Daylight savings time is a sure sign that spring is here. It also means that Easter is right around the corner. Children will be gearing up to hunt for Easter eggs and looking forward to enjoying baskets filled with sweet treats and small gifts. And if you ask any child who delivers those Easter baskets I’m certain they’ll tell you “the Easter Bunny” or as some call him “Peter Cottontail”.
This garden scene card features beautiful pink flowers adorned with pearl centers. The bunny and bright grassy area provide the perfect spring touch.
The bunny and fence images are from the Garden Girl stamp set. I colored them in using the Stampin’ Blends alcohol-based markers. I’m seriously in love with these markers! The lower portion of the card front was embossed using the Sparkle Embossing Folder.
I fussy cut the fence and the bunny. If you look closely you’ll see that the areas between the fence posts were left in tact. Since the fence is layered on a white background the uncut areas are nearly invisible.
The flowers are a two-step stamp from the Jar of Love stamp set which I stamped using Powder Pink and Pink Pirouette ink pads. This stamp set has coordinating dies called the Everyday Jar Framelits which makes creating multiples quick and easy. The leaves are from the Fox Builder Punch. The tail portions of the punch provide perfect small leaves. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, a 24-piece stamp set that’s filled with greetings for every occasion and holiday.
I wanted the card to have the fresh and clean feel for spring so I opted to use the 1/4″ Whisper White Organza Ribbon to complete the upper portion of the card.
Look through your current inventory of stamps. Borrowing images from various stamp sets to create an overall theme, like I have here, is much easier than you think. Stampin’ Up! products are specifically designed to work well with one another and you can’t beat the color coordination of the paper, ink and stamps – and now, the Stampin’ Blends, too!
If you missed my Stampin’ Blends video series you can view them here:
- Stampin’ Blends Basics
- Stampin’ Blends – Shading in Multiple Colors
- Stampin’ Blends – Shading Small Areas
- Four Uses for the Color Lifter
Studio Stamps in the Mail Starts Tomorrow!
Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM) provides a way for you to stamp with me from home. This is not a club and no monthly commitment is required. I provide the free pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards; 2 each of 4 different designs. I’ll include, accessories, envelopes, a video and PDF tutorial making it easy to follow along to create your cards. This month’s kit will be using the Petal Palette stamp set and coordinating Petals & More Thinlits dies. As an added bonus, all my SSITM customers enjoy my private Live with Lisa event which includes live demonstrations, 8 free tutorials and product Prize Patrol! Get all the details on this month’s SSITM edition by clicking on the image below. Ordering begins on March 14th and ends at 11:59PM EST on March 17th.