Friday, March 12, 2010

Eager for Easter - A Good Egg

For a long time, A Good Egg was my only set of Easter stamps, and I loved the versatility that it afforded me. It’s easy to create a variety of Easter eggs, cute little chicks or a combo of both. The polka dots, circles and flowers also work really well as background stamps on any paper crafting project – not just the Easter ones. While this card wasn’t hard to create, it was a bit more time consuming due to the hand cutting. However, our paper snips do a terrific job of making even that task easier.

To start, I stamped the chick on the patterned green paper (which served as my background), the patterned purple paper (which became my eggshell), on a small scrap of orange patterned paper (for the beak) and a scrap of so saffron cardstock. From there, I started cutting things out…I cut the beak out of the orange, the chick out of the yellow and eggshell out of the purple polka-dot. And then I adhered it all together, using the green stamped image as my foundation. By pre-stamping the green, the chick still has a few little wispy “hairs” on his head and his feet, and I didn’t have to try and cut around them! From there it was just a matter of layering cardstock and patterned papers, and then adhering the ribbon and button. Isn’t that button perfect, by the way? I love that flower on it and the combination of sheerness and opaqueness all in one button!
Please click HERE to order 24/7!!! Supplies used on this card:
Whisper White (#100730 for 8.5"x11"' or #106529 for 12"x12")
So Saffron (#105118 for 8.5"x11" or #107088 for 12"x12")
Stampin' Dimensionals (double-sided foam dots) - #104430
Snail Adhesive - #104332 (refills #104331)
Sticky Strip - #104294 (used to adhere the ribbon)

Tools: Paper Snips - #103579

Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic (Happy Easter) - #100908

Patterned Paper: Shades of Spring Designer Series Paper - #117160

Stamp Sets: A Good Egg - #114974
Other: Button from our button latte designer button pack (#114333), 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon in so saffron (#113882)

1 comment:

  1. I always like this little chick. Especially with paper piecing! Nice job!


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