In celebration of the upcoming holiday my next three posts will be Easter themed! Today's card is pulled from the archives; tomorrow I will be celebrating with my upline Mary Fish in a Pals Easter Parade; and Sunday I will be featuring the most adorable punch art bunny EVER (really) so please enjoy and remember to stop back or subscribe to my blog for updates delivered directly to your email!
I made this little gem last year and looking at it reminds me of how much I love last year's Sale-a-Bration paper Everyday Enchantment. While the paper may be retired, many of the colors are not so you could easily re-create this with the same colors and current Designer Series Paper. And if you still have a stash of this delightful paper, please feel free to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) it...I did! Unfortunately I do not know who the original designer was but there are many similar variations out there so we won't stress too much, okay? Okay!
These wonderful images are from a current set in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog called Everybunny. I am not usually comfortable with water coloring so this card is a bit out of the box for me. I have some nerve damage in my thumbs which makes holding any writing type device difficult and my output shaky (at best) but I'm pretty satisfied with how this little guy turned out. It's actually very easy to water color. For best results, always stamp your image using StazOn ink. Other inks may bleed when applying the color. To color I simply applied some color from our Stampin' Write Markers onto a clear acrylic stamp block and then dipped a blender pen into the color and transferred it onto my stamped image. For a softer look, rub some of the color onto scrap paper before coloring your image. To change colors just scribble the blender pen on scrap paper until the color is gone. It is really that simple! To get the shadow effect on the egg and the bunny's ears and paws you can apply a heavier dose of color or color it with the fine tip of your Stampin' Write marker.
Add a little flower with a rhinestone center for jewelry and you are done! So easy!!
I hope you enjoyed today's project, please remember to check out the rest of my Easter projects this weekend! I know it takes a bit of extra time to leave a comment but should you be inclined, each and every comment is greatly appreciated!
Stamps: Everybunny (122707)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Lucky Limeade (122926), Pool Party (122924) Cardstock, Everyday Enchantment (Retired Sale-a-Bration) Designer Series Paper
Ink: Black StazOn Ink Pad (101406); Crumb Cake (119703), Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral (123002) Stampin' Write Markers (please note that these Stampin' Write Markers are only available in sets)
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Blender Pen (102845)
Embellishments: 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in Calypso Coral (122976), Rhinestone Basic Pearls (119246)
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