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We're Rootin' For You!

Hello friends. Today I have a card featuring the new Stitched Root Veggies dies from Lawn Fawn. Now I have to admit, I am not a huge fan of root veggies but I am a big fan of these dies. A friend of mine called me while I was making these cards and I was telling her that I was making a shaker card but I couldn't figure out what to use for the little shaker pieces because I didn't want to use anything sparkly. The more we talked the more she helped me come to the idea of using cardstock. She had even suggested worms, which I had in the Veggie Happy set, but they were just a smidge too large. Too bad because they would have looked so darn cute as shaker pieces. For the "dirt", I used Ground Coffee cardstock. To make the little hearts, I used the Polka Heart Backdrop:Landscape. I just used the larger heart pieces because I felt like the smaller ones were too small to make an impact.

When I make more intricate shaker cards, I like to cut multiple layers of cardstock to create the shaker "wells" as opposed to using foam tape. I think it makes a cleaner card. For this card, I laid my dies out and taped them down where I want them to cut out on the the front of the card. I will keep them taped down and then as a sort of template to cut out another four layers of white cardstock. Once I have those cut out, I will glue the layers together on top of each other to create my wells.

I cut the carrot out of Fake Tan cardstock and touched up the edges with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink. The turnip and beet are cut from Vanilla Malt cardstock. For the turnip, I used Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Oxide Ink. The beet is Victorian Velvet and Villianous Potion Distress Oxide Ink.

I cut out the little eyes and mouths with the dies that came with the set. I decided that I would just color in the cardstock behind those openings so I didn't have anything extra that the shaker pieces might get held up on. I glued in the the veggies and then I took a marker and went around the outside and inside edges with a matching color to cover up the white of the cardstock so it is a nice clean shaker well.

I filled the little veggies with some of the hearts that I cut from the Ground Coffee cardstock. I don't put a lot in each one because I don't want to take away from the fact that they are little vegetables. I will adhere a piece for acetate cut to 4" by 5.25" to the front using liquid glue.

I have a piece of green gingham from the Fruit Salad Petite Paper Pack. I have used the largest of the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable. I will layer the the gingham with the brown cardstock that I have cut the veggies out of together. I taped the Stitched Simple Wavy Border where I wanted the gingham paper to stop and the "ground" to start. By cutting them at the same time, I was assured that they would align perfectly.

I touched up the edges of the gingham paper edges with just a little Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink. For the ground, I used Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Ink on the edges and speckled it with a little watered down ink. I glued these two pieces to the top of the shaker piece.

I cut the word "Rootin" using Oliver's Stitched ABC's out of Barn Red cardstock. I used the Harvest Crate die to cut out the signs using Speckled Egg and Light Brown Woodgrain cardstock. I used Riley's ABC's for the lettering. I cut the greens for the veggies from Algae cardstock and touched it up with a little Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink.

The little mice are from the Veggie Happy stamp collection.

Once I have everything where I like it, I will glue it down with liquid glue.

I think this is such a cute card and I can't wait to send it to someone who needs a little bit of encouragement.

I hope you are doing well. Thank you for stopping by today!



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