Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bunny Shape Card

Anyone else in the mood for spring and Easter? I saw these fun little 3D cardboard bunnies (on Creative "Try:als) and decided to use the free template to create some fun bunny shaped cards.

I started by tracing the main bunny body onto vintage dictionary pages and inking all the edges with walnut stain distress oxide.

Next I traced and cut out the extra pieces, inked the edges, and popped them up with mounting foam over the main bunny.

To finish off the front: I added a pearl eye, pretty green & white polk-a-dot bow, and one sweet little butterfly.

For the inside I created a sentiment using Graciellie's "Friends Like You" for the background and layering a sentiment from "In Christ Alone" over the top. I cut out a few tiny butterflies from the butterfly border punch (Martha Stewart) to add a little extra dimension.

Since my bunny shaped cards won't fit in a standard A2 sized envelope, I used Lori Hairston's simple and easy tutorial to create custom/matching enclosures. I started with a 12 x 12 piece of designer paper, but it still wasn't quite wide enough to meat in the middle. There wasn't quite enough to do the panel like Lori did, so I created a decorative lace strip in white to finish off my envelopes. The sticker is stamped with a background stamp from the Pattern Trio set (Stampendous) in seedless preserves. I added a punched butterfly as an accent.

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Inspired by Fabric (this swatch of plaid & this Tim Holtz text fabric)
Craft Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
Time Out Challenges - Bold
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly, Green, Not Square, No Stamping
Mod Squad Challenge - Bunny or Chicks
Pinspirational Challenge - Inspiration Photo (below)


Viv said...

A lot of work here Esther for these gorgeous bunnies - but worth it!

Mrs A. said...

My oh my what adorable bunnies these are. I love the bows with the butterflies on them. Such a cute card. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

Greta said...

These are really cute, Esther! I love your choice of papers!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness this is too sweet, I love that you made a card out of it and the papers you used are so pretty, love your bow and butterfly to top it off, beautifully done!

LeeAnn McKinney said...

I really like these thank you for playing at Mod Squad Challenge.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

These bunnies are adorable. I love the patterned papers, colors, and I especially love the newsprint that you incorporated so cleverly. Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Time Out.

m-h said...

Adorable! The sentiment is beautiful, too. Such a great card - a real keepsake.

Camille Short said...

aww this is so sweet!!..love it.

AlisonC said...

These are so cute, I love the colours! x

lalkygirl said...

What a sweet card . Love the gingham bunnies .
Thanks for joining us at Craftdeebowz and good luck
Tracey x

Suzanne H said...

So cute! Thanks for the inspiration.