ScrappyShak Design Team: My Bunny Valentine

Hello crafty friends! OOPSIE! I wanted to share this card that I made for the ScrappyShak Design Team BEFORE Valentine’s Day, but I just found this post hanging out in my Drafts folder… I had shared on Social Media, but forgot to finish my blog post! It stinks getting old, that’s for sure!

The idea for this card started with the bunny, and thinking of him leaning back in recline, munching through a box of chocolates. He’s just so darn cute! Then I thought of the Easter Bunny, who obviously loves candy. What would he be doing on Valentine’s Day? Well, he’d probably just be there for the candy, and thanks to Tim Holtz, there’s a die for that! It’s in the Bold Text Halloween set.

I started by making a bunch of candies from the Tim Holtz Sizzix True Love Colorize Dies. I used colored cardstock to speed things up, as opposed to coloring my own paper. I wanted my bunny to be holding a candy with a bite out of it, so I made one without the wrapper, and cut some bunny teeth marks in it. After making the candies, I got the idea to use the top of the candy box heart in the True Love set on my card, and die cut the words out of it. I used Victorian Velvet to color a piece of watercolor cardstock, and used the Bold Text Halloween sentiment. I wanted a brownish red for the background of the card, so I used Fired Brick Distress ink, leaving room to layer over Kraft cardstock for a border.

I made the bunny to coordinate with the chocolates. I started with white Canson XL watercolor paper, and colored it with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress inks, using the several layers of ink for interest.

All that was left to do was to add my bunny and chocolates to the card, and finish off with a little distressing around the edges.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate you!

Products used, available at ScrappyShak:
Tim Holtz Sizzix True Love Colorize dies
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bunny Stitch
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bold Text Halloween
Distress Ink Pads – Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy, Fired Brick
Distress Oxide Ink Pads – Victorian Velvet

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