02 September 2017

Pearls - Distress ink watercolouring

A little bunny steppin' out for a night out. This card features House Mouse and Friends with Distress ink water colouring and Stampin' Up products.


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Putting It Together

I don't have a lot of lace at this time, so for a challenge of Pearls and Lace, I started with the lace I do have and designed the card around it. The lace is a Dijon mustard colour, so everything else followed. I had a small card base, 4" x 3 1/2" in my stash and decided to use it. 

I had removed the bunny Diva Hopper from the wood. She had only been available as a wood mount when I got her. Using the Misti, I stamped the bunny with 2 colours of Memento ink. The dark brown Rich Cocoa for the bunny and the light brown Desert Sand for the shoes and purse. This allowed me to do a no lines colouring on both.

I painted the image with Distress inks.

For matching pearls, I used a Chameleon pan to make them yellow. Any alcohol marker can do this.

I fussy cut the bunny with a narrow margin and added the pearls over the stamped necklace.

I added Wink of Stella to her purse to give it a bit of sparkle.

I added translucent Nuvo Crystal drops to the shoes for a bit of shine.

I ran a panel of Natural White cardstock through with the Layered Leaves embossing folder and dry fit the bunny and lace on it.

To give it a finished look, I ran the Walnut Stain mini along the edge.

I used a bit of washi on the back to hold the lace in place.

I adhered the bunny with foam mounting tape and added the panel to the card base.

I added the sentiment to the inside with Rich Cocoa.


House Mouse and Friends: Pearls and Lace
Addicted to Stamps and More: Make Your Mark
Penny's Paper-crafty: Quick and Easy
Pearly Sparkles: Fur and Paws
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. A fabulous project and gorgeous colours used. It's great to be able to use our markers to colour plain pearls into the colours we need. Lovely lace.Thank you so much for entering into our current challenge and good luck in the draw. Hope to see you again next challenge with your cute work…. {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  2. Gorgeous card Rijacki :-) I love this little hopper and the embossed background and lace are fabulous, love her glossy shoes too, very cute :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  3. This is so cute. I love that you put the pearls around her neck and used the lace that you had and built around it. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  4. So cute. Love the yellow and this little girl bunny does her pearls proud!!
    Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing it for us.


  5. Your 'dressed to the hilt' bunny had me smiling, Rijacki. You did a Wonderful job of no-line coloring. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  6. Great make! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges this week.
    Mary (DT)

  7. Great card and tutorial! Never think to do that to plain white pearls!

    Thanks for joining us @ Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge! Hope to see you back again soon:)

  8. Oh my stars! How cute is your bunny, sporting her high heels, necklace, purse and lipstick! Darling! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!

  9. Such a beautiful card. Love the details. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  10. Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Pearly Sparkles.

    Hope you can join us again in October.

    Helen x


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