09 February 2017

My Bunny Valentine....

Hi All! So I wanted to share a couple of quick little Valentines I created with Close To My Heart's February Stamp Of The Month: Easter Bunny.

Yep, you read that right. A valentine made with an easter stamp. Take a look:

I began creating these cards by stamping the bunnies on Kraft Cardstock using Desert Sand ink. (This ink color makes it really easy to achieve a "no line" effect when coloring on Kraft.) For the boy, I only stamped the bunny and then drew in the grass and clouds free-hand. I colored the whole scene using my Prismacolor Pencils. I then cut the panel down to fit on a 3 1/2 x 5 inch (4-Bar) white card using my Tim Holtz Stitched Rectangles Thinlit dies.

To finish the card, I've added a strip of patterned paper from Close To My Heart's Adventure Fundamentals paper pack layered over a scrap of Kraft Cardstock. I added my bunny panel on top of those layers. Then I stamped a heart from the Operation Smile True Love stamp set in Pacifica ink on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it out with my scissors. The "Valentine" is from the Say It All stamp set that comes in the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Bundle. The whole sentiment reads "Happy Valentine's Day," but I masked off the words and didn't need and stamped "Valentine" in Pacifica ink on a scrap of white cardstock and cut it into a banner. I added the banner to the heart with glue dots and popped the whole thing up with foam tape. I added some hearts from the Way To Go stamp set to the front in first and second generation Pacifica, and then used the same ink and stamping techniques to add the sentiment from the Easter Bunny set to the inside.

Here's some close-ups of the front and inside of the card:

I created the girl bunny card exactly like the previous one except that I also stamped the grass with Desert Sand ink using a stamp from the Easter Bunny set. You might also notice that I added shoes to both bunnies. It bothers me, for some reason, to have the images shoeless. I do the same thing with the kids in the True Love set.

Anyway, for the girl card, I used patterned paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack and Thistle ink for stamping.

Here are some close-ups of the front and inside of the card:

And there you have it! This stamp is absolutely adorable, and so much fun to color. You could also make a card that says "Somebunny Wishes You"...."Happy Valentine's Day." (It's on my list!) This really is a versatile set, and certainly not just for spring and Easter. 

If you're interested in the supplies I used on today's project, you can find images and links below. Hope these cards inspire you to think outside the box with your stamps!  

Have a wonderfully creative day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, wow, WOW, I am absolutely smitten with these cards, Kim! Fabulous designs on both, and love the little hearts and strips of papers. And those bunnies! Amazing! Your no-line coloring on kraft absolutely blows me away!