Hoppy Easter

I can’t get enough of these adorable little bunnies from Mama Elephant! Today I’m sharing some mini slimline cards that I made with this set and the Landscape Edge dies from Time for Tea Designs.

I started out by stamping all my bunnies and their Easter eggs in Gina K’s obsidian black amalagm ink, which is alcohol marker friendly, then coloured them using Spectrum Noir markers. I used the co-ordinating dies to cut the images out and set them aside.

Next, I set about making my scene. I cut a background panel in blue cardstock, measuring 2 3/4 x 6″ (so it’d have a 1/8″ border when mounted on a mini slimline card, which measures 3 1/4 x 6 1/4″). I then used the T4TD dies to cut out the clouds, grass and hills in different coloured cardstock. Handily, the size of these dies were a perfect for my panel!

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I used a little Speckled Egg distress oxide to ink blend the edge of the clouds for a little more texture. I adhered the clouds to the top of the panel with foam tape, I used liquid glue for the hills, and then more foam tape for the grass (you’ll see why later).

To make the greeting, I cut the word “EASTER” from different pastel shaded cardstock, using Honey Bee Stamp’s Bee Narrow uppercase alphabet dies. I then cut the letters out of some fun foam, and adhered the coloured letters to the top of the foam with liquid glue, to give them some fun dimension without having to fiddle about with several layers of card on such delicate letters!

I tucked the letters into the grass (which is why I added the dimension to it earlier) and stamped the word “happy” above them, from the same Eggstatic stamp set – I did have to perform a little stamp surgery and cut in half the “happy easter” sentiment, though!

Finally, I added my little characters around the word Easter using liquid glue, and mounted the finished panel on to a lovely Easter-y pale yellow cardbase. Don’t you just love the little scene, with the bunnies painting their eggs and going on an egg hunt?!

Have you tried the new mini slimline size yet? I’m not sure I’ll be a convert, but these did turn out pretty cute!

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