Easter Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group Easter Blog Hop and giveaway for March! I’m so excited to be participating in another blog hop with such a talented group of ladies!

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Creating this Easter card was the perfect opportunity for me to play with the Sweet Little Something stamp set from the Occasions Catalog, along with my Stamparatus! This card really is a labor of love, I tried different techniques and colors for the bunny so he wouldn’t be too light or too dark with this three-step stamp set. I also experimented with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create a basket for the bunny before I finally decided on the tarnished foil technique.

The card base is Soft Suede cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, and is embossed using the Simple Stripes TIEF. The base layer is from the Tutti-frutti 6 “x 6” Designer Series Paper, cut at 5” x 4”.

To create the bunny, I found it easier for me to start with the stamp that has the least amount of detail, then the more detailed stamp and then finally the solid silhouette stamp. On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I used Soft Suede ink for the first stamp, Crumb Cake ink for the next stamp, used a Stampin’ Sponge to dab Crumb Cake ink onto the solid silhouette stamp, and then the image is cut out (I used Black Rhinestone Jewels for the eye and these are now retired!). The bow is a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine that I folded three times before I tied it into a bow and is adhered with a glue dot.

To make the basket, first start with a piece of Silver Foil Sheet, cut at 3 ½” x 3”, use the Versamark ink pad on the inside of the top folder piece (with the Stampin’ Up! Logo), place the foil sheet inside and then run thru the Big Shot. Using Gold and Copper Embossing Powders, randomly sprinkle on the embossed sheet and set with the Heat Tool. Once cooled, lightly drag the Memento ink pad across and carefully dry again with the Heat Tool. Using Paper Snips, I started at one corner and cut at an inward angle and then used the cut piece as a guide to cut the other side so they would be even to look like a basket. The top corners where rounded with the Envelope Punch Board, then about a ½” was cut along the top, flipped upside down, then adhered with Mini Dimensionals to complete the basket look.

The flowers from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits in Blushing Bride and So Saffron card stock. The leaves are punched out in Garden Green and Vellum cardstocks using the Leaf Punch, then layered together and adhered to the back side of the basket with Mini Glue Dots. The flowers were arranged along the top of the basket, adhered to the outside with Mini Glue Dots, and then the smallest Pearl Basic Jewels are placed in the center of each flower. The sentiment from this stamp set is stamped on Whisper White cardstock in Pear Pizzazz ink, with the end punched out with the Banner Triple Punch.

To put this card together, I adhered the cut-out bunny with Snail, the sentiment and the basket with Stampin’ Dimensionals, so it looks like the bunny is peaking out, all on the DSP base layer. The DSP is then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well. I still felt like this card need something else, so I added the heart shaped embellishments from the Subtle Enamel Shapes to coordinate with the flowers and the clear raindrops on the leaves from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

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I hope you like this card as much as I do, wasn’t too bad once I figured out the bunny and basket parts!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

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Don’t forget to leave your name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop tour:

BLOG HOPPERS

1. Tami White
2. Brenda Diaz
3. Tina Wardell
4. Lori Mueller
5. Pam Nichols
6. Sheri Meyer
7. Rachael Rife
8. Linda Cullen
9. Christina Miller
10. April Mohn
11. Julie DeGuia
12. Gianna Melone-Sardella

 


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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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