Monday, March 04, 2024

Mr. Rabbit Easter Card

Hello Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well as there is a lot of yuck going around. Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous have come out with another surprise holiday stamp set. These surprise sets have been a real treat, and this Easter set titled Mr. Rabbit is just in time as Easter comes early this year. Just look how adorbs that bunny is, so so good for Springtime too! Enjoy this quick step out with the new set combined with the Note Quotes set and some Mini Brushstroke Flowers from Sizzix

To make a 5 x 7 inch card I first cut a piece of Distress Mixed Media Cardstock to 4.5 x 6.5" using a Deckle Trimmer. I repeatedly stamped the Plaid image from Mr. Rabbit over it, lining up the images best I could using Ground Espresso Distress Archival Ink. Taking some white vellum cut with the Deckle Trimmer to 4 x 6", I repeatedly stamped the two Dye Egg Script pieces using Frayed Burlap Distress Archival Ink. (NOTE: Now that the card is finished the Frayed Burlap was not quite dark enough to be seen, so a darker ink would have been better.) I added another piece of vellum behind this to make the vellum less transparent using two sided tape. Taking a piece of Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger, I stamped Mr. Bunny in Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink, and left him in the stamping platform as he would need to be stamped again after coloring.

I colored in the Plaid with Distress Watercolor Pencils and a Detail Water Brush, using Speckled Egg, Ground Espresso, and Scorched Timber going vertically, and then using Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, and Scorched Timber again going horizontally. I colored in Mr. Bunny with the same colors on the suit trying to mimic a plaid pattern, adding Victorian Velvet for the ears and nose, adding Pumice Stone to the fur with a little Picket Fence on top. 

I placed Mr. Rabbit back into the stamp platform and stamped him with Ground Espresso Archival this time, added a little more Picket Fence Pencil for some highlights to his face and ears, and then I cut him out, and set him aside.

Using the largest oval from the Sizzix Movers & Shapers Sized Ovals set, I used more SSP and die cut it. I colored in the egg with Speckled Egg Distress Watercolor Pencil using a Broad Water Brush. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Note Quotes set and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder. I used the Dots image and stamped it above and below the sentiment in Speckled Egg Archival Ink. I inked the edges with the same ink. 

I used a Liquid Gold Fine Tip Pen to add circles around the dots and a line above and below the sentiment on the egg. Then I cut and folded a Kraft Cardstock base card to 5 x 7", and inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I cut Gold Kraftstock to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8", inked those edges and mounted that on the card front. I inked the edges of both the Plaid and Script with Ground Espresso and mounted those on as well. I adhered the egg on to the upper right corner on the vellum using two sided tape, and then figured out where Mr. Rabbit would go but I did not adhere him yet. Once I knew his placement, I placed the whole card into the platform. and stamped only the whisker parts of Mr. Rabbit onto the front of the card so that they would match up with the rabbit when I added him. Then I added Mr. Rabbit and gave him a dot of white in his eye with a white pen. 

I added two sided tape to the back of more Mixed Media Cardstock and die cut the lily looking flower and parts three times from the Mini Brushstroke Thinlits Set. I left the die cuts in place and colored them in with the Watercolor Pencils using Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed, Picket Fence, and Rustic Wilderness with the Detail Water Brush to make them look like traditional Easter Lilies. Then I adhered them on the egg and one small one that I cut from the larger onto Mr. Rabbit's suit coat. I added dots in the center of the flowers with the gold pen. 

(Paper Trimmer, Deckle Trimmer, Stamping Platform, Detail Water Brush, Broad Water Brush, Ink Blending Tool, Anti-Static Pouch, Heat Tool, Scissors, Two Sided Tape, Die Cut Machine)
-Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Paper: Ivory
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Mr. Rabbit
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Frayed Burlap, Speckled Egg
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils: Speckled Egg, Ground Espresso, Scorched Timber, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Pumice Stone, Picket Fence, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Rustic Wilderness, Peeled Paint
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Die: Sized Ovals (large)
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Gold
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Gold Kraftstock
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs
-Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Note Quotes
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Brushstroke Flowers Thinlits
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte
-White Vellum, DecoColor Liquid Gold Extra Fine Pen, White Pen

Thank you so very much for stopping by today. As always, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Anita, your Mr. Rabbit card is awesome! Love all the details you added on Mr Rabbit and the background plaid! You are so artistic!!!

  2. one of my favorites so far. love the plaids. thanks as always for sharing and all the inspiration.


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