My last “festive” card of the year – I promise! Here in South Africa our Christmas is a warm one and so scenes of snow and snow bunnies are not really topical, but always welcome!
However, I felt that even though there isn’t any snow here, we should at least have some kind of “bunny” – so please meet my Christmas Beach Bunny!
The card starts out in life as a gatefold card – A4 sized Curious Metals White CS trimmed to 15x15cm then scored to create the gates. The front panels were embossed with ProvoCraft’s Swiss Dots embossing folder. The wording is the Seasons Greetings embossing folder. I used the wax paper resist technique to colour the words and I used a snowflake brad to act as my lock mechanism, along with my ribbon. A blank piece of CS is adhered to the back of the words to hide the reversed embossing and the brad legs. Words are then edged with a silver marker.
Opening the card reveals the contents – a hidden Beach Bunny! The stamp is #I1655 from Great Impressions (George, South Africa), stamped onto plain white CS and coloured using chalks, pastels, Jelly Roll pens and Stickles. The Beach Bunny is layered onto Teal Elephant Hide handmade paper. The background is created using the wax paper resist technique (once again) and the Divine Swirls embossing folder. I punched two holes in the right hand panel to allow the ribbon to pass through to the front of the card – the locking mechanism to hold the card closed. I covered the embossed right (& left) panel with more Curious Metals White CS, and edged with XXX Teal ink, hiding the ribbon and reverse side of the embossing. Now I have a nifty place to leave my message of good wishes.
Opening the card up completely we see the full glory of my Christmas Beach Bunny!
Here’s another Christmas Beach Bunny card, on a more conventional card shape.