Bunny Cards for Spring

Spring is just less than a week away and I can hardly wait! It’s my favorite season. I love the flowers blooming and the greenery coming back to life. I love all the signs of new life and all the adorable spring animals. Since I was little, one of my favorite animals has always been bunnies. There is just something about those long ears, fluffy tails, and twitchy noses that warms my heart. So when I saw the Bunch of Bunnies Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs, I knew I had to have it!I used this stencil to make two cards (and I’m sure there will be many more).

For the first design, I used Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink to blend over the stencil onto Kraft Card Stock. (I have a blending brush set aside for this ink.) Then I trimmed the panel down to be 4” by 5¼” . I adhered the panel with foam tape to a white A2 card base.

Next, I used some alphabet stamps (Lawn Fawn Smitty’s ABCs) to create the message “Hoppy Birthday!” I stamped it with VersaMark Ink on a pale pink cardstock and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used a heart die to cut this out and then mounted it to the card with foam tape.

Finally, I added 5mm puff white pom poms (because what’s a bunny without its tail?!) I wish I had trimmed the panel differently so that the top was bunny bottoms and I could have included more bunny tails, but this still works.

For my second card, I pulled out my gel plate to create a background of pink, coral, and yellow. I pounced the Distress Oxide Inks in Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, and Squeezed Lemonade onto the gel plate and then lightly blended them with a brayer. I, then, placed my paper onto the gel plated to pull up the color. I used the ink left on the brayer to add some additional color to my background. I played around with putting the panel on the gel plate and brayering onto the panel until I was happy with the blend of colors. I set the panel aside to dry overnight. (I created a few backgrounds at this time and can use the additional ones on future cards.)

The next day, I went over the colorful panel with an antistatic powder tool and then used my same White Pigment Ink to blend over the stencil. When I was done, I added white embossing powder over the bunnies. I heat set the embossing powder and repeated the process to create more dimension on the bunnies. Next I trimmed my panel down so I had two rows of bunnies and it was 4.25” wide. I adhered this to the upper portion of a white A2 card base, leaving a bit of white space at the top. Then I added three white 5mm pom poms for tails on a few of my bunnies.

For the sentiment, I pulled this “Hello, Spring” stamp from the Simon Says Stamps Front Porch Doormat Sayings Stamp SetI used my MISTI and stamped it in Concord and 9th Honeysuckle Ink but felt that the pink was a little too bold for this card. To soften it, I shifted the card very slightly in the MISTI and stamped over the sentiment again with VersaMark Ink. Then I poured Brutus Monroe Rose Gold Metallic Embossing Powder over it and heat embossed it. The slight shifting of the card made it so that there is a cool shadow effect on the sentiment.

If you are interested in purchasing the Bunch of Bunnies or any other stencils from A Colorful Life Designs, be sure to use my code IngridDesigns for 10% off your complete order (excluding master creator bundles because those are already 20% off).  This code is good for all of March 2023.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting and happy almost Spring!

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