Tuesday, April 15, 2014

An Easter Front & Back card by Karen Day

Hello Ai fans!
Easter is just around the corner, so I've made up a little gift set to celebrate the occassion!  Warning - lots of photos ahead...  One stamp that is definitely a signature image for Art Impressions is "The Fence" (Sku#P1499), and I am using it to make a Front & Back card along with Bunny FB (Sku#K1566), F & B Peeking Rabbit (Sku#K1750), Egg Basket (Sku#G1755) and Got Eggs? (Sku#D4015):
There was a lot of stamping, colouring and fussy cutting for this project - and yes, it did take a little time!  Here's what I started with on my craft table:
I began by colouring and fussy cutting around each piece.  The outer fence is part of the card base, and I glued the second fence to the back side of it.  Then I glued on the die cut grass along the bottom edges.  I added the bunny butts to the outside of the card, and matched their fronts to them on the inside, along with the basket of eggs.  I created a little hillside of gingham paper and glued it to the inside base along with the clouds and sky, then stamped the sentiment, "Got Eggs?":

For the matching treat holder, I cut a 4" x 12" piece of cardstock, scored it at 5 1/4" and 6 3/4", and cut a 2" circle out of one end.  I used a Spellbinders Label die to cut a shape for the top, and a small strip of green cardstock folded over the top.  The bunny was fussy cut and glued over the circle:

I used just the backview image, because I wanted it to look like the bunny was peeking in at the eggs:

I filled a small cello bag with Easter grass and a few chocolate eggs, then sandwiched it between the topper that I stapled on.

Did you see the Mini Front & Back images that we launched here on the blog a few weeks ago?  Well they would all work just perfectly with both the fence and the treat bag idea - and not just for Easter, maybe for a birthday party?  Another occassion?  And be sure to check out the Front & Back section on the Ai website - there are several dozen images to use along with the Fence.
Copic Markers used:
Fence: W1, W3, W5
Bunnies: E51, E53, E55, C1, R20, R22
Basket: E53, E55, E57, Y21, Y23, R81, R83, G40, G43, B01, B00, B000, V20, V22
Happy stamping, & Happy Easter!



momkerchie said...

That is a really cute and clever card!

Renee Matarese said...

Well, this is just too stinkin' cute! I love the bright Spring colors, especially since it was 77 here yesterday and today we're expecting 2-6" of snow. Yup! I'm ready for my yard to look like your card. No more snow!! I love how you combined the two rabbits. I'm not sure if I have these two or not. I'll have to check. (because now I "NEED" them.

Karen Day said...

Ha! Same goes in Toronto, Renee - we were in the low 70's yesterday, and finally had the last of the snow in our yard melt. So far this morning... 2" of snow, and it's abou 28 degrees outside. Gotta love the Great White North :o)

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !

Cynthia said...

Oh my goodness, LOVE the little bunny front and back on both projects! The expression on the white bunny is perfect for eyeing the basket of eggs. Very cute, Karen!

Renee B. said...

This is so adorable...love the expression on the white bunny's face! I just made my very first front-n-back card & posted it on my blog yesterday. Love AI stamps!!!
Hugs, Renee

Sharon Caudle said...

This is too cute!!! Love it!! I haven't ventured into the f&b images yet. But I have purchased a few. Now you've made me realize I need the fence! :) fantastic project!!

Shannon Fralish said...

This is an INCREDIBLE card! Such an adorable composition and lovely coloring. Fabby!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!! Hugs, Cheryl

Orietta Vélez Dumani said...

I am simply in love with all parts of this card. It is perfect!

Unknown said...

What a super cute card and gift bag! The recipient is going to be thrilled - I know I would.

Crealin said...

This is a gorgeous card and box, so funny and what a beautiful coloring!

Lins :)