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 Set. I 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.
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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting and happy almost Spring!