Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Cards. . .Reaching the Halfway Point!

My goal yesterday was to finish my mother's Easter card, because it is my last card that needs to be mailed, and I did it!  Yah!  Now, I have four left!  I actually finished four cards in three days, except for the inside verse and embellishments, though the two I had to mail are totally done and off in the mail!  But the most time-consuming part is done.

My fourth card, I made with my son and his wife in mind. I had an idea in my head that I wanted to do a card using a chocolate Easter bunny, but I didn't have one.  If you know me at all, you know that won't stop me. . .so looking in my embellishment stash. . .  I found glittery foam bunnies in different sitting configurations, but they were all bright turquoise, dark lavender, or hot pink.  Of course, that wouldn't do, but an idea sprang to mind.  What if. . .I colored the lavender one, which was sitting in a chocolate Easter bunny stance, making him dark brown.  First I tried my Early Expresso stamp pad, daubing him, but it didn't cover sufficiently.  Next, with fear in my heart, I tried a dark brown Copic marker, using the broad tip, which I never use to color.  The brown that match Early Expresso was really too dark, so he turned out darker than I envisioned, but he was no longer purple! ( I'm actually not sure anything lighter would have covered the purple.)  The bunnies were originally glittery, and he remained that way, but for some reason now the glitter had a greenish cast to it.  I found some paper that went very well with his new color, and here is their card.  I hope they likes it. . .it's kind of dark for traditional Easter colors, but I think they are very rich.  From a purple rabbit to this. . .I'm very satisfied!

Recipe:  Cardstock: So Saffron,  Basic Black (Stampin' Up); Fern (Cordeinations). Patterns: Origins (Basic Grey). Extras: Ribbon: 5/8" satin + 3/8" green/gold metallic (Michaels), Chestnut Road Cat Eye,  Glittery Foam Rabbits ($ Store), Prima roses, Glue Dots, 3-D Foam tape, Redline tape, Scotch tape glider.  Tools:  Spellbinders Grand Labels One, Labels LG, Labels SM. Leaves: Bird punch (Stampin' Up).

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