Hoppy Easter Slimline

Spellbinders | Simon Hurley


Hi everyone!

As I write this blog post my husband is outside clearing up almost 12” of snow from our driveway and sidewalk.  Our area had the (unfortunate) luck of being part of the Midwest and Northeast that got hit by major snow these last few days…and we are gearing up for a nasty cold snap in another day or two.  Ugh.

You probably know by now that I love the warmer months.  I love “Wisconsin green” and I miss it dreadfully during the cold winter months when everything is drowning in white.  And, yes, “drowning” is a perfectly apt description of this time of year around here – at least to my mind.

Easter is synonymous with Spring in my mind so I’m really loving all the Easter and Spring product designs that have been coming out lately.  It allows me to take these long winter days inside and create like it’s sunny and warm.

My card today features images from the new Simon Hurley stamp and die set called “Easter Bunnies”.  This stamp set is available from Spellbinders – I’ve linked to it in the Supplies section below.  This is a HUGE stamp set with lots of adorable Spring critters and fun sentiments.  There are even images and sentiments that are perfect for birthdays – making this set super versatile!

To make this card:

  1. Stamp the images in Watercolor-friendly black ink on watercolor cardstock & watercolor them with Distress ink or re-inkers, then die cut them.
  2. Trim two (2) white, slimline panels slightly smaller than your slimline card base.
  3. Die cut 4 notched corner rectangles into one of the panels.  You may need to measure and lightly draw pencil lines to center and space your openings.  
  4. On the other panel, ink blend the areas that will show through the 4 notched corner rectangles with Distress Oxide ink.  I purposely did a blotchy job on my ink blending to give a lot of texture to the background.  
  5. Splatter water on your ink-blended panel and let it dry.  
  6. Splatter the panel with white acylic paint and let dry.
  7. Spray the panel with shimmer spray and let dry.
  8. Once the panel is dry, adhere your die cut panel over the top of it using foam adhesive.  This will give the openings some depth for your 4 vignettes.
  9. Adhere your panel to your card base.
  10. Use a mixture of liquid glue and foam adhesive to add your watercolored critters to your card front to create little scenes on your card.
  11. Stamp and die cut your sentiment and very lightly ink blend the edges if desired.
  12. Adhere your sentiment to your card front using foam adhesive.
  13. Add a few gems for some shine.

I have to say, there’s nothing that helps me feel better on a cold and dreary day than creating my own Springtime scene in my craft room!

I hope you like this card and that it inspires you to create away any seasonal doldrums you may have.  

Have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Charlene

    I just love the way you did the background – this is adorable!

    • Jean Doeringsfeld

      Thank you so much!

  2. Lori Spitzer

    Hi, Jean – Everywhere I look, there’s the new Simon H bunny set. Your take on it is a TOTAL delight — a “10”!! I wish I had the $ to get the stamps and dies. I don’t like buying stamps w/o the matching dies unless the figures are really easy to cut out (these aren’t). Anyhoo… your work is beautiful!!
    Lori S in PA


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