Thursday, February 25, 2010

Easter Sugar Egg Card

I'm so happy to post my first contribution to the Waltzingmouse Makers blog!

The concept of this card was a simple one:   Remember those big sugar Easter eggs where you look through an opening on the end and there's a little scene inside?  I thought of that immediately when I saw the new set, Li'l Buddies!


These little critters are so adorable!   They are colored with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol.  The animals are highlighted with a Sakura glitter pen  . . . here's a close-up:

The inside became little more involved than I initially planned.  I decided this card would be for my daughter and she would like some sparkle:


The basket, eggs, and bows are all colored with the pastel line of Spica glitter pens.  Here I used the WMS set, Spring Baskets.  These stamp sets are truly amazing -- they are packed with so many images and sentiments!   Here's a full view of the inside:


And I had to add a few eggs to the left-hand side here.  I didn't want to do that, but I had accidentally set the inside of this card on an inked stamp!  Lesson learned about putting things away, right?!   The stray ink marks had to be covered . . . I didn't discover it until the rest of the card was completely finished.   And I was not going to start over, LOL!!!

Hope you enjoyed this taste of Spring from Waltzingmouse Stamps!  I'll be back next week, and in the meantime, I'm sure you'll have plenty to enjoy from the rest of the Waltzingmouse Makers!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps; Papertrey Ink for the grass on front; A Muse for the clouds
Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink
Ink:  Memento, Versamagic for sponging
Accessories:  EK Success vintage photo corner punch, Kaisercraft rhinestones, PTI ribbon, Nestabilities scalloped ovals, Sakura and Spica glitter pens, lots of Stampin' Up dimensionals :) !!!


  1. This is so cute! I totally remember getting eggs like that when I was a child.

    I love the sparkle on the eggs and the three bows on the basket! Great job!

  2. Nan, this is just lovely. What a great colour combination and those little animals are truly CUTE ... do you have the real version living with you? I bet you do!

  3. This is just stinkin cute. I love the concept and how it did play out like those old candy eggs. Great job!

  4. I love it. So cute and fun. Love the sparkle!

  5. These little critters are adorable! Grouped together like little buddies- love it!

  6. WOW, what an amazing card! I can tell you put a lot of love into this :)

  7. I love the window idea! All the dimension is fantastic. Also love the sparkly eggs - good stuff!

  8. I have always loved those viewing eggs! I would never eat mine when I got one as a kid - I'd just lick it so as to get some sweet but not destroy it! LOL!! very cute design on this - cute little Easter scene!

  9. Nancy, you knocked this one out of the park!! Gorgeous and so clever.


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