Thursday, March 13, 2008

An Embossed Good Egg

This is an absolute CASE from a very talented stamper Amy Celona. Check out her blog here. You are going to want to bookmark Amy's blog. It is full of jaw-dropping ideas. She is a Wow stamper.
You can make this card too. I changed up a few minor details from Amy's but this card is rather simple to make when you have all the right Stampin' Up! supplies.
I used a half sheet of River Rock cardstock for the base card. The half sheet is cut in half 4-1/4 x 11 inches, scored and fold up and down. Stamp the large egg from the A Good Egg stamp set with Versamark and sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder. Heat to melt the embossing powder, cut out using your paper snips and set aside. Stamp the large filigree stamp from Baroque Motifs with Versamark on the sky blue filigree paper from the Spring Silhouettes Designer Series Paper pack. Again, quickly sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and heat to melt. Snip the corners of this layer with the Ticket Corner Punch. This makes a nice indentation to fit a brad and adds a bit of interest for the eye. Next, I stamped a saying from Refuge & Strength which is a nice companion set to A Good Egg. I used River Rock to stamp the saying, but I think I would emboss the sentiment in Gold Embossing powder next time, like Amy's card. The River Rock is pretty and soft, but a bit harder to read. Layer the stamped Spring Silhouettes paper on Soft Sky cardstock and embellish with a gold brad in each corner. Adhere to the card base.
This is a beautiful Easter Card, but don't think that either of these sets are limited to using for the Spring holiday. I have ideas for these cards for babies, birthdays, friendship, support & sympathy cards.
Happy Stampin'! Thanks for looking. Check out Amy's web site. EdieB

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