Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hoppy Spring

I have fallen in love with the Lawn Fawn bunnies; every single one of them.  I thought having the bunnies from the Easter Party set holding a sign would be a cute card; I hope you agree!

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Lawn Fawn Hoppy Easter Stamps, #LF1319
Lawn Fawn Easter Party Stamps, #LF1589
Lawn Fawn Easter Party Dies, #LF1590
Tutti Designs, Cross Stitched Nesting Rectangles, #TUTTI-410
Derwent Colored Pencils
Distress Oxides Background using Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemon, Shaded Lilac and Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Watercolor paper 
Distress Spritzer
Versafine Ink in Black Onyx
Dimensional Dots

As usual, when I want to use Distress Oxides for my background, that's the first step I do, considering the drying time {I like to have them dry overnight} and that they sometimes look different to me the next day, needing a bit of touch up.  So I made the background using the most spring-like colors I could find and spritzing with the Distress Sprayer in between layers.  I have also found that using a paper towel to dry some of the spots where ink has pooled lightens the color, so I have a few paper towels folded up on my desk for just this occasion.   
Another Look

The next day, I took some of the bunnies I had already colored and found a pair {did you notice that one is female and one is male in the Easter Party set?  Check the eyelashes!} that went well together and they became the sign holders.  I stamped the sentiment and made the sign using one of the rectangle dies in the Tutti set.  Then I fooled with the bunnies, finding the way I wanted them to hold the sign, and attached them to the Oxide Ink background using dimensional dots.  Then I trimmed that down a bit and adhered the background to my white card base.  And I was done!

I think it took me longer to choose which die I wanted to use to cut out the sign!  I adore these cute little critters and I know I will be using them all year long.  Thanks so much for the visit and I want you to know I read every single comment left on any of my posts; I appreciate your kind and encouraging words ~ fondly, Christi

I am entering my Hoppy Spring card in the following challenges:
Sunny Day Crafting - #15, Bunnies
Inspiration Destination - #148, Anything Goes TWIST: Use a Real Stamp
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Bunny Rabbits
{PIN}spirational - Anything Goes, 6th Anniversary Celebration
Die Cut Diva's - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes w/ a Critter
Simply Create Too - #137, Use Die Cuts
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - April Challenge
Fab 'n Funky - #388, Anything Goes w/ Critters
Creative with Stamps -#25, CAS w/ a Sentiment {2nd Anniversary!!}







Where did I find all these marvelous challenges?? At Challenges for Days :)

13 comments:

  1. Cute card and love the background! Come on Spring!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bunny Rabbits’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  2. Cute Bunny card. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
    Janis
    Pause Dream Enjoy

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  3. What a lovely card . Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenge.Neva

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  4. Christi your background is gorgeous and what a perfect way to showcase these 2 little rabbits. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Bunnies" challenge.

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  5. Very cute and adorable. So glad you added your card to Die Cut Divas.

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  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  7. Super sweet images and card; love the vibrant background. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  8. Really cute card and gorgeous speing colours for your background! How clever to have the bunnies hold the sign. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters and we hope to see more of your wonderful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn

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  9. AHHHH love your card! Those bunnies ARE super cute! Love that distress oxide background too. Thank you for playing along with us at Creative with Stamps - Pam DT

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  10. Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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