Friday, March 25, 2011

Cutters Creek Design Team Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop! All of our designers have created some wonderful Spring projects featuring products that you can purchase at the Cutters Creek Store! If you would like to start from the beginning head on over the the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog. Each blog along the way will have a link to the next blog in the chain. Don't forget to make sure you are following each of our personal blogs and leaving comments along the way to enter to win a box full of CHA Swag!!!!

You should have just hopped here from Lori's Blog.

My project is a simple spring-theme card, and what better says "Spring" than the Easter Bunny?!

The base of my card is a standard white cardstock, cut at 10" x 6 1/2".  I put a simple fold down the center with my Scor Pal.  I cut a piece of grass-looking paper at 4 1/2" x 6", leaving a quarter inch of white around the outside. 

The title was cut from my Cricut, using a Creative Memories cartridge.  The paper used was from a piece of paper that I found rather ugly as a full size print of purple, pink & green pansies.  However, when cut into the title, the print actually is not quite as obnoxious, and gives the title a soft, colorful feeling!  I adhered the title to a piece of coordinating, textured cardstock from my stash.  Although I used a different brand, the corners can be embellished with any of the We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chompers.  I adhered the letters to the cardstock using my favorite glue pen - the Sakura Quickie Glue Roller Pen.

I wanted it to look like my bunny was sitting on a field of flowers.  I happened to have a stamp in my stash that looks like mounds of snow.  I stamped that several times on the bottom of my green paper, using my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.  On all of the black lines, I dabbed on my Flower Soft Glue, making sure to fill in some extra spaces.  I immediately sprinkled on some Flower Soft Spring Mix, and pressed it into the glue lightly to make sure I had plenty sticking.  Then I tipped my card up and tapped off the excess, saving all the Flower Soft to put back in the pot.  I set the card base off to the side to allow it to dry thoroughly.

Next, I cut my bunny and basket from the Cricut Paper Dolls for Everyday cartridge.  I sized these items on a single mat on my Gypsy, which reduced the number of times I had to put the mat in for cutting, and ensured that everything was sized proportionately.  I wanted to have some of the cut lines in the body and face of the bunny stand out a little more, so I accented them using my Copic Sketch Marker E00 Skin White.  I colored the center of the ears with R20 Blush.  Once again, with my Flower Soft Glue, I dabbed glue all over my bunny, avoiding all the lines I had just highlighted with my Copics.  I sprinkled Flower Soft Diamond Range Polar White all over the bunny, again, pressing it down into the glue lightly, to make sure he was all filled in, fluffy and sparkly!  Since there was a lot of glue used, I had to let him sit several hours to make sure everything dried up nicely before I tried to finish my card!
Of course, the bunny needs to "HOP" off the card, so I adhered him using Glue Dots 1/2 Inch Pop Up Dots.  The basket was also popped up off the page, so that I could add tiny eggs inside of it.  The eggs are actually Twinkly Jewels Birthday Mix, each adhered by a single spot of Glossy Accents.

I hope you enjoyed my little taste of spring!  I would love to hear your thoughts of this card, and let me know what kinds of things remind YOU of spring!

After you leave your comment, hop on back to the Design Team Blog and let us know how much you enjoyed the blog hop!

Here's a list, if you get lost along the way:
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Lori's Blog -
Vicki's Blog -