Saturday, 23 April 2011

Easter card using Forest Friends

I had planned to use the Mini Milk Cartons for packaging the Dads' Easter gifts but the gifts are too big - I'd need way too many cartons and I think they'd get fed up of opening them, so I'm rethinking the packaging.

Meanwhile I figured that the last few projects I've posted have had no stamping and it's about time the rubber came out again, so I'm sharing a quick Easter card. Forest Friends is my go to set for Easter because I just love the cute little bunny.

Stamp sets: Forest Friends, Something to Celebrate (sentiment)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Signo White Gel Pen, Stampin' Pastels
DSP: Sweet and Sour Specialty
Punches: Decorative Label, Itty Bitty Shapes, Scallop Circle
Other: Dazzling Diamonds

The card base is a 4" square of Crumb Cake, matted and layered with Rose Red cardstock and Sweet and Sour Specialty DSP. For the main image I coloured the tree direct to stamp with markers and stamped onto Whisper White card. The background was added with Stampin' Pastels (in Garden Green and Bashful Blue) using a Scallop Circle template to create the clouds. This was matted onto Rose Red card. The sentiment (from the Level 2 hostess set in the Mini Catalogue) was stamped in Rose Red ink onto Pretty in Pink card and punched with the Decorative Label punch. this was adhered behind the main image and all the layers were added direct to the card front. Little flowers were punched from Pretty in Pink and Pink Pirouette card using the four petal flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack (a pack of 3 punches ideal for using up scraps). Each flower was shaped by rubbing the point of the bone folder in the centre, adhered direct to the main image and then Dazzling Diamonds added to the flower centres. The rabbit was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake card and cut out. The little bobtail was coloured with the White Signo Gel Pen and then the rabbit popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

MIL and FIL are coming for lunch today so I'd better get back to finishing the housework, lol.

Bye for now.

Sara xx

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