Somebunny loves you

Every month Ellen Hutson hosts a ‘Mix it Up’ challenge in their CLASSroom using IMG_1021products of one designer in combination with Ellen Hutson products.  Personal opinion: I like the inspiration, I like ‘stretching’ my stamps, and I certainly like the challenge of putting things together I might not otherwise would have combined.  Plus, I needed to make a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is turning one very soon!

This card uses the hippo image from Ellen
Hutson and a bunny and sentiment from My Favorite Things.  To begin, I stamped the bunny on Neenah card stock and then stamped the same image on some masking paper, then cut and covered the original stamped image.  Next, I stamped the hippo over my masked bunny to make it appear as though the hippo is behind and being petted by the bunny. 🙂  Using my anti-static tool I pIMG_1016repped the A2 panel and stamped my ‘Somebunny loves you’ sentiment in Versamark ink, covered it in ultra-fine white embossing powder, and heat set it.  To make the two stamped characters stand out I took some dye ink and my ink blending tool and ‘pounced’ the tool around the character to give a halo effect. In this case, I used My Favorite Things ink in Lemon Chiffon.

Now for the coloring!  I love my copic markers and have been slowly adding to my collection. 🙂 To color these images I used a combination of warm greys for the hippo (W0, W1, W3, W5, W7), beiges for my bunny (E41, E31, E55) and finally, a blue and pink for her dress (B39, RV13). The image shows my first round with the markers, I have a tendency to go back through and ‘add’ to my images.  In this case, I added morIMG_1017e dark greys to my hippo to cast even more shadow.   Plus, I added detail to her dress with some white gel pen.

To finish the card I scored a line at the 1/2″ point  down the left side of the card to act as a guide for both washi tape and twine.  The washi tape is from a washi book by Amy Tangerine that has multiple strips of tape in different colors and pattern.  I guess I would compare it to a sample pack…I’m a huge fan!  Once I added the washi I tied twine along that same score line and glued down my sequins.  I attached my panel to some coordinating green card stock and card complete!  I hope you enjoyed my card!

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