Last week, I created this card using part of Penny Black’s new Delicate cling stamp (40-832) which I had so much fun colouring. I think it’s such a clever image and started to wonder what it might look like if it was made from die cuts! So I set myself a little challenge – to create a similar scene using just die cuts! I pulled out my Penny Black dies and stamps and got to work!
First of all, I got to work on the foliage. I used the following sets: Frosted Greens (51-710), Daisy Delight (51-676), Garden Greens (51-652), Hanging Planters (51-501) and Spirited (51-721) and coloured them with distress inks. Next I turned to the eggs – I decided to use different size ovals which I cut from a panel I created from Distress Oxide inks. I used a die from the Border Collection (51-717) to cut off the tops of the eggs and saved a few remnants to add to my card!
Next up, the egg cups! They proved most challenging! The plant pot dies that I have are too small and the stamps that I have seemed too tall…. then I decided to get creative! I stamped out the pots from the Perfectly Potted set (30-874) and then trimmed them! I even used one pot to house the two smaller eggs!
Then it was time to adhered all my little egg planters! I created circle focal point using distress inks to ground my die cuts and then adhered them. I added a couple of the egg tops and a few die cut mini flowers (also from 51-501) as well.
Finally I added a sentiment from the Spring Day set (30-805).
This was quite a long process but it was totally enjoyable! It was so much fun finding dies to use and thinking around some of the creative challenges!
I’m going to enter this into the Just Us Girls challenge that has a theme of ‘Egg’ this week.
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