Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Easter Egg Planet


Inspired by Jeffery Rudell's post, Oeuf Couture: How to Dress an Easter Egg, I couldn't stop all the ideas that kept cropping up (see previous Easter Egg Spaceship).

This is a black box about 5.5 inches squared. The letters are cut from metallic silver vinyl.


The black paper is Canson Mi-Tientes. The simple purple ribbon helps to open the lid and foreshadows a hint of Easter without giving too much away.


Once open, a floating planet is set against a galaxy of stars.


Like a jaunty hat, it's rings are tilted off to the side. Wait a second, upon closer inspection...


...that's no sphere – it's an egg!


It comes apart – the ring is cut from Stardream metallic silver cardstock (got mine at Paper Poet) and simply rests on top of the egg. The egg is held aloft with a trimmed skewer stick that's been blackened with a marker.


I used Pearl Posca metallic markers to dot stars in the background. I would have used yellow but my set didn't come with one. It's about as Easter as I could make it.


I used this Pittsburgh punch set to make a hole for the skewer.


To prevent the skewer from skewing, I glued this rolled tube of cardstock below the galaxy backdrop. You may have noticed the backdrop being draped - that's so it photographs better without a distracting corner line.

If you're inspired to make Oeuf Couture too, I hope you'll let me know!

4 comments:

  1. Oh my dear Goodness! Cecelia, it should be banned that one person has this much creativity! I think, I know what I am giving my husband for Easter :)

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    1. Hahaha! Pritesh, you always crack me up with your comments! You're so awesome!

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  2. Wow, I love this! Jeffery needs to see it!

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    1. Yay, I'm thrilled to hear that Ann! Yes, I do hope he'll notice it on CraftStylish when he's got a moment.

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