Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring is Here with The Stamps of Life


Today I have two cards to share. If you have ever visited my blog, you know I am fan of using both the positive and negative space on a card from my die cuts.

Let me start with the first card, which inspired me to make the second one! Haha!

I am definitely experiencing Spring fever this week so I pulled out The Stamps of Life Bunny4Easter.

I glued down a piece of patterned paper onto a white card base and then die cut the bunny out. This left me with a space to fill.

After stamping a bunny in black on white card stock, I did a very light watercolor with pink on parts of him using Candy ink.

The bunny was glued down in the opening and then I decorated the inside. I wanted there to be eggs inside (from the eggs I cut a few weeks ago). I also stamped some grass and a flower.

So this is what you find when you open it:

I finished off the front the card with a die cut tag stamped with, "He is Risen."

A trio of paper flowers was added around the tag.

The card opened from the front with the bunny peeking from the back:

On to the second card! Since I had this lovely die cut left I decided to cut some frames from Sizzix Dotted Rectangle Dies using coordinating card stock.

I decided against stamping the bunny on the paper because I was worried it wouldn't show up enough. This became the bunny's backside hopping away!

I added a pearl to represent cotton tail. My husband isn't sure you can tell it is the back, but I am going with it!!!

The background was created by stamping a single flower all over. The two dotted frames were added and a trio of tiny dots were stamped around the bunny.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

I am entering these cards in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #276-277 Anything Goes
SSS Monday Challenge: Make a Rainbow


  1. Aw, this is adorable. I love how you created the cut out window for the little bunny inside your card and what a great way to use the cut out on another card. Very clever! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  2. What a great way to make two cards out of one die-cut, Katherine. Absolutely FABULOUS and so creative. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. I hope you will join us again soon at Word Art Wednesday. It's such a treat to have you play along in our challenges.

    I've just become your newest blog follower. I would be VERY grateful to have you stop by my blog to become a new follower on my blog. It really would mean a lot to me. I hope you will stop by.

  3. Very colorful! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. We are midway on our current challenge and I hope you join us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God's Word found in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 which tells us, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." Have an awesome week.

    JO ANN