Valentine’s day is around the corner and today I’m sharing a card featuring Heffy Doodle “Veggie Patch” stamp set. The images on this set are super cute and the sentiments are so funny! I love veggie stamps because I think they are super versatile: you can use them for your cards but also for your recipe notebooks or for tagging the veggies on your patch.
The images are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I made a tablecloth to place the vegetables using Lawn Fawn “Gingham Backdrops” stamp set on a piece of white cardstock I die cut using Sunny Studios “Fishtail Banner II” dies.
I can’t make a card with a lot of white space, so I inked the top of the card with a mint color and used the same ink to make a pattern stamping the hearts and the stems. Last, I added the sentiment heat embossing it white on a stripe of black cardstock.
Today I’m sharing a card featuring Lawn Fawn “Rooting for you” stamps and dies. These have been on my wishlist for so long because although I love them, I hadn’t many ink pads. So lately I’ve been adding Lawn Fawn ink pads to my collection and finally decided to get this stamp set. Best purchase ever! I love it!! I wish Lawn Fawn come up with a “Rooting for you, too” stamp set with more vegetables, like corn, tomato, lettuce, aubergine or zucchini, and some “amaizeing” sentiments :p I’d love to decorate my recipe book with those!
First I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn Grape Soda ink and Seedless Preserves Distress ink for the beets and Twisted Citron Distress ink and Lawn Fawn Jalapeño ink for the leaves. I added the eyes with black ink and the blush with Lawn Fawn Peachy Keen ink. Then, I run the imaged through my Big Shot using coordinating dies. For the background, I blended Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar on a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper I had die cut with Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables” dies. Then I spritzed some water and dried it with a paper towel after a few seconds. I mixed Nuvo Mousse on Indian Gold color with a little bit of water and flicked some drops on my panel with a brush.
I wanted to frame my beets to draw attention so I used Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circles Stackables” on a piece of paper and then run it through my Big Shot again using a die from Lawn Fawn “Stitched Circles” dies slightly smaller. Then, I apply a layer of the mixture of Nuvo Mousse and water I had used before to this frame. I glued the background panel to the card base and adhered the golden frame. I adhered the beets using foam tape. For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” stamps to spell “Our hearts beet as one”. I heat embossed the sentiment on gold on a strip of black cardstock and then glued it to the card using foam tape. As a final touch, I added some heats from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Carousel Mix.
Today I’m sharing another card with kissing animals 🙂 This time I used the super cute seals from Lawn Fawn “Sealed with a Kiss” stamp set. I made this card to test an idea for a pull tab card I had when I made the kissing hedgehogs card.
I stamped the images on Bristol paper using Versafine Onyx black ink. The ice piece is from Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Arctic” stamp set and the pile of presents is from “Toboggan together” stamp set. I colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut everything.
I used Lawn Fawn “Outside in Stitched Rectangle Stackables” to die cut a piece of bristol paper and then run it through my Big Shot again using “Stitched Hillside Borders” dies. I also used Lawn Fawn “Forest Border” die on a piece of green cardstock to have a nice tree line behind the snowy hill. Next, I inked the piece that was going to be the sky with Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass Distress inks. Then, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.
I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tab” dies to make the mechanism. I wanted the seal on the left side to move towards the other seal and, at the same time, the speech bubble to appear from behind the seal on the right. I added a step-by-step photo tutorial to the end of this post!
Then, I adhered a panel of paper from Lawn Fawn “Perfectly Plaid Chill” collection to a card base and glued all the elements. I added a stripe of vellum I had die cut using Mama Elephant “Ocean Waves Trio” dies and inked with Salty Ocean Distress ink. That way the pull tab track is a little bit hidden.
You’ll need the elements on the picture: a cardstock panel, like this hillside one, with the track for the pull tab die cut; the pull tab with the small rectangular piece to make it work (kraft cardstock in the picture); an acetate strip with a slot (black cardstock in the picture); two brads. I used Waffle Flower “Pull Tabs” dies and Lawn Fawn “Slide on over” dies.
Pierce three holes. First one in the end of the black strip, the second one in the pull tab and the third one in the panel. You should determine where to pierce these holes to adapt the mechanism to your scene.
Fix the black strip to the front side of the pull tab with a brad.
Flip your panel and feed the black strip through the pull tab track. Then, insert a brad through the slot and the hole in the hillside panel. Next, feed the two small flaps of the pull tab through the track and glue the small rectangular piece to hold the pull tab.
This is how the front and the back side should look like. I added a strip of cardstock on the end of the backside to guide the pull tab.
Now, when you pull, the tab moves to the right moving the black strip which is fixed to it with the brad. As it moves to the right the stripe rotates counterclockwise around that brad because it is forced to slide its slot around the brad. And that is how this cute coupple kisses! 🙂
This is option number two: the black stripe is hidden behind the panel and emerges from there.
Choose one option or another depending on your scene or the size of the image you’ll use to hide the emerging element.
I hope this clarify how the mechanism works. Please, let me know if you understand the tutorial and if you think you’ll give this a try. I’d love to see your cards using this interactive element! And thank you very much for your interest in this card!!