Happy Wednesday, thanks for stopping by!

Another big holiday is not too far off, and I think the Newton’s Nook “Bunny Hop” stamp set is perfect for creating an Easter card with! It has two adorable bunny images and some really fun sentiments to pair with them.

For my card, I used the bunny and flower pot image, but I wanted to have the bunny in a basket, so I ended up altering the image by adding a handle and bow… Very easy to do!

 

Hoppy Easter_1

 

I started off by stamping the bunny and flower pot image, and my sentiment, onto a watercolor card base with some StazOn Jet Black ink. With my Derwent watercolor pencils, I colored and shaded the grass and sky, blending the colors out with my water brush.

The rest of the image I did some fussy cutting with; I love fussy cutting! It is really fun to do, and also helps use up the pile of paper scraps I accumulate from other projects!

 

Hoppy Easter_3

 

Creating the basket handle: when I stamped the flower pot onto some woodgrain paper, I stamped it a second time on the same sheet of paper. With a black multiliner, I drew a handle in the area of the flower pot that I wanted it to be. Then, taking my fine tip scissors, I fussy cut the handle and the other flower pot out, and adhered them together to turn it into a basket.

Once all my fussy cut images were adhered onto my watercolor panel I decided to add a few subtle details. I’m the type of person that loves to have depth in my images… so I took my watercolor pencils once again and added shading overtop of my paper pieced scene, just to give a bit of dimension.

 

Hoppy Easter_2

 

And of course, all cute bunny’s have adorable cotton tails, and I just had to give my little bunny one too! :)  With some Ranger Texture Paste and a damp paint brush, I applied a loose coating of paste over the tail; I did not worry about smoothing it out, as having the peaks and valleys helps lend to a more “fluffy” tail.

With my card almost complete, I layered the watercolor panel onto some creamy-yellow cardstock and adhered them both to my green card base with foam tape. Some white stitching and a little twine bow (yes, purposely placed upside-down!), finishes off the card.

And because I love to, I created a matching envelope with my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, using some lattice patterned paper that matched my card’s colors perfectly!

 

Hoppy Easter_4

 

I totally love this adorable bunny image and how cute it is! I hope you too have enjoyed, and thanks again for stopping over today! Happy Creating! :)

 

Challenges

This card is submitted into the CASology week 136 “Basket” challenge, and the Simon Says Stamp February “Work it Wednesday” challenge.

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