I love the expressive Blah Bunny series from Honey Bee Stamps. They are so whimsical and they are perfect for funny cards; I know this card for my brother will make him smile. For today’s card, I am drawing from my childhood memories of wresting with my older brother (he’s 5 1/2 years older than me so you can imagine the abuse I withstood and how much I WISHED he would let up) and him acting all innocent whenever he was caught.
I decided to combine the flattened bunny from the original “Blah Bunny” stamp set and positioned the sprawled out seated bunny with arms back from the “Blah Humbunny” stamp set to create a scene of two bunnies caught in a moment of full-on sibling wrestling. I first stamped out the seated bunny slightly askew, masked him with a post-it note cut out, and then stamped the flattened bunny underneath him. I really like how it looks like the seated bunny has pinned his sister, and how she looks like she may be squeezing her way out from under him.
I used the following Copic colors to color up the scene:
Flattened Bunny: E30, E31, E33, R30, R32 and W7 (nose)
Seated Bunny: W0, W1, W3, R30 and
Wood floor: E55, E57, E59
Background wall: Y11 with golden halo around the bunnies added with Prismacolor Colored Pencils in Sunburst Yellow (PC917), Yellow Ochre (PC 942), and Goldenrod (PC 1034)
I also added white highlights to the eyes and noses with a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen and intensified the stamping after the color pencil coloring that faded them out with a 0.03 pt Copic Multiliner Pen
For the sentiment that brings the whole scene together, I stamped out “Dear Santa, I can explain…” from the “Blah Humbunny” stamp set with Versafine Black Onyx Ink. Then I sprinkled Ranger Black Embossing Powder over top and used my heat tool to set and make is embossed and shiny. I wanted to golden halos around the bunnies to be re-emphasized so I cut down the card front a bit and adhered it to a shiny gold card base, with just an 1/8th of the card base showing all around.
CLICK on the image below to watch the start-to-finish process video:
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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Christmas/Winter Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Layer It Up
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Ho Ho Holiday Challenge
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes Challenge
ABC Christmas W and X Challenge