I have had the patterns finished for these cards for a couple weeks, but did not have time to make them until tonight. They look a lot harder to make than they actually are. The two most important tools for the job are a good, sharp craft knife paired with a good cutting mat.
These cards were a lot of fun to put together. I used paper from the Provocraft David Walker Studios Super Slab. Having coordinating papers really helped me put them together quickly. The card to the left has a pink background behind the cut-out, but since I wanted to take advantage of the striped effect from the paper on the card on the left, I decided to leave the cut work open open so that the background shows through.
I finished off the cards with corner die cuts I made with my Cuttlebug Victorian die set. The eggs are decorated with punch outs from some miniature punches I bought at Michael's and with scraps from the corner die cuts.
The materials and equipment I used to make these cards are as follows:
- Double-sided paper or lightweight card stock (I used blue/dark purple for the first card and yellow/purple for the second card)
- Solid color to put behind cutout if desired.
- Patterned scrapbooking paper
- Sharp craft knife (X-Acto works very well)
- Cutting Pad
- Tiny punches (I found most of mine in the dollar bin at Michael's)
- Cuttlebug Victorian Die set
- Sizzix (or Cuttlebug, or any other die cutter)
- Decorative Scissors (for scalloped border around second egg)
- Coluzzle small nested oval
- Coluzzle knife
- Coluzzle cutting mat