This is one of my new Whipper Snapper stamps called Hen's Easter Egg. I colored it with Copics on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock. The sentiment is from one of Flourishes' older Easter sets called Easter Bunnies. It fit perfectly in my Stampin' Up! Modern Label punch.
The white is layered on SU! Cool Caribbean and Memory Box Key Lime. There was some space left over on the opening side, so I trimmed it with pinking shears, added a border of green underneath and pinked that, too. When the card is closed, the inside layers add a little more trim to the border -- see the photo at the end of this post.
Just a note: Ordinarily I like to keep my cards easily mailable. I don't mind adding extra postage for weight, but a button tied with linen thread and glued atop three layers of ric rac is pretty bulky and could step this up to parcel status. In this case, it will be mailed in a package, so I'm not concerned about it. I love to embellish, but I forego a lot of the really fun stuff in favor of making cards I'm more likely to use...sigh...
In regard to a card I posted the other day, I was asked how I made the Swiss Dot border while leaving the inside area emboss-free. I'll try to explain...
I scored the outer edges of the cardstock first, to help define the frame and act as a guide for placement of my embossing folder. I then embossed one edge at a time. I hope this photo helps to illustrate:
There were certain areas where the folder edge overlapped previous embossing, and subsequent passes through the Cuttlebug flattened those embossed areas a little bit. The score lines were slightly flattened, as well:
For a quick fix of the score lines I simply scored again. To pop up the flattened Swiss Dots I turned the panel face down on craft foam and pressed into the flattened dots lightly with one end of a tapestry needle. Any small, blunt point would work, such as a stylus:
Stamps: Whipper Snapper Hen's Easter Egg, Flourishes Easter Bunnies Paper: Classic White, Cool Caribbean, Key Lime Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Only Orange, Copics for coloring Accessories: Ric rack, button, linen thread, Modern Label punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, pinking shears, Scotch brand foam mounting tape