For my final catchup post of the day, I made another mini-sllimline card. I decided to use bright, happy colours this time. I got out a very old Kaisercraft stamp set called High Tea to make this card. The mini-slimline size dictated that I make my stack of teacups higher to make the card look balanced. Luckily the masking required was very minimal to make this happen. I Copic coloured the teacups and then went looking for patterned paper. The Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid 6 X 6 pad was a perfect match for the colour scheme. As a final touch I added some variegated twine that I recently got in a Hero Arts kit and added some colourful Nuvo drops.
Here is the card:
I have had a fascination for Meerkats for a while now. I watch videos of them doing what Meerkats do……………….at least the version of what they do when they live in a zoo. A group of Meerkats is called a mob and if you watch videos of them, you will realize why. Social distancing is just NOT in their DNA! They do take turns being the “watchkat” for the mob. If they find anything interesting the “watchkat” alerts the mob and organized chaos ensues. On my card, the “watchkat” has discovered a little cache of tea forgotten about in one their tunnels, and it has created quite a stir in the mob.
The tutorial today presented by Kristina Werner was on simple paper piecing. Amazingly this time I did find it actually simple to do. Right on my desk was a new to me 6 X 6 paper pad from Kaisercraft. This meant I knew that I would have multiple sheets of coordinating patterns. Having patterns that “go” together is more than half the battle in paper piecing.
I liked the colour combination so well, I decided to follow through and foil the sentiments in a matching bronze foil. I have a third card ready to go as well. I am just deciding how to change up the final decoration. I am also going to give the watercolour paper piecing a try, so I will end up with at least six cards.
I like these two cards as I think the design is neither too feminine or too masculine and are truly an all-occasion design.
The Lawn Fawn Summer Release is now available and I definitely have “full set” syndrome about it. Virtually every product in this release is awesome, and I have been snapping up whatever, I have been able to grab.
I had a sneak peak of the stamp set and die that I am using today back at Creativation in January. I knew it was going to end up in my stash when it came out, as it was just SOOOOO cute.
You will note that just like in real life, it is virtually impossible to actually get the bear into the exit tube, but isn’t it fun to spend time, money and effort in trying to anyway!
Supplies: Lawn Fawn You’re Clawsome stamp set and die, Kaisercraft Teddy Bear’s Picnic patterned paper (a match made in heaven but no longer available), Scotch foam tape, Simon Says card base, Lawn Fawn Slider dies, Scor tape, Copic Markers and Recollections heart enamel dots.