Winter just arrived and after the most recent storms, everyone is anxious for Spring to roll in! I'm not sure I'd go that far, but it was fun to do a little playing and combining a few Simply Crafty SVGs files to create 2 versions of this Spring Prim Bunny.
The head from the Smiling Snowman file once again makes up the central portion of this piece. I did not cut the bottom piece that wraps around the bottom of the head. Add some ears from the Bunny Easter Basket file.
The head and ear cuts were reduced to 85%. Double embossing* of the panels and a small amount of inking using some grey distress ink and blender tool. The coloring for the inner ear pieces was done using colored pencils. A small slit on each side of the top piece allowed for the ear to be inset into the head about 1/4 of an inch. Glue in place. The facial features are a pink glittered brad nose. The prongs of the brad were cut off and 2 beads were used for eyes and some scrap cardstock was used for the eyebrows.
A fluffy organza bow is attached to the lower portion of the head.
I made two bases -- the first base is made using the carrot from the Carrot Patch file and increasing it in size just a little bit. You don't need to cut the top piece with the slit in it.
Ink all the edges and let the ink travel into the center of each side if desired. I added about a tablespoon of rice in a small plastic bag to the inside of the carrot piece before closing it up and gluing it shut. the rice was used as a weight and for stability. You can just place the head of the rabbit over the top of the carrot and it should fit snugly. Cut another carrot piece for the base. You'll need to cut 2 inches off to create a truncated cone. Add a little inking. Assemble and flip with the lid as your base. You will have an opening for the carrot to sit in. I added some small punched flowers and some grass edging found in this file: Bunny in a Basket Card (I placed three of the grass strips together slightly overlapped and used the Union command in SCAL 5 to make the strip one long piece. Copy and paste the strip -- and on one of the pieces, make it slightly taller. Cut and ink. Wrap around the base. Add some pastel flowers and set the carrot in the base.
For the second base, I used the spindle stand from the Smiling Jack O'Lantern from Simply Crafty SVGs. No changes were made and it was cut as it was designed in the file. Once the stand is assembled, ink as desired for additional texture and interest. Place the head on the stand. You could add a small cube to the top of the stand for a little more stability of the head, but we wanted to add a small battery operated tealight for an additional element of surprise.
You'll also need:
AC cardstock (12 x 12 white, weave, rust, dk olive green)
Distress inks (colors as desired) and blending tool or felt to blend
1 1/2 yard white organza ribbon (1/2 inch wide)
Hot Glue gun
Bearly Art Precision Art Glue
SkyCut C24 and SCAL 5 Pro
Embossing machine (Big Kick by Sizzix was used)
*to double emboss: Run the pieces through the embossing machine with the most detailed folder first. Then make a second pass using the second folder. The embossing from the first run will be still visible, but not as detailed. You'll be able to pick up most of the design if you lightly brush the top with some ink.
Hoping you'll enjoy some creative time in the next few days and nurture your soul. Crafting is my stress release and I always look forward to setting aside some creative time. Hoping you do too!