Cute Card Thursday Has Spring Fever! (Plus a Free Stamp for Someone)

Hello friends!  Hope you are having a great week so far!  It is Thursday already and we are getting closer to the weekend and even closer to the end of March already! WOW!

Since it’s Thursday, it’s time for a new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday!  The theme of the challenge this week is “Spring Fever“!  I can feel it for sure!  Hope you can join us this week with your Spring creations!  Here’s what I’ve made for the challenge:

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You may have seen a couple of creations I’ve made using Brutus Monroe products and I’m happy that I was able to get my latest “Bunnies and Blossoms” Inspiration Box (Says it is sold out..sorry!) out for a play recently.  Oh those little bunnies with the big teeth are too cute!

So I took some Aqua Pigment Paper and did the “smooshing” technique with a couple of distress inks and the little Aqua Pigment bottle from the kit (see photo) for an added color and shimmer.  I set that aside and worked on the images.

Taking a couple of the scene images from the stamp set in the kit called “Some Bunny“, I put them together to create this scene over some X-Press It Card and colored everything in with Copics.  I then cut it out and sponged along the edge where the grass is and attached it over the smooshed watercolor panel.  I took both the bunnies from the set, colored them as well and fussy cut them out and popped up the one in the front with foam tape and glued the one in the back.  I cut both of these panels with the MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle die.

I stamped the clouds in the upper portion and colored them with a white gel pen.  I then took a sentiment from the same stamp set and heat embossed it with the Brutus Monroe Alabaster EP and die cut a banner strip.  I layered this piece over a piece of black cardstock and then took some of the paper from the kit and layered it behind the black.  This is where I took the ribbon and wrapped around the layers and added the bow too.  This was all attached to a white A2 top folding card base.

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Here’s a closer look at the image panel.  You can see the pretty shimmer from the Aquapigment from the kit mixed in.  I also took some liquid applique and put it on the bunny tails so that when I heat set them, they puffed up.  Always hard to photograph, but I’ve added some shimmer to the carrots with a clear glitter brush pen and colored the shovel parts with a silver gel pen.  Lastly, I’ve attached some sequins from the kit and filled the centers with some Nuvo White Blizzard Crystal Drops.

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From a different angle you may be able to see more of the shimmer on the card.  I love how it turned out and it certainly has me getting that “Spring Fever” where I can’t wait to go outside!!  How about you?  What do you look foward to in the Spring?

Please HOP on over to the Cute Card Thursday blog and take a look at the rest of the inspiration from the design team and play along with us this week!  Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

**BEFORE I GO**

If ANYONE is interested in this stamp set (brand new in package) from Brutus Monroe, I would be more than happy to just send it for FREE to anyone, anywhere, just please let me know by leaving a comment or shooting me an e-mail!  The stamp that I got was sent in a surprise box and I’m sure that I won’t have a need to use it.

*Update* – Sydney Austrailia Stamp has been claimed!  Phoenix stamp (below) is still available until someone wants it and sends me an address where to send it to.

 “City Sidewalks – Phoenix” is a set of 3 clear stamps. (no longer available for purchase.)

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Thanks so much for dropping in today my friends!!  Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter my card for:

  1.  Alphabet Challenge – ‘Z’ is for Zesty Colors (I’ve used Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade distress inks for background)
  2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies (PIP1911) – Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts – Favorite image, stamp or die (I love using stamps and coloring them!)

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

26 thoughts on “Cute Card Thursday Has Spring Fever! (Plus a Free Stamp for Someone)”

  1. You’re such a generous person, Vicki – I know someone who resides in one of those places will be contacting you! Your industrious bunnies would be VERY welcome here – creating their own garden rather than eating ours! LOL Cute cute! I’ve not seen anything like your scene before, and it brought a chuckle to my lips. Love your shading and fun colors. Definitely says SPRING IS HERE! Tomorrow and Saturday morning, we have a bit of a dip in temps and will be in the 40s – a welcome change! Wishing you a great week-end, my dear friend! xx

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    1. You are such a dear!! Thank you! Yes, the bunnies made me chuckle so much and yes, love it because it’s unique for sure!! I will be watching for your e-mail friend! HUGS

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  2. Oh dear, I am SO ready for warm, sunny days! Bring on the spring! Your card is so sweet, and yes, the shimmer shows up beautifully. Your smooshed background is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. An adorable creation with those bunnies happily munching away, thanks so much for joining in with our ‘Use a favourite’ theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

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  4. Oh, Vicki, you are a wonderful and kind lady to share your products free! God bless you for this! As for the card; it is absolutely gorgeous with a fantastic scene! I love the rabbits in the carrot patch enjoying eating carrots with their big teeth! What a hoot! The sparkle on the panel is wonderful; love it! This is a great card, my friend! Suggestion: this card would be a great submission to today’s SCS Ways To Use It challenge! Hugs!

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  5. awww, those bunnies are so cute and working the soil so well for spring! I love all the details and stitched panel too! You are so kind to offer them, and I’d take you up on your offer, but I’m trying to thin out my stash and giving away stamps too 🙂

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  6. oh my gosh, how cute cute cute is this adorable card, love the bunnies and the gorgeous colouring. I would LOVE that stamp of Sydney Harbour, used to drive on it every day to work for two years, will email you much appreciated.xxxxx

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  7. Oh, what a fun scene, Vicki! Loving the carrots and the clouds. At my house, the bunnies would be eating all my carrots, not taking care of them. lol I just finished a card for the Cute Card challenge and I’m definitely ready for spring. The sun is shining today and over the weekend, we actually had an 80 degree (F) day. Only one and then it went back into the low 60s but at least no rain so I’m sure spring really IS here. 😀

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  8. Such a cute little scene you created here with this super sweet bunnies, love the embossed sentiment too! It is making me long for spring, a little way for us to go yet, still got feet of snow in places unfortunately, been a big snow year here! So ready to see my spring bulbs pop up all over my yard, my favorite time of year! hope you have a fabulous weekend, hugs Deb xx

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  9. The bunnies bring a smile to my face – love the big teeth, and they are in their carrot garden. Love the shimmer you created. And the curvy stitching die is perfect for the whimsy.

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