Sunday, February 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink - February Blog Hop

Today I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop.   Here is the inspiration photo.
Happily, I received my order from the February release just in time and had the perfect stamps to create with!
I used Egg Stripes along with the Egg Die, cutting out a circle in the egg to make it look like one of those sugar eggs where you peek in and see a scene inside.  
Every Easter my sister and I would find one of these wonderful eggs in our Easter Baskets - we would just lap the outside of the eggs to get the sweetness - not wanting to destroy the cute scenes inside!  
 (the thought of eating that solid sugar egg now makes my teeth ache!)
I put a piece of clear cardstock (acetate) over the inside of the opening on the egg, adhered several rows of die cut green tissue grass onto the acetate with Scor Tape.  I stamped the bunny and eggs from A Bit More: Bunny Blessings onto the die cut circle I had left over from cutting it out of the egg figuring out where to stamp so it was just sitting in the grass (not covered by it!).  I die cut a scalloped circle and layered it over the opening on the egg. I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Tea Die. I adhered the stamped circle to the panel and the egg over the image with foam dots.
Now I'm off to see how this wonderful spring image inspired everyone else!
You'll find the PTI blog hop here.
Stamps:  A Bit More: Bunny Blessings, Egg Stripes - PTI
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Clear Card (Acetate) - PTI, green tissue paper from stash.
Ink:  Cocoa Bean, Spring Rain Lemon Tart - PTI, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Egg Die - PTI, grass die - MFT, Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, foam dots, ScorTape.

38 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

so adorable Julia, I love your little Easter window scene :)

Michelle said...

CUTE, cute, cute!! Love the soft sponging/colors and all of the perfect detail!

sentsue said...

Super cute. Love the details.

Rosemary said...

absolutely amazing!!! love your sweet little Easter scene!!

Dawn Y. said...

Wow! This is just amazing, Julia! I just love how you created a sugar egg with a Springtime scene inside. Thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration today!💗

Traci M said...

What a sweet scene you created, Julia! I always loved those little sugar eggs with the scenes inside!! Such a creative and sweet card!!

artful-notions said...

Julia, this is brilliant! Thank you for wonderful inspiration. This shall be cased!

Susan Watanabe said...

So cute...I was thinking of creating an egg diorama! You beat me to it. Perfect!

Luanne said...

My grandma used to make sugar eggs with a cutout that had bunny scenes inside. Your darling card reminded me of that!

Betty Wright said...

Julia, this is wonderful! Love the soft tones and ink distressing!

Karen said...

Simply adorable! I love everything about it!

Michelle said...

So sweet! Such a lovely Spring card!

Redanne said...

The little scene you created is so lovely and the egg itself is beautiful Julia! Hugs, Anne xx

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous recreation of a sugar egg scene!

Kathryn A said...

Love this! I never would have thought of doing this sugar egg scene! Very beautiful and creative, too!

Marlena M. said...

Wonderful card! Love the dimension~

lainey said...

This is super cute! Now I want to get that bunny set!

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my gosh Julia...this card is SO dang cute! I so totally want to CASE this card if you don't mind?? It totally reminds me of the little scene eggs you were describing in your post and you replicated it beautifully...LOVE it!! :0)

carol (krillsister) said...

Cutr. So creative. Especially love how you made the grass.

Helen F. said...

Oh my, how sweet is this creative Easter scene! Brings back memories of those beautiful sugar eggs with a scene inside.
PS: Mine always got so nasty looking when I tried to keep them on my dresser for years
:-)

Mona Pendleton said...

Pure cuteness Julia! Love the fun shaped egg with the little scene inside! Great take on the challenge!

Joyce said...

This is fantastic. I love the vintage feel of this card.

Annette Gordon said...

Love the layout with the bunny scene inside of the egg. Genius!

Lea Lawson said...

This is so pretty! I love the distress inking you've done to all the edges! ♥♥

maryrose said...

Oh my word! Such an adorable scene in this little egg! Love it!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, when I first glimpsed your egg this evening it brought so many childhood Easters back to me. You've captured the look perfectly. I just love that little bunny!

Betty Neville said...

What a great card - love the cute little scene!

Tanya Boser said...

Cute little bunny scene!

Birgit said...

Oh my Julia, this is just adorable! Makes me think of those sugared eggs with a little scene inside. Such cute inspiration!

Kathy said...

Oh, this is wonderful! You’ve made such a wonderful scene with this Easter bunny!

JoAnn said...

Such a cute scene in that lovely egg. Great card.
I remember those sugar eggs too. :)

artful-notions said...

Yay Julia! Congrats on the win!

Susan said...

I love this - it reminds me of cardboard Easter eggs we used to get in England when I was a child. They'd be painted much like your card and would come apart in the middle and were filled with round chocolate pieces that were called "chocolate buttons".

Bonnie said...

Wow, this brings back memories of a peek-a-boo egg when I was a child! I thought it was so special! This one is too!

Kelly S. said...

This is absolutely darling, Julia! I love the folk art look to it with the soft sponging, and the sweet little bunny! Having the scene inside the egg is genius and oh so sweeeeet!

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful card...love your sweet bunny sitting inside your wonderful Easter egg.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--this is absolutely perfect! Darling Easter card!

Kathy Mc said...

Julia, this is the cutest Easter card I’ve ever seen, and so deserving of a PTI win! I had to read every word of your post to see exactly how you did this. Tissue paper grass looks perfect. Love that sweet bunny inside your egg scene!