Monday, March 23, 2015

Speckled Egg Easter Cards + Free SVG file and Giveaway!

Here's my project for the Unity Stamp sponsored contest over at Mountain Plains Crafters.  We are so excited to take the time to recognize National Craft Month, and to have Unity Stamps join us by donating not just one prize, but two!  

Be sure you "like" MPC at the link above, and tag your friends on the pinned post to qualify for the prize.  One tagger, and their friend, will each win a grab bag of 25 stamps from the Unity Stamp
Company.  Awesome sauce!

For my project, I'm showing you how I made a set of fun Speckled Easter Egg Shaped cards.  I'm using 3 different Unity stamps today, and will share the links with you below.  If you are a Cricut Explore user, I'm happy to share the cutting file for you, as well.  It will be at the end of this post.

I started by creating an egg shaped card using my Cricut Explore and the online Design Space.  I placed a score line as well, to fold the card.  I also created the accompanying egg shaped panel for the front and inside of the card.  Once folded, I trimmed a flat edge on the bottom of my card so it would stand upright a little better.

Next, I have my Unity stamp called "Bubbly", from the Webster's Pages collection.  I'm going to directly apply ink using my Tombow Dual Brush pens from the Bright Collection.  After applying the ink, I will then spritz with water and apply to my white cardstock.  Repeat this several times to complete cover the egg.

Next, I'm adding a strip of washi tape onto white cardstock for a border on my egg.  You can simply trim a piece of colored cardstock if you'd rather.  

For the sentiment, I'm heat embossing on textured cardstock, using Versamark, Zing Aqua embossing powder and my heat tool.   I love this sentiment font.  It's from the Pretty Easter Finds set.

Here are a couple close-ups of the Speckled Egg cards.  Thanks so much to the Unity Stamp Company for sponsoring our giveaway for National Craft Month!

Now, here's the link for you to cut your own Easter Egg shaped cards with coordinating panels.  This can only be used with the Cricut Explore and the online Cricut Design Space that is only for the Explore.  **Please note, before cutting, the mat size wanted to change to 12x24.  Just ignore and keep going, it cuts fine on 12x12.

Copy and paste this link into your address bar at the top of the screen.  It will take you directly to design space where you will then log in.  Be sure and save the file.  Enjoy!

Additional Supplies: Unity Sentiment from the "Feel Better Soon" kit (stamped inside card), Powder Puff Tahini chalk ink, Doodlebug Design glitter enamel dots, Bazill cardstock,  DCWV Quince Blossom cardstock (inside card)

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