Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Easter Egg Card (file to share)
Easter is early this year so today I have another Easter card to share. I designed the egg on the front of this card using only the free basic shapes in Cricut Design Space.
It is taking longer than I ever imagined it could to get our house fully settled. Most of the rooms are done but there is still a fair bit of chaos in the storage areas and my craft studio.
While I was sorting through a box of adhesives, I found some Action Wobbles and this gave me the idea to make a card with an Easter Egg that moves.
If you have never seen one of these in motion, it is a bit difficult to imagine how they work - so I made a quick little video of the egg in motion.
The Action Wobble is clearly labelled so you know which side to attach to your image and which side is the base to be attached to your card. I got my Wobbles at a small local store, you can also find them online.
The "egg" is an oval with four layers. I cut them from Core'dinations Gemstone cardstock which has a beautiful pearly sheen.
This screen shot shows the card design. I add rectangles to represent the card base and layer just to help visualize the card. In most cases, I cut these with a trimmer to use my cardstock more efficiently.
For the sentiments, I used this stamp set that comes with the "Artfully Sent" Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge. There are lots of combinations for both the front and inside a card. If you want more information about this cartridge you can find it on my friend Joy's CTMH website HERE.
I stamped the "Happy Easter" on the front card layer with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I wasn't happy with the result - the sentiment is tiny and the texture of the cardstock (and also some excess pressure on the stamp) made it a bit difficult to read. So I stamped it again on a strip of the reverse side of the cardstock, cut a small flag end and added a gem.
It just wasn't my day for stamping - I also managed to get a few ink spots on the inside of the card when I stamped the second sentiment.
Fortunately, I had the center cuts from the yellow and purple egg layers sitting on my table and I was able to use these to cover the smudges. I actually like the inside of the card better with this extra decoration - sometimes mistakes lead you to improve on your original plan!
I used my old Creative Memories "fancy" corner rounder on the green card layer. The second version of "Happy Easter" is adhered directly over the messy original embossing.
I think this card would be fun to use for an Easter Egg Hunt invitation. You could also make a variation with a detachable egg ready to hang as an ornament on a branch or in a window.
You can get many variations of the egg by changing the colors of the four layers. I chose pastels for this card but more dramatic combinations would be interesting too.
If you'd like to try making this card, you can find the Cricut Design Space file HERE. I'd love to see what you make if you use the file.
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