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Pet Love by Michelle

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Michelle Parkman

This is a card I made to celebrate the beauty of pets, and how much brighter they make our lives. Here’s how I did it:

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:

Screen Time for the girl

Meow You Doin’ for the cats

Critters at the Dog Park for the French bulldog

Christmas Dreams for the sleeping puppy

Butterfly Kisses for the butterflies

Bicycle Built for You for the flower in the girl’s hair

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.

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Lawn Fawn:

Screen Time LF1684 and coordinating die set LF1685

Meow You Doin' LF1315 and coordinating die set LF1316

Critters at the Dog Park LF515 and coordinating die set LF520

Christmas Dreams LF1466 and coordinating die set LF1467

Butterfly Kisses LF1882 and coordinating die set LF1883

Bicycle Built for You LF1323 and coordinating die set LF1324

Winter in the Park LF570and coordinating die set LF970

Be Hap-pea LF1890

Stitched Tree Border LF1236

Stitched Hillside Borders LF772

Grass Border LF613

Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables LF1442

Wavy Sayings LF1899

Fancy Wavy Banners LF1923

Gotta Have Gingham Petite Paper Pack LF1647

Glue Tube LF1664

Jet Black Ink LF1302

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks:

Mustard Seed TDO56089

Spun Sugar TDO56232

Worn Lipstick TDO56362

Wilted Violet TDO56355

Crushed Olive TDO55907

Mown Lawn TDO56072

Tumbled Glass TDO56287

Peacock Feathers TDO56102

Vintage Photo TDO56317

Walnut Stain TDO56324

Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blender Brushes BR-100

Neenah Solar White Cardstock (80#)

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares 1612

Sakura Gelly Roll Med White 37819

Scor-Tape SP202

Sizzix Big Shot Plus 660340

from Lil Inker Stitched Mats: Dual Stitched Rectangles