Step 1: I stamped out my images with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# paper, and colored them with Copic Sketch markers. Once colored, I cut them out with the coordinating dies. The stamp sets and coordinating dies are all from Lawn Fawn and these are the sets I used:
Winter in the Park for the bench (this one was not colored with Copics)
Step 2: Using the largest Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender brush and a cloud stencil, I blended Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink onto more Neenah Solar White paper to create the puffy cloud background. The size of the paper was larger than I needed so that I could choose the best part of the clouds to use in my card (the cutting is done later). **Note: You can make your own cardstock stencil with Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders.
Step 3: Out of more white paper, the grass was cut with Lawn Fawn Grassy Border, the hill behind the grass was cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, and the hill with the trees was cut with Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree Border.Again, I used my large blending brush, plus Tim Holtz Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks to color the grass and hills.
To color the trunks and branches of the trees, I masked off the hill that I just colored with a Post-It note, then carefully blended in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide inks with a smaller brush.
For the colorful tree foliage, I made some individual quick circles of Tim Holtz Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide inks on white paper, and then I used the stitched shape part of Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree Border to cut it out. Once cut, these were set aside.
Step 4: With (almost) everything colored, it was time to start putting the card together. I started by setting down my clouds, then arranging the hills and grass in a way that looked good to me. Next, I used some low tack tape to hold them all together, and positioned the largest of the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables so that I could cut all of the pieces together at one time, and ran that through my Sizzix Big Shot Plus. **Note: If you don’t like doing this, you can cut each piece separately, and then put them together.
Step 5: With everything cut, I did a touch more blending to make sure everything looked nice together. I added a little extra Mowed Lawn ink to the tips of the grass and the edges of the hill. I also decided exactly where I was going to put the bench, and filled in the white parts of the bench with the Distress Oxide ink colors that were behind it.
Step 6: My favorite part of card making is putting everything together! I started by adhering the foliage to the trees using Lawn Fawn Glue Tube to carefully attach the colorful stitched shapes to the tree branches. I wanted the card to have some dimension, so I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares to make the grass ”pop” a little, and to give the kitty a little hiding place. I used Scor-Tape to adhere everything else.
Step 7: I stamped more white cardstock with Lawn Fawn Wavy Sayings, cut it out with Lawn Fawn Fancy Wavy Banners, and adhered it with more 3D Foam Squares. Then I stamped the “from all of us” sentiment from Lawn Fawn Be Hap-Pea directly onto the card with more Jet Black ink. I used Sakura White Gelly Roll for some extra little detail as well.
Step 8: Now that my scene was all set, I cut a piece of paper from Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Petite Paper Pack with the largest rectangle from Lil Inker Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles, adhered my scene to it with Scor-Tape, and finally adhered the whole thing to my 4.25 x 5.5 card base with more Scor-Tape.
Products used -
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks:
Neenah Solar White Cardstock (80#)
from Lil Inker Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles