It’s sketch week over at Crazy4Challenges C4C-422
You all know how much I love a sketch but I must admit this sketch stumped me. It looks so easy but I couldn’t come up with an idea! I am currently working on Easter so I wanted to use my favorite bunny stamp. It’s from Art Impressions and is called Holiday 1-779.
This is how I made this card.
Step 1: Stamp on white cardstock using the above stamp. Color with Copic Markers or Pencils. I chose to color with copics. (When you position the stamp give yourself about 3″ below the top of your cardstock.
Step 2: Cut the image with the largest die from this set.
This step is actually two steps because these nested fishtails are too short for what I needed to fit the sketch. Position the die on your stamped and colored image where you want the “fish tail” (bottom) of the die to end below your stamped image. Run through your cutting machine but STOP before the top (straight edge) of the die cuts. Now move the die up to where you want the top of the die to end. In this case that was 2″ above the image. Now run through your cutting machine again but stop before it cuts the fishtail again. You should now have a longer fishtail then the die. Notice that I positioned the image closer to the left of the die to allow room for the half oval in the sketch.
Step 3: Using the stamp set below from Pink and Main, stamp both the “egg” and the “Chocolate bunny box” 3 times. Color how you want. I added Crystal Lacquer to the bunny boxes like they were wrapped in cellophane. After the lacquer is dried, fussy cut all the bunny box and eggs.
Step 4: From the little die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs below cut the pieces for the basket, flower and grass. I used scrap cardstock. Assemble the basket. Add the grass, chocolate bunny boxes and eggs as show below. Add Prills to the little flowers. I used leftover little leaves from one of Susan Tierney Cockburn’s 1196 – Garden edge rose flower dies as shown below:
Step 5: Using the same Pink and Main Stamp as in step 3, stamp Happy Easter on white cardstock. Cut it with the long rectangle pictured below and distress the edges with Tim Holtz “peacock feathers” Distress Ink.
Glue the grass Strip (which is a Silhouette file to the top of this sentiment strip.
Step 6: Cut the 3 bunnies from this die set below using 3 different brown colors. I used scrap cardstock. Add a glitter dot for eyes. Cut an oval with coordinating designer and the second to the largest die set pictured below. Cut the oval in by first laying in place and making light pencil marks where one side should be cut off to make it line up with the mat’s edge as shown.
Step7: Assemble the card:
Score a pc. of 11 x 8.5″ white cardstock at 5.5″ on the long side. Trim to 5 x 7″. Cut two mats from designer cardstock that measures 4.75″ x 6.75″. Adhere one to the card front and one to the back, centered leaving 1/8″ border all around. Adhere the stamped fish tail to the front panel, centered with the top (Short straight edge) at the top of the designer paper mat. Adhere, the now cut oval in place as shown. Put 3 large foam dots under the sentiment tag by centering the one dot then adding one either side of the first. Put the dots closer to the bottom then the top to make it possible to side the bunnies behind the grass. Glue the two ends down. Add a half dome pearl to cover the hole on the right and adhere the Easter basket as shown with the highest bunny box hiding the left side hole.
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Other Products used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs: White Soft Finish cardstock 8.5 x 11″, Glitter Dots
Beacons Kid’s choice glue
Sizzix Big Shot Plus