So anyhoo - Back on track! I wanted to create a fun card that could easily bring a smile to a friends face! I think I accomplished it! Before I get into the details of my card - I need to give a shout out to our wonderful sponsor - Ellen Hutson! This shop is awesome, and the customer service is just as awesome! They will be giving the winner of this challenge a $25 dollar gift certificate, so if that sounds good to you - be sure to link up your project over at the Lawnscaping gallery!
Like I said in the beginning - I had fun making this card ( not to say I don't with others I make) but this one I was feeling the creativity! I knew I would - simply for the fact that I was using all new Lawn Fawn goodies! I've been in a creative slump lately even though I've been putting out projects - I've really had to force the creative juices. So - I used the fun new set Let's Play! One of my favorites from the entire new Winter Release. I inked up the little dog ( isn't it too cute!), one of the birds and the Titter Totter image! I used Lawn Fawn's new Black Licorice ink - which is a very bold crisp ink! I inked all the images it with this ink except for the dog, and I used Hero Arts Cup o' Joe ink for it. I stamped out the dog, and die cut it with its coordinating die, and then stamped it out again onto a piece of the brown striped papers from the Polka Mon Amie papers and fussy cut that out and paper pieced it onto the die cut dog ( so cute ). Then, I stamped the bird and colored it in with my Copics ( BG13 & YG41). I then stamped the teeter totter and colored it with C1, C3 and C4, and then die cut it out as well with its coordinating die. I set aside all of my pieces, and worked on my background of my scene. I have a stencil that I used for the grass, and I die cut a piece of copy paper from a cloud die to make a stencil, and inked up my sky/clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
I created my card base from smooth white card stock and make a 5x5 inch square card. I die cut from more of the Polka Mon Amie papers with the Stitched Square Stackables ( Small and Large sets), and I put my card together. I put foam adhesive on the teeter totter and adhered it to my main panel on top of the grass, and I adhered the dog and bird straight onto the card with my liquid adhesive. I adhered foam adhesive to my main panel, and adhered that onto the striped pattern paper. For the sentiment, I inked up the sentiment from the same set - You Make Life Fun and I carefully inked up the sentiment friends leaving off the "s". To finish off my card, I added some Wink of Stella to my bird, some Black irRESISTible Pico Embellisher, and a gem in the middle of the teeter totter.
I hope you love this card as much as I enjoyed and loved making it!! Hope to see your creation over at the blog in the gallery!! See you soon!