This is my entry to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week which is "Easter Eggstravaganza". I usually only make Easter cards for my nephew and niece and because their cards have already been made and posted I decided to make something a bit different with an Easter theme. My inspiration came from a posting on Lisa's blog Wishcraft where she'd made a Mother's Day book card and had supplied the link to where she had found a tutorial to make it. The picture above is the front of the book card and here is the back.
The main image on the front of the card is from the Penny Black stamp "bunny bouquet" and is coloured with Promarkers. The pink ribbon and pale pink card is from Stampin' up's Pretty in Pink collection and the dark pink card is from the Papeterie. The printed backing paper came from a DCWV Spring Stack of 12" x 12" papers. To cut the mats for layering I used dies from both the regular Nestabilities and Grand Calibur Labels Four sets. Quickutz dies were used to cut the bunnies and the corners.
This is what the book card looks like on the inside. The verse is one I found using the internet and then tweeked it to this final version. Martha Stewart's lace border punch was used to make the border strips for the frame and also the band on the front of the card. There is another little bunny hiding underneath the bag of chocolate eggs. A Woodware small daisy punch was used to make the flowers and a few pearls and some crystal dot peel offs were added to finish it all off.
I really enjoyed trying this project and can see how easily it could be adapted for any theme or celebration.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
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