As I mentioned earlier, the stamp set, Everybunny, is my favorite stamp for cute Easter Cards – and I said I'd be sharing some more with you as we get closer to Easter.
That's what I'm doing today – but it's NOT an Easter card! One of the characteristics for which I look in a stamp set before I buy and recommend it is that it can be used for more than one occasion. And so it is with Everybunny!
That cute little mushroom stamp is one of the stamps in the set and it does just fine as a non-Easter stamp! What made this card even easier for me to make was that I had a sketch challenge to follow. That prompted me to stamp the mushrooms three times in a row on the little rectangle.
Then I had to figure out my color scheme. Hmmmmm. I started by stamping using Always Artichoke. I thought that was a color that was a bit natural and not too dark. Then I went to my Stampin' Up! Color Coach to see what it suggested for using with Artichoke. Bashful Blue, Crumbcake, So Saffron and Cajun Craze were on the suggestion list. So I started with the first three colors, coloring the stems with the Crumbcake. Then I added in some alternating fills of Bashful Blue and So Saffron. But I just could not bring myself to add Cajun Craze to this picture. I only had to look at the messy surface of my work table to see that I'd not yet put away the Calypso Coral from my last project and there was my color! I finished up by coloring in the grass spikes with some Old Olive, and there was my picture. With that Calypso Coral card stock still at the ready, I used it to mat the stamped layer, added a rectangle of Whisper White texturized with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (this was a sketch challenge, after all, so I was following a pattern), and stamped the "thank you" from Teeny Tiny Wishes just below it.
And here I am back to tying my projects together with ribbon again! Lots of ribbon to use up on my work table, and this time I used the Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon. As this card doesn't have a master layer, the ribbon wraps around to the inside of the card – so I had to make sure that it lay flat in there (yes, I had to tie that bow twice!).
Everybunny is still out on my work table, and there are Easter Cards to be made. So I'll be sharing them over the next week. I hope you're having fun with whatever you're doing for Easter, Passover, or whatever other holiday you might celebrate this season! But don't forget to use those stamps for other things, too!
Products in this project:
Everybunny Stamp Set, Item 122705 (wood) $27.95; 122707 (Clear) $19.95
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Item 115370 (wood) $36.95; 127805 (clear) $26.95
Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Item 121000, $6.95
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item 117335, $7.95