Hi blogging friends
As promised (from my last blog post), here is the Easter Card that I made to accompany the special Easter boxes with the knitted ducks that I made for my daughter. If you missed my last post, you can see it HERE.
This card was a bit of a last minute dash as I only finished it Sunday lunchtime! Once I had coloured the image to match the designer paper, I wasn't sure what layout I wanted and fiddled around and fiddled around not really getting very far. In the end, I left it for an hour and came back to it and things seemed to fall into place. I have learned through experience, that if things aren't working and I just seem to be getting nowhere, I walk away and come back later - and things usually fall into place when I return.
Sorry about the dull photo - I had to photograph it inbetween showers. Right at this moment, it's pouring with rain and Ruby is curled up beside me. She isn't happy when there is no sun and gets quite grumpy. If the sun decides to poke it's head out later, I'll take another photo and replace this one. The colours are a bit off in the photo and it looks far better in real life....oh well.....
The image is by Stampendous called Easter Word Bunny which I believe is from about 2007 and is retired (I picked it up on sale at a Craft Show last year). I coloured the image with a mix of Tombow pens and 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 blue chalk and a bit of grey then diecut the image panel with a Spellbinders Large Oval Nestabilities die.
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 the set and trim it with nail scissors (that has 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.
Here is a close-up:
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.
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.
This is also my card for the Splitcoaststampers Free for All F4A217 Challenge of 'Show me the Bunny' where you have to make a card with a bunny on it - stamped, diecut, punched etc. - any way you choose.
Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Stamps: Stampendous Easter Word Bunny cling mount (retired)
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black
Designer paper: Doodlebug Design Inc 1706 citrus squeeze polka dots (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Spellbinder Floral Oval dies, Spellbinder Large Oval Nestabilities dies, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, Tombow Pens, Lyra Watercolour pencils, paintbrush, Kaisercolour chalks, buttons (from stash) + matching sewing thread, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, Fabric glue, Bow Easy, orange gingham ribbon, Fray Stop, 140lb watercolour paper, Perfect Layers Tools, cardstock - green, lemon