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Good morning, it’s time for a new Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #541! For the next two weeks, the theme is Bunnies!!! We are also teaming up with Double Trouble so have fun and link up to us both! I always wanted to find a bunny or a baby chick in my Easter basket. my mom had other plans for that basket and she was probably right! So now the bunnies in my house are the paper variety.
With that said, here is my card for you this week!
- Hero Arts Color Layering Bunny
- Hero Arts Coloring Layering Bunny & Dies
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
- Gina K Black Amalgam Ink
- Colored card stock
- Embossing Folder
- Black Embossing Powder
- Embossing Powder Tool
- Heat Gun
- Paper Trimmer
- Die-cutting machine
- Gina K Connect Glue
- Gina K Amalgam Ink
- Foam Tape
- Cut, score, and fold an A2 landscape-oriented card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110lb.
- Cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ panel of colored card stock that coordinates with the colors you use in your scene.
- Stamp, color and cut your bunny from alcohol marker-friendly white card stock. I then masked the front paw of the bunny with Gina K Design’s masking paper (the best in my opinion!) And stamped a flower in the bunny’s paws with the floral image from the Coloring Layering Bunny set. You will also mask off some of the other flowers, I just used post-it notes for this.(TIP: don’t forget to remove your post-it notes after inking!)
- On the 4.25″ x 5.5″ white panel stamp the floral image. I didn’t have to use any masking for this. Then color in your images with an alcohol marker.
- I wanted to add some more dimension so after I colored my floral image I ram the panel through my die-cutting machine with an older embossing folder from Darice called Flower Frenzy. (any embossing folder will work). I like the effect but would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
- Next, I fussy cut my bunny out but the set is also available with a die if you wish to purchase it.
- My sentiment was stamped on vellum with Gina K’s Black Amalgam Ink. (TIP: use your embossing powder tool on the vellum first when using black powder. If you use clear embossing powder it isn’t necessary. Black ink and powder result in a more defined sentiment.)
- Die-cut your sentiment with a small circle die or scallop die, whatever you have in your stash!
- Add glue to the back of the sentiment, behind the words in small dots. Adhere to the embossed panel.
- Add foam to your bunny and the little flower and pop that on the embossed panel.
- Add foam tape to the back of the entire embossed panel and adhere to your colored panel.
- Glue the whole thing to your card base. That’s it! I find coloring therapeutic so enjoyed making this card for you!
As always thanks for stopping by my blog. It is bunny season so I hope you will show us your creations over at the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and the Double Trouble Blog. I would love for you to subscribe to my blog below and follow me on Instagram @expressivepaper and Pinterest where I can be found as well.