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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wednesday Sketch Challenge at SplitCoastStampers

My goodness how fast these Wednesday's roll around. I am just amazed at how fast the time is flying. Today's sketch was very fun. I LOVED the layers, very easy to work with. It's always nice when you find a stamp that fits within the sketch window. It's not that important to have it exact but it sure makes it easier for me. It's sort of like copying but you get to be creative at the same time. Many of my card assembling problems has to do with the layout. This layout will work for LOTS of sets I have!!! Every now and then I run across a sketch that I just use and use and use because I LOVE it and it's so versatile. This is one of them!!!

For my card I used a Penny Black stamp I had called "Bunny Trio." There is also a heart shaped balloon stemming from the center bunny and the bunny on the right has a heart near his bum!!! But I left it out because it looked toomuch like a Valentine's Day card than the Easter card I was going for. I used the Egg Borders clear stamps by Stampendous. I got them at Archivers for free last month from their "Hot Spot" section. Gotta LOVE free stuff!!! LOL I stamped the eggs on a piece of vanilla card stock and colored them all in. I cut the paper to fit after because I wanted the paper to have that unplanned look to it. Sometimes when I cut a piece of card stock to fit and then stamp on it, I tend to stay within the area and it shows. SO I've learned to cut my card stock just a bit bitter so I can trim away and give it a fresh look. I wasn't sure if I wanted the egg part to go on the #3 spot or the #2. I cut it for #3 and wished I would have used it on the other one. But since I didn't cut and color a big enough piece I had to keep it at #3. But as I look at it and try to invision the eggs in the #2 spot I think the card wouldn't be as colorful. Most of the eggs would be hidden behind the bunnies. SO this is how it's going to stay.

I got the card all assembled and then I step back to look at it. I could see that it needed something more. But what? I punched out a few black dots to set around so I could see if I wanted to add brads in those spots. I like to do this because dots are easy to play with and take off the card if I don't like where I'm going with that idea. And as you can tell I didn't like the black dots on the card, hense no brads!!! Then I thought I'd punch a row of scallops and after I set one row in place I liked it so I did another one for the bottom of layer #2. The bunnies still needed something so I used the flower punch and a square punch and made my own corners.

After that I still felt like there was something missing. Ribbon. Yes, I wanted to add some ribbon but where? There was just enough space on the side of layer #2 & #3 to add the wider grosgrain ribbon and tie a bow. I got it all done and then came out the black dots again. I set them up along the top above the scallops and immediately removed them. The card was done!!!

The bunnies were done using white card stock. I masked them and sponged in Apricot Appeal for the background. It was just enough to give it a finished look. I added a piece of vanilla card stock inside so I can write in it when I need to. My first of many Easter cards!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

14 comments:

Melissa said...

SO sweet Wanda!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jana Weaver said...

ADORABLE!! I love those little bunny butts, and the paper is just perfect! Great job with the sketch challenge!!

Carol said...

This has to be one of the cutest cards I've EVER seen! I just love these bunnies and how you put this card together! TFS your beautiful work!!

Mary Fish said...

Completely adorable bunnies and eggs! I'm going to have to try this sketch challenge, too.

Dorothy said...

Those bunnies are just so adorable. Love the card! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing
Dorothy

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

VEry pretty! I love SC challenges..Great job on your sketch..Those bunnies are adorable

sparklystamper said...

Really cute - love the bunnies! These sketch challenges are fantastic - such a valuable tool for a relatively new stamper like me. TFS! Susan :-)

Melissas said...

This is so cute! I love how the bunnies are colored! It's perfect :)

LeAnne said...

These stamps are adorable! Love those little cotton tails! Good job on the challenge.
LeAnne

Sara Paschal said...

Wanda, very cute!

Debby said...

What an Adorable card! Love those little bunny butts, reminds me of the basket card I made with the bunny butt sticking out. And the eggs are so bright and pretty. Wonderful job on the sketch.
Angel Hugs
Debby

MJ said...

This is just adorable Wanda!

denise said...

This card is so very sweet! Nice job.

Michelle Tweedy said...

Such sweet little bunny butts!! So adorable. Btw, I have not gotten any feedblitz emails in a couple of weeks.