Friday, March 30, 2012

Stampendous Bunny Egg - an Easter card

Hi blogging friends Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

I had a little break from taking my family member to hospital today for treatment which gave me a little bit of "crafty" time which was really wonderful.  Thanks again for your continued comments, emails, prayers and support as I journey through this - I really appreciate it and it brings much comfort to know how many people care and want to help in any way they can. 

Each year, I always make an Easter card for my daughter (she is now 8 yo and still believes in the Easter Bunny - yay!) and I have been itching to use this uber-cute little Stampendous image which I bought in a sale after Easter last year.  I love how the sentiment is on the egg too.  It doesn't really seem like it has been a year since last Easter:  how time flies!



I stamped the image onto my white cardstock, then stamped the egg again onto the same designer paper I used on the background so I could paper-piece the pink and green portions of the egg.  I also stamped the egg again onto watercolour paper and coloured just the yellow section with watercolour pencils and cut that out and popped it on top of the original stamped image on the white cardstock. I stamped the bunny twice more onto watercolour paper - once for using the whole bunny image and the second for just cutting out an extra layer of the two paws to give bunny a little more dimension that he/she is holding the egg.  I coloured the bunny and grass/ground with watercolour pencils - not that there is much to colour - quick and easy!

I lightly went around the image with blue chalk to represent the sky and added some pink and lemon chalk here and there using I-Kan-dee  pearlescent chalks, then punched four tiny pink hearts using my Arrows border punch (they are the leftover punchies that look like tiny hearts to me) and glued them around the image.

I smothered the pink ends of the egg with Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue.

Lastly, I added the ribbon in two separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  I really love how the ribbon and velvet Doodlebug brads were such a perfect match to the designer paper - a complete fluke which made me feel very satisfied as I love it when you rifle through your stash and find things that go together like a match made in heaven!  Here is a wee close-up of those gorgeous brads - wish you could feel how soft and velvety they are:



Did you notice that my layers ie: cardstock and designer paper have perfect 1/8" borders?   No?  Have a look - aren't they just so even? Wanna know why?   Well, recently I purchased the Perfect Layers Tools after seeing a demo of them and as I always have trouble getting the borders on my layers even, I thought I would give them a whirl - and oh my gosh, they are THE BEST invention and so easy to use.   No longer do I keep trimming and trimming the borders to get them even till I end up with really silly skinny borders or I cut 3 sides OK and the 4th is all crooked. Gaaahhhh - I used to get so cheesed off - but not anymore. I LOVE the tools and now use them on every card that has layers plus I use them for scrapbooking too  Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net  Yep, that's me:  bouncing with joy!!  I bought mine from Joanna Sheen's UK website and you can see them at this link here.   If you read through the description, you will see a link to a video demonstrating the tools if you are interested.  I have no connection to Joanna Sheen or the manufacturer - I just love the product.


Challenges:

I am entering my card in the following challenges -

Splitcoaststampers Free for All Friday - F4A109 'Three or more' where you have to use "3 of something" whether it is multiples of a stamp or embellishment.  I used 3 brads of course!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes!

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Celebrating Easter - which can be an Easter card or project

Thanks for stopping by! 

Jocelyn


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous Cling Bunny Egg CRD168

Ink:  Versafine Onyx black

Designer paper:  My Memories #151645 - Riot Art and Craft

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Lyra watercolour pencils, paintbrush, Kindyglitz Crystalina, ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercolour blue chalk, I-Kan-dee pearlescent chalks, Perfect Layers Tool, Crushed Velvet brads by Doodlebug, 140 lb watercolour paper, cardstock:  green, pink, white

Punches:  Fiskars Scalloped border, EK Success Arrows border

17 comments:

TannyP said...

Such a fabulous image - with awesome sparkle and perfect brads! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Easter challenge!

snailzpace said...

hi jocelyn! glad you found some time to create. i made an easter card for my daughter using the same stamp. lol. i LOVE the fuzzy brads, the glitter and the bright colours!
linda

Anita said...

Beautiful card Jocelyn and I'm sure your daughter will love it. So glad you got a day off to be crafty as I've missed seeing your beautiful creations. Hugs & prayers to you and your family.

Anna K said...

Pretty, colorful Easter card!

Robyn said...

Hi Jo Bear!- so glad that you had a break from the hospital routine so that you could create some more of your cuteness-which of course this one is! Thanks also for your tip about the layers- that looks very interesting...thinking of you xx

silkeshimazu said...

What a cute card, I love your paperpiecing and coloring. Those brads add the perfect touch!

Jackie said...

What a cute little character. I beautiful card and lovely happy colours :o)
Jackie xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

ADORABLE Easter creation ... perfect colors! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EASTER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Pretty Cute. Love the image n the ribbon too. Brads r just awesome.

Sudha
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debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Denise Marzec said...

Awwwww, too cute, Jocelyn!

cparsons said...

I love, love, love this card! The colors are so much fun:)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fun, festive and colorful! Those brads are adorable!

Katina said...

What a gorgeous card Jocelyn! Love the sweet image and the bright and beautiful colours you've used. I think it's so lovely when children still believe in Easter bunny and such like - there's plenty of time for them to grow up!
xx

Emkay said...

I'm so glad you managed to find some time to craft. This card is perfect for Easter. Love the colours, and I love those brads. Adorable!

I now really want that perfect layers tool. Another thing to add to my ever growing wish list.

Micki said...

oh love the glitter and the vibrant colors. absolutely adorable. thanks so much for playing along with us in the sisterhood of crafters.

cparsons said...

Wow, such a lovely Easter card. I really like the bow How did you do that? It kind of looks like a knot, but then I think it might be a bow.

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