A friend’s mother is turning 90 on Easter, so I made her a card that covers both her 90th birthday and Easter (since it’s hard to find a card that covers both.)
I was lucky enough to have Kokorosa Studio send me the rabbit wreath die as well as offer my viewers a 25% discount.
25% Kokorosa Studio Discount Code: L17637
Kokorosa Studio Rabbit Die: https://bit.ly/3q96DDj
I used a lavender piece of cardstock cut to 5 1/2″ tall by 8 1/2″ wide and scored on the 8 1/2″ length at 4 1/4″ to make an A2 sized card. Before laying the rabbits on the card, I laid the die on the card front exactly where I wanted it and put the card base in my MISTI with the die still on it, and stamped the sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp set called Hoppy Days Ahead link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8r8nvb that’s now on sale for $9.99.. I used Happy Easter and Hoppy Birthday from that stamp set and placed them inside the rabbit wreath die so I knew where it would be once I removed the die and stamped it. I used Gina K black ink to stamp them and then found an ampersand (&) in an old Michaels dollar alphabet stamp set that included the & sign and stamped it between Happy Easter and the word Hoppy. Since this is for a 90th birthday, I used a Sharpie and wrote 90 after the word birthday, then removed the card from the MISTI.
I cut the rabbit die with a floral paper and left the paper inside the die, (after running it through my Vagabond,) then put foam squares behind each of the rabbits so they would attach to the card exactly as they were in the die. I laid the die onto the front of the card base making sure the sentiments were centered inside the die. I used a pokey tool link: https://tinyurl.com/3pm96s47 to push out each rabbit and make sure the foam squares adhered to the card base. Once I had all of the rabbits out, I used some old Stampin’ Up flower punches …I used the small flower from this one link: https://tinyurl.com/3s74n5wt in silver glitter cardstock, and lavender glitter cardstock from this punch, I think it’s the petite petal punch link:https://tinyurl.com/2p8wc3kj and this punch punches the flower that looks like a daisy link: https://tinyurl.com/2pemd462 I used a leaves on a stem punch link: https://tinyurl.com/29dj2e4e and glued them to the backs of the flowers after shaping the flowers. Use a ball stylus to shape the flowers link: https://tinyurl.com/2ekur7sb…make sure you put foam under your flowers as it will help you shape the flowers easier. If you have fun foam, lay 5-10 pieces of top of each other to make a good cushion. I used diamonds left over from diamond paintings but you can use flatback pearls that you can buy at aliexpress or Amazon for the centers of the flowers. Rhinestone type link: https://tinyurl.com/4mfdys2z or the Pearl type link:https://tinyurl.com/f4bbwrkh. I used Tombow Aqua glue to adhere the pearls to the centers of the flowers.
I mention the Dollar Tree planter I used to hot glue the Tombow Mono Glue into to hold it with the cap face down so the glue’s always ready to come out…here’s a link to the planter I used. Link: https://www.dollartree.com/searchresults?Ntt=planter. After the flowers and leaves were glued together, I glued them to the top and bottom of the card and then stamped a sentiment inside the card from a HSN.com special Crafter’s Companion sentiment set… I decided I didn’t like the flower pattern I used for the rabbits so glued black rabbits over the floral ones and liked the look a lot better.
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