I bought two egg dies last year after Easter, and I was anxious to try out at least one this year. I decided to go with the larger of the two dies and make it the focal point of my card. I chose a cheerful pastel polka dot to peek through the decorative cutouts in the egg. I like the way it turned out, and I think it looks very elegant. I decided on an embossed raised layer mat behind the egg to add depth in this almost monochromatic card...white with a pinkie-coral.
When I finished my card, I decided it suited the current Shabby Tea Room challenge: #213 - Floral Fantasy, which requires you to create a project inspired by the beautiful colors in the photo and include flowers and ribbon/ lace.
There are many beautiful cards already posted for this challenge, plus design team sample inspirations. . .be sure to check out the website by clicking on the link below:
Submitting my card for this challenge was of secondary importance, because the original purpose in making it was to send it to a family members as a way to let them know I am thinking about them during this Easter season. I hope they are as please with it as I am! (Of course, I also hope the Shabby Tea Room thinks its a winner as well!)
Recipe: Papers: Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock (base); Staples Cherry cs. DCWV Stripes & Polka Dots Stack. Spellbinders M-Bossabilities: Splendid/ Design B. WRMK Deco Corner Chomper. Lifestyles QuicKutz die: Doily Egg. Elmer's Craft Bond adhesive spray. Stash: Fine Iridescent white glitter (JoAnns). Stampin' Up stamp: Delightful Dozen. Stampin' Up punch: Modern Label. Stampin' Up Ink: Basic Black. Stampin' Up 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim: Strawberry Slush. Stash: white lace; Cherry plaid ribbon. Recollection pears (R20 Copic marker colored).