Friday, March 25, 2011

Blogger Challenge: Week 196

This week’s blogger challenge is a sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch to a vertical orientation and combined it with the Lawnscaping/Wee Memories challenge to create a cute and cuddly card using the bunny image from Lawn Fawn’s My Silly Valentine set.

The set’s bunny image is stamped on white cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and cut out. I added some interest to the image by putting a little white flock on its tail for a puffy, cottony look and by dotting on some pink Stickles on the small heart. I made a simple scene for the bunny by attaching a piece of green cardstock that had been punched along the top edge with a grass border punch to a blue circle. The set’s “some bunny loves you” sentiment is stamped on the panel in blue ink. I added the bunny to the panel with a dimensional dot.

Originally, I’d planned on a pink and yellow color scheme, but somewhere along the line, that morphed into a yellow/blue/green one. It’s still a good one for spring! I used both sides of a patterned paper from the Stella and Rose Gertie paper pad, covering most of the cardfront with the softer yellow pattern and using just a strip of the blue and yellow patterned paper for the panel that runs down the center of the card. I machine stitched the edges of the paper strip for a nice, finished look, then ran a piece of yellow faux suede ribbon down the center. I attached the image panel, then added a matching bow, made with my Bow Easy, underneath the image panel. A trio of self-adhesive pearls sits on each side of the card--I almost left them off, but in the end, decided to stay true to the sketch.

For more ideas using this sketch, check out the links below. And, if you join in the challenge, feel free to add your link to the list.


Materials Used:
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i {heart} papers: Lawn Fawn My Silly Valentine stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Bahama Blue inks, Copic markers (E25, E31, E34, Y32, R21), Stampendous cotton white flock, Ranger Cotton Candy Stickles, Zva Creative dimensional dots and self-adhesive pearls, My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose-Gertie 6 x 6 paper pad, Spellbinders circle dies, May Arts yellow faux suede ribbon, Bow Easy

other: Soft Sky and Kiwi Kiss cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); grass border punch (Martha Stewart); sewing machine

20 comments:

  1. How cute! Love the spring colors, the punched grass under the bunny is just perfect for your scene!

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  2. very pretty card, love the image and no white!

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  3. Awww, how sweet. That is just an adorable bunny! Love his white tail! Great job.

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  4. Sweet image. The sketch looks great rotated. Love those spring colors.

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  5. What a sweet and charming card. Just perfect for Spring and Easter.

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  6. Sweet spring card!! Love how you turned the image around looks fantastic!

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  7. What a great card! You really did justice to this sketch...love it.

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  8. This is such a cute Spring card! Love what you did with the sketch!

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  9. How cute is that bunny! Great card GF!

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  10. I love the flip-job! The beautiful yellow ribbon is just the right, bright finish for this card!

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  11. This is so pretty! I love it! Thanks so much for participating in the Lawnscaping/Wee Memories Bonus Challenge!

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  12. Lori, this is fabulous! Love the cheerful color combo. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories & Lawnscaping combo challenge. :)

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  13. This is so cute- the punched grass is a nice added touch! The sketch looks great flipped on its side.

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  14. Wicked cute Lori - I need to get some Lawn Fawn Stamps one of these days. So sunny and happy.

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  15. Oh how I love your card. I love the colors and the layout! The circle with the grass and the bunny is adorable? Your paper choices are superb! So much detail went into this card and I absolutely love it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Lawnscaping/Wee Memories Bonus Challenge!

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  16. Adorable! Love the bright and cheery colors! {SMILES}

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  17. Very cute Lori! I really like the sketch flipped this way too! :D

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  18. Sooo cute! Love the image and bright colors--definitely makes me smile!

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  19. Great job on flipping the sketch! Love your bunny--he's so sweet. Great dsp you picked out too.
    All came together great. many hugs, N

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  20. Lori, this card is so sweet! It really makes me SMILE. Beautiful work!

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