Making a Faberge-Inspired Easter Egg Card
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March 5, 2012
I have always been fascinated by the Faberge eggs. To me, these eggs speak of luxury and master craftsmanship, a historic rendition of times gone by. I wanted to make a Faberge-inspired Easter egg card for my mother, who also loves the Faberge eggs, to convey special Easter wishes. Because of the religious meaning behind the day, I chose red as the main color for the card, but the card can be produced in any other color.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
- 8.2 inches x 5.5 inches marbled cream-colored cardboard
- 6 inches x 6 inches piece of red cardboard
- 8 inches x 6 inches of silver glitter mesh
- 8.0 inches x 5.3 inches of ordinary red paper
- a left-over piece of red ribbon, 0.2 inches wide
- one small red fabric bow
- the following rhinestones: 4 small crystal flat-back round rhinestones and 17 red flat-back heart rhinestones
- short red tube-shaped glass beads
- a pair of standard scissors
- quick-drying glue
- egg-shaped object or cookie cutter
- one matching envelope
- Fold the 8.2 inches x 5.5 inches marbled cardboard crosswise in half to create a card 5.5 inches x 4.1 inches ~ use the ruler to make the fold neat and smooth.
- Use the egg-shaped object (I used an egg-shaped cookie tin) and trace an egg onto the red cardboard. Cut out the egg that you have traced on the cardboard.
- Glue the silver glitter mesh to the front of the red cardboard egg and cut off any protruding edges.
- Glue the cardboard-and-mesh egg onto the front of the card.
- Divide the egg in half with the piece of ribbon. Glue the ribbon and the fabric bow in place.
- Glue the 4 crystal round rhinestones in place on the ribbon.
- Glue the red heart rhinestones in place on the bottom half of the egg.
- Use the short red tube-shaped beads to glue three rows of beads that intersect at the top of the egg.
- Fold the 8.0 inches x 5.3 inches red paper crosswise in half and glue it to the inside of the card to write a message.
By Benetta from Pretoria, Gauteng
March 12, 20120 found this helpful
That is one of the cutest things I have seen in too long. That is just adorable! I used to love to make shapes out of wallpaper samples and old cards.
But this blows that out of the water! Thanks, PBP
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