Monday, 2 April 2012

Cascading Easter eggs



A spring theme is what came to mind when looking at those flowery papers in my stash... and what better occasion to use them than Easter, a time when we need to make many cards at once. Can you guess what they are: yes, it's wallpaper samples again!

After cutting out lots of different sized egg shapes, the big question was how to best arrange them on the cards - there are so many possibilities! In the end I took inspiration from a card that Kath created.

What I wanted was a clean & simple Easter card that doesn't take long to do... only this time it didn't turn out quite like that. After many experiments - attempting to shape the eggs and then fill the hollow I created so that they won't look dented after having been in the post - I had to find out the hard way that wallpaper is sometimes just not the best choice of material for card making. I had been trying to use sticky tape on the back which seemed to work fine at first, but the tape partly slid off after a few days, due to the waxy pre-pasted back side of the wallpaper. A bit of a disappointment after all that work!

In the end I ran out of time and decided to return to this fresh and uncomplicated version which is much easier to make ... and it works every time!

Challenges: DL.Art Thankful Thursday Ch. March 22 - Spring flowers - 8.4., Creative Inspirations Paints Ch. - Easter - next Mon., Creative Craft World March Mini Ch. - 20.4. - blue, Cards Paper and Scrapbooks Ch. - CASE - 31.4.

26 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

What a fab Easter card - love the eggs! Thanks for sharing with us at Delightful this week hugs Susan x

rosalien said...

This is a type of card I find hard to make, clean and simple. You did a great with it. :) It's beautiful. thanks for joining DC.

hugs, Rosalien

Sheila said...

This is gorgeous and simply perfect for our Easter Challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Thanks so much for joining us, Sheila:)X

Dee's Craft Room said...

What a lovely uncomplicated concept. I love your floral eggs, they look perfect.

Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Gail said...

Those eggs look so jolly! Perfect Easter card

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thanks for showing us what Easter means to you. Lovely CAS design, beautiful eggs.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Céline said...

gorgeous card
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
hugs
céline

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really pretty card, lovely colours and the bow is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

dj said...

Thanks for playing along with the Last But Not Least challenge....what a great idea to use wallpaper samples!!! Brillant!! Don't forget to put a link to the challenge....that way your guest are also aware and can play along...thanks!!

www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

Karen said...

WOWZERS What a Beautiful Easter Card:-) Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at Paper Play this week:-)
Cuddles
Karen
xxx

Lori said...

Lovely Easter card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Tamie said...

Love the flower paper you used for your eggs. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Rach83 said...

Great idea to use patterned paper for your Easter eggs. Thanks for playing along with our Easter Challenge at Fab'n'Funky. There is a brand new challenge launching tomorrow.

Rachel x

BarbaraW said...

Your Easter eggs are so cool. Great card. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

Heather said...

beautiful and elegant easter card

Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges!
I hope you will stop in tomorrow to check out our NEW Month long prize challenge as well as stop in to check out our BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY

Hugs
Heather

sarah's little snippets said...

A lovely CAS style Easter card Agnes, thank you for joining in our mini challenge at Creative Craft World :) Sarah x

shell said...

Gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xxx

susibee said...

Lovely Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

susibee said...

Lovely Easter card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful flowers on the eggs. Happy Easter to youThank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge
DIANA L.
http://dianmlarson.blogspt.com

Mini said...

Oh that's so pretty! Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Scattychick said...

Lovely card and those papers make for lovely Easter Eggs :) Thank you for joining in with our mini challenge at Creative Craft World x

Pauline said...

Fab Easter card. Thanks for joining us at TRR this week.

clare brown said...

so cute thanks for joining us this week at sarah hurley challenges

Sarah Hurley said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges this week!

Sarah x

purple_pea_fran said...

Such a sweet card! Thanks for sharing with the Ribbon Reel challenge!