Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card that utilizes some of those leftover elements we all end up with after we complete a fancy scene card to create a completely different project.
I've been on a forest scene kick here of late and when I build a scene I tend to way over estimate the number of trees/mushrooms/hedgehogs, etc. that I will need to make it feel complete. Thus, I am left with all of these sad little pieces that have been meticulously colored and fussy cut and now are homeless. Typically, I save all of these pieces because I'm super inspired to create for them a place to belong and then about a week goes by and I get tired of always having to move them out of my way and they inevitably end up in the trash. SO I got and uncharacteristic burst of post-complicated-scene-card energy and created a second, cleaner and simpler card with my leftovers.
I did create a few more necessary layout pieces but it didn't take more than ten minutes to prep a frame and some stitched rectangles using my Big Shot and some dies by Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp. I distressed all the edges with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then I did stamp a snail from the Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens stamp set (one of my all time faves!) and color him him with Prismacolors to match the other pieces before fussy cutting him out. All of the elements are from various Lawn Fawn stamp sets and I'll list all of the supplies below.
This card came together in a breeze! I spent about 20 minutes (super speed in my cardmaking world) from beginning to end on this little guy. I'm also going to enter this project in the Lawnscaping Challenge #112: Embossing since the little panel on the front has some fun embossed woodgrain detail. This is not a shock since it is left over from the card I made for my first entry in this challenge! So double score!
For a full tutorial of this card, click the video. To see the card that produced the leftovers, click here. Thanks for stopping by on this crafty Monday! I hope I've inspired you to give your leftovers some love! See you soon! Bye!
- Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest Stamp Set
- Lawn Fawn Gleeful Gardens Stamp Set
- Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Backdrops Stamp Set
- Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Stamp Set
- Simon Says Stamp Frames dies
- Doodlebug Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad
- Kraft cardstock
- Prismacolor pencils - set of 150
- Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
- Ranger Black Archival Ink
- Wood Veneer hearts
- Christmas Red Stickles
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
- Scotch Advanced Tape Glider
- 3D Foam Tape by Best Creation
- Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Powder
- VersaMark Ink