More Ms. Bunny Cards

More Ms. Bunny Cards

Here is a couple more bunny cards that I made. I had two bunnies already colored and I like the way my Scramble bunny card looked so here’s a few more. I was inspired by Hero Arts Scramble 151 that was hosted by Cindy to make my first bunny card. I really like the way the orange dress turned out on my Scramble card so that is why you see another orange dress here. You will notice each is a bit different. I get bored making many cards exactly the same. I like to make my life more complicated instead of easier sometimes.

Background Paper – Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid – Rainbow. I love their plaid paper pads. I have two different ones.

  • The long stem flowers on the purple plaid card are from a Hero Arts set I found at a thrift store. I don’t have the name but they are from 2004. All of the flowers are colored with Copics. I added Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers.
  • The group of flowers on the other two cards is by Kolette Hall called Flower Garden.
  • The grass is a stamp from Avocado Arts. I stamped it several times and then ink blended over it.
  • The bunny is a La-La Land Crafts – I colored some of the bunnies with colored pencils and the others with Copics. There is a little bit of Nuvo glitter drops on the third card.
  • The sentiment on the first and second card is from a Hero Arts set Celebrate Everyday (CL498).
  • The sentiment on the third card is a stamp from Peddler’s Pack Stampworks.

 

Chocolate Easter Bunny

Chocolate Easter Bunny

I saw an Easter wreath somewhere on a card and decided that would be fun to come up with that type of thing.

The purple border… That was a long process. It seems simple enough but it was not. I was trying different punches and papers to find a look I liked. I even broke a border punch by trying to use it on paper that was to thick. Darn it. Finally I ended up with this one which is a Martha Stewart border punch.

The background is watercolors. I was thinking I used green and yellow but in the photo it looks green. Anyway some watercoloring.

The wreaths are from Hero Arts September 2016 My Monthly Hero kit. This is a really great kit. I was lucky to get one. One bummer at the moment is I do not know where the stamps are from the kit except 4 leaves. One wreath I die cut from brown paper and the other was off white and I inked over that with green ink.

The bunny and eggs are from a set called Easter Basket from Two Paper Divas. I colored them with Copics. It’s kind of funny I am noticing I use my Copics a lot. When I first took a class on how to use them I didn’t really like them. Now I have a bunch.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Celebrate Everyday (CL498) and stamped with purple ink from Hero Arts.

Easter Peeps

Easter Peeps

For Easter this year my husband asked me not to get any candy for him. He likes peeps so this is my sugar free Easter card for him. It actually doesn’t have a back so it is kind of a panel I guess.

I created the background awhile back with Distress Oxide inks (cracked pistachio and spiced marmalade) using a plaid stencil by Echo Park. The oval is cut out with a Spellbinders die and inked with Spice Marmalade Oxide ink too. The Easter basket and peeps are from a stamp set by Two Paper Divas called Easter Basket. They were colored with Copics. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Celebrate Everyday (CL498) and stamped with Archival ink in Sepia.

Merry Monday Snowman

Merry Monday Challenge #242

I am happy to say I got another one submitted over at Merry Monday. I often think about it all week then wait until the last minute to finish creating it and submit it.

Merry Monday Snowman

The snowman is a Stampendous stamp called Country Snowman (M318). I colored this cute snowman with Copics. I added some glitter under the snowman and on his cuffs. For the background I stamped some snowflakes and used sparkly embossing powder and heat embossed them.

Hero Arts Scramble 151

Cindy hosted the Hero Arts Scramble today. Her theme was use an oval.

Hero Arts Scramble 151

I wanted to make an Easter card and I liked her large ovals that were part of her cards. I don’t use this oval die very much so it was an opportunity to use it.

Background Paper – Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid – Rainbow. I love their plaid paper pads. I have two different ones.

  • Tulips – Hero Arts Tulips (F895). I think these are from a thrift store also.
  • The other two flowers are from a Hero Arts set I found at a thrift store. I don’t have the name but they are from 2004. All of the flowers are colored with Copics except the purple one which is colored with a Violet Wink of Stella pen. I added Clear Wink of Stella over the yellow flower.
  • The grass is a stamp from Avocado Arts. I stamped it several times and then ink blended over it.
  • The bunny is a La-La Land Crafts – I colored the bunny with Copics. It is hard to see but there is Wink of Stella on the bottom part of the dress.
  • The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Celebrate Everyday (CL498)

 

Merry Monday #240 Bells

Merry Monday #240

Finally I got one in for the Merry Monday Challenge #240 with the theme of bells. I just got this stamp at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo a couple of weeks ago so I enjoyed being able to use it.

Background – Darice embossing folder Sheet Music.

The mats & image die cut – Spellbinder die Label One (S4-161).

The sentiment – Finding It Trading die. I cut it out of watercolor paper and colored it with a silver Wink of Stella pen. It doesn’t quite look like the bells which are also colored with Wink of Stella so I am thinking it was a different watercolor paper.

The image – Elizabeth Craft Designs Cardinal (RS021). Colored with Zig Clean Color pens and the silver Wink of Stella pen.

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo Card Class

These are cards I made in a class at Stamp and Scrapbook Expo that was last weekend very close to me in Pleasanton.  It was really nice to have my friend Beth come from Utah to take 2 classes and do some shopping. Always more fun to go with a crafty friend. I thought I was not in the mood to do holiday cards but they were fun and I like the way they turned out. Everything was cut out and some of it is a printed paper panel. We did inking on the snowflakes, snowman, skates, gate, wreath and flowers, the assembly and the glitter highlights. The gate on the second card opens which I would not have thought of doing. They make some awesome stamps and dies. It was fun to highlight with glitter which I don’t usually do to much of. I saw that it makes a big difference if you use the super fine glitter verses the chunkier stuff. Also using the right glue makes it look better too. I like the look of the fine glitter much better.

Hero Arts Scramble 144

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For Linda’s Scramble today she tied into the Hero Arts Challenge of holiday cards and added a twist of including a tree.

For the background papers I used some DCWV papers from a few years ago. It is called Winter in the Woods. The frame is cut with a Lawn Fawn die called Say Cheese Polaroid Frame.
The deer, trees and sentiment are from Hero Arts set Christmas Reindeer (CL540). The trees are stamped with Vivid Vintage Green ink and one of them colored with a Zig watercolor pen. The reindeer was colored with Copics and I hand cut him and the trees. The sentiment is heat embossed with brown powder.

Hero Arts Scramble 143

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The theme for LaVon’s Scramble today was diagonal.

Background – A card size shiny gold piece of paper then I cut all the red plaid pieces so that I had a narrow gold strip.
The wreath – Hero Arts My Monthly Hero September 2016. The kraft paper is the woody wreath. Then I used two different colors of green for the leafy wreaths. I lightly touched all wreaths with white pigment ink to look like just a tiny bit of snow. It is probably hard to see in the photo.
The bird – I stamped it with Hero Arts Royal Red ink. It is from Hero Arts set Swirl Christmas (CL469) and hand cut it.
The sentiment is an already made one I had hanging around. I like the size and color of it for this card.

I was going along on my merry way making a diagonal background. Then oops didn’t think it out. Start over. Working with gold shiny paper can be a challenge. Glue shows up and 3-in-1 glue removes the shiny gold from the paper if you try to rub it off.

Darn it.. I meant to post this to Merry Monday but got busy doing Halloween stuff and forgot.

Merry Monday Challenge 224

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Merry Monday’s Challenge 224 was to create a masculine Christmas card. It is not to easy for me to create the masculine cards but I thought this blueprint sketchy tree stamp worked.

I had a lot of fun creating this since it is not quite my usual but I like the inky grungy Tim Holtz look. The green and red background papers were from a Christmas paper pad by Pink Paislee called Yuletide. I stamped the Sizzix/Tim Holtz Tree Blueprint (659379) on off white paper. I also stamped the tree 2 more times and the star 1 more time. The dies that go with the set cut out sections of the tree (one cuts the top 2 sections and the other the top section only) and there is a star die. There is also a die for the whole tree which I did not use. So the tree at the top has 3 layers and the middle has 2 layers and the star has 2 layers. This is hard to see in the photo. I colored the tree, star and the ornaments with Copics. I also used a gold Wink of Stella pen and Pilot silver marker. I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around all the edges of each layer of paper.