Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Bunnys Hop

Can't believe Easter is less than a month away! I played with this adorable Mama Elephant - The Bunny's Hop stamp and die set.  Colored the stamped then die cut image with COPICs markers on Neenah 110 lb solar white paper.  I experimented on the bunny with glasses in the far right of the second row, and did not like the results.  Since I had spent a good bit of time coloring the bunnies, I decided to give it a quick fix with the exacto knife: cut a slit in the bunny's paw and the ears of the bunny below.  I then slipped in a die cut heart and glued the ear and paw onto the heart.  Gave the red heart a wash of Clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle. (doesn't show up in photo)  I think the distraction worked...?

I added some shine to the bunny's eyes with a black glaze pen, then added a dot of white to each eye.  Added lashes to some of the "girl" bunnies.  Dotted the bunny noses with clear glaze pen.

The background was created with Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron distress inks blended onto Cryogen White 89 lb card stock.  I adhered the background onto an A2 size card; then popped the bunnies atop the background using die cut fun foam.  The sentiment Happy Easter came with the coordinating die set and I die cut it 3 times in white cardstock and glued/stacked the layers.  The top and fourth layer was die cut in Bazzill Candy Necklace card stock and glued on top of the stack of 3.  This finished stack of 4 layers give the sentiment more presence and dimension.  Embellished with some sequence added around the sentiment.


Supplies Used: all available locally (Atlanta) at Impressive Ideas
Mama Elephant The Bunny's Hop stamp
Mama Elephant The Bunny's Hop Creative Cuts
COPIC Sketch Markers
     Bunnies - W5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, N4, 3, 1, 0, C5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0,
                      E44, 37, 35, 55, 53, 51, 50, 43, 42, 41, 40
                      R20, 11,
     Heart, Strawberry, bows - R29, 24, 22, 20, 11
     Bows, present, hats - BG49, 15, 13, 11, YG 01, 17, E37, 35, 53
     Chicks and Carrots - Y08, 11, 19, YR02, 04
Distress ink pads - Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass
Neenah 110 lb Solar White cardstock
Cryogen White 89 lb cardstock
Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock
Darice 2mm Fun Foam
28 Lilac Lane Rainbow Unicorn Shaker Mix
Sakura Black Glaze pen
Sakura Clear Glaze pen
Signo Uni-ball White pen
Wink of Stella - Clear

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Power Poppy Dancing with Daffodils

I made this card for a friend from the UK.  "Mothering Sunday" is coming up on March 11th.  I used alcohol markers to color Power Poppy's Dancing with Daffodils digital stamp as my friend's mother is an avid gardener.  The coloring scheme was inspired by Debbie Olson.  I used most of the colors listed on her blog, but substituted and added a few other colors. Here is the link to Debbie Olson's version http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2015/03/dancing-with-daffodils-just-because.html

To assemble the card, I added a die cut background created with one of Lawn Fawn's new dies. Made an oval cut out using Tonic Studios' layering dies to show the image.  I then added an oval frame around the image using the same set of oval dies.  I saved the purple inside oval from the frame die cut to use for the sentiment inside the card.  I heat embossed the sentiment and simple leaves outline.  Happy Mother's Day was stamped on a banner die cut.


Supplies used:
Coloring markers are all COPIC unless otherwise stated
   Daffodils - 21, 32, 35, 38, R81, YR18, BV02
                     Spectrum Noir OR1
                     Chameleon OR4
   Daffodil Stems - YG01, G07, 21, 24, 28
   Vinca Blooms - BV000, 02, 04, 0
   Vinca Leaves - YG01, 03, 07, G07
   Snail - W1, 3, 5, E37, 41, R81, 0
   Background - B0000
Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die LF1625 - available locally (Atlanta) at Impressive Ideas
Tonic Studios Mixed Scalloped and Straight Cut Oval dies 485E - also available at Impressive Ideas
Sentiment stamps -
   Close to My Heart Love You Mum A1218  
   Close to My Heart Thin Cuts Party Banner Z4152 
   Mama Elephant Bear Hugs
   My Favorite Things Mothers (retired)

Ranger White Embossing powder
VersaFine Imperial purple ink pad