This Chocolate Bunny is the perfect stamp for my diet, I get to have my chocolate and stamp it too!
Check out this cute easter card that I demonstrated at my workshop on Saturday, it was inspired by a card that Becky Roberts made:
I love this card. It's one of those that I might just have to mail my self for Easter! Do you see the cloud background? It is made with a stencil that I created. I did not like the look I was getting by using the scallop punches, so I made my own stencil. If you are interested in it, just email me and I will send it to you in a pdf, you can print it out, cut it out and start making your own cloud scenes!
Now, I have to show you my favorite way to stamp this bunny...
Ink it up with Chocolate Chip Craft ink, stamp it on Close to Cocoa card stock and emboss it with clear powder, I find this gives it the most realistic CHOCOLATE look! So, real, you might have to resist taking a bite! Which leads me to my second card!!!
FUNNY, huh! I saw this last Easter on a t-shirt and thought it was so funny, so when I got my Chocolate Bunny stamp I knew I had to make this card! I think it would be the perfect Easter card for a man. As you can see I used my cloud stencil here too, don't forget to email me if you want a copy of my cloud stencil. I typed up the words on the computer and printed them out on Whisper White card stock. Then I drew the cloud around them with a journaling marker and cut around that. NOW, let me tell you about my struggles with this card! I needed the bunnies to be facing each other, which meant that I was going to have to make a reverse image...
What I really wanted to do was to ink the bunny, stamp it on a solid piece of rubber and then stamp that, but I did not have a big enough piece of plain rubber or solid stamp to do this. So, I tried brayering the bunny and then rolling that onto my close to cocoa card stock, but it was too light. Then I tried stamping it on to an acrylic block, again it came out too light. Next I tried my silicone rubber sheet that is used with the big shot for the impressions plates, too light. Then, I tried a window sheet, too light. With all these techniques I used craft and classic inks. Ugh! So, finally I switched my card stock to WHISPER WHITE and was able to get the bunny you see on the right using Chocolate Chip craft ink and my brayer.
So, this is what works to create a reverse image of the Chocolate bunny...
Ink the Chocolate bunny stamp with Chocolate Chip craft ink
Run your brayer over it one time
Roll the brayer on to a piece of Whisper White card stock
Now you have a reverse image of the Chocolate bunny.
If you find something that works better please let me know I would have liked it to come out darker and on Close to Cocoa card stock!
I hope you have enjoyed my Chocolate Bunny creations. Thanks for visiting, I love sharing my ideas with you all!
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