Greetings friends,

Spring is definitely here and we are seeing color everywhere. I want to share a bright spring card today made with the new ’Hip Hop Bunnies’ stamp set by Maker Forte. I knew I had to create a card that just screamed spring and what better way then to start with a base/background of flowers. (Be-you-tiful stamp also from Maker Forte) Follow along for step by step instructions on how I created this card”

Step one for me is always deciding on what colors to use. Many may not believe this next fact but I assure you it is true. I spend more time on choosing the colors then actually coloring the pieces. (I believe there are others if honest, that will agree with me.) I wanted bright so I wanted yellows and oranges. Now for the layer one color. I use a color wheel to see what it shows as the best choice. I will admit I do not always go with it and often pick a color or shade off on the wheel.

For this card I went with a dark teal. The next step was to pick the flowers from the ”be-you-tiful” stamp set and color them yellow to orange. Right away I could see one stamping was not enough to fill the background for the focal image I plan on using. I stamped and colored a second set of flowers to fill the card.

Next, I stamped and colored the sweet bunny face for my focal image. I saw right away that the bunny was soon lost among the flowers and needed its own background. So it was back to the color wheel and a die shape to pick out. I used a Maker Forte splatter stamp to add a tone on tone look to the hexagon. I attached the bunny using foam tape so I could add the string bow under it. In addition to the speckling in the same color as the hexagon I stamped the sentiment in the same color.

The final step was to finish the assembly. Both the sentiment and the bunny/hexagon were attached using some more foam tape. I like dimension to my cards so foam tape is often used on my cards. At this point I decided on adding some sequins to create the look of early morning dew…

The last step was to place this spring card onto its card base. I went with an earthy brown base to ground all the colors of the card.

I hope everyone enjoyed a small peek into my mind and how I work. Please check back for more of my creations using the wonderful Marker Forte products. Their stamps and products make card creating easy!