My Cuttlebug got a good work out with this one! I have been hoarding a bunch of Cottage Cutz dies I got from Scrapbook Steals around Christmas time, and I came across the picket fence die a few days ago when i was looking for something else. I immediately had this idea, and I am impressed at how it worked out.
The card was pretty easy, although time consuming. I die cut all of the components except the bunny that I cut by hand, and the clouds that I cut freehand.
To give the clouds interest I cut a white sheet of patterned paper into cloud shapes slightly bigger than the plain white ones and distressed the edges with a distressing tool to make the clouds look a bit fluffy.
The sun was cut with two different dies, the middle was a regular circle die, and the rays of the sun come from a star die. I cut two of the stars and then cut them apart so that the points of the star could be glued to the circle to make it look like a sun. I added some glitter pen to make the sun shimmer, and once the bunny was shaded and his eggs coloured I added some glitter pen to him too. You know I couldn't resist!
I used a leftover strip of kraft for the sidewalk and used a gray Copic and a blender pen to make lines on the sidewalk. Once that was done and I figured out where to put everything I glued it all into place. Since I didn't ink anything (can you believe it?) assembly went pretty quickly, and I kept the inside pretty simple.
I love my Cuttlebug, this card was so much fun.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Creative Card Crew - Spring
- Crafty Cardmakers - Easter
- Twisted Tuesday Challenges - Add Clouds Not Stamped
- Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
- Everybody Art - Easter
- Lets Ink it Up - Distressing
- Basic Gray - Easter
- Allsorts - Colour Bingo (Pink, Yellow, Blue)
- Simon Says Stamp - Use Your Favourite Tool
- Colour Throwdown - Tempting Turquoise, Dusty Durango, Pear Pizazz, Pumpkin Pie
- The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes with Easter in Mind
The following supplies were used to make this card:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie. Basic Grey Basics White 6x6 paper pad.
Stamps: Craft Smart stamp from Micheals.
Ink: Memories Black.
Markers: Bic Mark Its Tuxedo Black, Yellow Blaze, Pink Flamingo, Polynesian Purple. Copic W3 Warm Grey. Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star. Prismacolor Colorless Blender.
Adhesive: Snake Tape Anaconda, Viper, Scotch Quick Dry, foam squares.
Dies: Cottage Cutz Grass Border, Picket Fence Mini, Simple Tree Mini. Quickutz Star Icon. Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large.
Tools: Cuttlebug, paper trimmer, scissors, Tonic Studios Tim Holtz paper distresser.