks for the tip!

Allison said...

Cute! I love the tip for creating the decorative edge. TFS!

Shelley said...

I love the edge on these cards! Thanks for the tip on how to recreate!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the card! How cool that you put that many layers on a 3x3! These colors are perfect for a spring card.

Heidi Baks said...

Very nice!

Mickey Roberts said...

I like them all, they each have a special something. However, the scalloped edge on the final cut is very cool!


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