Simple Bunnies

These cards were another batch made for the Lavinia Birthday Club.  I had a few new purchases so wanted to have a play with them. 

To begin, I masked off a section with sticky notes and added some pink ink using blending brushes.

Next, I used the Leaf mask to add some pattern over and around the panel.

I stamped the bunny (well, I think it’s technically a hare…) in the corner and used a black fine liner to add some grass to ground the bunny. 

Each panel was mounted onto black and coloured mat layers and the cards finished with a few Nuvo Drops.

Quick, simple, pretty cards that would also work as Easter cards.

Cardstock Strips

This week’s card is one I made after watching the fabulous Jennifer McGuire on YouTube.  Her card looked so elegant so I wanted to have a go.  On reflection, I think I could have done with a larger stencil that covered more of the card.

To begin, I cut a bunch of strips of various widths from 4 colours of card.  This is a great way to use up some of those off-cuts!

Next, I glued the strips onto some scrap paper and trimmed the panel to the height of the card blank.  With Distress Oxide Weathered Wood, I used a blending brush to stencil the Frame pattern (Sweet Poppy Stencils) centrally onto the panel and card blank.

The birthday and shadow dies are by Honey Bee Stamps and were cut from the same-coloured card as the strips and mounted onto a stitched circle die cut.

I finished the sentiment panel with some stamping.

Due to the stencil not being quite big enough, I thought the card needed a bit more interest so added rhinestones for a touch of bling.

A Whaley Good Birthday

I really like the Whale of a Time DSP from Stampin’ Up! It makes it very simple to create a stunning background for cards. However, to avoid it looking like I’d just stuck a bit of paper on my card, I cut my DSP into panels and matted them.

Using the coordinating punch, I cut out a whale and glued it onto a whale cut from navy card to give more stability.

I heat embossed my sentiments in silver and also added the bubbles on the centre panel above where the whale would be.

The inside sentiment is from the Whale Done stamp set together with the shoal of fish, which I also stamped on the envelope.

The final job was to assemble the various elements.  The panels were glued onto the card base and I added foam behind the whale and the sentiments for some dimension.

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