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Bunny Cakes – SFYTT

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It’s Saturday and that means a new Sketch for You to Try from Jen. This week the sketch is sponsored by Amber Ink.  I chose to work with the Love Bunny – Bunny Cakes Digi image.  I have to say that I love this image and the card.  It all came together perfectly.

To make this card I started with the image.  I knew I wanted it to fit into the largest Nestabilities oval that I have, so I printed off a few test runs making it a bit smaller as I went.  That’s the great thing about digi images, you can make it fit the size of the image panel that you want to work with.  When I was happy with the size I printed it onto watercolor paper.  I then used my test run to cut out and mask the image and then I did a watercolor wash with Crumb Cake ink over the embossed oval surface.  I then used reinkers and an AquaPainter to watercolor in the image. The swirls were covered with a two way glue pen and then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.

Here is a detail shot of my image. You can see that my watercoloring isn’t perfect, but sometimes it adds to the character of the card.  Here you can see a bit of the Dazzling Diamonds sparkle.

After I finished my main image I got started on my card.  I had a few pieces of Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper still lying on my table so I just went with them.  I love the soft subtle look of these two patterns.  I started by sponging each with matching ink and then distressed the edges.  I sewed around the layers and then attached some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon with my sewing machine.  Everything was then attached to the Naturals White card stock base.  I finished it off with 2 half pears from the Pretties Kit and the sentiment banner from Birthday Bakery.  It’s a Level I Stampin’ Up! hostess stamp set.  I thought it fit the image perfectly.

Here is the wonderful sketch from Jen. Make sure you visit her blog to find out about the Amber Ink discount code.  Participants can also win a $25 gift certificate to the Amber Ink store!  The shop has Digi Images, Clear Stamps and Digi Paper.  I just fell in love with the bunnies the first time I saw them.

Also make sure to check out the other Sketch For You to Try Sisters.  There are more fantastic samples using Amber Ink images on some of their blogs.  Also make sure to stop by and welcome Carole back to the Saturday sketch team and give Megan your congratulations on her brand new baby girl.

Jen del Muro
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O’Brien
Megan Lock
Susan Liles
Kelly Lunceford
Sonja Chirstoph
Jodi Collins
Carole Burrage
and the Designer of the Month, Sandra MacLean

I have no idea what today holds in store for us.  Tomorrow we are going to celebrate my grandma’s 91st birthday with the family.  Colin and Evan made her a craft.  We also bought her a box full of chocolate from a local candy store.  I bet she’ll love both of her gifts.  Have a great Saturday and I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week.