Step 1: I first cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Moonstone card stock down to be a landscape A2 size (5.5” x 8.5”), this served dual purposes of acting as both the card base and the sky above the garden patch. For the dirt hill, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Garden Border die and ink blended Distress Ink in the color Ground Espresso to make the dirt hill look more “dirt-like.” With my sky and ground completed, I moved onto the veggies and bunny.
Step 2: I used the Lawn Fawn set Hoppy Easter for the bunny, basket, and Easter egg. I stamped these images using Memento Tuxedo Black as it’s Copic friendly and used my Copic markers to color them in. The bunny was colored using E31 for the body and R20, which is the perfect blush pink for bunny ears and cheeks. E57 was used for the basket and R32 along with V15 made the colorful Easter eggs.
Step 3: I wanted to go for a more mixed media look on this card, so I die cut the veggies from the Stitched Garden Border die set out of watercolor card stock and painted them using Distress Inks. Carved Pumpkin was the perfect orange shade for the carrot, I dry brushed some Wilted Violet onto the turnip and Forest Moss worked as the perfect earthy green shade for all the tops. I finished off the final details with Ground Espresso. The “veggies” sign came from the Rooting For You stamp set and was stamped using Hero Arts Wet Cement with Ground Espresso for the text.
Step 4: Once all the coloring was done and all pieces were die cut, it was time to assemble the garden. I used glossy accents as it has a very strong hold to assemble my veggie garden. I attached the basket to the bunny, arranged the veggie garden to my liking, then I tucked the Easter egg in last. Once the garden was completed, I attached it to the card base and sponged some clouds into the sky using Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink with a sponge dauber. As a finishing touch, I used the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangles to cut out a small rectangle and stamped the greeting “Hoppy Easter” with Versafine ink and affixed the greeting to the center top of the card.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Ground Espresso (dirt patch, veggie text, veggie details)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Forest Moss (green of plants)
Hero Arts in Wet Cement (veggie marker)
Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink (clouds)
Versafine ink (greeting)
Memento ink (bunny, basket, egg)
Copic Sketch Marker - Blush - R20 (bunny cheeks/ears)
Copic Sketch Marker - Peach - R32 (Easter egg)
Copic Sketch Marker - Mallow - V15 (Easter Egg)
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers (clouds)
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool(dirt patch)