I just love this sweet little bunny from the Gerda Steiner Happy Hoppy Stamp Set. I stamped him in the lower right corner, so I could add lots and lots of balloons carrying him away. The balloons were stamped in Versamark sticky ink and then covered with clear embossing powder. After heat setting the embossing powder I began doing some simple water coloring using Distress Inks.
The heat embossed edges of the balloons acted as little barriers for the water and pigment. Before putting away the Distress Inks, I added tiny flicks of color all over the background.
The little bunny was colored with Copic Markers. I used very light grey colors only in the areas shadowed. Using R20, I added rosey cheeks and ears, and then smoothed out all of the color with the Colorless Blender.
The striped patterned paper is from the Doodlebug Design Easter Express 6x6 paper pad. I die cut it using the Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fancy Scallop Rectangle Dies. I love the interest and design it adds to the edges of the card. A little shimmer was added to the balloons and the bunny's cheeks and ears using Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen.
I've added a process video below! Please check it out to see all the details of putting this project together.