An "Egg"cellent Easter Card

 Hello crafty friends! Today, I have a hoppy little card. Easter is upon us and I couldn't resist making a card with the "Hoppy Easter" stamp set. Having the bear dress up in the ears reminds me of those Cadbury Egg commercials. So that was my inspiration for this card. I hope you enjoy it! Let's get started. 

I stamped the bear, bow, and bunny ears onto my favorite Copic friendly cardstock with black ink. I colored the bear using: E35, E33, E31, E53, E51, RV000, C9 and Black 100. I used a little dot detail coloring to provide some texture. On the bow BG13, BG11 and BG 10 were used. And finally, the ears were colored with C1, C0, R20, and RV000. All images were then fussy cut. 

I thought it would be really cute to have the eggs hanging down for the back panel. I used the egg stamp and black ink to stamp onto some pretty speckled paper. Any paper would work here but the pastel colors and speckles were just calling to me! I fussy cut the eggs so they would be cut right up to the black outline. I arranged and adhered the eggs in rainbow order onto a 4 by 5 1/4 inch panel of white cardstock. For the strings, I did use stamps from the "Tweet Birdie" set. I didn't trust myself to make a pretty bow and a straight line. This can easily be done by hand using a fine tip black marker and a ruler. 

The bow for the bear was adhered with liquid glue. I added the bear to the panel using some foam tape for dimension. This also allowed the ears to be put behind the bear. I just love how the one ear flops over the bow. To achieve that look, I just added some foam tape behind the floppy ear. The other ear was adhered directly to the panel. 

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and masked the "hoppy" using some washi tape. I really wanted the "hoppy" to stand out so I chose to heat emboss it using gold powder. The sentiment was cut down and adhered to another strip of pink cardstock. The entire finished panel was then added to an A2 pink side folding card base. 

This card just makes me smile every time I see it. I always show my kids the cards I make. I know it is a cute one when they both say "AAAWWWWwwww". This one was a winner!

Have a great holiday for those of you that celebrate. If you don't, I hope you learned some techniques today.



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