When I was a child the BEST part of Easter morning was receiving a lovely sugared egg in my Easter Basket. I wonder where my mother purchased them... so special... so rare! These little candy treasures weren't to be eaten; but to be saved... for days at least... too tempting to be saved forever! I would always begin to pick at the candy bits first, the flower on the top... then the royal icing trim along the edge of the egg's opening... Within a week the egg would be devoured! These precious sugared eggs were the inspiration for this card. I will admit; I am a bit thrilled with how it turned out!
Firstly; an egg shape, and the opening to the egg, was created using my Coluzzle Oval Cutter on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I cut two pieces of paper 4 1/4 X 5 1/2" and Scored them both in 1/2 an inch and then 1/4 of an inch. I used the Coluzzle to cut an oval in the celery piece that matched up with the White Egg. Then I embossed the egg; using a Versamark pad direct to paper and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder... it's very glittery; just like a real sugared egg!
The scalloped pink inner boarder was made with 16 1/2" circles... tacked into the inside of the egg prior to layering it over the celery front. The Whisper White background layer was stamped with the tulips from "Bunny Love" (in the SU! Spring Mini) and they were colored with Stampin' Up's markers. A Celery base of "grass" was doodled in place. Mr. Bunny was stamped and cut out; then mounted in place with Dimensionals to make him pop forward a bit.
Lastly; I folded the front and back into a box with the help if the pre-scored markings; creating the diorama look of this card. The flat part of the fold was used to affix the two pieces with sticky strip... the back of this card sticks out as much as the front, so it is 1/2" thick, but presses flat for mailing!
I finished the card with flower punches in Apricot and Pale plum, the leaves were stamped with the set Bodacious Bouquet in Celery. The little eggs were stamped with the same set, colored with markers, cut out and glued in place. A window word punch made simple work of the card's nameplate style "Easter Wishes" title at the top!