Today is my first day as Guest Designer for the Everyday Cricut blog. You may be arriving here after reading the Simple Card Monday post. If you are starting on my blog, you should hop over to Everyday Cricut first to see the card and the video explaining how to create the shaped card in Design Studio. (Here is a LINK to the post). Then come back here for the additional information, the second video and the file.
There are many ways to combine the eggs and the layers for different looks
You can layer the gemstone side over the plain reverse side,
...or layer the solid side over the shiny gemstone surface.
I decided to use the gemstone side for all three layers (card base, solid blackout and decorative top layer).
The cardstock is a bit wider than 12 inches to allow for the printed label on the front. After I cut my first decorative egg and solid layer, I flipped the paper to cut the second set. I aligned the corner to the top left and loaded the mat from the opposite direction. (I flipped the cardstock so the egg shapes would both be cut from the same side of the sheet of cardstock - I did check to be sure that the eggs were symmetrical so my layers would work properly).
I enjoyed using this lovely gemstone cardstock by Core'dinations and I wanted to make the best use of each 12 x 12 sheet. I cut all of these card pieces and then I looked at my cardstock and figured out how to trim it to create additional projects.
I trimmed the side with the two egg cutouts (left side in photo above) at about 4.25 inches from the edge (just far enough to get a straight edge). Then I cut another strip at 4.25 x 12 inches and trimmed one inch from the end to create a vertical A2 card base. I trimmed a two inch strip from the areas below the egg cutouts and trimmed the cutout from the egg with the overall design (with the flowers attached) at 5.25 inches to use as a frame.
These are the "scrap" pieces left after trimming - you can punch some shapes from the solid areas before discarding the scraps.
Here is the link to download the file. There are endless variations possible with the colors and patterns you choose for the various layers of this card. I hope you have fun making it.
Scalloped Egg Shaped Card