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Friday, 3 April 2015

FM203 -- Critters and colours!

I really enjoy the challenges at the Friday Mashup.  They're inventive and lots of fun, especially when one decides to do both parts of the challenge.  That would be option three.  It really adds to the challenge.

Create a project using " So Saffron, Calypso Coral & Pool Party*"
Create a project using "Easter Critters"
or Mash it Up! and create a project with "Easter critters and the colors above"

Right from the start I knew I wanted my card to be whimsical.  What could be more whimsical than an owl wearing bunny ears?  Luckily I could use the owl stamp that I carved and then, after hunting through my stamps, stamp the bunny ears from the Happy Easter Bunny stamp and cut them out.  Of course I decided to colour my owl and those ears with the Pool Party and Calypso Coral.   If you're going to be whimsical, you may as well go all the way, right?

I've used two retired stamp sets for this card:  Easter Blossoms for the eggs and Take Care for the branch and nest.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from the current Indescribable Gift stamp set.  The owl, as I mentioned before, is my own carved creation.

I began with a base of Naturals White and then added a layer of Pool Party.  Then I added a layer of Calypso Coral after embossing it using my Spring Flowers embossing folder.  I stamped the branch and the nest on a piece of Whisper White using Soft Suede and coloured the nest with my So Saffron Stampin' Marker.  Then I used my second to largest Ovals Collection framelit  to cut out the image.  After that I used a sponge to add So Saffron to the perimeter of the oval.  It added some nice dimension to the shape.

After stamping my owl on a piece of Whisper White using Memento black ink and the eggs on the same piece using Calypso Coral ink and Pool Party ink,  I cut out the images with my Paper Snips.  After cutting out the bunny ears, I coloured them using my Calypso Coral and Pool Party Stampin' Markers and mounted them on Calypso Coral cardstock.  I cut around them, leaving a narrow border.  To that border I added a layer of Dazzling Details and also to the little "head-band" that connected the bunny ears.


You can see all the details in my card.  The final touch of the Rhinestone in the middle of the Pool Party egg finishes off my creation.

I've also entered my card in the Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge for their special Holiday Challenge as well as the Paper Plunge for their Easter projects.


14 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so clever, gorgeous and hilarious!! Such a fantastic idea, I really love it and you've carried it out perfectly. A brilliant card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week. Happy Easter!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shona. I enjoyed every moment of this card. It was such fun making it.

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  2. What a hoot! Literally. Great Easter card Heidi, and I love your sense of humour.

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    1. Thanks, Penny. It's always fun when you can smile the whole time you're making a card.

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  3. Oh, this is really cute! What a cool owl - nothing better than a 'one-of-a-kind' stamp :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tara. I love my little owl. For this card I "chopped off" his ears (he's a horned owl) but they interfered with those bunny ears.

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  4. What a fun and creative card! I love the added bunny ears on your amazing owl! Thanks for playing along at Friday Mashup!

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    1. Thank you so much, Breelin. I had fun with that owl.

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  5. Such a cute card and beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

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  6. Hehehehe I LOVE that little guy :) Looks like someone ruffled his feathers! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More. We would love to see you back again this week for another challenge!!! :)

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    1. Thanks you, Hayley. I love using that little owl.

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  7. Just adorable, Heidi!! I love the way this all came together into something so cute! Thank you for playing along at The Paper Plunge this week!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie. It was a fun challenge.

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