Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bunny Hop

You may have noticed the Bunny Hop badge in my sidebar.  Gail, one of the gals leading the Card Chain Challenge, is turning 50.  To celebrate she's having a bunny hop with prizes.  I've never been much of a collector--unless you count cardmaking supplies--haha!  However, I do have a bunny collection of home decor, yard ornaments & music boxes.  We even had a real bunny in our front flower bed this week for the first time.  Because of my love for bunny images, I also have quite a few stamps & some dies.  One of the first companies I was introduced to some 20 years ago was Magenta.  Three or four stores near me at that time carried Magenta stamps & this is one of my favorites. 

It's actually not that easy to use, though, being large & very detailed.  Good thing I still have my old fashioned stamp positioner so I could stamp multiple times with Versafine Vintage Sepia on the smooth side of wc paper.  The panel was die cut with a smaller AJVD rectangle die which cut off the places on the edge where I couldn't get a good inking.  I did a soft watercolor wash of Distress Ink victorian velvet over the entire image.  Then I added more of the ink over the bunny in the foreground.  I very carefully darkened some of the brown to give more definition & thankfully I didn't ruin it!  I spritzed with a gold shimmer mist, mounted it to gold cardstock & then attached it to a card base covered with a brown panel. 
Didn't like any embellishments, so I ended up with a nice, flat note card ready to mail.  I'm also entering Word Art Wednesday.  Beautiful sunny day, so Fritz & I are off on another walk while hubby finishes washing his vehicle.  Thanks so much for stopping by.
Edited to add: Also entering Through the Craft Room Door.
It's a Bunny Hop!!!Grab our badge:GRAB OUR BADGE

24 comments:

  1. Hi Greta what a beautiful card you are very clever my friend xx

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  2. I love bunnies, Greta. And your card is gorgeous. Kisses, my friend.

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  3. WOW! Your bunny image looks so vintage & elegant Greta.. It's beautiful in the soft pink and sepia colors...

    Theresa

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  4. Magenta used to be available over here as well and I have some real favourites from way back, not this one though and what a lovely bunny it is in the subtle soft pinks.

    B x

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  5. Stunning and eye catching card. Love how you did the stamping, the colour wash and shiny spray to build up to this fabulous card...Gorgeous x

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  6. love how you designed your card, Greta - the pinks and taupe look fantastic together!!

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  7. This is so lovely and soft, just like bunnies should be. I love the colors and the card didn't need another thing added. There is one stamp store that carries Magenta stamps and they have the most beautiful card samples.

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  8. your card is so beautiful, greta! it reminds me of the bunnies that live in our neighborhood!

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  9. Wonderful bunny card Greta, Gail is sure to love it.

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  10. A gorgeous card, Greta. The bunnies are beautiful. xx

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  11. What a lovely soft and delicate looking card this is. I adore the colours. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. This is gorgeous - what a fabulous effect you've achieved! Jo x

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  13. Wonderful bunny design. Gorgeous colors too!

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  14. Gorgeous bunny Greta. Love the soft vintage look. Thank you for my beautiful card that arrived today, and thanks for joining my bunny hop. Good luck. Hugz

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  15. Gorgeous soft card with the lovely bunnies, Greta! I’m sure it looks absolutely stunning in real life with the gold shimmer mist!

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  16. What sweet bunnies! Such a soft, lovely card!

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  17. Beautiful card with its soft tone and detail. I'm amazed at all of your ideas! It's fun using older stamps with newer techniques. Enjoy your time off this week!

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  18. A soft and sweet image, perfect for the the hubby stamp. Well done achieving the look you wanted without any 'whoopsies'. I've been out of action for 5 weeks following knee replacement, so I'm not sure I will ever catch up! Still very limited in time I can sit at the computer.

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  19. Hello my lovely, i hope you had a lovely walk and have had a good week ?
    This is very pretty, I love the subtlety to it, very soft and very pretty.
    Sending lots go love and hugs xxxx

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  20. An amazing result Greta, it's so very beautiful.
    Faith
    x

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  21. Me again - with my DT hat on, this really is a beautiful card Greta. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
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  22. The color wash and shimmer add so much interest to your pretty card Greta! I remember Magenta too. I might still have a stamp or two of theirs!

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  23. What a pretty card! The bunnies look fabulous softly watercolored and with the gold shimmer!

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  24. Fabulous card and watercolors!

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