Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Easter Card #2: Piggy is the New Bunny

 Howdy. I know, I know. What in the world am I talking about now? Haha well read on, you will find out why Piggy is the New Bunny !!!

This is our daughter and son-in-love's Easter card. He loves IHOP. He'd eat there every morning if he could. So when I saw this adorably cute pre-colored pig digi from The Paper Shelter, my gears started turning upstairs and pretty soon I'd figured a way to add an IHOP gift card to the mix. My 6x6" base is some no name brand cheap yellow thin card stock, just perfect to stiffen up with more card stock layers, and it makes the yellow flowers pop. The turquoise card stock is the same SU that I've been using here lately on other cards. And the designer paper mat is Prima's Madeline A4 pad paper that I inked and edge distressed with my chalk inks. I don't have any circle dies that big so I used my trusty Coluzzle to cut the pig's circle and mat (also distressed), saving his ears from the cut to hang out on top. The Happy Easter sentiment is an I/O die, as is the Top Dog Easter basket and egg dies. The egg the pig is holding is a leftover orphan from an unknown collage sheet. The basket grass is an I/O die cut, colored green with Promarkers. I adorned the basket front with a shiny vinyl turquoise flower from my stash.

I used SplitCoastStampers sketch SC533, resizing it in PSE to 6x6" and then following as is. I like that the sketch elements mimic the shape of a huge basket a little, lol. Didn't even notice that til it was all put together. Glad I matted the large focal point circle, as it creates the handle, lol. 

The colors of my Prima paper flowers from my stash blended perfectly with the flowers in the image. I was in a hurry to finish this one to get it mailed, so no time for Viva Decor Pearl Pen to dry for 24 hours. I turned to Stickles which dries completely in a few hours. I added it to every paper flower center before adding a tiny enamel dot to each, and more Stickle dots to each flower center in the image. I traced the butterfly trails with my Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. 

I brushed clear Wink of Stella over all the basket eggs colored with Promarkers before adhering. The basket was die cut with white card stock and I used a few light brown colored pencils to accent the weaving, top and handle, not too much as I wanted it to stay somewhat white. The square mat behind the basket was made out of the Prima scraps by using my deco scissors to trim the edges and adding a smaller square of Prima and outlining it with red and brown Piit Artist Pens. 

The inside of the card has mats of the leftover Prima paper. On the left, I used an Echo Park Creative Agenda journaling tag cut down to stamp the IHOP on using Avery Elle Clark's ABC's stamps. I taped it down on the bottom only to make a tuck-in spot for the other card. The right has a printed sentiment I wrote in PSE. Here's where you learn why the pig is the new bunny. "Everyone knows eggs go better with bacon!" hahaha Or huge groan, lol. Well, it's my attempt at justifying using the adorable piggy instead of a bunny. And tying IHOP into the whole thing.

Close-up of what's in the tuck-in spot on the left side. I used a very old 7Gypsies journaling tag to announce the gift certificate being sent by email. I went last week to the IHOP website to buy a physical gift card to be mailed, but I first searched the IHOPS where they live and they all said takeout only and I got to wonder if they could even use the gift card, so I decided to talk to my daughter when she called me on Sunday like usual, and she told me oh yeah, send one by email, that's fine. So that's what I did. Go figure, theirs has been open for inside dining the whole time and they've kept going regularly. 

The back of the card is matted with the same paper as is on the front, with a leftover strip of the turquoise and a circle-punched hand-stamped I/O siggie that is stamped in Versafine Clair Warm Breeze and matches the card stock exactly in real life. Here the ink looks like royal blue and it is not! (sigh).

And the final view. Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed seeing my card as much as I enjoyed making it. Stay well and have a happy day! XXO

2.   The Paper Shelter Challenge #462: Add Flowers -- #1/3  I used TPS colored digi A Piggie's Happy Place, and I added flowers!  
4.   Happy Little Stampers AG with Dies March -- Top Dog Easter basket with Eggs die and I/O Happy Easter sentiment die
5.   Time Out Challenge #184 -- April is time for Easter and Piggy is out in his garden.
7.   Paper Funday #27: AG + Opt. Green -- #2/4 Option NOT played this time (I only used a little green)
11. CHNPPC March: AAG with Patterned Paper -- Prima Madeline papers
18. Allsorts Challenge #617/618: AG + Opt. Monochrome -- #1/3  Option not played this time
19. Get Creative Challenge #99: AG + Opt. SPD -- #1/3  Option not played this time


brenda said...

Such fun in lots of lovely bright Spring colours, thanks so much for joining in with our AG/Mono theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely colourful card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Lugkasteel Scrapbooking à la Hettie Krüger said...

Unique interpretation of Challenge #188’s Easter/Spring-theme. An Easter Pig - I love it! It is so cute. Very well done. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Scrapping4fun Challenges. Look out for Challenge #189 – Anything Goes.
Hettie - Design Team Member

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! A lot of work and love has gone into this Aimeslee, I'm sure he will be thrilled to bits with it. There's nothing like a personalised card to make it even more special. I LOVE it with it's gorgeous details and colours and of course the piggy.
Faith x

Donna Ellis said...

Cutest Easter Piggy EVER, Aimes! I love your brightly colored creation, and the way you've used the sketch to layer this masterpiece. I especially like the tiny flowers and the way the basket is featured with the smaller square behind it. DARLING! hugs, de

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Cute. SIL will love his little present. How nice to find a pre-coloured image. It allows you more time to embellish as pretty as you did.

Monica C. said...

This is such a fun card! I love the bright colors and all the items you have added to make the card so much fun. I always love how you describe your thought process and I love looking at all the details on your cards. Thank you for sharing with us.
Hugs Monica

Joy Wilson said...

How stinkin cute! I love piggies! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Vickie Y said...

Super cute image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Darlene said...

OMG this is too cute ... made me chuckle! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!


Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

Donna Walls said...

Cute pig and lovely card. I think all the baby animals would be great for Easter! Espeically baby ducks. Thanks for entering your project in the challenge at The Paper Funday Challenges. Donna, DT

Leslie said...

Ahahahaha! Super cute pig image and what an awesome IHOP theme! You SIL will love it!

Chana Malkah said...

Super cute! The composition of this project is perfect. Every design choice you made is spot on!
Chana Malkah

Marjeta said...

Super fun card. Piggy is colored perfectly. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments.

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

This is adorable! Love the easter piggy!
thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
Rachelle DT

flossbite said...

Wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

ahlers5 said...

What a cute idea...an Easter pig! Beautiful card.

Stacey said...

Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.
DT Stacey

Stacey said...

What a fun card! Love the piggy. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.
DT Stacey

Kim Heggins said...

Too darn cute....love your sweet critter, so much fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Mummylade said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts Challenge

Marjut said...

Fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

pearshapedcrafting said...

No need to justify having an Easter Pig to me! My grandad used to have pigs and I grew up loving them. I volunteered for a while a few years ago helping with children's farm parties where we used to wash pigs, play with piglets and then feed them! Love the bright colours here Aimeslee. Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Susan Renshaw said...

Love that the Easter pig is the new bunny! Super card. Lovely colours!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
DT for AG with Dies
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous card Aimeslee, I Love that pig he's so cute and what a wonderful sentiment to go with it. Love all the little extra details you always add to your cards, it makes them so very special.
Thanks for sharing over at TioT, Hugs, Avril xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fun card! That piggy is super cute and I love the spring vibe with the flowers and colours - fabulous 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

Mary said...

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