Very few people have been impressed with my research about how late Easter is this year (see my last post) and some have suggested that I stick to stamping (none of you, though; those people would be in my family!). So stick to stamping I shall!
I almost didn't post this card today because I'd promised cutesy later in the month. But even this little bunny, from the Stamp Set, Forest Friends, while cute still has a bit of "pretty" in her. Oh, yes, my Easter Bunnies are all ladies! I just try to imagine any of the men in my life "hopping down the bunny trail" and my brain shouts, "No!"
So here is my little lady and a greeting from the Stamp Set, All Holidays, stamped in Perfect Plum, layered with some Old Olive and some more perfect plum. I adhered this group to a layer of Blushing Bride prints from the Designer Series Paper Stack that is a hostess gift this year. I haven't used this nearly enough, and I'm leaving the pack out on my work table to see if I can't start pulling some papers out of it to show you how lovely it is. The card front is also layered on Perfect Plum, with a card base of Old Olive.
I've also not been using my 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon enough, either. My ribbons are always out on my work table, so I'm not sure what the excuse is for that. Maybe their size just intimidates me? The Old Olive Striped Ribbon I've used here certainly doesn't overwhelm this card, though my initial thought was that it would. To "tie" the bow, I used Mary Brown's bow instructions, with one of the Whisper White 5/8" Jumbo Designer Brads to hold it together. I tried a couple of different ways to decorate that brad, but ended up simply stamping the butterfly image from the Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Bits and punched it out using one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I then adhered it to the brad using a Mini Glue Dot.
This feels like a nice and airy card that I'll be happy to send off as an Easter Greeting this year! It felt good to make it, too, which means I'm probably recovering from whatever bug has been keeping me down a bit this week. Nothing serious, just a few aches and pains and wanting to sleep all the time. It's a good thing as my monthly paper crafting class is tomorrow and I've got to get ready!
I hope you're ready for a relaxing weekend and will have some fun stamping – maybe even getting some of those Easter cards made!
Here's the sketch for today's card.