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Baby bunny

Greetings card for a new baby with a bunny lying on its back on a blue blanket and a vellum strip with "hello Tobias!" embossed in gold.

A new grand-nephew for my other half gave me the perfect opportunity to use the baby bunny digi from Lee Holland Art. Colouring the bunny went smoothly, but I really struggled with the blanket.

I’ve coloured loads of images with fabric folds with no problem whatsoever… this blanket though… this blanket took forever to get to an acceptable state and I’m still only vaguely happy with it. I think the original lines on the digi stamp don’t help, they seem to represent roughly where a fold is rather than showing the edge of a gathered piece of fabric (like on a dress). I need to have another go to see if I can work out how to colour it properly.

Several layers of Copic marker eventually stopped it looking like a blue starburst, and coloured pencil detail to refine the shadows turned it into an image I’m mostly happy with.

With that much effort going into the colouring, I didn’t want to make the rest of the card too fussy so I decided to create a simple vellum strip to say hello to the new baby. I have a couple of alphabet stamp sets, but they’re always fiddly to line up straight and they’re not really as big as I wanted for this card. Instead, I printed out “Hello Theo!” in a few different fonts and was going to trace over one with an embossing pen and heat emboss it. Luckily, I stopped and double-checked on Facebook (it does have occasional uses) and discovered that they had decided to change the name!

Close-up of the bunny.

Copic markers:

bunny (brown) – BV01, E41, E42, E43
bunny (grey) – W00, W01, W03
bunny (pink) – E02, E04, W00
blanket – B45, B93, B23, B21
shading – C5, C3, C1

Polychromos pencils:

bunny (brown) – 280 burnt umber, 180 raw umber
bunny (grey) – 272 warm grey 3, 270 warm grey 1
bunny (pink) – 131 medium flesh, 132 light flesh

Other supplies:

  • digital stamps:
    Lee Holland Art – baby bunny
  • pens:
    Wow! embossing pen
  • embossing powder:
    Wow! metallic gold rich pale super fine (WC01SF)
  • paper and card:
    Anita’s pastel vellum
    Neenah Solar White 216gm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable
The card displayed on a small wooden easel.

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