Saturday, March 10, 2018

Happy Easter with Lawn Fawn

I was absolutely inspired to make this card by the current Lawn Fanatics challenge, #24, Fun with Dies.  I needed an Easter card anyway, and I remembered that my very first Lawn Fawn set was "Hoppy Easter".  I've got tons of sets now {and more on the way!} and I never get tired of the cute stamps and dies that the Lawn Fawn team dreams up.  



What I Used to Make my Card: {this is a LONG list!!}
White Card Base
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Lawn Fawn Snow Day stamp set, #LF723
Lawn Fawn Snow Day dies set, #LF724
Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy add on stamp set, #LF1478
Lawn Fawn Happy, Happy, Happy add on dies set, #LF1479
Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card dies set, #LF1486
Lawn Fawn Costume Party dies set, #LF1459
Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop, Landscape dies, #LF1237
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies dies set, #LF511
Lawn Fawn Hoppy Easter stamp set, #LF1319
Lawn Fawn Hoppy Easter dies set, #LF1320
Lawn Fawn Stitched Trees Borders die set,  #LF1236
Pebbles 6" x 6" Paper Pad, Family Ties {discontinued but available}
White Glitter Card
Pink, Blue, Purple, Yellow and Green Shimmer Card
Green, Yellow & Brown Card
Brown Card
Watercolor Paper
Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Detail Water Brush

I apologize for not taking pictures of this process. I got so wrapped up in making the card that it didn't even cross my mind until I went to take pictures of the finished card.  I'm sorry!!

To make this card I literally used every single die cut I could.  I think I did a great job, considering the card is just A2 sized! I used a variety of cardstock - textured, glitter, and shimmer, to give the card a spring feel.

Before I began to assemble the actual scene, I stamped the bunnies on watercolor paper and colored them with watercolor pencils, using the detail water brush to move the color around.  Once they were dry, I cut them out and set them aside to construct the scene.

The first step was to make the Happy Easter sentiment.  I stamped "Happy" {from the Happy, Happy, Happy add on stamp set} on yellow card, cut out four
more of the die cuts and layered them together.  I've recently seen this called "eclipse" style, so I'll go with that! Then I cut out the oval shape {from the Shadow Box Card dies}, stamped "Easter" {from the Hoppy Easter set} on the lower half of the oval and attached the eclipsed Happy on the top half.  I set the sentiment aside and continued to work on the scene portion.

I cut the tree and hill background {from the Stitched Trees Borders} out of brown card, trimmed the hill part down and snipped off the middle tree.  I knew I wanted some type of leaves on the trees, but I didn't want to use actual leaves as the trees are sort of on the tiny side and I wanted the focus to be the bunnies.  I went through my 6" x 6" pads and found this fabulous leaves paper; I cut the two tree backgrounds out of it.  I attached the patterned paper to the trees and set it aside.  Next, I cut the two green hills and set them aside; the front hill {from the Leafy Tree Backdrop set} is a lighter green than the back hill {cut from the Shadow Box Card set.} 

The eggs were next; I used shimmer paper to make them {using the Hoppy Easter dies set} and the Easter basket is cut from brown card {I used the Halloween Candy Bucket from the Costume Party dies}.  The Hoppy Easter set includes an Easter basket, but it was too tiny to hold any of the eggs!  Lastly, I die cut the clouds {from the Blue Skies die set} out of white glitter card.  Now I had all my cuts and just had to assemble the card.  
Another Look
I glued the brown trees and hill down first, then the longer green hill, followed by the lighter, taller hill.  Now the bunnies had something to romp on!  The bunnies were placed on the scene, then the eggs.  Finally, the clouds were adhered and the sentiment oval.  I am very pleased with the outcome and it was worth all the cutting and fitting of everything.  My neighbor will be getting this card; I hope she'll love it!  Thanks for reading this tutorial.  I know it was a long one!  Perhaps this will inspire you to grab some of your dies and use them.   You might find some unconventional ways to use them that will surprise you! Fondly, Christi

I would like to enter my Happy Easter card into the Following Challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics - #24, Fun with Dies
CCEE - #1810, Die Cut Words
Paperminutes - #528, Rabbits and/or Eggs
Stamp, Ink & Paper - #140, Four Legged Friends 
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - #12, Must Include a Critter
Animal Friends - #60, Easter
ARTastic Challenge - Include an Animal
Do-Al(l) Creatives - #15, Easter/Spring
Brown Sugar - #276, Spring or Easter

17 comments:

  1. Super cute bunny scene! I love it!

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  2. How cute!! I love those little bunnies. Great design! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

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  3. Adorable card Christi! Love your design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

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  4. What an adorable Easter card Christi! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

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  5. Eine fabelhafte Karte. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

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  6. Love your Easter card, those bunnies are adorable. Thank you so much for playing along at Stamp Ink Paper this week. Carolyn xx

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  7. Funny easter scene. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings
    Alex

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#15 – Spring / Easter}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#15 – Animals}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#46 – something new}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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  8. Aaaawwww this is so lovely! Very nice done...

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Doris
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#15 – Spring/Easter)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

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  9. Too cute! Thank you so much for joining in with ARTastic this month.

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  10. Super cute! Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

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  11. Such an adorable card! Love how you added the greeting! So glad you joined the Fun with Dies challenge at Lawn Fawnatics!

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  12. Very cute :)
    Thank You for joning us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge.
    DT Ella

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  13. So sweet. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at ARTastic

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  14. Eine ganz süße Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    Liebe Grüße
    Heike

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  15. What a precious little scene, your card makes me smile. TFS it with BSChallenge~

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  16. Awww what a cute card. Thanks so much for joining us at ARTastic x

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