Thursday, March 23, 2023

Making Eggs from Ovals

 Today's card features those adorable bunnies from Springtime Babies again, and a mini tutorial for creating an egg shape using oval dies.

 I started out with the elegant blue egg, but then I thought polka-dots would be cute, so I did a green one as well. I can't decided which one I like better. Which is your favorite?

  1. Start with two nesting oval dies and trace around the inside of the largest one
  2. Remove the large one and place the next sized down die over your traced design 
  3. Scoot it up till it's slightly above the original design and trace just the top of the die till the lines meet
  4. Cut around the outside edge of your design and you'll have an egg shape

I inked around the edges of my eggs with distress ink to add some depth and added a stenciled design over top in white gesso. Of course I had to use my favorite Texture Tiles to create  plaid backgrounds, after trying several other designs and not being happy with them.

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Diane said...

Beautifully designed card and full of Spring goodness, great way to make your eggs too!
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Barbara said...

These are very striking cards with the colors that you used and the design. I love the appealing look. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Darlene said...

Oh Esther ... your projects are always so beautiful! Love what you've done here ... sure to bring big smiles! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

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Conniecrafter said...

Very clever with making your own egg shape, I love your touch of lace on them, those sweet bunnies and the cross with flowers, I will have to say I do love the green one the most, probably because it is one of my favorite colors.

Meggymay said...

Thankyou for sharing these beautiful and sweet cards with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Chrissy said...

So adorable and gorgeous Esther, Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..


Lori Turner said...

Very pretty Easter card, Esther! Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxoxo

My name is Erika. said...

That's a great idea to create an egg from an oval. I like your patterned paper eggs and those bunnies and flowers are great too. They definitely make me think of spring. Thanks so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday Ester. hugs-Erika

Zw@@n said...

Your cards are awesome! I like the colours and the layers. Those bunnies are very cute. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma