Unfortunately my website went down when I was preparing this morning’s blog. On the positive side, I did a “copy and paste” of what I had written, and have posted it below. My IT guru is still trying to get me transferred from my existing web host to a different one. Catherine is confident that the transfer will be complate in a matter of days. xx
I feel as if I’ve been away from crafting for ages! Oh my goodness, it’s so good to be back! Yellow isn’t my colour but it’s very much an Easter colour. Today’s card was inspired by a card I saw in the Annual Catalogue. Using Stazon Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the rabbit’s body, head, paws and tail, plus his face. I decided to leave my rabbit Whisper White except for the inside of his ears, and his nose and mouth. For these I used the Flirty Flamingo Watercolour Pencil, which isn’t one of our standard colours. It comes with the Lots of Happy Card Kit (146388 on page 9 in the annual catalogue) together with Lemon Lime Twist. Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencils are also in the kit.
I die cut a Whisper White Cardstock (CS) oblong to mount the rabbit on. For this I used one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I also die cut a larger piece of Daffodil Delight CS as a layer for the rabbit! Before I started layering, I needed to paint the background. I started by stamping a row of grass from one side to the other, and coloured it using my Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker. After I had coloured the stamped blades of grass, I coloured the rest of the grass by painting short straight strokes as unevenly as possible to give the look of grass.
Although I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with all of them, I stamped, coloured and fussy cut four carrots. The leaves were painted in Granny Apple Green. I went over them three or four times to make them a lot darker than the grass. The actual carrots were painted with Pumpkin Pie. I used a Dauber with Balmy Blue Ink to colour the sky. After I had adhered the rabbit’s body using Tombow, I used Dimensionals to adhere the head. I cut some small pieces of Dimensionals to support the ears. The sentiment is from the Fable Friends Stamp Set. I chose a die from the Garage Gears Thinlits Dies because I thought it resembled a speech bubble!
I started putting my card together starting with a card base in Daffodil Delight (CS), and a layer of Whisper White CS. Next I used a layer of Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) stack. After I had everything adhered together, I was able to look at my card and decide what to do with the carrots. I knew from the beginning that I wanted the rabbit to be holding one of them, so I had a little play with different positions for the carrot! Once I was happy, I adhered it into place! Then I adhered two in the bottom right-hand corner, over-lapping each other very slightly. The final touch for the front of the card was to add three coloured pearls from the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls. The yellow is So Saffron, but they blend in brilliantly!
To decorate the inside of the card, I adhered a layer of Whisper White CS. I stamped the rabbits head, and then his face. I coloured the inside of his ears, as well as his nose and mouth as before. Then I adhered the last carrot just to the side of his face.
As the saying goes “Better late than never!” This is the blog you should have been able to see this morning. I’m now going to start preparing tomorrow’s blog – hopefully it will be published at the right time! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
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