This is the Easter card that I made for my daughter (which I only finished Sunday lunchtime - eek!!) and is also my entry for the SCS Free for All Challenge F4A217 of 'Show me the Bunny' where you need to make a card with a bunny - punched, stamped, diecut etc. - any way you like. Please see this link for more details on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...y-t586606.html
Sorry about the lousy photo - I took it inbetween heavy showers of rain so the light is very dull. If the sun pokes its head out, I will hopefully get a better one and re-upload it. The colours are a bit off but match perfectly in real life...oh well.......
The image is by Stampendous called Easter Word Bunny (cling stamp) which I believe is from about 2007 and is retired. I coloured the image with a mix of Tombow pens and Lyra watercolour pencils then added some Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue around the edges of the letters plus the bunny's cheeks. I chalked around the image with Kaisercolour blue chalk and a bit of grey then diecut the image panel with a Spellbinders Large Oval Nestabilities die and my Big Shot.
I found three matching buttons in my stash and sewed the centres (I don't like naked buttons on my cards) then glued them on with Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.
The fancy yellow diecut is a Spellbinders Floral Oval and once I had attached it, I bent the fancy edge up a little so it stood out a bit better from the designer paper. The green oval was handcut because I didn't have a large enough Spellbinders Oval die to match but it was simple to trace around the largest oval in my set (as you get another 1/8" in width that way) and trimmed it with nail scissors (that have the curved blade). I lightly sanded around the oval with my Distressing tool to make it all smooth and even up any bits that I didn't cut perfectly.
The green and yellow layers on the card base were cut to 1/8" and 1/16" respectively using my Perfect Layers Tools. The designer paper is old and is by Doodlebug and has been in my stash since dinosaurs roamed the earth!
Lastly, I used my Bow Easy to tie my bow and glued it on using Fabric glue. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 15508
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 6:33 PM
This is a marvellous Easter card! I love all your carefully chosen details. The colours are so bright and cheerful. I really love that image and the way you coloured and glittered it up! Very, very, nice!