The minute I saw Dina Kowal's wonderful treatment of this adorable stamp HERE,
I had to order it and give it a try myself. The linked tutorial shows several cards with various techniques – just keep scrolling until you get to those marvelous bunnies. There's also a video as well . . .
The camera actually picked up some of the Distress glitter, but what may not be very visible is that the embossing paste was applied in a heart shape – appropriate for an anniversary card, don't you think?
I'm no colorist but Dina's skills helped me get a lot farther along than I would have otherwise. I kept my laptop with her card up at my elbow and it was very helpful while working on shading. I've found that chalks are very forgiving and therefore great for making a stamper look more skilled at coloring than is actually the case, so since "my Momma din't raise no fools", that's what I used on the whole card.
This is the first time in quite awhile that I've played with my chalks . . . time to get back to them!
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Solar White
Stamps: The Artful Stamper Smoochin’, text from Paper Smooches
Inks: Archival Coffee, Hero Soft Brown, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen
Emb Powder: WOW Clear Matte Dull
Chalks: The Stencil Collection Non-Smear Pastels, Bruynzeel
& Faber Castell Pastel Pencils
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Heart
Emb Paste: Dreamweaver Translucent
Dies: DieNamics Fishtail Banner
Doo Dads: Distress Dry Glitter, Flower Soft Polar White