Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Easter Card: Heart 2 Heart "Dreamin' Big", BTF #42A, and CWS #12

Happy Spring!  Finally Spring has arrived even though the cold weather hasn't left us yet here in Michigan.  At least now the cooler weather comes and goes quickly.  I am SO ready for sunshine and warmer temps.  Anyway, tonight I needed some stamping therapy so I looked at some of the challenge blogs for inspiration.  I knew I would use the "Dreamin' Big" paper collection from CTMH so I am entering 2 challenges that have to do with that paper.  Heart 2 Heart Challenges "Time to Dream - Dreamin' Big"  is to use the Dreamin' Big paper or theme.  I used that paper so I am in.  You can find that challenge here.  Heart 2 Heart Challenges 

I also am entering the Between the Folds Challenge #42A which is to use the "Dreamin' Big" paper collection from CTMH.  That link is found here.  

And last, but not least, I am entering the CWS(Creative With Stamps) Challenge #12 which is "Easter".  You can find that challenge here.  

As for my card, I decided I wanted to make the card base out of kraft cardstock.  I then stamped the flower border with Desert Sand ink (CTMH).  I then stamped the grass in Juniper ink (CTMH).  Both the flower border and the grass are from the CTMH stamp set called "Nobunny Like You".  I then used my CTMH watercolor pencils to color in the flowers.  Next I stamped the bunny on Kraft cardstock and fussy cut her out.  I colored her with the watercolor pencils.  I then stamped the bunny again on patterned paper from the "Dreamin' Big" paper from CTMH.  I fussy cut the dress only and attached it onto the kraft bunny.  I added a little bow on her using ribbon from my stash.  Next, I die cut the heart out of the front of the card using the CTMH thin cuts Basic Hearts - largest heart.  I then hand drew a stitch line around the heart using the tan marker from AC Stamp Markers Pastel pack.  I cut a piece of pattern paper from same collection and glued it above the flowers.  I then used a frame stamp from the CTMH stamp set called "Holiday Tags" and stamped it onto a piece that I cut to match using my Cricut and Artiste cartridge from CTMH.  I used Goldrush ink to stamp the frame and Desert Sand to stamp the greeting which is from the CTMH set called "Just to Say".  I popped the frame up on top of the patterned paper used dimensional foam adhesive.  Now for the inside of the card.  I cut a piece of paper from same collection and popped the bunny up on it.  I then glued that piece to the card so that the bunny would show up through the heart when the card was closed.  I then stamped the inside greeting with Desert Sand (stamp set "Nobunny Like You" CTMH).  And that is it.  It took a little bit of work, but was fun to make.  My camera reflected the colored pencil on the first picture so the bunny's cheeks really showed up well.  

Thanks for stopping by!



Monika Reeck said...

Cute Bunny Janet
love the opening and we found Bunny insdie
great idea
What a cute easter card
Many thanks for joining with us at Creative With Stamp,

Lilian YF said...

Such a cool cut out card! Love it!
The bunny is so cute! I love that stamp set! =)
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Melissa Robinson said...

This is a precious card. It's sweet and perfect for Easter! Thank you for joining us for the H2H challenge!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness, this card is just adorable! I love all the layers you have incorporated and how you used the patterned paper for the bunny dress. Great job! Thanks for joining us at H2H Challenges.

Brandi said...

Janet this is absolutely adorable. I love this card! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

Brandi R
H2H Design Team