Friday, July 19, 2013

The Christmas Bunny

A strong, but warm, breeze is blowing and it feels so good to feel air moving about. The clothes are flapping on the line instead of just hanging straight down. Life is good….but then again, my expectations of a good life is pretty low. “Every day this side of the dirt is a good one” is my motto.
 
Today’s card is for the Stamping Bella’s challenge. It was a “Christmas in July” challenge with no sketch. Perfect challenge for me. Here’s my card.

 
I love this bunny stamp. Once again, I always seem to reach for my favorite stamps – and a lot of them are from Stamping Bella. This one was coloured with Prismacolor markers (I always stumble spelling their name because the American spelling does not include the “u” like the Canadian spelling) and gamsol. The background is chalk which I did while the image was still in the Spellbinder’s square die. Then I die cut a piece of wine paper with the Spellbinder’s Marvelous Squares die. This time I decided to sew the stamped and coloured image to the background wine cardstock.

The background paper was cut down from a paper pack and the solid wine coloured one was run thru the Cuttlebug with their Snowflake embossing folder. Then I carefully and gently rubbed a white stamp pad over the top to just hi-lite the snowflakes a bit. Once taped together with the swirl patterned paper, I added the wine ribbon down the seam. The circle (won it so not sure who made it) and sentiment (Paper Wishes) was stamped and then die cut with Spellbinders of course.
 
No Spellbinders does not sponsor me nor does Stamping Bella but I love their products. Sadly no one sponsors me but my bank account! The pearls were added in a few places because I like them. Once the card was completely glued down I added white flocking to the hat brim and puff at the end of the hat and sat it aside to dry. Once dry I brushed off the extra flocking and put it back in the container. This card I like and I hope who ever receives this year likes it too. I think I'll use the rest of the cut paper to make some card backgrounds just like this one ready to add some finished images to.

Have a great weekend everyone! Stay safe and have fun.

Cheers

Violet

 

4 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

Aaahh to have some one sponsor us and give us goodies to play with....what a dream! I LOVE this bunny stamp! So cute! You did a marvelous job! Someone will indeed be lucky to receive this Christmas card this year!

I had no idea Canadians spelled color differently...learn something new every day! HUgs! deb

Lindsay Weirich said...

that is so adorable, love the bunny and how you colored it! Thank you for the sweet blog comment, it made my day:)
Lindsay (frugalcrafter)

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July – hope to see you again soon. Please add a link within your blogpost - thanks x

Bonnie said...

I love this little bunny with the Santa hat, Violet! Looks like he got just what he wanted! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

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