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Thank You For Helping Us Grow!

Hello friends! I hope everyone is doing well. Things are crazy here in Colorado, we go from 80 degree weather one day to snow the next but that is Colorado in the Spring.

I was so excited to see that Lawn Fawn came out with another stamp collection that coordinated so well with Veggie Happy called Garden Mouse. However, it was only available at actual local brick and mortar stores. You would think that we would have a Scrapbook store somewhere in the Denver Metro area, but the closest one to me was ninety miles away in Colorado Springs. Luckily, Simple Pleasures Rubber Stamps and Such held a set for me until I could make it out there. So a shout out to Simple Pleasures!!!! I will definitely be back.

I decided to go way back in my stash to an interactive set that I hadn't used in years - the Magic Color Slider. The last time I used this die, I made around eight Christmas cards with the Frosty Fairy Friends.

I cut the main piece of the mechanism out of Light Brown Woodgrain Cardstock. As I usually do, I added a little Distress Ink Oxide to the edges in Vintage Photo. Once I adhered the acetate to the inside of the framed opening, I stamped the sweet little mouse, the watering can and the small mound of dirt using StazOn ink. StazOn is the only ink that will stick to acetate, however, it will permanently stain your stamps, so that is a draw back to using this die set.

For the piece of paper that is revealed when the slider is pulled away, I stamped the same mouse, watering can and mound of dirt but added a sun and clouds from All The Clouds stamp collection and the plant from the Veggie Happy stamp collection.

I colored in the stamped images using Copic markers in the following colors:

Pinks: R20, R22

Reds: R11, R17, R29

Greens: YG17, G82

Blues: B000, B91, B97

Browns: E31, E33, E37, E57, E59

Yellows: Y04, Y08, Y18

Grays: C01, C02, C03

I cut the green slider piece from Water Color Wishes Petite Paper Pack. The sentiment is from the Garden Mouse stamp collection. I really like the different variations available for the sentiments. I knew that if I chose the word "grow", I could used veggies or flowers but If I chose "bloom", I would really need to stick to flowers. I also used the word "us" so that it would be a great end of year teacher's card or Mother's Day card if it was given from multiple children.

I added some Stitched Garden Veggies to the bottom of the card because I felt like they tied in the whole "us" and gardening theme. I popped those up along with the Magic Color Slider with foam tape.

I punched a small hole in the pull tab and added a piece of jute to add a little extra texture and a fun element to the card.

I have attached my YouTube video to the bottom of this post for a more detailed description of the assembly of this card.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!



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