For today and tomorrow, I'm having a bit more cutesy fun with Easter Cards, featuring once again the Eggsta Spectacular Stamp Set. I find it hard not to smile every time I see that little bunny showing off her fun little white tail!
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with her after the last couple of cards I made. But then, as happens often in my Stampin' Up! world, along came a challenge, in this case a Sketch Challenge. The challenge was to have four rectangles as a background to a single rectangle in the center. By now you know I like to take liberties with sketch challenges, and so I've ended up with a card with four squares and a scalloped circle in the center. Close!
At the same time, I came across an article in a magazine that suggested using an embossing folder to accent shapes used in this way. The point the article made was that, if you have an embossed design that can go in different directions, switch them around, as I did here. I used the Chevron Embossing Folder and I think it worked out nicely!
As I went about trying to figure out which colors I would use for this card, I found myself having chosen four of the five 2013-2015 Stampin' Up! In Colors for my squares – Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana. Then I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what I should use as a background. I finally had a "duh" moment when I realized that the fifth color, Baked Brown Sugar, would be perfect! I used the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write Marker to color in Miss Bunny and then sponged around the scalloped circle and the Naturals White Cardstock background layer with some of the Baked Brown Sugar.
While you know I love ribbons on cards, this one didn't cry out for one. So I settled for a couple of sparkly Rhinestone Basic Jewels to accent the little bit of hopping.
Here are the products I featured in today's project. As always, click on a picture and you'll be whisked off to my Stampin' Up! store to learn more about the products AND have the opportunity to purchase any of them right then and there!