Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hippity, Hoppity, Easter's on it's Way!

Greetings! It's gotten cold here in Arizona...even colder than back home in Michigan! But that's bound to change soon, after all, Easter's on it's way!
I worked on this card a little bit at the Tucson, AZ show but just finished it up Monday night. Here's my Easter creation, hope you like it.
I stamped Hunny Bunny in White Dye Ink onto 36# Vellum, heat embossed with Medieval Metals fine detail EP, etched some white into her eyes and fur (with stylus tools on the blue embossing pad), then colored using a tan marker from my Pergamano Marker set and a Dove Blender. Since Hunny Bunny is such a cutie, I had to give her some sparkly eye shadow (done with Pink Star & Rose Star Gelly Roll Stardust Pens and a Dove Blender). In the stamped image, she is holding a flower which I covered with a 3D flower I made using Cheery Lynn's Miniature Rose die. I adhered Hunny to a piece of ivory CS and pierced the image out with my 4-Split Needle Tool and Black Perforating Pad.
Little sidebar here: Have you seen the Reflections Boutique dies that Cheery Lynn has come out with? They ROCK! At the Tucson show I had cut a large scalloped circle from a 8" x 8" pattern paper from Hideaway - with my Vagabond. How cool is it that you can cut a large shaped die from a small machine (like the Big Shot or Cuttlebug)? AWESOME!

Ok, back to the card: The top of my card is a Scalloped Circle Reflections Boutique Die (Cheery Lynn). I only cut the one side because that is all I wanted to use. I created a score line one scallop width across the semicircle and taped that area to the back of the card with 1/4" Super Sticky Tape. I stamped Easter Blessings in Grassroots Shades™ Dye Ink and used the Scalloped Square XL Stacker Dies (Cheery Lynn) to create the rectangle...I couldn't locate my scalloped rectangle dies, so I cut a bigger square and then lined up diecut in the edges inside the square die to create the rectangle! It was also sponged with Grassroots ink. Satin Rose Shades™ Dye Ink was sponged onto the edges of the semicircle and the edges of the SF2 Stacker Flower #2 die (which I trimmed in diameter using Scalloped Circle Window Little Stackers dies also from Cheery Lynn). I used 2-1/2" Super Sticky Tape, patterned paper from Spring Feast and **a NEW product** Sugar Beads on the smaller blossom from Judy's Blooms die (Cheery Lynn) and layered that on top of the SF2 Stacker Flower #2. To finish this piece, I added dots of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls around the scallops - which was very easy since there is a little piercing in the center of each scallop which I used as a guide for my pearls.
For the inside of the card (under the top flap) I stamped Egg-stra Special Easter in Nightfall Shades™ Dye Ink onto a Scalloped Coved Rectangle XL Stacker diecut from white CS, edged in Satin Rose Shades™ Dye Ink and layered onto a beautiful paper from Spring Feast on the next size Scalloped Coved Rectangle XL Stacker die (Cheery Lynn).
I used the bow die from Cheery Lynn's Bow & Bell set to create the bow on top of the egg. The die cuts out a delicate outline, but I wanted to make it look like a real ribbon, so I cut out another bow and took the inside pieces (cut from Spring Feast paper) and placed them into the outline bow that was cut from pink CS. I cut the Grass Border out of green CS three times and layered some of it so that it overlapped itself at the bottom of the card.
Here's a close up of the Easter egg which was created with the Lace Egg Four die cut out of Starfire Holographic CS, placed onto 2-1/2" Super Sticky Tape and backed onto a 36# Vellum egg cut from the smallest die in the Egg Nest set. I used my new Sugar Beads on the top of the egg and colored the vellum on the back of the egg with fade resistant Pitt Artist Pens.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Challenge #20 Easter
Paper Pretties - Easter Challenge 
There She Goes - TSG148 Easter & Animals 
Dream Valley Challenges - #28 Easter 
My Sheri Crafts - Challenge #81 Easter  
Crafty Boots - Easter 
Little Claire Designs - #19 Spring/Easter

Now I know we'd all like to see your Easter creation so please hop on over to join us for this week's challenge at SweetStamps.com - you could win $20 of SweetStamps images!

Happy stamping,

22 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness the details are amazing! love the bunny with the sparkly eye shadow and that egg is a beauty...you nailed this challenge.
Have a sweet week

Tamara Morton said...

Morning Stacey, adore the details on hunni bunny beautiful work
Hugs
Tamara

jonim52 said...

This is so so cute. I love all the details.

Linda said...

Love all the details on this card!!!! Your egg is just stunning!!!! Wow Stacey splendid work on this card!!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love your card!! The Sugar Beads look very interesting!! Will have to check them out! Love the embossing and coloring on Honey Bunny!! Very beautiful!

Janette said...

Oh this is so cute, a gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

Marge said...

WOW -- your ADORABLE card is completely filled with gorgeous detail!!! Thank you so much for sharing it and your techniques with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOWzers- this is just gorgeous! I love all of the fun details- like that gorgeous egg and the bow- and the pink eye shadow on the bunny! I love the larger dies that can be cut with a smaller machine- love that scalloped top on your card! Fabulous!

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous card, love how decorated the egg die. Thanks for taking part in the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Celeste Glover said...

Very nice card Stacey. Good luck in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

~ Kendra ~ said...

WOW....what a beautiful card!! Love all the details you put into it, that egg is so fun! Love all the colors! Love the adorable bunny and her pink eye shadow!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Stacey your card is absolutely adorable!!! Love your fun design and fabulous details with your adorable bunny and gorgeous egg!!

Hugs
Jackie

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very cute, Stacey, love the bow, it fits the egg perfectly. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs blog.

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

I love the multi colored paper behind the EGG! How pretty! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along on the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

What an adorable card! Love the shape and the elements too!

Shari said...

Wow, your card is stunning! Love the techniques that you have used! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley.

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a Sweet card. Love how you used the circle scallop and added your greeting underneath.
Beautiful coloring on Hunny Bunny (of course it would be pink eyeshadow). Love the egg with the sugar beads and the pretty bow on top. Very pretty.

Crafty Math Chick said...

What a sweet bunny! I love that multicolored embossed egg too. Thanks for joining us at There She Goes - hope you will play along again with us!

Debs said...

so pretty..thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley Challenges..hugs Debs x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Aw, real cute card, thank you for sharing it with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

HelenR said...

Lovely Spring card! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's :) HelenR x

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