Along with the photo of my latest project–my 2009 Easter Card–I’m showing off some of my hubby’s fabulous Hawaii garden. I’m also jumping into the midst of a current stampers discussion about sharing designs.
I should tell you to begin that my Easter Card is made up of ideas that I found elsewhere. Else where am I going to find the time to make cards for my whole family and the friends to whom I’d like to send one this year? For one thing, I wanted to make a Punch Art Bunny. While I’m quite capable of designing punch art, I saved myself quite a few minutes when I found the PERFECT punch art bunny on Amy Celona’s website. She even had very exact instructions for making said bunny as part of an Easter Basket. Thanks, Amy! Then I wanted to use my new Egg Hunt Wheel on the card. I’d seen the wheel used with the Inspired By Nature Stamp Set grass (thanks for the idea, Staci!) but that card wasn’t quite what I wanted. Here’s where my own creativity came into play, and here is my own take on both Amy’s and Staci’s ideas. Is this little guy cute or what?!
In the background you can see Harry’s front garden, with the New Guinea Impatiens and Golden Yellow Hibiscus blooming in the background. And the sun is shining! Gorgeous day in paradise!!!
To finish the card, I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the top of the piece of Whisper White Card Stock to make it look almost like a fence on which the bunny could sit. At the bottom I added some Whisper White Satin Ribbon, and the greeting is from the stamp set, Loads of Love Accessories. The punches used for the bunny are Wide Oval, Oval, 1-3/8" Circle, 1/2" Circle and 1/4" circle. A little bit of White Gel Pen for the eyes and Black Stampin’ Write Journaler for the whiskers and toes and a pink mini brad for the nose finish this little guy off. The card and grass color are Green Galore, and I textured the card front with the Sizzix Stampin’ Up! Exclusive Backgrounds Texturz Plates. There are other Bunnies on dozens of websites and blogs, including Caroll Ann’s Corner, Flowerbugs’s Inkspot, and Stampin With Erin.
You can order all of the materials for this bunny, for all your Spring Greeting Cards, and any of your paper crafting needs on my website! If you have any questions, or would like me to place an order for you, just call (808.854.6145) or e-mail me, and I’ll get your order in! If you have trouble with the e-mail link, you can see my e-mail address on the right side at the top of this page!