Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 166-Birthday Bunny

It’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge! Karen’s created another fun one for us to try with lots of layers and a fun pennant accent.

Here’s my take on the sketch. I needed a birthday card, so I used the Birthday Bunny set from The Cat’s Pajamas for the card. To accommodate the bunny's big ears, I used the out of the box technique to cut the round panel with the bunny and stack of gift boxes, then colored the image with Copic markers.

I mixed and matched several different patterned papers for the panels on the card. I started with a dark teal dotted paper, then layered on a panel with multicolored dots on a larger scale, then topped that with a pink diagonal striped paper. Each layer’s matted on a teal panel to set it off. I used TCP’s CutUps Pennant die to make the little banner strip. To add interest, I embossed each piece with a dotted pattern before attaching them to the card with foam tape-and added a little bling between each triangle. The set’s “happy birthday” sentiment is stamped in black ink at the bottom of the big dotted panel.

To play along, just create a card based on the sketch and link it up on Karen’s blog. For lots of inspiration be sure to check out what the other Sweet Sunday Sketch stampers and our special guest stamper have created for you this week. Here’s where to find them:

Becca Whitham, guest stamper
Dana White
Dawn Easton
Jackie Pedro
Karen Motz
Lynn Put
Melissa Hubert
Sarah-Jane Kalé - taking the week off
Tracy Clemente
Vicki Burdick 

Materials Used:
Birthday Bunny stamp set, Neenah white cardstock, Versafine Onyx Black ink, CutUps Pennant die (The Cat’s Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Bermuda Bay and Blushing Bride cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Turquoise Dot designer paper (BoBunny); Cakewalk 8x8 designer papers (October Afternoon); circle dies (Spellbinders); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); hemp twine (Hemptique); foam tape


  1. Lori, this is so freaking cute! You have coloured that image wonderfully! I can't seem to achieve a soft look like that! SWEET papers too!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is so adorable Lori! Love the embossed banners and all the fun polka dots!

  3. Oh, this is SO darling! I love the embossed banner with the bling and the polka dot theme - so cute!! I adore this little guy! I have to get mine out and stamp!

  4. Really fun card, the bright patterns and the bunny are so cheery.

  5. this is so adorable, love the bunny and the happy paper.

  6. Lori, this is adorable! Fun colors and papers!

  7. Love this bunny! Your embossed banner adds so much texture and I love all the colours you used!

  8. This is so adorable! Love all the different polka-dots!! Thanks for including me as part of the design team this week. It is truly an honor to be in the same list with such talented stampers.

  9. Adorable!! Love that bunny with it's big ears!!!

  10. Shut the front door! Lori, this is tooooooo stinkin' cute! Love the colors you used. It makes me happy just lookin' at it. :)

  11. Very sweet - love the bright colours and his big ears sticking out of the circle!!

  12. This is such a perfect image for the sketch. The textured banner is perfect.


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