There are some stamp sets that are so cute and versatile you can’t help but get them; Hello Bluebird’s Spring Gatherings stamp set is one of those sets for me. There are so many items these cute critters can hold making for adorable spring cards but also other occasion cards too.
Today, I’m featuring the sweet bunny from Spring Gatherings along with the adorable carrot and butterfly images. I started by stamping all these images onto Neenah Solar White, 110 lb, cardstock with Ink on 3’s Blackout Ink and then colored them using Copic markers.
Creating the Scene
I wanted to use Avery Elle’s Wonky Circle Frame (sadly discontinued) to frame my scene so I started by cutting a circle that was larger than the frame opening but did not extend past the frames edge. Next, I ink blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto the circle to create what would eventually be the sky for my scene. After that, I used a die from Lawn Fawn’s Puffy Cloud Borders to die cut clouds out of white cardstock and Lawn Fawn’s Pearlescent Vellum. I adhered the clouds to the circle cutting off any overhanging paper. Lastly, I created a hill using a die from Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and ink blended Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks to create grass.
With all my scene elements in place, it was time to cut the Wonky Circle Frame out of MFT’s Kraft cardstock. With this created I adhered it onto of the scene making sure not to glue the very bottom of the frame so I could tuck the bunny’s feet under it. I placed my bunny, butterflies, and carrots where I want them and adhered them all directly to the card.
Pattern Paper and Sentiment
For the background, I wanted to use pattern paper so I went through my stash and selected this white and Kraft diagonal stipe – I love it so much! I also wanted to tie in the fuchsia color I used for the butterflies and the bunny’s ribbon so I selected a piece of pattern paper from Doodlebug’s Hello Collection. I used this paper to create a flag which I tucked behind the scene on the top left of the card and to create the shadow for “spring” word. I love how these bright pops of repeating color tying the entire card together.
For my sentiment, I used a combination of the “hello” word which I white heat embossed on MFT’s Kraft cardstock and Neat and Tangle’s Spring die set (now discontinued). I die cut the word “spring” out of MFT’s Kraft cardstock and the shadow out of Doodlebug’s Hello Collection pattern paper.
To give the entire card a continuous look, I die cut the background paper using a stitching die and used the same die to add stitching to the top of the flag and the left side of the “hello” sentiment. This makes it appear as if the stitching continues around the entire card.
I also added a bit of sparkle to this card using Nuvo’s Midas Touch Aqua Shimmer pen to give the carrots a golden glow and a Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle pen to give the butterflies wings some sparkle. Lastly, I also gave the bunny a bit more life by using Sakura Gelly Roll to add dimension and shine to her eyes and Glossy Accents to her nose.
Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time with me today! Stay safe and healthy!
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