Friday, March 30, 2012

Stampendous Bunny Egg - an Easter card

Hi blogging friends Free Smiley Courtesy of

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  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.


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! 


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
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