Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Hello, My Favorite!

You know that thing where you start out with a concept and, boom, end up in a totally different place? Yup, this card. I had been thinking about this girl on a swing--super simple card in mind--but wouldn't it be cute if she could actually swing? Maybe one of those cards were the image is suspended on thread--hmm, that takes too much planning, eww.  So, rejiggered my mindset and placed her on a lift up flap. Virtual swing!
  1. I diecut the Lawn Fawn tree die border and turned it on its side as a branch. 
  2. I figured out where I wanted to place the girl and diecut a Pretty Pink Posh Peekaboo Window, extended for length to fit (did this on the Big Shot--I bet Jennifer McGuire or somebody has a video about this technique). 
  3. I stamped my image and drew in extra chain using a Copic Multiliner (0.3). 
  4. After I colored her up, I decided to add clouds and grass for more interest--a Ranger round sponge applicator for the clouds and a Clarity brush for the grass (love the effect of the stippled grass).
  5. The coverplate looked plain so I used another border die cut scallop the edges. Omg, so cute.
  6. A handful of leaves, butterflies and a precious bird make the scene more lively.
  7. And finally, finally, finally, I stamped the sentiment and colored up a few hearts on the card base so when the recipient lifts the flap (or should I say, swings it), they get a secret message.

I'm entering this in Fab n Funky #342 Children, Simon Says Wednesday Bit of Green, Cute Card Thursday 368 For Mothers/Ladies Only

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Leafy Tree Backdrop Portrait diesDistress Ink Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo, VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Round Ink Applicators, Love Cynthia Be Awesome Today, Mama Elephant Cloud Border die, Memory Box Dancing Butterflies, Doodlebug So Tweet Shape Sprinkles, Clarity Brush, PTI kraft and PopTone Sour Apple cardstock, Waltzing Mouse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle, Pretty Pink Posh Peekaboo Windows, Copics


  1. hahaha - I laughed out loud when I read "that takes to much planning. ew!" My sentiments exactly. This card caught my eye in my blogger feed with it's bright happiness so I HAD to come take a closer peek. Love it. Love it some more. And now I want summer. The end.

  2. I say this to DH all the time! This is one brilliant idea, and I love the way she swings. What a delightful card, Toni. Just love it. Bev

  3. What a fantastic idea for your card - I love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Fab n Funky this week.

    Sharon x

  4. Gorgeous card Toni! The scene you've created is adorable.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  5. Absolutely love this card! This is so cute. Love that she can actually swing!


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