Friday, April 22, 2011

Hoppy Easter



Although I didn't use Celebrate with a Flourish for my BBTB2 project this week, I did check out alot of the beautiful cuts and couldn't resist doing an Easter card using the sweet bunny and Easter sentiment. I started with an egg shaped card welded in Design Studio using Easter 2010. Then I just cut the layers. Added a bit of texture to the grass layer with Swiss Dots and cut that layer an additional time so I could pop the flowers. I'm thinkin' the Swiss Dots and the striped Egg will qualify for Papertake Weekly's Challenge which is Spots and Stripes. I glittered the bunny but running him through my Xyron face down to match the glittered striped in the DP on the egg. I'm hoping that's enough sparkle to enter this into the ABC Challenge "S" is for Sparkle. You know, some people complain that the adhesive from the Xyron either leaves sort of excess adhesive over the small cut out or leaves gaps on the die cut which isn't that big a deal for just gluing, but if you're glittering or flocking it's a prob. This won't happen if you use a stylis to trace around all of the cut edges (especially the small openings in letters and such) and then really rub the clear side to make sure it comes in contact with the adhesive to help pull it cleanly away and also helps the adhesive adhere firmly to the die cut. It takes a few more minutes, but really makes a difference.


You know I love the layers, and even more if they're popped, so of course, that's what I did. I'm not sure this is what the gals at Cupcake Craft Challenges had in mind but they gave us a pretty wide berth so I'm entering this in their Lots of Layers challenge as well. And speaking of POPPED layers, I'd sure love it if you'd visit Do More With Less and check out my Guest Designer tut and come join my challenge. Yvonne's Blog is packed with super inspiration and I'm giving away a great prize.


The inside sentiment is also from Celebrate with a Flourish. I added a few adhesive pearls to enhance it. Some were colored with my Copics to match. Obviously this is an Easter card so I'm entering it in the Sparkles Forum Challenge which is Easter and also the Whimsical Wednesdays April Showers Bring May Flowers Challenge. See the flowers, Steph? I'll try to do better next time, but I didn't want to miss it. LOL

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work, I love all the layers. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

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  2. I'm going to have to give these dimensional cards a try...they are so cute! Of course you probably just make them look a lot easier than they actually are!

    I love the diff colors on the inside sentiment....it's egg-actly perfect for this adorable card!

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  3. Beautiful card Donna and definitely lots of layers...such a wonderful design for the easter weekend! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

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  4. Tämä on aivan loistava Pääsiäiskortti!tykkään kaikesta -väristä pupusta -ruohosta--ihana-raikas
    Kiitos kun osallistuit ABC-haasteeseen tällä viikolla
    Onnea arvontaan
    Ihanaa ja Rauhallista Pääsiäistä sinulle sinne!

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  5. Hello Donna~ this card turned out so beautifully. Love the bunny image with the scroll detail, the pearls, your wonderful choice of papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  6. just fabulous Donna.
    Ann xxx

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  7. Beautiful card! I love all the pearls and the layering! Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

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  8. OK, first of all, congratulations on nailing all of those challenges in one gorgeous creations!

    Next, thanks for the Zyron/stylus suggestion ... I'm one of the "but it's sticky!" whiners. :)

    Finally ... GORGEOUS CREATION! I'm reminded of a lovely sugar egg from Germany ...

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  9. Love this Donna. Really like that there are more greens/blues then pinks and yellows - very calming. Happy Easter to you. Hugs...Kris

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  10. Love love love all the layering you did! Simply stunning!

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  11. Beautiful Easter card!I love everything about is project,Super job!! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday! Happy Easter =:)

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  12. This is beautiful, Donna! Love your bunny card! Happy Easter!!

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  13. This is a beautiful card. I screams Easter with all the paster colors and the softness of the pearls. Very nice job!

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  14. BEAUTIFUL work as always Donna.. and I love all the layering too... you are definitely the Queen of layering... hugs

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  15. Really love all the patterns, colors and the glitter is the perfect touch to this cut :) A very Happy Easter to you! I caught up, YAY!

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  16. This is SO PRETTY!!! I love all the layers and the glittery paper you used on the bunny! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  17. Wow, very lovely. Thank you for the tip on the xyron, awesome idea! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!! Cathryn67 :)

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  18. D-
    Love this! The sparkly bunny reminds me of a peep! Happy Easter.
    NJB

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  19. Adorable Easter card. Love those layers! Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge.

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  20. Donna this card is stunning. I love how you used the pearls to accent you card and cuts. The bunny is so pretty! I am so excited that you played along at Whimsical Wednesday. Thank you !!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  21. cuteness! Thank you so much for sharing your card creation with us at ABC Challenges! Hope you'll join us again next time! Hugs~

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  22. Donna, this is just stunning! I love all the swirls and the colors. Your layering style is out of this world! Big Hugs!

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  23. Donna,
    You did it again! I LOVE the shape and that background paper! How clever are you to turn the card! All the details are just FABULOUS! Again your 3d is just INCREDIBLE! As always you inspire me! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

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  24. Love all the layers and colors. The perfect Easter card!

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Thanks for making my day!