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Holy @!#?@! You’re Going Back to School! | CraftyPaws

I’ve wanted to use the fabulous Altenew Weave Builder Stencil that I picked up months ago for quite a while, but couldn’t get my head around using it for anything other than an homage to the old Q*bert video game that was a favorite of mine as a child. Then I finally decided to combine it with some bright summer Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors in Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers and the adorable bunnies from the Picket Fence “Peach and Piper” stamp set.

I at first created the background with just the Mustard Seed and Twisted Citron. I then shaved off some of the edges (those will come in handy later!) and let that sit while I Copic colored a couple of the bunnies as follows:
Standing bunny: W0, E50, E53, E23 and R21 inside ears
Reading bunny: E50, N0, N2, N4, and R21 inside ear
Book: Y02, BG11 and BG15 (to match the colors of the background Distress Ink colors)

Each of the bunnies were fussy cut and the edges inked with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Marker for a finished look. Then I decided to color up the white areas of the background with the Peacock Feathers to bring in a richer color combination. I shaved off some more of the edges so that I could mat the whole card front with a sliver of white cardstock, which could then be mounted on a grass green cardstock card base.

Using a Faber-Castell PITT Pen in 1.5 pt, I hand drew a fun speech bubble with “HOLY @!#?@!” to mimic the swearing from the Q*bert video game, fussy cut it out and popped it up on foam dots to match the depth of the standing bunny, which was also popped up. The inside liner continues, “You’re going back to SCHOOL!” I also followed it up with a thinner Faber-Castell PITT Pen in S pt. hand written quote from Steve Jobs: “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again….” I thought that was perfect for my nephew, who is leaving the work force to pursue his MBA at MIT this fall (we’re so proud of him!). Before I glued down the studious bunny, I decided to use up the shaved off edges of the background (both before and after adding the Peacock Feathers) to create a kind of grounding for the bunny and to create a cohesive color story to match the inside card liner with the card front.

Please CLICK on the following picture to watch the process video:

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Tim Holtz Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Crafter’s Castle Anything Goes with Optional Share Your Favorite Craft Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Bright and Fun Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Back to School Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Bright and Cheerful Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Penny Black and More Summer Colors Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge


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