Last October I joined the 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps Club, hosted by artist/owner, Heidi Arrowood. This club gives its members six free images per month for $5.00, with one being exclusive to the club members only, plus a coupon code to be used in the 2 Cute Ink Etsy shop for more digital images. I am sorry to say, I have not done a thing with any of my new digital images yet, even though I bought additional digis not given for free!! They were too cute to resist, and the percentage off offered was too good to ignore! But, let me whine and make excuses. . .I think my excuses are pretty good. . .LOL!
Throughout last fall until mid-January, I have been totally wrapped up in planning my daughter's wedding with the result that there has been NO time to take on any extra cardmaking as my whole focus has been the wedding and lending my crafting expertise to both the wedding and my daughter's shower. I didn't even get Christmas cards made for my immediate family. . .I felt so guilty! Since the wedding, which turned out beautiful, I have been playing catch-up with my life, trying to find and grab all the loose ends trailing around that were either ignored or shelved while working on wedding stuff, more wedding stuff, and MORE wedding stuff!! Finally, about mid-March, I began to actually feel things might be getting back to normal. . .whatever normal means!
This past week, I have been busy making Easter cards for my immediate family and trying out some new techniques recently learned. Finally satisfied that I had mastered these new techniques, I decided it was time try a little coloring again. . .it's been oh so very long since I colored. What better way to get back into it than to color one of my 2 Cute Ink Club freebie digital images and maybe even participate in their challenge with an Easter card for my oldest son. I chose a February club digital image called the Easter Bunny Turtle. . .such a darling image. I found a very colorful paper that I thought would work very well for my design idea, which helped me choose the Copic markers to use on my little turtle-bunny and his eggs. I'm pretty happy with the results and offer you a peek below at this very colorful card! Also, jump on over the visit the 2 Cute Ink Challenge #133 - Easter Theme and see other cards submitted for this months challenge. Their link is: http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/2016/03/challenge-133-easter-theme-new-digital.html
And now for the final step to finish up my card. . .the inside design and a verse to coordinate with my front design. I did think my verse needed to include bunnies that "are an interesting sight" as this bunny is certainly an interesting sight!
Recipe: Papers: Stampin' Up cardstocks--Whisper White, Island Indigo; Reminisce--Easter Basket Stripe (front + back side). Digital Image: 2 Cute Ink/ Easter Bunny Turtle. Stamp: Lawn Fawn--Happy Easter (sentiment). Ink--Memento Black Tuxedo. EK Punches: Scalloped Scallops Border; 1-1/2" Scallop Circle; Medium Victorian Corner (inside). Offray 3/8" ribbon. Craft Medley--sequins. Hand-cut: Tag & Double Fishtail Flags. Copic Markers: Turtle--YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17 (feather YG17); Ears/Tail--C0, RV00, RV11; Eggs--YR04, YR12; BG02, BG05; Y04, Y15; Grass--YG01, YG03, YG17 (feather); Ground--E04 (feather). Size: 5-1/4" x 5-1/2".