Hello my Crafty Friends and welcome! Today's card is very special because it was inspired by my best friends beautiful backyard garden. She has a very green thumb and once a week, I go visit her and we sit in my Adirondack chairs in the back and just enjoy her beautiful plants. So, I just had to make a card based on her gardens.
This card is a larger than normal slim line. Not even sure you could still call it a slim line, but it is 10in wide by 8in folded down the middle for 4in wide sides. I wanted this to be big so I could not only fit two pop-up Adirondack chairs, but also two trees and lots of plants and gardening tools, etc.
For this card, I used Karen Burniston's Adirondack Chair Pop-Up die. I cut the card base first, from Lawn Fawn's Mermaid cardstock. I used my score board and a bone folder to create the center fold. Then I positioned the Adirondack Chair pop-up die where I wanted the two chairs and die cut them out. From there I cut a piece of patterned paper with clouds on it for the background and added it to the back of the card. To do this, I die cut the top of the chair on to the patterned paper exactly where it was positioned on the card base, then trimmed it out of the patterned paper. This fits perfectly around the chairs. Then I added a panel to the back using the same patterned paper to hide the open space behind the chairs. I repeated the same steps for the grass area as well.
Once I had this done, I die cut two trees using Karen Burniston's Tree Pop-Up die set. I used Lawn Fawn's Coffee Grounds cardstock for the trunk/branches and MFT Limelight cardstock for the leaves. I used my Copic markers to add details to the leaves. Then glued them to either side of the card.I die cut a fence using Karen Burniston's Fence Add-Ons from a light brown kraft cardstock. I used my Copic markers and added detail to the fence. From there, I added it to my card. I had to add the fence in small pieces, lining up the fence under and around the chairs, sometimes having to cut small slits in the fence so it would slide around the chair arms.
Once I had the trees and fence done, it was time to decorate with plants, flowers and garden accessories. I used Karen Burniston's Garden Charms, Backyard Charms, Fence Add-Ons flowers and Fun Flowers. I also used the Coffee Charms to add the mug for tea!
I colored everything using Copic markers to give all my die cuts some dimension.
One of the pots, I added a flap to the back that was part of Karen Burniston's Frame Pull Pop-Up so that the pot stuck out from the back of the card.
I added a little mushroom to the back in between the chairs (which is hard to see in my pictures).
I added the sentiment "from the garden" to the bottom of the card, using bright yellow cardstock. I die cut this twice, once from dark brown cardstock and once from the yellow. Then I added some glitter gel to the sentiment to give some extra pop!
I used Karen Burniston's Short Rectangles - Crosshatch die and die cut a white rectangle to use as a place to sign the card.
For the front of this card, I kept it very simple. Adding some floral patterned paper along with some mermaid blue cardstock and then added Karen Burniston's Hello die using the same bright yellow cardstock as I did for the sentiment inside the card. I added some of the floral stickers to the front that came with this paper pack.
My friend was so impressed with her backyard being turned into a card. She said her favorite was the gardening gloves on the chair. I love how this card turned out. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!