Sunday, August 20, 2017

Back on Your Feet

Lawn Fawnatics' current challenge theme is "Custom Sentiments." My mom needed a get well card for a friend. I found this card through Pinterest, and used it as my inspiration.

I began by making the turtle. I die cut his shell using a Spellbinders "Standard Circles LG" die, then cut that in half. I embossed one half with the Cricut Cuttlebug "Honeycomb" embossing folder. After inking around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress ink, I inked the straight edge of the other half of the circle. I glued that behind the embossed piece, letting about 1/8" show through beyond the straight edge as a finishing touch for the shell. I hand cut the legs, using a 1/8" Corner Chomper to round the 2 corners. I also drew & cut the tail & head, and glued all my pieces to the shell. I added toenails & shading where the head meets the neck with a Tombow marker, and also inked around the edges with Peeled Paint. Finally, I drew on a smile with a black Pitt pen, and added googly eyes for the cute factor.

For the grass, I used 2 colors of green cardstock & Lawn Fawn's "Grassy Hillside Borders" dies. I decided how high each section should be, and cut them with 3 of the dies. After I adhered them together, I placed the grass on my A9 card base, & marked with a pencil where the sky would need to end. Then I cut a panel from light blue cardstock a little longer than that and the width of the card. I adhered the sky, & then adhered the grass in place.

I die cut 2 cloud sections with the "Puffy Cloud Borders" dies from Lawn Fawn. I adhered the top section to my card, and used my MISTI & Lawn Fawn's "Riley's ABCs" to stamp the greeting on the lower cloud section. Then I adhered that in place, butted up against the top cloud layer. All that was left was to glue down my turtle in the grass, and this get well card was done!

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

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Add a Sentiment"
Dies R Us Challenge #79: "Anything Goes Using Dies"
Die Cut Divas August Challenge: "Anything Goes"


  1. Cute get well card. I am sure it will make the recipient smile. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  2. So very cute. What a great sentiment to go with the turtle too. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. OMG what a cute card ... made me chuckle!! LOL Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  4. Totally adorable card! Love the cute greeting! I'm so glad you joined the custom sentiment fun at Lawn Fawnatics!

  5. Oh I love your card, love the scene you've made with the turtle, perfect with that sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Haha, super cute and fun card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)


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