Sunday, 8 January 2017

Twist and Pop Bunnies: Part Two

Yesterday, I shared how I used instructions found in Nicky Gilbert's blog post (on behalf of Tonic Studios) to make my Twist and Pop card base.  Today, I'll share how I put together the decoration on the inside.  I really loved creating the bunny landscape!

For the panels I cut four pieces of Sheena's stamping card 7.5cm x 6cm and arranged them in a row (portrait).  On each of the panels, I stamped one of the four bunnies from the stamp and mask set by Claritystamp, using Tree Branch archival ink and masked them off.
The section of grass from the Martha Stewart peg stamp starter kit was stamped along the bottom of each piece using Fern Green Archival ink.  Once dry, the top section of two panels at a time were masked off using the hills mask from the Mountains and Hills masks by Claritystamp; a stencil brush was used to brush Forest Moss distress ink across the bottom of the panels.  
Leaving the bunny masks in place the bottom sections of the panels were masked off, the small moon mask added to the far left panel and Stormy Sky distress ink brushed across the top of each panel.  Once finished, the masks were removed and cleaned.  
To finish off the stamping, two of the small birds from the Treehouse Garden set by Claritystamp were added to the third panel using Black Soot archival ink; the foliage stamp from the same set (Fern Green archival ink) was used to provide the interest along the top of each panel.  As a finishing touch, I used a water brush to add texture to the hills on each panel and to the sky on the two left hand panels. These panel pieces were then glued onto the pale pink gingham pop out section of the card to form the complete landscape.
Two more pieces of Sheena's stamping card (7.5cm x 6cm) provided the interest for the top and bottom sections of the card.  This time I used them landscape.  
For the top section I stamped the 'Have a Lovely Day' stamp designed by Emily Hilton (which came free with the April 2014 edition of Craft Stamper magazine), using Black Soot archival ink.  I then used a black ProMarker and a ruler to add a black line around the edge.  The bottom section was left mostly blank to allow for a hand written message.  The Happy birthday stamp is by Anna Griffin.  
 


 I used the same stamp on a strip of 1.5cm x 10.7cm white card, which was added to the front of the band which holds the card together.


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