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Friday, March 31, 2023

Playing in the Rain, Easter Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello! I'm so happy to share this cute little bunny card with you. I was going to make a "Book" card but it didn't turn out right so I had to chop the piece up and trim it so I could make a card with all of those layers. Click here to see my inspiration for the book card.  I can't find the card I made several years ago that used the book technique. It's a simple technique. You score your card 1" on each side of the middle fold and you glue that area shut. And on that 1" strip you decorate with Designer Series Paper (DSP) or whatever you prefer. And the wider part you decorate a card front as normal. I cut off that 1" part because I just couldn't make it work with my card today. But I did make my card a wobbling card. The little bunny wiggles when you draw his foot down about a 1/4" and let it go.  SO cute.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Mint Macaron (retiring soon) and it opens on the bottom with the fold on the top. I stamped the flower image from the "Playing in the Rain" set using Mint Macaron ink.

The layers are as follows, from the largest (bottom) to the smallest (top).  

Basic White 4" x 3-1/2"
Flirty Flamingo 3-7/8" x 3-3/8"
Mint Macaron DSP from the 6" x 6" Subtles package 3-3/4" x 3-1/4"
Basic White 3-1/8" x 2-5/8"
Flirty Flamingo 3" x 2-1/2"
Mint Macaron card stock 2-7/8" x 2-1/8"
Basic White 2-3/4" x 2".

Before taping the layers together I took the top Basic White layer and scrubbed on some Mint Macaron ink with my Blending Brush. After the layers were all taped together I taped them to the front of the card base lining up the top, left side and bottom equally.

Next I stamped the flowers using black Memento ink, I needed 3 of them and I stamped the bunny at the same time. I fussy cut them all out.

The flowers were colored using Blends pens. I used light Flirty Flamingo, dark Daffodil Delight and light Mint Macaron. I taped them in place on the mid to lower part of the top piece.

The bunny's shirt was colored in using both light and dark Mint Macaron Blends pen. The ears were colored in using the dark Petal Pink pen and the nose was colored in using the light Flirty Flamingo pen.

Now to make the wabbling spring gadget. I took 24 gauge wire and wrapped it 4 times around an ink pen. I left about 3/8" unwrapped on each end. 

Using my 5/8" circle punch, I punched out 4 Basic White circles. Two of them I used a push pin to make a hole before punching. I made the hold a little offset from dead center. Then I took one end of the wire and put it through the hole. I used some Tear and Tape on top of it. I also ran a thin line of Mono glue around the edges and I set a circle on top that does not have a hole in it. I repeated this for the other end.

I glued the circle to the back of the bunny and then I glued the other end onto the front of the card.

The words were done on my computer since I couldn't find any "Happy Easter" words large enough to work in that area. I used "BlacklightD" font. I printed them out on Basic White card stock and then die cut them using the 1-5/8" circle die from the "Layering Circle" die set. Then I die cut a Flirty Flamingo circle using the scalloped circle die from the same set. I taped the two circles together. Dimensionals were added to the back and it was set in place on the front of the card.

A 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock was taped to the inside and the card was done.

I thought it turned out cute. I'm going to be giving it to my mom for Easter. She is now in a nursing home and I think it will be a cheery addition to her card collection. I want to make another one. I hope I can find some time to so that tomorrow.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Easter card,


Gisela said...

Sweet to see a bunny jumping in some flowers on such a snowy day. Great details.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your card is adorable! Love the combination of stamping a background with the flower and the dsp that you used. The bunny in that set is so cute.