March 15, 2008

Lockhart Polka Dot Bunny/MM Garden Party

Easter's on it's way, are you ready for the Easter Bunny? My girls are getting their Easter baskets out. Can't wait for those Reese's peanut butter eggs, they are my favorite!! But in the meantime, I have some fun Easter creations for you using Karen Lockhart's adorable Dotted Bunny stamp. All of my cards below also use Making Memories Garden Party patterned paper, Nestabilities oval die templates, Copic Sketch markers, brads from Star Lit Studio, Papertrey polka dot stamp, Rubber Soul *happy easter* sentiment and May Arts ribbon.I wanted to keep my bunny rabbit white for all my cards. So I used colors pulled from the patterned papers to color in the bunny's polka dots, the tail, ears and cheeks. Then I outlined the bunny in a blue to make it pop off the white cardstock.
I used a double matting of the oval Nestabilities really make the stamped images appear to be little works of art all by themselves. I just LOVE the scallops and the raised embossing that you can accomplish with the Nesties.
For the card below, I added a strip of sparkle paper (zoom in to see) across the oval. I thought this resembled a patterned stripe on a decorated Easter egg.
And for my two cards below, you'll never guess where I got the inspiration for the repeated sentiment parts. I always keep a scrap piece of white cardstock nearby to test my Copic marker colors. So I had this strip all lined up with colors that matched the patterned paper. Then I wanted to test the *happy easter* sentiment out so I stamped it several times over the Copic colored lines. Viola, it looked so cute that I repeated the technique on my cards. I love how the Copic colors match so well to the colors in the patterned paper.....and the repeated Easter sentiment too, it's just FUN!
Hope you enjoyed my cards tonight! I think I MUST keep this one above for myself, it's just too cute to give away!! Be sure to visit tomorrow because I have issued a challenge to Debbie, Trudee, Cindy and Sharon.......Easter Inchies(be sure to visit Ellen's blog and online website to learn all about the Inchie craze, it's gonna be FUN)!! We'll see who had time to play this weekend...I'll be sure to link you to their blogs tomorrow.

15 comments:

Kerry Davis said...

OMG - I LOVE these cards! I just rummaged through all my stamps and don't have a single bunny even CLOSE to that one that I could make my Easter cards with! Dang...

Jo R. said...

Oh Mish, these cards are so cute! Just perfectly "sweet" for Easter. But now you have to show us pics of your Spring tiered basket that you used to place the cards on. Can't wait to see it.

Belas Creating Place said...

Mish.....these cards are so pretty.
Bela

Janine said...

These are sooooooooo sweet!!! I just mailed out all my Easter cards so I will keep this idea for next year

Michelle said...

Very cute cards! I love bunnies!

Kira said...

These cards are so cute! And I love the happy accident of the stamp over the copics. And here I thought that was DP! So nice. I think I need more bunny stamps!

Shari said...

I love that bunny stamp, your cards are beautiful!

Tami McBeain said...

I looove these bunnies!

Lynn said...

Your bunny cards are adorable, every thing about them is so perfect the colors and image are beautiful for Easter!

Juanita B said...

Each one is a masterpiece! TFS.

leenda said...

Lovely, just lovely!

Kathyc on SCS said...

Ooooh, so cute! I recognize these beautiful papers and ribbons from your inspiration station post; I knew I'd love whatever you made with them!

StamperSharon said...

Such adorable cards, Mish -- love the colors, white bunnies and especially your Copic sentiment strip!

MichelleO said...

these cards are just too cute, So fun! But did you have to bring up the Reeses PB Eggs? They are my favorite to, and so far I have been good... I don't think I will make it much longer though!

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards! I love that Lockhart Bunny...he came on my order this past week and I think today I will pull him out and play some with him. So stinkin cute, Mish!
Thanks for sharing!
Wendy

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