As I stood at my work table yesterday trying to decide what to use to make my next Easter Card, I thought, "Why not use the same stamp sets and just different papers?"! In fact, I not only used the same stamp sets for this card, I used the same Stamp-a-ma-jig technique, this time just lining up some little bunnies horizontally rather than the line of eggs vertically.
As you can see from the stamp set shown at the end of the blog post, the little bunny is a single little critter and I didn't want her to be lonely. Yes, I decided it was a "she" so I dressed her up in some Designer Series paper just to prove it – more about that later.
To line these bunnies up somewhat straight and evenly along the row, I stamped a bunny onto Card Stock Vellum using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. (The reason for the vellum is that I can keep the vellum in the box with this wood mount stamp set and always have it available to use for positioning my stamps.) Then I set it onto my grid paper so that it was fairly straight vertically and drew a horizontal line through her neck (no bunnies were hurt in this process!). As the grid lines were not sized correctly for how far I wanted the bunnies to be horizontally, I just estimated where they should be. All in all, the little dance line looks kind of cute!
Besides using the Eggstra Spectacular Stamp Set for this card, I also repeated my use of the Happy Easter Stamp from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set.
The papers, though, are different. For this card, I used two of the sheets from the I Am Me Designer Series Paper set, one with Calypso Coral dots and the other with a Pool Party design. I staped the greeting using Calypso Coral Ink and punched it with the Decorative Label Punch before sponging it with some Calypso Coral and adding a few Candy Dots in the colors of the day.
I layered everything up and finished off the card front with a piece of Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon.
Well not quite finished. I'd colored in the little bunnies alternating with Calypso Coral and Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers. But once I had the card all put together, I thought that little girl in the center might look really sassy in some of that Calypso Coral Designer Series Paper. This is another good use for the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I didn't have to guess where the bunny image would end up on the printed paper. I laid the stamped vellum on the paper and moved it around until I got some of the polka dots in the image the way I liked it. Then I set up the Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the bunny before cutting her out and adhering her to the card.
I'm including a sketch for this card, including some advice about how you might have an easy job of adhering the layers with teensie mat without too much stress, though there may be a slight waste of cardstock.
Cut the top layer exactly as you wish it to be. In this case, the layer with the bunnies is exactly 4-1/2" x 1-1/8". Then cut the mat about at least 1/2" larger than the stamped layer and adhere the stamped layer to it. Finally, using your Stampin' Trimmer, trim the mat so that there's just a slight mat. This sure beats trying to adhere mats that are just 1/16" larger on all sides! I did that with the bunny layers on the Pool Party DSP layer, too.
And here are the major products that I used in today's project! (Ooooh, did you see my "What's your guess about retiring products?' contest on my Facebook page? Some of these are in the contest!)