Did you know that rabbits come from eggs …… no? You don’t believe me?
Just take a look at this ……..
The Xcut nesting die set – Easter Eggs (XCU 503419) as described in my previous post. As before, for clarity, the six dies in the set will be numbered 1 to 6, with 1 being the smallest and 6 the largest.
Centura Pearl (300 gsm) or another heavyweight cardstock – 1 sheet main colour (in this case the pink from Crafters Companion’s Pastel mix) and 1 sheet of white (here I used the Snow White with gold flecks).
2 approx 3/8” (1 cm) circles in black card
approx 16 mini eggs
1 cellophane ‘card’ bag
Cut the following pieces:
Main colour (pink):
2 of egg die 1
2 of egg die 6
1 approx 3” (7.5 cm) diameter circle
2 of egg die 2
1 of egg die 3
2 approx 5/8” (1.5 cm) diameter circles
1 small triangle
Take one of the size 6 die shapes and use die 4 to cut an aperture as shown in the picture below – do not cut too close to the base of the larger egg shape.
Take the card removed from the aperture and use die number 4 to overlap the edge of the card to the centre point (as shown in the photo below), cut an elongated oval with pointed ends; then repeat on the other side. You will end up with two elongated ovals and a piece of ‘waste’ which looks like a elegant wine glass (according to my husband).
Repeat this process with the white egg cut with die 3 – use die 3 to cut the pointed, elongated ovals – see below.
Now, stick the white ovals onto the main colour ovals and leave to dry.
Stick the number 1 main colour eggs into the centre of the number 2 white eggs and the black circles towards the bottom of the white circles.
The mini eggs should be put into the cellophane bag and this should be sandwiched between the number 6 main colour egg, and the one you cut the aperture in – see the photo below; you can see ears, eyes, feet and body.
Stick the feet on either side of the mini eggs towards the base of the body and fix the eyes and ears to the 3” main coloured circle (the head). The triangle and the trapezoid are the nose and teeth (the nose can be coloured pink if required) – once these are in place a smile can be drawn with a permanent marker.
The head is then stuck to the top of the body and a ribbon bow tie provides the finishing touch.
There you go – rabbits do come from eggs!