Saturday, September 10, 2016

Have an Upbeet Day!

The current theme for the Lawnscaping Challenge is "Texture." I have not played with my "Rooting for You" stamp set by Lawn Fawn much, so I decided to pull it out for this card. I chose Sketch #SC596, from, for my design, figuring the circles along the bottom of the window in the sketch would be perfect for the beets!

I stamped 3 beets onto white cardstock, using Hero Arts Raspberry Jam ink for the base, and Hero Arts Grape Juice for the detail layer. For the beet greens, I used Hero Arts Green Hills & Forever Green. I then die cut them with the coordinating "Rooting for You" dies. I also die cut 3 extra beets & greens from white cardstock. I glued those to the backs of my stamped pieces, both to provide more stability and to hide the bleed-through from the inks.

For the card front, I embossed a panel of kraft cardstock with the "Plaid Background" embossing folder from Darice. I thought this folder was as "garden-y" looking as any! :) I also cut 2 strips of green cardstock, to go along the sides of the card front. I used my craft knife & ruler to cut a window in the kraft panel, as per the sketch. Then I laid that in place onto my white A2 card base, and marked the corners of the window. I cut a window in the front of my card base, using those corner marks as a guide so they would line up. I also cut 2 frames from green cardstock.

I adhered my green strips & kraft panel to my card base with my ATG tape. I used liquid glue (Perfect Paper Adhesive Matte) in a fine-tip bottle to glue down the frames to the front and back of the window.

Before I glued my beets to the card front, I traced the outline of my window onto the inside of my card. I used that to help me position my greeting with my MISTI. The greeting stamp is all on one line as is, but I needed it on 2 lines so it would fit the space. So I did a little "stamp surgery," and cut between the "an" and "upbeet." After I had positioned my stamps, I picked them up with the door of the MISTI, and stamped them on the inside of my card with Grape Juice ink, to tie in with the beets. Then I erased my pencil lines. All that was left was to glue my beets in place with more PPA. I let that dry thoroughly, and this card was done! I will send this to Send a Smile 4 Kids, to brighten a hospitalized child's day. :)

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Stamp It"
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge: "Stamp It"


  1. That sentiment with those beets. hilarious! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  2. So fun, love the embossed background, and the cute stamps are really standing out. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  3. How cute! I'm sure that whatever kid receives this card will love it! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenges!


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