Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Let's Go On A Egg Hunt

I cheered myself up recently by buying myself a present - yup, a Sizzix die! It's this Easter bunny & butterfly from Tim Holtz, and I thought you might like to see a couple of the Easter cards it's made already:

"Lets Go On A Egg Hunt"

The old see-d sentiment stamp on this card just made a great quote for the bunny rabbit to say to the butterfly (or was it the other way round?). "Lets go on a Egg Hunt" he says.

"Mr. Rabbit aka the Easter Bunny"

The bunny & butterfly were diecut from white card & empty cat food box. The card was sprayed with Dylusions ink, dried, embossed with a script embossing folder, then glued on top of the cat food box. Distress ink was used to highlight the embossed areas, and distress stickles applied before drying with a heat tool and gluing in place with Pinflair. Gems were added to the butterfly and to make the rabbit an eye.

"Stamped scene"

The decorated panel is made up from white card coloured with dylusions inks and dried, then some picket fence distress stain is applied in splotches to resemble clouds. Finally the Hero Arts meadow is stamped over the lot with black archival ink. The panel is matted onto orange card and glued to the background with PVA.

"The finished card"

Distress inks are applied to the card blank to make a background. After adhering the panel, orange string is tied around the card giving the vague impression of a scene seen through a window. The ends are glued with glossy accents. This particular string was scavenged from the labels attached to some men's clothes bought in the M&S sale! It's amazing what crafty stuff you can find for free if you keep your eyes open.

Sizzix Bigz Die: "Easter Elements"
Hero Arts cling stamp: "Bloomin' Meadow"
See-D stamp set: Easter
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles
Distress Stickles: Fired Brick, Pine Needles
Archival Ink: black, crimson
Embossing powder: clear (for sentiment)
cardstock: white 300g & 160g, orange 160g
orange string
self-adhesive gems: green

OK, just for good value today, here's another card made with the same die cuts.

"Live Life to the Full"

This one uses slightly different colours and stamps, but the principles are much the same. There is some lace dyed with distress ink instead of string, and the birdcage has been highlighted with white inkssentials pen. I just love this Crafty Individuals stamp set, definitely a current favourite!

Sizzix Bigz Die: Easter Elements
Crafty Individuals unmounted stamp set: CI - 234
Distress inks: Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Inkssentials pen: white
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Distress Stickles
Self-adhesive gems (these were clear and coloured with "Marine" promarker)
white lace

Entered for the following challenge:
Simon Says... Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft Challenges - Easter
Incy Wincy Designs - Easter and/or Pastel colours (Easter for me!)
Craft Spot by Kimberly - Easter
Paper Sundaes Challenge - Happy Easter
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Easter
Polka Doodle - Easter


  1. These are both amazing Maddy. Such strong vibrant colours too. The sentiments are great too and your die cuts look brilliant. Fantastic cards....as always. Lee x

  2. Very sweet card, thank you for callig in at ~Sweet Stampin~ this week, good luck. Debbiex

  3. Two fantastic creation. It's a wonderful die and your colors rock.

  4. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  5. Maddy love the bunny the cards are great. Alison xxxx

  6. Two great cards. Love the meadow flowers stamp.

  7. Fantastic use of some very cute die's. Love that easter bunny all dressed up and your cards look wonderful. Thanks for sharing them with us at Hooked on Craft.

    Liz Weber
    Hooked on Craft Design Team

  8. WOW!! I've really missed seeing your cards, these are stunning. I love the colours and that rabbit die cut is just fabulous.
    All the best

  9. Nicely done,Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week
    Hugs Julie P

  10. Love that your card are non-traditional! Great colors and I love the embossing!
    Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot this week.

  11. Maddy I love the die cuts and stamps you have used on both these cards, and the colours are gorgeous Love Kathy xx


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