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Are you ready to participate in the April 2020 – Challenge #28? The theme for April’s challenge is “Easter“.
The prize this month is Lawn Fawn’s – Reveal Wheel Easter Egg Add On Die (see image below).
Check out my DT entry for this month’s challenge:
I wanted something simple and cute for a young child so what better than creating a cute bunny character? I started off with Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Picture Book Bunny” die. It cuts out a really cute bunny about mid torso and up. I ran my die through my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine several times using a variety of cardstock colours – Neenah Solar White and Simon Says Stamp Cardstock – Black, Cotton Candy, Smoke. This way I can piece the bunny together with the various bits from each colour. I also saved the remaining parts of the bunnies for other cards. Alternatively, I could’ve cut it out in just white and used ink blending, alcohol markers or coloured pencils to colour the bits in.
In order to avoid having the bits of the bunny fall out, I used a bit of purple tape on the back of the bunny, so as I added the little pieces they’d stay put.
I wanted a little ‘window’ for my bunny on the front of the card, so I grabbed Pretty Pink Posh’s Scallop Hexagons Die Set. Instead of cutting the dies apart I just ran it completely intact through my die cutting machine – this way I have a bunch of hexagons that I can use for other cards in one shot! I started off by running through a piece of Simon Says Stamp’s cardstock in Sea glass. I positions the dies in the upper center of the card as I would be using this as my panel . Then I ran a piece of Simon Says Stamp’s cardstock in Island Blue. I popped all the hexagons out and put aside the pieces I wasn’t using for this card.
I grabbed my hexagon cut out front panel and stamped “Happy Easter From All of Us” on the bottom portion of the panel using Simon Says Stamp’s “Oh Bunny” stamp set and Altenew’s Obsidian Back Ink.
I grabbed a piece of colour paper from Doodlebug Designs ‘Hello Sunshine’ Paper Pad and cut it down so it just fit behind my hexagon cut out. I wanted to minimize the amount of paper I used so that I had lots left for other Easter cards I was planning. I adhered the patterned paper to the back of my SeaGlass Hex panel and then adhere the entire front panel onto an A2 sized Card Base of Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
I grabbed the largest Hexagon edge that I had cut out of the Island Blue cardstock and popped it up using 3M Foam Tape – I wanted a bit of dimension on the front of my card.
I tucked my bunny onto the back of the Hexagon frame at a slight angle and then trimmed off any bits that were hanging out. Then I adhered my frame and bunny to the front panel of my card.
To add just a touch to shine to the card, I added a few of Studio Katia’s Magic Heart Gems and adhered them using Ranger’s Glossy Accents (SSS).
Voila! A cute and simple card for Easter.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and hope you’ll play along with us this month at PaperCraft Business Challenge
Stamps and Dies:
– Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Oh Bunny’ stamp set
-Simon Says Stamp’s ‘Picture Book Bunny’ Die
– Pretty Pink Posh’s Scallop Hexagons Die Set
-Altenew’s Obsidian Pigment Ink (ALT)
– Neenah Solar White cardstock (SSS)
-Simon Says Stamp Cardstock-Black
-Simon Says Stamp Cardstock-Cotton Candy
-Simon Says Stamp Cardstock-Smoke
-Simon Says Stamp Cardstock- Island Blue
-Simon Says Stamp Cardstock- Sea glass
– Studio Katia’s Magic Heart Gems
– Doodlebug Designs ‘Hello Sunshine’ Paper Pad
– Ranger’s Glossy Accents (SSS)
– Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue (SSS)
– Crystal Katana Jewel Picker (SSS)
– My Sweet Petunia’s MISTI Stamping Tool (SSS)
– Tim Holtz Mini Comfort Trimmer (SSS)
– Simon Says Stamp’s Acrylic Blocks (SSS)
– Simon Says Stamp’s Grid Transparency (SSS)
–Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
–Tom Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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1 thought on “Papercraft Business Challenge: April 2020 – Challenge #28”
This is absolutely adorable Trish! I love that multi colored background! Thank you for sharing your creative process