Monday, March 12, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Hip Hop Easter Bunnies

Easter inspiration is the theme for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.  I made a couple of bunny tags that are perfect if you like Easter or hip-hop music (ha, ha).


I started by cutting these bunny shapes with Tim Holtz's Easter Elements die.  Once I cut them, I used the negative space as a stencil and traced the bunny shapes onto some tags so I would know the area I needed to cover.  Then I filled in the bunny outlines with a collage of patterned paper and Washi tape.

Next I added some acrylic paint, including Dina Wakley's new Peacock and Eggplant shades.  I also added white paint to keep it on the pastel side of the spectrum.

While my paint dried, I stamped some text onto my bunny cut-out frames.  One of my favorite text stamps is from a Paper Artsy set (EEG18-- link in supply list below).  I love the old-school typewriter shape of the letters.  Once these were stamped, I glued the bunny frames onto my tags.

Next I blended the white frames into the background of the tag with more acrylic paint.  When they were dry, I stamped "hip hop" onto the tags using gray ink and Tim Holtz's Cutout lowercase alphabet stamps.  I also outlined the bunnies and the letters with a black pen.

I finished these off by adding just a touch of gray around the edges and I used Christmas ornament hooks to hang them with.


Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

Be sure to upload your Easter-inspired project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

14 comments:

  1. Love these tags Andrea! the way you use washi tape is always an inspiration and to make a bunny shaped frame is brilliant! Totally gorgeous :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Your tags are so pretty, Andrea! I love the use of the washi tape and the beautiful colors.

    Cathie ♥

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  3. Wow they're great I love how you have played with the shape of the bunnys to create the background and all the colours are wonderful. Hugs.

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  4. How fun, Andrea! Bunnies are the original hip hop band members aren't they?!! Love the designs and awesome Easter colors!! Hugs, Darnell

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  5. Love your riff on words with your awesome little tags, Andrea! I really like how you make such colorful backgrounds, then tone it down with the white and just leave hints. hugs, Maura

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  6. So FUN and so YOU! I love the big hip hop! : )

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. These are fantastic Andrea! I love how you used the negative die cut shape and placed the tape underneath. It turned out really cool.

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  8. I absolutely love how you've created the layers to these tags, Andrea...so, so clever and as always, your artwork is bright and beautiful and just so much fun! :)

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  9. Aren't those tags just AMAZING?! Love them!!!!

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  10. This is such a creative project, Andrea. Love the beautiful bunnies and the fabulous colors on these tags. :)

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  11. your tags are adorable Andrea and Iove how you used the negatives for the bunnies and woohoo don't you just love the cut out foam stamps, hugs kath xxx

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  12. Very nice and creative tag - you did a great job - thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  13. These tags are fabulous, Andrea! Love the bunnies and the way you've used the negative parts is amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Stunning work Andrea! your bunnies are absolutely fantastic, colorful and I adore your color palette and your design always original! Barbara

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