Greetings friends. Today's challenge was all about making a card with few layers. I decided to go the whole way and not use any layers at all. I simply took a piece of 140lb watercolor paper and folded it in half to make a card and then stamped and painted on top of it.
I think this new bunny with balloon stamp definitely lends itself to making a birthday card. However, I decided to change it up a bit. I have been feeling a bit stressed lately, and so I wanted to make a card just for me. Have you ever done that? Instead of making a card with a specific occasion in mind you simply make a card that appeals to yourself. It is a very liberating process. I made a card to remind myself to concentrate on joy and simple pleasures rather than anxiety.
To make the card, I stamped the Celebration Bunny J20307 onto my watercolor paper with black Versafine ink. I let the ink dry completely and then painted it with Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush to soften my colors. I then added a sentiment from the Words for Art set (3172-XL). If you have never looked at that set before, be sure to check it out. It is loaded with wonderful sentiments.
Because the card had no layers, it was a bit bent when I finished and I had to place the card under a heavy book to flatten it back out. The bunny stamp is brand new and isn't listed on the website quite yet. Don't worry though....it will be soon. It is such a fun image to color.
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