|8 Minutes and 7 seconds later...|
with a few of my favourite things...
Living in the Land Down Under...
So what's a girl to do when Lawnscaping Challenged with using her favourite supplies to create a card?!? Here's what I did!
First up start the clock for the 10 Minute Craft Dash! Then adhere a piece of brown Fancy Pants paper to cardstock before stamping this gorgeous Lawn Fawn Critters Down Under roo & kanga, once onto the brown and once onto the teal Childish papers, then fussy cut the images (see the first 10 Minute Tip below on how to save time when fussy cutting). Next up die cut Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs - the BEST thing about Lawn Fawn alphabets is that they come with ALL the letters - which means that "baby" was cut in one pass through the machine! Cut the Fancy Pants Childish check paper to size and adhere to the cardstock base. Position and adhere the die cut "baby" and stamp the "welcome" sentiment in Cup O Joe ink (another favourite!) Pop dot the roo & kanga, and stop the clock!
I interpreted the gorgeous overlapping hearts from Lisa's Wanna Sketch as the baby and mama roo - 'cause you can't get much more overlapping hearts than that!
- When fussy cutting overlapping images, first cut the top layer image edges that overlap (in this case the back of the roos head around to his nose) before adhering to the bottom layer image, then you can cut the common outline (in this case the front of the roos head) with the two pieces already glued together so you only need to cut the outline once.
- Choose a die cut alphabet which has ALL the letters - the b and the q, the d and the p, the n and the u - which means that you can die cut words such as "baby" in a single pass through the machine!
- I find glue pens are the easiest adhesives to use for smaller fiddly pieces - especially when you are in a rush!
- Grid or check background paper makes aligning stamping & die cuts a breeze!
Also playing along with Simon Says Stamp Animal Antics!