Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Happy Mail!

It has been a rainy Tuesday so what better way to brighten it up than with a card!!! 

I had fun coloring some Lawn Fawn squirrels this weekend from the Let's Go Nuts stamp set and then cut them out with the matching dies. They sat in a pile on my desk until I saw a couple of challenges to inspire my card. 

I used the Library Challenge #69 book cover and the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #86 as inspiration to create my card. The tree and squirrel in the book cover inspired mine and the colorful leaves from the photo badge I duplicated on my card. 

Instead of making my squirrel red or brown like a lot of the cards I have seen using the Let's Go Nuts stamp set, I chose to color my little critter in gray like the squirrels in my area. They have been quite a nuisance this fall, running in front of my car but so far I have not harmed any.

The background was done with ink smooshing Ranger Scattered Straw Distress Ink with Tiki Torch and Tutti Frutti inks from Catherine Pooler Designs onto watercolor paper.

The tree is from the Lawn Fawn Lift the Flap Tree Backdrop die. This die was a bit pricey but I LOVE that I can cut it out of the backdrop and use it on its own!! I colored the trunk in by blending Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Ink with a touch of spritzed water and layered this over a My Favorite Things Wonky Circle die cut. 

The Taylored Expressions Simple Strip Friendship sentiment was popped up with foam adhesive. The last little touch was to cover the leaves with some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer. 

That is all from today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by tonight.