Apple-solutely Awesome Mini Slimline Card with Lawn Fawn

Thursday, August 17, 2023

It's hard to believe that I have been playing along with Craft Roulette for almost 100 weeks! This my 99th card I have made for Craft Roulette and it's all been consecutive - I haven't missed a week once. So fun and unbelievable how many cards I've made - some really weird but all unique. For this card, I took the requirement for the card to be split in the middle as my sentiment splitting the top and bottom of my card creating two different scenes.

When I made this card, I realized I should have filmed it because describing this is going to be interesting. But stay with me and let me know if you have questions in the comments or message me on Instagram. I started with die cutting a panel and a half with the largest Small Mini Slimline dies from Lawn Fawn. For the full panel, I split it half and added brown Distress Oxides on the bottom half and blues with a cloud stencil on the top half. I added the same browns to my half panel and die cut out dirt pathways using the Slide on Over Maze die.

Using green cardstock, I die cut two sections of grass and on one of the sections, I used a wavy die to show where the grass turns into dirt. I also die cut a banner and stamped my sentiment along with a heart - I slid the die over and trimmed down the banner with the same die so it would fit perfectly around the sentiment. I used foam adhesive to add the die cut dirt pieces to the bottom of my inked panel. The grass pieces and sentiment were layered together and popped up so it overlapped just a bit of the dirt.

This panel was adhered to a cut piece of patterned paper (3x6") and this was added to my card base (3-1/4x6-1/4" when scored). I stamped my images and colored them in my Ohuhu Art Markers. Jolly reminds me of Santa, so I went with an apple tree so I can have green and red on my card! I do not have dies for both stamp sets, so I decided to just fussy cut all the images out so they would look consistent. I popped up my apple tree to the top panel and trimmed off anything that went past the card base edges. I also added my mouse, extra apple, dirt mound and little dirt critters with foam adhesive to my card.

For some final touches, I added white gel highlights to my images and Pops of Color in two different brown shades to the dirt to give it a little more texture. I hope you enjoy this card inspiration and I think it qualifies close enough for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge so I'm going to enter it there, too!


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