Hello Maja fans, it’s Maja welcoming you to our blog on this beautiful sunny spring day (at least here in Poland 😉 )
Can you believe Easter is in two weeks’ time?! High time to send you Easter cards to your family and friends 🙂 For a couple of past years some of my Easter cards are egg-shaped. Usually I make them colourful like real eggs we dye and take to church for a blessing on Easter Saturday, but this year I went all pastel and vintage and I love how they turned out 🙂
I used papers from the Spring and Summer Vintage Basics collections. First I cut out egg shapes using a chipboard template, distressed the edges, stamped some chicken wire pattern here and there and added flourishes using a mask and gesso (I prefer it to texture paste as it dries more quickly):
Then I traced the lower half of the egg shape again on flowery papers and tore them freely to form an edge like that of a crackled egg. I machine-sewed the oval, tied delicate lace across and glued to the egg:
I folded out the torn edge and tucked in flowres and sisal:
And finally I placed the die-cut cross decorated with pearls and a tattered sentiment banner:
Of course, the eggs open like regular cards, so it’s easy to write in some Easter wishes 🙂
Maja papers: Vintage Spring Basics: 1st of March; Vintage Summer Basics: 1933, 1922, 1946
Other: stamps: Bo Bunny, Lemonade; flowers: Prima, my stash; mask: Prima, pearl brads: Craftmania, dies: Spellbinders, Sizzix; sisal, lace: from my stash
I hope you like my egg-shaped cards – thank you for visiting the Maja blog today, drop in tomorrow as well 🙂
I love the delicate eggs you have created like they were handed down from generation to generation. Gorgeous.
Stunning, I adore this card, – so many gorgeous ideas, love how you tucked the flowers into the torn paper edge for instance, just wonderful! Thanks for this great inspiration, love it!!
Oh wow!! Such a clever and cute design Maja!! I love all the stampwork! Beautiful cards!! xo
I just love this. I’m going to save it as inspiration for next year. Adorable.