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Lollipop bunny

My other half’s sister’s birthday was coming up so it was time for another bunny-related card, but I’d used up all my bunny digi stamps and a quick search around the usual sites failed to turn up anything that inspired me. She started work as a lollipop lady crossing guard earlier in the year and so the idea of a bunny crossing guard popped into my mind.

This was annoying on two levels: firstly, there was no chance of finding such a specific digital stamp and secondly, once I’d had the idea, it was going to be extremely difficult to come up with an alternative. Luckily I had plenty of time before her birthday, so I gave into the idea and started work on creating my own digital stamp.

First I searched for some suitable photo references to work from — I simply can’t draw things, especially animals, from my imagination — and then I sketched a standing bunny. I took that sketch into Affinity Designer and created a digital version of the bunny. Then I made another version with the coat and stop sign, and finally a third version with the complete scene.

Then I coloured it with my Copic markers — even getting to use one of the neon markers on the jacket. It really didn’t need anything else adding to it, so I just mounted it on a card base.

I spent a ridiculous amount of time on this card, but I did learn a lot in the process about making my own digital stamps. Whether I’ll actually remember it when I inevitably do it again is another matter!

Copic markers:

bunny – W3, W1, W00
jacket – YG03, YG01, YG00, FYG1, T7, T5, W5, W1, W00
stop sign – R08, Y08, Y06, T9, T7, T5
banner – Y15, Y13, Y11
poles – T7, T5, T3
road – W5
road markings – W00
pavement – E81, E84
fence – E23, E27
trees – YG61, YG63, YG67
sky – B000

Supplies:

  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Matt-tastic Adorable Scorable – soft white

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