Apr 8, 2018

Hoppy Birthday

Hello, it's Angie here with my first post for the Dies R Us Inspiration team!  I'm so excited to be here and to be working with this wonderful group of crafters and am really looking forward to sharing my creations with you!   Today I have a birthday card that I made for one of my great-nieces using lots of goodies from the Dies R Us store.  Here it is:


And here's how I made my card:



1.  I stamped and die-cut bunnies from the Lawn Fawn Upon a Star stamp set and die set.
2.  I die cut both borders from Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders from green card stock.



3.  I cut some of the tulips from the Lawn Fawn Meadow Borders set from colored card stocks but I wasn't happy with the colors I had.   So, I pulled out my Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet,  a small paint brush and some water to make some watercolored paper in pinks.  
When I was happy with the color, I dried the watercolored piece and used it to cut the tulips with the Lawn Fawn Meadow Border die set.



4.  I used all 3 dies that come in the Lawn Fawn Puffy Clouds borders to make masks so I could make my sky with lots of clouds.  I used a Tim Holtz inking tool for that.



5.  I decided to use the "happy birthday" sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Party Animals stamp set, but I wanted to change the "a" in "happy" to and "o" since I had bunnies on my card!



6.  I practiced on some plain white paper, inking up the stamp and wiping away the "a" until I was sure I could do it okay.  Then I stamped it on my card front - so you can see I also erased part of the "p" too!  (Better safe than sorry!)  I used a extra fine point black Sharpie to make the "o" in "hoppy."  Next, I used Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, water and a small paint brush to color the bunnies a light gray.



7.  I die cut lots of black and white butterflies with the Poppy Stamps Butterfly Sprinkles die and stacked them on top of each other for some interest.  Then I laid all my pieces out to decide exactly how I wanted it to look and took a picture of it.  This way I could remember exactly where to put everything.  I used liquid glue and some Thermoweb Foam Squares to pop up some pieces.
8.  Lastly I added Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to all the die cuts (except the grass) and added a thin strip of black and white striped paper from my stash at the bottom.

Here's a closer view so you can see the sparkle!


And here's my finished card:



This card was so fun to make and I hope I inspired you in your crafting adventures! 
Remember, Dies R Us store carries much more than just dies so check it out HERE and happy crafting my friends!

Thanks!


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6 comments:

  1. ADorable Angie and I get she squealed in delight when she received it! Those clouds are amazing ... will have to give that a try. Thanks for sharing such a sweet creation, awesome details and wonderful inspiration!

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  2. Super cute Angie! Those dreamy little bunnies are just adorable, as is your sweet card!

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  3. I am in love with those sweet, sweet bunnies.....they are just the cutest. Perfect card for this time of year! Spring!!!

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  4. Absolutely adorable! Love the bunnies!

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  5. Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I'm so happy to be here!

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