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.