Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bunny Birthday with Pattern

This week I’m showcasing fun ways to use pattern in your designs!  Hope you enjoy!


Oh, I love the sweetness of spring and all things that remind us new life is coming!  Though I’m not a huge fan of the bunnies that roam our neighbourhood (and eat my tulips), I do love the cute paper variety.  Our niece just turned 9 and I was roaming through my stamps to make her a BD card. I found this sweet set called Good Times from a company I used to design for, There She Goes.  It has since closed, but they had some of the sweetest stamps - often illustrated by Torico - who now works for MFT.  

So, I felt like this sweet pair needed to be stamped up again.  I used my Misti to position the two bunnies (they are separate stamps), so I could mask them and tuck them close together.  I added some grass blades with my Micron pen under her feet to tie the two images together.  It kind of looks like a big sister and little brother, which is what they have in their little family.  


I thought they’d look adorable with some paper piecing and it would tie the whole card together with these great spring prints on the paper.  A bit of sewing on the layers, a sweet sentiment, from an older PTI set called Tiny Treats. I thought it worked perfect because of the “time” element and the little pocket watch he’s holding.   Can you tell that I coloured them slightly differently?  He’s done in cool grays (C00 - C3) and she’s in neutral grays (N1 - N5), they are both cooler grays but just different enough that it makes them look unique from each other.  


Here’s the Copics I used.  Hardly any actually - another benefit of paper piecing!  

8 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

so cute and beautiful
Gr Karin

Pauline said...

Christine, this is so adorable. A sweet card for your niece. Love your card design, papers and colouring. Great job on the paper piecing. It's nice to see 'spring time' images. Looking forward to Spring, it's been a harsh winter in Ontario this year. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Budz said...

What a sweet card, Christine. Your paper piecing with all the lovely paper layers brings such a cheerful look to your card. tfs

CherylQuilts said...

Oh my, Christine, this is just so sweet, and your coloring of these bunnies is darling. But the DP is what is so perfect along with their paper-piecing outfits. I love the two patterns. Sweetness! I know your nice is going to LOVE this card! Warm hugs! xoxo

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness, your coloring paired with the paper piecing is just adorable!!

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, they're so sweet and your papers are perfectly spring fresh and adorable with them. Your paper piecing is so beautifully accomplished that I almost didn't notice it. What a treat! I'll look forward to more this week, as you know how I love playing with paper.

Nancy Thomas said...

I have said it before, but I have to say again that you truly are an artist with patterned paper. So pretty and soft.

Joan V said...


What a darling card. I love paper piecing and this was so refreshing to see. I haven't visited your blog in sooooooo..... long. Glad to see that you are still creating. Wish There She Goes was still in business. They had awesome stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.