Thursday, January 25, 2018

Impression Obsession Spring Release Hop- Day 4

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Greetings friends.  Spring is coming!  It really, really is.   I get so excited to start stamping bunnies, eggs, and flowers.

For my card today, I created a background by masking the bottom and right side of white cardstock with strips of 1/4" Eclipse Masking tape.  I then sponged Distress Inks in the corner to give the impression of sky and grass.  I let the sponged color fade into white so that it was a subtle accent for my sentiment.

For the bunny, I stamped him onto 140lb watercolor paper with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and softened everything with a waterbrush.  Tip for coloring the bunny- color the outside edges darker and the inside parts lighter so that it looks like you have a curved head and body.  I took a class with Dave Brethauer years ago where he said it is very important not to color too darkly in the center of an animal's face, especially near the eyes.  He said that the animals often start to look a bit crazy if you color too darkly around the eyes.  That bit of advice has always stuck with me.  Plus, it is easier to see the eyes if you don't color too darkly.  Here is a closeup:


I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but the bunny circle and black matting behind it are popped up on the card with some foam tape.

Impression Obsession Items Used:
Baby Bunny C19715
Hoppy Bunny  C19670

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21 comments:

SmilynStef said...

What a little cutie.

Jan Elmore said...

Now this is just a dang cute card. Love the image in the circle and the sentiment featured. Very nice.

Martha M said...

Cute stamp and I like the subtle background coloring.

Helen Gullett said...

What a cute cute cute card!

sharon g said...

I like the wreath around the sweet bunny. Nice coloring, too!!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable bunny! Love the coloring!

Susan Eliot said...

Oh, my goodness - I love everything about this! Your coloring is divine, and I love the bit of color you added in the corner - gorgeous!

Dee Earnshaw said...

such a darling card - love the sentiment:)

Annette:) said...

It's fun to see the spring stamps start to come out. I'm ready for fun to color designs!

Colorado Crafter said...

Love the baby bunny stamp!!! So cute!!!

Elaine M said...

such a sweet card - love the bunny

Sue D said...

So cute. I like your coloring.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awwww.. cute!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is super cute ! I love the medallion.
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Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Beautiful card... love the soft ink blending and the adorable bunny. Love the great coloring advice too! Hope that sticks with me too :-)

Patti G said...

Your card is just lovely!!!

D.Ann C said...

Adorable bunny with his heart-shaped nose!

Ginny said...

cUTE STAMP. tHANKS FOR THE COLORING TIP.

craftymom205 said...

Cute card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card! I love the soft inking in the corner!

Cynthia Cole said...

Cute bunny card!