Saturday, June 3, 2017

I'm Rooting for You!

Lawn Fawnatics has been having a "Spring Inspiration Board" challenge. I was inspired mostly by the colors, but also the gardening theme. (Even though I used vegetables rather than the flowers in the mood board. Yes, I have no Lawn Fawn flower stamps.)

I stamped out multiples of all the veggies from "Rooting for You" onto ivory-colored cardstock. I used Memento Tangelo & Hero Arts Fresh Peach inks for the carrots; Colorbox Putty Archival ink & Memento Lilac Posies for the turnips; Hero Arts Raspberry Jam & Grape Jelly (layered) for the beets; Altenew Ruby Red for the radishes; and Memento Bamboo Stalk with Cottage Ivy for the greens, substituting Raspberry Jame for the veins on the beet greens. I also used Putty for the plant pokes, with Hero Arts Charcoal ink for the label text. After I had everything stamped out, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

I cut 3 pieces of Canson XL 140 lb. watercolor paper for my dirt layers. I die cut the tops of 2 strips with the larger of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps' "Scallop Border" dies. Because the die is designed to cut the entire piece, I had to do some partial die cutting. I taped the die to my watercolor paper, and taped that to my cutting plate, making sure the bottom edge of the die was not between the base & cutting plates. That way, I cut just the scallop edge, without cutting my strips narrower than I wanted. I also used one of the "Stitched Borders 1" dies from Pretty Pink Posh to cut the "hill" for the back-most layer. I inked all three layers with Frayed Burlap Distress ink, adding some Walnut Stain around the edges to darken them up a bit. Then I spritzed them with water from my Distress Sprayer, and picked that up with a dry cloth, just to add some interest to my pieces so they didn't look so solid.

I layered my dirt pieces together, and lightly penciled where the tops of the 2 scalloped pieces were on the layers behind. I started with the radishes, gluing them to the middle layer, so they would peek out between the scallops on the front layer. I popped the front layer over that with foam tape. I glued the rest of the veggies to the front & back sides of the hill piece. I then popped the middle piece up in front of the hill with another layer of foam tape.

For the sky, I marked on the front of my card base where the hill piece would go, and inked above that with Broken China Distress ink. After adhering my foreground pieces to the card base, I stamped my greeting (also from "Rooting for You") in Versamark ink on the front-most panel, and heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Detail White embossing powder. I will send this card to Send a Smile 4 Kids.

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

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday challenge: "Anything Goes"
Pile It On #130: "Animal and/or Spring Garden"


  1. Wow, totally awesome card! I love all those colorful, smiling veggies (who needs flowers?) So happy you shared with us at Lawn Fawnatics!

  2. What a HAPPY and CHEERY Card, Andrea! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!


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