Happy Easter to you! I hope you have a wonderful day full of fun and happy moments.
For my blog post today, I wanted to share a scrapbook page I created to hold some of our Easter moments this year (I knew what color outfits the kids would be wearing so I could pick the right colors – hee hee; but I don’t have the pictures printed yet).
If you saw my stamping basics video earlier this week, you saw that I used the Button Buddies stamp set to demonstrate the difference paper can have on your image. Well, what you didn’t see is that I did that about 4 different times because I was trying to figure out how to get my video camera to point to the right place and work for my demonstration – or making sure it was on… that was frustrating when I did the full video only to realize I had pushed the record button off instead of on when I started!
Anyway, I had some extra flowers and an idea, so I created this:
The very first thing I knew I wanted to do was create this row of flowers. I punched them out with my scallop circle punch and went about laying them down. I alternated having one flower glued straight down to my paper and the next flower popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And while this stamp set is made to work perfectly with a designer button in the center of the flower, I decided I wanted to do something a little more subtle and so I used Crystal Effects to add some shine and pop to my flowers.
And then there is the bunny…. I LOVE making this punch art bunny. I’ve made one in the past but for this page I knew I wanted a smaller version and so I had to start from scratch. So, I looked at my punches and started experimenting… but isn’t he cute?
I’ll admit I got the button tail idea from a few demos online (I saw it first from Pam Steckman on facebook) though their bunnies were much bigger. Anyway, if you want to create this little bunny, I thought I’d show you how I put it together. It is the Heart to Heart punch for the ears and feet, the 1” circle punch for the body, and the 3/4” circle punch for the head. I sponged all the pieces with Blushing Bride ink just to give them a subtle definition from each other.
As it turns out, seeing the bunny shape from my example to show you how I made the bunny looks like another cute way to create a punch art bunny. So, hopefully this gives you a couple new ideas to play with on your projects!
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Sponged Easter Egg Card Recipe:
Stamps: Button Buddies
Ink: Blushing Bride Classic, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Certainly Celery CS, Melon Mambo textured CS, Whisper White CS, Nursery Nest designer paper, Pear Pizzazz CS
Accessories: Twitterpated buttons, glue dots, Pear Pizzazz 1/2” stitched poly ribbon, 1 3/8” square punch, Heart to Heart punch, 1” circle punch, 3/4” circle punch