Friday, May 3, 2013

E is for Eagle, eggs and embossing

And now we come to the letter E in this little ABC book.  E is for eggs.  Did you know that the bird that lays the largest egg is an ostrich and the smallest eggs are from a hummingbird?  Ok, that was an easy one.  So lets talk about color.

Did you know that when it comes to egg colors, ground nesters eggs are usually spotted, blotched or in some way camouflaged?  And did you also know that owls that are crevice nesters don’t need to be so careful and their eggs are usually white?  What about tree nesters?  Well, the colors of their eggs are mostly tans, blues and greens. 

Ah but I was going to talk about eagles—the national emblem for the United States.  Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey and not the eagle to be the national bird?  He felt that the turkey was honorable and proud and that the eagle had much lesser qualities.  Of course Ben didn’t get his way, but can you picture the turkey as the national emblem?

And now I come to embossing.  I know it’s not a nature themed ABC entry but I couldn’t resist.  You see my daughter is graduating from college next week and I wanted to make her a card that is a bit more special than something store bought.  So in honor of her love of horses I made her an embossed 3-D table greeting card.  If you would like to have the instructions to make one for yourself, just follow the link below.  By the way if you don’t have a graduate to honor, you can make one for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, you name it.

                              3-D embossed table greeting cards tutorial at Make it easy crafts


maddyrose said...

Your ABC book gets better and better with every entry. This is a great post with wonderful works of art. The card is amazing!

Christine said...

love this post, starting with those beautiful blue eggs, and your perfect card!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your daughter is going to love those embossed horses! Neat info about the egg colors. Have a great weekend!

Magic Love Crow said...

I am loving these posts and all the information with them ;o) Turkey? Really? That's funny ;o) Pretty cool about the owls ;o) Take Care ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, your daughter is going to love the card!!!

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