Make this spring scene mini slimline card to usher in the season!
We have Dawn to thank today for this sweet, inviting spring scene mini slimline card and we truly DO want to just take a seat and swing for bit! Dawn says “When I thought about the flower theme, I immediately thought of sitting on a swing and enjoying a warm spring day looking at the earth coming alive from being dormant during winter.” What a fabulous feeling and this card nailed it!
Dawn is sharing all her details for the making so let’s take a peek!
First, Dawn grabbed some scraps from her stash and used a variety of dies (listed in the table below) to cut different colors with them, mixing up the dies and colors for lots of variety. PRO TIP: When using small dies, cut several at a time on the cutting plate to save time. PRO TIP 2: Dawn stores her different colored scraps in little cello bags with her full sheet card stock color groups for quick access, both in use and in putting them away. Good idea!
When she had all her little die cuts, Dawn spent some fun time arranging them on her background to see where everything would end up. When she had it just how she wanted it she used another great PRO TIP: Take a photo of your arrangement so you remember what went where and how you layered things. SO smart!
Now Dawn used our Clouds Stencil to layer in some puffy clouds using Sky Color Fuse Ink from Set #7. She then added some Mist and Clover Color Fuse Inks from Set #10 along the bottom for a grassy base.
Dawn says “I use the Ranger Make Art Station and the magnets to hold down the Clouds stencil while I used the brush so that it doesn’t move.”
Next, Dawn cut some little pots from scraps of cream card stock and colored them up with Copics in shades E57 E35 E33 and E31 to create beautiful dimension.
Now Dawn added all her die cuts using her photo as reference, building up her designs with additional pops of color here and there.
For her final touch, Dawn used her stamp positioner to add her sentiment. PRO TIP: Using a stamp positioner to add an image to a finished project ensures perfect placement AND the opportunity to overstamp if needed without messing anything up!
Here are the goodies Dawn used today:
Well, we don’t know about you, but this spring scene mini slimline card REALLY gets us in the mood for all the pretty fanfare that is coming our way. Think about making one of these to get yourself in the mood AND to do that again when it reaches whoever us lucky enough to receive this in the mail!