Monday, April 11, 2011

BBTB2 Egg Challenge


Yes, you're on the right blog. I know, I've NEVER made a regular rectangular card for BBTB2. Well, okay, once, but it was because we had sponsor product and I had no choice but this time I did so there ya go. Our sweet and talented Krista chose any egg from the Easter 2010 cartridge. I've used this cut alot and if you'd like to see one of my more typical shaped cards from last year using it, click HERE. There's even a .cut file. This particular card, however, has been in my mind for quite awhile and although the egg is not exactly front and center, it's still there so...


It is all done with the Easter 2010 cart and actually is not welded and doesn't need DS, except, perhaps for placement of the egg cut out on the rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook but you could always cut the egg and then trim the surrounding paper to a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2" rectangle. I'll give you the dimension of the cuts at the end in case you're interested. The card itself measures 5x7. Oh wait, I also hid the contours of all of the interior filigree cuts on the regular cut of the cross and embossed it with a tiny textured Sizzix folder for Stampin' Up. The white mat is embossed with one of the Cuttlebug folders that I think came in a bundle.


The Easter Lilies were cut 3 times in regular, once in shadow. I colored the stem and leaves on one layer as well as the stamens. On the second one I cut off the individual blooms and added some shadows with copics. Then, on the third layer I turned the flowers upside down and drew where I thought the stamens should be (on the back so I wouldn't have to worry about pencil lines) and fussy cut them so I could color and glue them to the blooms. the sentiment is a peelie by Stampendous I got on clearance at my LSS a year or so ago and I just hand cut layers to frame it. I didn't go nuts on popping the layers but as you can see, there's a reasonable amount of dimension. This is for my MIL for Easter.


Card size 5x7

Purple mat 4 3/4 x 6 3/4

White mat 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 with shadow egg cut out at 5" (Egg cut out is slightly above center)

Cross 5", both shadow and regular

Easter Lily 4", shadow and regular


Please stop by BBTB2 to see the lovely eggs designs by my DT sisters and I hope you're inspired to play along. I'm also entering this into the Cricut Cardz Easter Challenge and My Partner in Crafting Crime Layer it Up Challenge. Less than 2 weeks to Easter.

29 comments:

  1. Love the lilies on the cross. Great design.

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  2. I never expected to see a card like this here! It's so different from your usual style, but so beautiful. I love all of the layers.

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  3. Beautiful card! The flowers are so pretty!

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  4. I haven't wanted this cart. till I saw this card. Absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Breathtakingly beautiful!!! I love it! :)

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  6. OMgoodness, this is just stunning. Thanks for sharing the details of how you created such a pretty lily! Love your BBTB2 card.
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbookingdotcom

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  7. WOW.. it's beautiful.. and thank you for sharing the sizes.. I may have to try this one... hugs

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  8. Awesome... AWEsome. I love each cut....the open egg shape, that wonderful cross and oh those lillies.
    Honestly, Donna.... HONESTLY, you are awesome.
    C.

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  9. Really beautiful card!! Now I wish I had gotten this cart, Love those flowers!

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  10. Oh what a beautiful card, Donna !! I just love it....I love everything about it!!! Another masterpiece !!
    xoxo Joy

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  11. Beautiful, Donna! Wow - just check out that dimension!

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  12. That's absolutely beautiful!!

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  13. I love it, but that's probably not a shocker to you! All the embossing and layering make for a perfect card!

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  14. Just lovely! A wonderful card for the season.

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  15. Oh Donna, this is truly stunning. My mom would have LOVED this Easter card! Beautiful work as always!
    hugs, Sharon

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  16. What a beautiful card Donna ... it is so elegant and soft ... amazing !! Thank you for your wonderful creation !!!! Hugs - Lori

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  17. Simply gorgeous!! That lily is beautiful! WOW!

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  18. Wow! Just Beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC. Anita CCC DT

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  19. Wow, Donna this card is gorgeous, you rocked another challenge...


    HUGS
    Penny

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  20. Oh Donna, this is just glorious. My in-laws would love a card like this and I'm going to have to give it a try. You are such a huge inspiration. Thanks and well done!

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  21. What an absolutely beautiful card! I'm sure your MIL will love it! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  22. Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!
    Robin

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  23. So lovely! Thank you for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime and hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine xxx PCC DT

    p.s I have candy!

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  24. donna, this is absolutly beautiful. give your precious kitties extra pets from me..i dont have any of my fuzzypunks anymore :(

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  25. What a beautiful card. You did an amazing job on the Easter lilies!

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  26. Genius way to incorporate the egg. Just beautiful. Your MIL will love it!

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Thanks for making my day!