With the new Woven Basket and adorable "Peep" filler option, the fun multiplies! (cue laughter)
I created 7 cute peeps and adhered them between the Woven Basket and Trapezoid Treat Box leaving plenty of room inside to fill with yummy treats!
The basket was cut in Kraft and painted with Distress Paint Crackle Paint in Picket Fence.
I lined the bottom of it with Fresh Cut Grass and a peep that has gone rogue. The sentiment is from One of My Favorite Peeps and was stamped on the Sentiment Strip.
Up next is the adorable Pure Innocence stamp set, One of My Favorite Peeps. I wanted to keep this one fresh and clean, so I resisted the urge to pile on a ton of stuff. LOL She is colored with Copic markers and her dress is paper-pieced. I stamped her on another piece of card stock, stamped Spring Backgrounds chevrons on her dress, and then cut it out. No patterned paper on this creation! :) The Sour Apple card stock was stamped with a stamp from Hearts and Stitches. The tiny "Peep" word was stamped on a piece from Accent It - Flags and Tags. The grass was drawn in with Prismacolor pencils.
I added some "knees" to her with Copic markers.
Her black hair was colored with C1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.
Here is a peek inside.
Here are some tips (and a mini tutorial) for you!
After painting the basket, ink it with Antique Linen Distress Ink to give it an antique finish.
Add some grass, or the border of your choice to the base to jazz it up.
Create realistic peeps!
Insert the colored die-cut back into the peep die.
Flip it over. Note the carefully placed "poke holes".
Use those as your guide. Take a fine-tipped marker (here is the one I used) and dot inside the poke holes with the marker.
Voila! Peeps with perfectly placed facial details. Now replicate them (like bunnies). *insert laughter reel here*
To draw out the embossed detail of the bow, brayer Pink Lemonade ink over bow die-cuts from the Woven Basket Die-namics.
Next up, I got rustic with the amazing Inspired by the Wild Wild West stamp set.
Howdy was stamped on a piece from Howdy Frames. The image is stamped on some patterned paper.
The Barbed Wire Fence Die-namics was used, but I opted for some twine instead of the barbs. This is a horse pen. :) I did the "brayer to draw out the embossed detail trick".
TIP: Sponge with Kraft Premium Dye Ink. It's PERFECT! *swoon*
Here is a peek inside.
I thoroughly distressed and dirtied the majority of the components on this card.
I sponged all over with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.
Here is a peek inside!
Here is a mini tutorial to show you how to replicate the denim paper I used. Wet the paper with a spray bottle until you can easily crumple it into a ball like this:
Lay it out flat.
Dry with a heat gun. It will be kinda crisp, which is JUST RIGHT. :)
Sponge over the "peaks" and the edges of the paper with Kraft Premium Dye Ink.
Now mat it and stitch it on. Messy is OK!
Finally, sand the surface lightly to add one more layer of rustic goodness.
If you've hung in with me this far, THANK YOU. I know it was hard work. :)
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