Saturday, March 31, 2012

Hop Into Spring!

One of my very favorite cards of all the cards I have ever made was a step card of Granny on the Beach...when this week's Our Craft Lounge inspiration challenge was posted, I decided I wanted to make a similar card using Hoppin' Into Spring, one of my favorite OCL sets.

The fun thing about making a step card is that it allows you to use more of the cute images from this stamp set!  A horizontal image like this row of sprouting carrots really lends itself well to this design...popping a few rows up on dimensional adhesive adds some depth, and the steps accentuate the illusion of foreground and background even more.  A little bit of Sparkly Fluff to the bunny's tail adds some texture and sparkle and makes it even more fun.

I really wanted to add a fence along the horizon of this husband and son were sweet enough to swing by Michael's between lunch and music lesson so I could run in to buy the punch and finish my card today.  It was pouring rain (which we definitely need), but I was able to dash in and out without getting drenched!  Getting a decent photo on a day like this proved to be a little more challenging!

The fence is punched from a wood-grained print from MME's Fiddlesticks designer paper.  I used a warm gray Copic marker to add some shading to each fence slat and to the horizontal elements between them.

I love the way this card turned out, so bright and fun for Easter!  When it is "closed" the sentiment is hidden, and it looks as though the bunny is hopping along in the furrow between rows.  When it is sitting open zig-zag-style on my desk, the sentiment is visible and he looks like he is leaping mid-air.  It is just fun to make something different than a traditional A-2 every once in a while!

OCL Hoppin' Into Spring
Sugar Sparkly Fluff
MME Fiddlesticks designer paper
Copic blending paper
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic markers
dimensional adhesive
MS fence punch
Cutterbee snips

I hope I've inspired you to play along with our challenge!  Be sure to visit the OCL blog for more information, and to link your project when you're done!  Have a blessed Holy Week!  :)


  1. Super ca-YOOT!!! LOVE how this turned out! (glad to see your trip to Michael's was fruitful!) :)

  2. Deb, this is fabulous! Love all the little details.

  3. This is adorable Deb! Reminds me a bit of Peter Rabbit - love that story :)

  4. this is absolutely darling, great dimension and the perfect theme to do as a step card :)