Friday, April 06, 2018

Sending Smiles Across the Miles

Good morning Cottage Cutz fans!  It's Jeanne today with a card that will surely brighten the day of someone far away.  This card features the Spring Hot Air Balloon and the Stitched Sun, Clouds and Umbrella dies.
I started with an A2 red card base and a blue panel cut to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I used a paper printed to look like watercolor.  Normally I like to watercolor my own backgrounds but this is nice if you're pressed for time.
Next I cut all the pieces - some from colored card stock and others from white.  I used the background of the balloon but not the front piece to keep it from looking Easter-ish.  The rectangle for the sentiment is cut from the second smallest Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangle set.
I colored the rabbit, basket fringe and tassel pieces with Copic markers and used a sponge dauber with Crumb Cake ink to add some shadow to the basket.  I then assembled the pieces.
I glued the sun in the upper right corner, letting some of the rays hang off.  I used paper snips to clip off the over hang.
I glued the sky panel to the front of the card and arranged the clouds and sentiment panel.
Finally I used foam tape to pop the rabbit and basket off the card front.
I hope you enjoyed today's card.  It would surely bring a smile to a loved one's face!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fun weekend and have time do some crafty things!


Pam MacKay said...

Super cute great idea to get more use out of our dies!

Tam said...

cute card

Janja said...

Super cute card! I like the design and layout.

Mary Marsh said...

Such a cute card Jeanne-your bunny in his hot air balloon is sure to bring a smile to someone's face

Sherry said...

Absolutely adorable. I love it when people show a way to use a die for something other than what it was originally intended for. This bunny definitely doesn't look like an Easter card. ~ Hugs, Sherry

SugarShine Designs said...

So cute! And what a clever way to get more mileage (pun intended) out of an Easter die. Also enjoyed the texture in your balloon.

Anja Ž. said...

I love it! It's cuteand i love your choice of the sentiment.