Sunday, March 6, 2011

PKS Sketch Challenge #46

Some Bunny Loves You!

I have to admit that I am addicted to the Patty Cake Jr stamp. This cute little gingerbread girl has stolen my heart. For the Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 46 I am using her again, this time as a bunny for Easter. Please read on to find out how I made this cute little card and especially how I made the flowers. Here is this weeks sketch.

Featured Stamp
Peachy Keen Stamp, Patty Cake Jr (PK-401)
Blue – 6” Card (Folded Size)
(A) Light Green –5 5/8” Square
(B) Medium Green – (2 Each) 2 ½” X 5 ¼”
(C) Bue Print – (2 Each) 2 ¼” X 5”
(D) Medium Green – 4 3/8” X 4 5/8”
(E) White – 4 1/8” X 4 3/8”
(F) Polka Dot – 4” X 4 ¼”
(G) White Scallop Egg
(H) Blue Egg Mat
(I) Check/Text Egg

Various Paper Elements

Image, Bunny Ears and Flowers

All papers from Stampin’ Up!, My Mind’s Eye and G.C.D Studios (Melody Ross).


Copic Markers
Flower Mini (1 ¾”) CC-MINI-049 Cottage Cutz Die
Nestabilities Scallop Circle
Quilling Tool
Art Glitter Glue
SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) Software
Scalloped Eggs SVG File from
Sewing Machine

Card Instructions
Step 1 – Stamp and color the gingerbread girl image. Set aside.
Step 2 – Cut out all paper pieces and various elements.
Step 3 – Use Photoshop to create the “Some Bunny Loves You” text along a circular path. Print out the text on the checked paper and cut out the egg with Cricut. (Note: The egg shape is an SVG file used with SCAL software for cutting with the Cricut. The positioning of the text was a matter of printing, cutting and moving the text until the position was correct for the egg.
Step 4 – Assemble the egg pieces (G-H-I). Set aside.

Step 5 – Assemble card panels (B-C) and (D-E-F).
Step 6 – Stitch around the edges of pieces A, both (B-C) panels and the (D-E-F) panel.
Step 5 & 6

Step 7 -  Attach the three stitched panels A and (B-C)  to the card front.
Step 8 – Wrap white ribbon around (D-E-F) panel.
Step 9 – Attach the (D-E-F) panel to the card front.
Step 7, 8 & 9

Step 10 – Attach bunny ears and decorative elements to the gingerbread girl and attach to the card front. Bunny ears were made using basic shapes in SCAL and welding them together before cutting.
Step 11 – Attach the egg to the card front with Pop Dots.
Step 12 – Attach a tissue paper scallop circle and flowers to the egg.
Step 10, 11 & 12

Gypsy Tip – To give flowers some added dimension I like to add scallop circles cut from tissue paper and attach it under the flower grouping. I usually emboss the scallop circles with small dots after they are cut out.
Gypsy Tip – To make the small flowers I used the Mini Flower Die from Cottage Cutz with my Cuttlebug. This cute little flower form Cottage Cutz is perfect for making these tiny dimensional flowers. And the price is a steal for this 1 3/4" flower that can be cut and used flat or made into a dimensional flower using the spiral flower technique. Please note that the 1 3/4" measurement refers to the size of the flat flower. The dimensional flower is only about 1/2" wide.

To make the flowers for this project:.
Cut three cardstock flowers using the Cottage Cutz die with the Cuttlebug.
Beginning at the dot, clip the bridges of the cut flower to make one continuous cut to the center disc.
Starting from the outside edge, wind the spiral flower around the quilling tool to the center.
When the spiral is completely wound to the center disc let the flower relax just a little.
Apply glue on the disc and press the bottom edge of the flower to the disc, holding until glue is dry. I like to use The Art Glitter Glue because it dries very quickly and holds very well. 

Spiral Flower Technique

This was another fun sketch challenge. I hope you have enjoyed this card and will try making the spiral flowers using the Cottage Cutz, Mini Flower die. It really is a fun technique. Have a great week! - Jane, the Polka Dot Gypsy.


Janice W. said...

Jane you have done it again! Another adorable card using that adorable ginger. She is stealing my heart with your wonderful cards! Thanks for the tutorial on the spiral flower! Thanks for joining the challenge, again at PKS! Good luck!

Glora said...

Awesome and amazing. The details and stitching are just incredible!!!! I love it! Hugs- Glora

Patricia St Martin said...

I have to say I did not see this the first time I stopped by. This wonderful. I loved how you showed how you did you card, your sewing perfect..(mine not so good)stunning flowers, I was wondering how you held then and you used a quilling tool, great idea... that would help you get then small. Love you card. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a cute gingie bunny card! Just darling!

Huggies ~