Saturday, January 26, 2008

How Egg-cellent!!!


I rarely make a card in a shape other than a square or a rectangle. As a was laying down in bed tossing and turning waiting to fall asleep, the concept of the egg card popped into my head.

I am not like other stampers who would roll out of bed, run to their stamping tables and make the card that "just came to them". Oh no.....I LOVE my sleep too much. Never was a night person......never will be!!!! I just go to sleep adding a prayer that the mojo will still be there in the morning.

This card starts with a 4.25"x11" piece of Almost Amethyst cardstock folded in half. It's time to pull out the Coluzzle and the oval template. Make sure that you have some of the template beyond the left fold in order to keep fold. I then used one of my Cuttlebug folders and ran it through my Big Kick (thanks honey.....still love my Christmas present). I sponged the edges of the egg card with some Almost Amethyst ink to give the card more depth of color.

The focal image is one of Jessica Lynn Original stamps new releases. The bunny and chicks look like they are having so much fun!!! I stamped it with Palette Noir ink on Whisper White cardstock. I used my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to color it in. I punched out the image with my Giga Scallop Oval Punch, sponged the edges with Almost Amethyst and pierced each of the scallops with my piercing tool.

The rest of the egg card was constructed with scraps on my desk. I attached them to the card and just trimmed with my paper snips to match the curve of the oval. Pink felt ric-rac was the finishing touch on the card. So cute!!!!

Well, is anyone else thankful that it is the weekend? Yeah!!!!! Twins Fest was fun as always. We got autographs from Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Harmon Killebrew. The line for Francisco Liriano was WAY too long!!!!! Today is the yearly German Festival......can't wait!!!!!

Off to go shopping..........Happy Stamping everyone!!!!

3 comments:

Jessica Lynn said...

Hi Patti! I just love your cards. I think each of them always has such personality. It is always hard to pick a favorite but the is just something about this card that is "Egg-tra" Special!!

Jessica Lynn

Monty's Mum said...

This is so cute! I didn't see the bunny rabbit until I went back for a second look!lol

Mary D said...

Patti, this is an adorably sweet card. I love the colors and the egg shape and that image is so cute!