Saturday 30 March 2024

Bunnies and Blooms

Hi everyone, here I am today with another 2 Easter cards … I just seem unable to stop playing with my daffodil stamps right now as they really lift my spirits! I set out to make one with my gel press but after several failed attempts, when I eventually got a print I was happy with there was enough ink left on the gel plate to take a second paler print … so I made another similar card in paler colours with a few tweaks to make it different.

Here’s the first one.

I brayered two colours of Elements ink onto my gel press and spattered with some watered down Elements, then took the prints on 5.5” squares of white stamping card. I stamped my daffodils onto the circle then stamped again onto separate card, coloured with Zig pens and Wink of Stella, then fussy cut out. I masked the circle and added a little background stamping in 2nd generation blue then attached the coloured flowers. Finally I added the bunnies which I highlighted with white pens, added the sentiment, doodled round the circles with fine liner and matted onto coordinating card stock and a 6” card blank. 

Here's an angled pic to show the sparkle.

Stamps: Visible Image Golden Daffodils, Where Flowers Bloom; Lavinia Wild Hares Set (Large); sentiment - See-D;
Media: Lavinia Elements Ink (Blue Lagoon, Sahara); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Blue Belle); Kuretake Clean Colour Zig Watercolour pens; Wink of Stella; gel pen (white); fine liner pen (blue);
Tools: Lavinia Roland gel press.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Beautiful Blossoms #15 - Anything Floral Goes (5th entry)
Country View Crafts FB Challenge (March) - Mad March Hare (hares, rabbits or Easter) (2nd entry)
Creatalicious #275 - Anything Goes with option Easter (3rd entry)
Double Trouble #162 - Spring Florals (4th entry)
Papercraft Challenge #104 - Easter - TOP 3
Shopping Our Stash #518 - Spring Has Sprung (2nd entry)
Simply Create Too #198 - Bunnies and Blooms
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Bunnies and/or Chicks

... and the second one.

This one is the second generation print from the gel press, so I coloured the flowers in paler shades. 

Stamps: Visible Image Golden Daffodils, Sketched Tulips; Lavinia Lupin; sentiment - See-D;
Media: As above.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Country View Crafts FB Challenge (March) - Mad March Hare (hares, rabbits or Easter) (3rd entry)
Love to Scrap #166 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Mix It Up #70 - Anything Goes (4th entry)
Paper Funday #63 - Anything Goes (3rd entry) - TOP 3
Sheepski #84 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #641/642 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter whatever you're doing. Take care, and thanks for visiting.


crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Easter cards and daffodils,love the gelli plate backgrounds.
Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Two beautiful Spring cards Pauline the stamps and how you have created the colours are wonderful I love them both
lolo x

Ellibelle said...

Loving both of these cards, your gel press background looks fantastic on both cards and such a beautiful Daffodil stamp! Adding the Lavinia hares was such a great idea too and perfect for Easter cards!
Hope you're having a wonderful Easter with some sunshine too!

brenda said...

Both Gelli backgrounds look lovely Pauline as do both your Daffodil cards, blue and yellow make such a beautiful colour palette. Happy Easter.

B x

Sarn said...

Both cards are really gorgeous. Love the colours, love the stamping, love the gelli prints . . . it's all good!

Happy Easter!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

Two wonderful cards, Pauline. The background Gelli prints are beautiful.
Liz xx

Mia said...

Both your cards are great, Pauline. Gorgeous background and lovely coloring. Thank you for joining again Craftlandia Challenge. Good luck in the draw. Big hugs.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Amazing cards, such wonderful technique using the gel press, always guarantees a unique and beautiful result! thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is s pretty - love the background. I really need to get out my gel press again! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Donna Walls said...

Daffodils are such a happy flower, the yellow is so uplifting. You've created another work of Art! Thanks for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge and we look forward to seeing more from you soon.
Dona xx
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You know I love my daffodils Pauline, these are amazing cards, with beautiful colouring and design. x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Both cards are so pretty, and just a little bit different in the background colors. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing again with us at Double Trouble and Beautiful Blossoms.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Adorable Easter bunny pots, great idea for a treat bag and the cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Beautiful Blossoms.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two super cards, I love them both but am drawn to the bolder, darker one - that's just how I roll :)

Linby said...

These are both so beautiful in different ways. I love the colours and richness of the background on the first one, but I also love the CAs background on the second one. The bunny is a great idea on both.

Darlene said...

I love daffodils and your card design is just awesome!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Sisterhood of Crafters
Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Such a beautiful project you have created here. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sheepski Designs and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT for

dj said...

Way to go shopping your stash...such a beautiful spring time scene!! I love the collage look you created on both card.  Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "Spring Has Sprung" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!! Deb Horst, DT #SOS518

*Vicki* said...

A gorgeous card design and I love the colors! Thanks for sharing this with us at Mix It Up!

Maikreations said...

This is a really lovely Easter card! I love the background and the raised blooms as well as the bunny silhouette! Looks great ;o) Thank you very much for joining our "Easter" challenge over at Papercraft Challenges! Have a fabulous day and happy crafting, Maike

Lisa Cuneo said...

Absolutely gorgeous gel press work, and I love the little rabbit! Thanks for sharing with us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Blog.

Lisa Cuneo said...

Absolutely gorgeous gel press work, and I love the little rabbit! Thanks for sharing with us at the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge Blog.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Beautiful daffs and another fabulous background!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!
xoxo, Aimeslee DT