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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Bunny in the Pink

easel card standing
card open detail of image
paper piercing detail on message panel
paper piercing detail on floral embellishment

The whole card is rather pinker than I'd intended - almost verging on shocking in artificial light. So, it has ended up being a girlie card, whether for a birthday, Easter, Mother's Day or just to say "Hello" or "Thank You" to a female friend, aunt, grandmother etc..... I wasn't going to add a flower to the base panel but the pinkness was too overpowering & needed softening. I paper pierced the flower petals - not something I've done before - as after I'd pierced the message panel (I used the punched piece from the next size down scalloped oval as a template to pierce around) I found my mind thinking of other places where the piercing technique could be used.

The bunny stamp was a free one ((Quick Cards Made Easy#72) which I teamed up with some Bunnies, Butterflies & Blooms patterned paper from The Nancy Watt Collection. The image was watercoloured with Distress Inks & the ground chalked (Pebbles Inc. - Earth Tones). The 2 large pink panels were made by using the Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy embossing folder & then inking the raised surfaces & edges with Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid. The latter also edges the patterned paper & all the pink & apricot cardstock elements. The ovals & circles & their scalloped counterparts were punched (Woodware) as was the scalloped corner (EK Success). The floral embellishment uses an EK Success punch for the outer layer & then Woodware punches for the remainder, the edges of these pierced petals being inked (Tea Dye Distress) prior to piercing. Distress Ink (Tattered Rose) also edges the white circular main image panel. Looking for some wide brown ribbon I delved into my gift wrapping drawer & found a length which was probably salvaged from a florist's bouquet, so that is my recycled item qualifying the card for the A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge. Everything else is from "stash".

The easel card format is one I particularly like since the personal message panel is hidden whilst the card itself is displayed. I also like the versatility of being able to create something masculine or feminine, elegant or cute by concentrating upon the images & embellishments rather than the actual mechanics of card construction.

The card fits the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Celebrations
Cupcake Craft #81 - Flower Power


Donna said...

Lovely card and a perfect choice of papers and colours...fab image too, such a cute bunny...thanks for joining us at Cupcake :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

Very cute Paula, love the backing paper.Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge, hope you can join us again!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

what for wonderful spring card !! love the sweet image !! thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous a great Easel card with a fab image, thank you for joining LOTV this time hugs Pops x x x

TaraG said...

What a beautiful easel card, Paula! Such a sweet image and you've colourd is soooo beautifully! I love the paper piercing that is just fabulous!

Bev said...

This is so pretty! Love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us on LOTV this week x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I just love your card, that little bunny is so sweet and colored so wonderfully. And the piercing on the flower is such a wonderful detail!!