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Easter is coming!

When hot cross buns are being sold in the shops, you know that Easter is a month or two off.


I don't make many Easter cards but the idea for this one jumped out at me when I saw the cute Easter Bunny image by Conie Fong. The digital image is called 'Easter Bunny Eggs' and can be bought at https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/989725435/


Colouring


It needed some bright colours, so I chose four of the 'special' Copic marker colours and added others to blend them.


Colourless blender

Purples: BV08 FV2 BV13

Yellows: Y08 Y06 Y11

Pinks: RV09 FRV1 RV02 RV00

Blues: B06 FBG2 B01 B00 B000

Greens: G19 FYG2 YG05 YG01 YG00

Bunny browns: E99 E97 E95 E01 E000


Easter bunny hand-coloured. Image by Conie Fong.
Hand-coloured Easter bunny. Image by Conie Fong Art.

Designing the card


I wanted the 'bunny with eggs' to stand out and look like he was sitting in the grass by a fence. So, I found some grass and fence dies.


I didn't know what to do for the background at first, but after trialling a number of papers, I realised that they all detracted from the bunny image. As a result, I went with plain white cloud dies, turning one around backwards for texture. The lowest cloud was coloured very lightly with some B01, B00 and B000 markers for contrast against the pickets.



And this is the resulting card!


It's a z-fold design, that folds flat to mail or store. It opens out to reveal that there's actually a little gate in the smallest part of the fence!


I added the green coloured background sections first (note, there's a plain bit of green colouring on the smaller panels, behind the grass). Next, I added the dark green grass strips over the top, and then slotted the pickets over the top of the bunny image and grass panels all the way along, making sure the pieces were small enough so that they don't bend when the card is folded up.


Lastly, I added some tulip and butterfly die cuts and fussy-cut my own stalks from the dark green cardstock.


The sentiment stamp comes from my stash of wood-mounted stamps that I bought at a garage sale once, so I have no idea where it comes from!



I think this card is plain enough to allow the bunny to stand out. Sometimes plain and simple is the best!


This card is now for sale in my shop!


Don't forget to find us at www.sandrascards4u.com for our online shop and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sandrascards4u to see our regular card posts. I post many more items on Facebook than I do in my blog, so check it out! :-)



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