Sunday, 18 December 2016

Birthday Bunnies for Steph

Hi Everyone! I've taken a break from Christmas Cards to make a birthday card for a very special crafty friend I've got to know over the past year. She puts masses of time and effort into her crafting and is the Queen of Mass Production. She is Steph from Steph Made It For You.

For her card I used some unused stash (she'll be proud of me!) and coloured them with my Gansai Tambi paints which she gave me as she didn't get on with them - amazingly kind!

I started by die cutting a piece of Hahnemuhle water colour card using my largest SSS stitched rectangle. This water colour card is really thick and I'm so glad I found it in a nearby Art Shop as I love it. I then stamped the marching bunnies and sentiment onto it with Archival Ink using the MISTI. As it was an unused stamp, I knew it would require repeated stampings.

I then got painting with my Gansai Tambi paints. These are lovely, and I find they are best used quite watery and if you build up the layers - it's all about the layers! I wanted to use some nice bright colours as whenever I see a marching band they have nice bright uniforms. Once it was dry, I mounted it onto an A2 (US) card base in grey.

I hope you have a fantastic day Steph and here's to more of your marvellous videos in 2017!

Here is a list of the main supplies used to make this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support the running costs of my blog and your support is much appreciated. 


Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by, it really is much appreciated :) 

PS Apologies for the lack of better pictures. It is incredibly dark here at the moment and added to that, my camera has decided to pack it in, so I am photographing on the iPad. I am hoping it can be fixed or if not I can get a replacement as I am desperate to try out my new video arm set up that I got for my birthday!


Lisa T said...

Awww thus is such a sweet card Ruth, I love the watercolouring on the marching mice (or is it bunnies? there was a huge debate on IG on one of Erica's cards about this lol, so in the end I think they got called Munnies!). The bright colours for their little suits are perfect. Really sweet card and I love that you used NBUS and paints that she sent you 😍😍😍.

Marianne said...

Such a happy cheerful card, Ruth. Those primary colours work so well for the mouse band. I received the first of my Black Friday Sale parcels from the US this week, with some of the stitched flower stamps by SSSS that are screaming watercolours to me. Hope I can get a little time to play this week.
Marianne x

Anita in France said...

Oh this is cute, Ruth ... your marching critters in their bright uniforms are just so sweet ... I'm sure your friend loved it! Anita :)

Missy Pink said...

Those little characters are so sweet, matching in that band with their cute outfits. Great design Ruth and coloured in perfectly as always. Sorry to hear about your camera, I understand about that, as the same happen to me towards the end of the summer this year. So hope you manage to get the camera repair or you manage to get a replacement soon. Take care my dear friend. Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you so so much, it is a great and fun card!
I am proud of you for using your nbus, and i'm really glad you are enjoying the Gansai tambi!
Haha for queen of the mass prod, christmas is gone i can chill now ;)

thanks again XXX!!

Leigh Penner said...

Super cute card, Ruth! Merry Christmas!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So cute! Love those marching mice! Beautifully coloured as ever Ruth! Thank you for your continued support throughout the year! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a healthy and happy new year in 2017! Hazel xx

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