Thursday, March 7, 2019

Filigree Bunnies

Simon Says Stamp has come out with a wonderful new release today, Fresh Bloom!  This release is amazing!!  There are some beautiful filigree dies in this release, I'm calling them the Filigree collection!  The Filigree Collection has a bunny, heart and egg.  I am using the bunny today(there's a blog hop tomorrow...hint, hint...), and had lots of fun with this guy!!...
This first one, I used watercolor paper, and brushed six watercolors on it.  I embossed it(I love the shaped images below the layered die cuts.  I think it gives some wonderful subtle definition).  I die cut the bunny and a rectangle die for the top panel, and two more die cut bunnies for layering below the top panel.  I added a sentiment from the cute new Bunny Wishes stamp set.  Here's a close up...
The second one, I was kind of thinking of a chocolate bunny...
I die cut the bunny from dark brown cardstock and hand cut him with scissors.  I used pastel colored cardstock and die cut the bunny in the three colors, and filled in the bunny with the pieces.  I added a stamped background, and covered it with vellum.  I believe less is more, and although I really like white backgrounds, I thouhgt this guy looked lost without a background.  When I stamped the background, I thought it looked  bit too loud(yeah, I's me), so I covered the front of the card with a piece of vellum.  The vellum diffused the color and intensity of the background design just a bit...which made me happy:)!!  I added a die cut and layered brand new Spring Blessings die cut sentiment.  Here's a close up...
The third one was actually the first one I originally made, and just love his simplicity...
I die cut this guy from kraft paper.  I LOVED the look of him with all his pieces in, so I hand cut him out, and left all his pieces intact!  I layered him, amd added a piece of twine around his neck.  I added the Simon Quilted Hearts background stamp, stamped with Simon Rosie Cheeks.  I used the "Easter' from the Bunny Kisses sentiment die, along with the "happy" from the Bunny Wishes stamp set.  Here's a close up...
Ok...get ready, this is going to be a FUN month showing off this new release...Spring, Easter, beauty, fun, pretty, and for me...LOTS of rainbow colors...hey, rainbows speak to ALL of the above:)!!  

Don't forget, there are blog hops over at the Simon Blog tomorrow and Saturday showcasing this new release...hope you will check them out!! The blog hops are not only great to see what new products Simon is releasing, but to become inspired!!   I will be a part of tomorrow's hop...I hope to see you then!!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. I bet some bunny loves your cards!

  2. All three are fantastic! Do you have a tip, or a favorite way for doing the intricate inlays on a die cut like these with so many little pieces?

    1. Hi Tami! I wish I could say that I did, this die cut really well, but half the pieces were in the die, others were still intact in the die cut no method to follow when THAT happens. I chose to put the pieces in this die cut bunny, no matter what, though, because it didn't have THAT MANY pieces(well, not as many as some I've had and seen:)!)...the end result for's fun:):)!!!

    2. Thank you for replying and for your wonderful inspiration.

  3. Love the embossing tip! I will have to try that.

  4. Love these cards. Just purchased the bunny. Cant wait to get it.

  5. Wow! Thanks for all the samples! Love the filagree!

  6. Love the darker bunnies

  7. I was admiring the dies from this release. Now I know why. Love the use of them in these cards.

  8. When I seen the dies I thought “what pretty dies” but couldn’t imagine how to use them. You have done an amazing job. Love all of them but I have to say the Bunny is my favorite.


I so appreciate your comments...thank you, so much, for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa