Friday, 13 August 2010

How do you like your eggs in the morning...?

This one was brewing in my head for a while so I just had to have a go. In case it’s not obvious (and I fear it isn’t), it’s supposed to be an egg frying in a pan on a campfire. I will send it to a scouting friend.

Here’s how I made it:

Using a Close to Cocoa marker, I hand-drew the woodgrain on some scraps of Close to Cocoa cardstock. Then I hand cut rough log shapes and inked the edges slightly with the edge of the marker.

To make the flames, used the Large Oval Punch, punching once, then sticking the oval to scrap paper and punching again to create the flame shape. Boring, frankly, so in the end I gave up and cut some of them freehand!

The rest is self-explanatory, although I did get in a bit of a mess trying to work out where the Basic Gray layer would go to represent the bottom of the pan. I actually stuck it to the treat cup this time – if anyone wants the fried egg they will have to take the card apart ... or go and buy a pack.

Talking of fried eggs, you can normally only buy them in a mixed bag of Haribos, so I was very excited to find a small pack of just fried eggs in a pound shop. And even better – and rather confusingly – they were only 50p!

Stamps: Something Sweet
Cardstock: Only Orange, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa\, Very Vanilla
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Basic Gray
Accessories: 1 ¾” circle punch, treat cups, large oval punch, scallop oval punch

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  1. This is a lovely card... the frying pan looks awesome and so does the fried egg. A lot of hard work there...

    Wish you happy crafting - sunny side up!

  2. Wonderful and inventive card! You really did a great job. I am new to your blog, and I will definitely be back. Great ideas!

  3. So creative and I could totally tell it was an egg. Too cute. :)

  4. i am in awe...what a unique and fun creative

  5. This is a great card and how creative.

  6. Helen this is fab. Great inspiration and so much fun! TFS Zoƫ x

  7. A fun and appropriate card for a scout. Very creative of you to come up with the idea.

  8. Outstanding! You are SO clever!!! I love it! CC

  9. Oh Geesh this is fabulous Helen!! and those hand drawn logs would have given up after

  10. how lovely Helen. May have to case this. Emma xx

  11. Wow I love this, what a clever idea....

  12. love the haribo lol best wishes Lesley x


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