I recently acquired this adorable die from Frantic Stamper Inc. called Bunny Butt FRA-DIE-09816.
I have to admit that I was inspired by a Pinterest Pin for this project. I already had an embossing folder by Elizabeth Craft Designs called “Bark”.
Step 1: The finished card measures 5.25″ x 7″. I used for the card base Elizabeth Craft Designs 85lb. 12″ x 12″Soft Finish Cardstock in Sky Blue. I cut a piece 7″ x 12″. On the 12″ side, score at 6″ and fold the card. Now trim the 6″ width to 5.25″. I love this brand of cardstock because only one side is color. The other side is white which gives you the ability to stamp your sentiment right on the inside of your base card piece. This is great when your base card color is a really dark shade.
Step 2: Cut a mat that measures 6.5″ x 4.75″ and adhere to the base card. I used glue but you could also use double sided adhesive.
Step 3: Cut a piece of brown cardstock 4″ x 5.75″. Decide where you want the bunny hole and with a circle die cut the hole. Now, emboss with the above “Bark” folder. I enhanced the embossing by using a dauber with Black PanPastel and lightly going over the card. TIP: Lightly spray over this piece with hairspray. This sets the PanPastel so that the receiver of the card won’t get this black powder color on their fingers. Cut a piece of black cardstock the same size as the “Bark” pc. and adhere to the back of the “Bark” pc.
Step 4″ Die cut all the pieces in the “Bunny Butt” die set with white cardstock. Cut two of the tail pc. I took a stylis ball and shaped one tail pc. and glued over the flat tail pc. for dimension. Color the oval paw pads with Copic R81. With a black Copic liner pen, go over the score lines on his feet as shown.
Glue the assembled bunny as shown to the hole.
Step 5: Using Elizabeth Craft Designs “Curvy Leaves”, cut several of all the pieces in this set from green cardstock. Cut all the pieces in the die set “1099 – Props 7”. I cut the grass pc. from green cardstock, the eggs from white, the flowers 3 times ea. of pink, lavender and yellow. I could have cut the eggs from the same colored cardstock but instead chose to color them with Copics. I cut the basket from cream cardstock and then colored the assembled basket with Raw Umber PanPastel. Assemble the flowers by shaping first with a ball stylis and gluing the smaller pc. to a larger piece and added a Peel Off Transparent Glitter Dot to the centers of the flowers. I also used a tool to enhance the leaf’s veins and curve the tips up a bit.
Below is the tool kit for manipulating and shaping paper pieces. I could not do without this set by Susan Tierney Cockburn.
I tried about 10 times to include a link to Susan’s video but the link shows up as her Carnation video. But if you go to YouTube and search Elizabeth Craft Designs then go to Susan’ Garden Club you will find the “Tools and Techniques” video. It’s a really good one.
Step 6: Now glue the curvy leaves to the card as shown. Assemble the basket and glue in the corner as shown with a few of the smaller leaf pcs. with it. Glue flowers next as shown.
That’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by. I love to see your comments. I answer any questions personally.