Recently I have been focusing a lot on new technology for my crafting on YouTube, Instagram and for my blog — new lighting, camera, lenses, microphone and accompanying software. Along with my Copic coloring YouTube series, that has led to a lot of techie research, practicing, editing, etcetera, and while I was feeling under the weather and it has been gray and gloomy, that’s OK. However, the weather has turned, and I am feeling better and springy! So….
I decided to just revel in stamping and coloring to create a fun springy Easter card using the adorable Tiddly Inks stamp set called Wryn – Somebunny Loves You (photopolymer stamp set I used is now retired but it’s still available digitally). I stamped out Wryn with her two bunny friends and then masked her off to surround her with four more bunnies peeking around her and popping up on top of her. Then I stamped out two more bunnies just to Wryn’s right and another bunny peeking in from the upper left corner of the card front. Isn’t Wryn so LUCKY to be surrounded by all this critter love?! Having the 3 “clusters” of images I think gives the card design a visual balance.
I used the following TON of Copic markers (but I know a similar look could be achieved with much fewer, but as I said, this was just pure play for me so I didn’t hold back):
Bunnies and Wryn’s Skin: N0, N1, N3, W0, W1, W3, E40, E41, E43, E21, E31, R20, R30, E50, E51, E53
Wryn’s Stripey Sleeves and Bunny Ears: C2, C5, C7, R20, RV55, and 0 for dotting on ears for texture
Wryn’s Hair: E35, E37, V06 and Y11
Blue Pants: B14, B21 and B37
Razzle Berry Top: RV52, RV55 and RV17
Lavender Sky: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac water colored on and then sketchy squiggly texture added with BV31 and V20
Grass: YG25 and G14 with squiggly texture added over top with YG25 again
Then to add a little more interest on this single-layered card, I cut away a small border on either side of the card front so that little bunny ears would hang over the edges. I used my paper trimmer to make the straight cuts and fussy cut around the bunny ears, inking the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker to finish off the edges. I put the card front, now trimmed down, onto a vibrant blue card base so I could get a pop of color that coordinated with Wryn’s pants and frame out the whole scene. I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the stamp set) with Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder on black card stock, cut it into a banner shape, and popped that up on double sided foam adhesive for a little dimension.
The following is a video share of this card (including explanations of the 3 oopsies that I was able to cover up):
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Animal Magic Challenge – WINNER
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Bit O’ Green Challenge
MarkerPOP Lucky Pot of Gold Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps and More Holiday Challenge – WINNER
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Fab ‘n’ Funky Children Challenge
CASual Fridays Off the Edge Challenge
Krumsprings Think In Thirds Challenge
MFT Color Challenge #65