Monday, April 6, 2015

lawnscaping challenge #103 - dimension

i am so ready to start this week! 
i know, that's a crazy sentence for a monday. but come on, there's a new Lawnscaping Challenge! and this is a really FUN one! ha! i LOVE it!

that's right! pull out all of your dimensional stops...we're talking foam tape, paper layers, texture, make us want to touch your project! ha!

like i said, i had FUN with this challenge...i think you'll agree:

he he he!! (see? fun is even in the sentiment!)
i stamped and cut out the swing, bird and posts 5 times. 5 TIMES. it was the first time i had used Let's Play...and boy, did i use it! 
side note - this card would have been a breeze to create, if i had the dies. sigh.

anywho, then i colored a layer and adhereed them all together to make it nice and thick!
i think you can see, i also cut out the base of the card so that that cute little birdie could actually swing! 

yes! i used actual thread to connect the swing to the rest of the set!
the grass was punched with vellum and then i added some shabby shutters distress ink to one and mowed lawn (because "lawn" is SO perfect for this card for a multitude of reasons!) on the other layer of grass. i heat embossed the sentiment!

oh, and that yellow - that's some awesome watercoloring. it was actually slightly painful to cut up. i really liked how it came out.
oh well!

so that's my cardare you ready to play along?
for even more inspiration (if you can stand it!), check out the lawnscaping facebook page! we're dedicated to keeping your creative juices flowing! :)

this week we're sponsored by a brand new sponser for the Lawnscaping Challenge - Ellen Hutson! so get your card making on, and you could win a $25 gift certificate! hello!! :)


  1. WWWWWOOOOOOWWWW!! This is fan-tas-tic!!!!
    Awesome card!!
    I just received that set last week... can't wait to play with it!!
    Wanted to try something like that :))

  2. Shut Up!
    This rocks.
    You're a genius.

  3. you are amazing. thats it. seriously. i can't believe you fussy cut all this.. and the vellum for the grass... and just the logistics to get it all to work. I'm in awe- i have NOOO patience for this- but i certainly appreciate it :) awesome card!!!

  4. This card is absolutely amazing!! LOVE how you attached the swing with thread, so clever! And I am totally impressed you cut the images out 5 times!

  5. Oh my gosh Sam this is awesome! Love love love it ... you are just too darn clever.

  6. Oh my gosh Sam this is awesome! Love love love it ... you are just too darn clever.

  7. As of your bird is actually swinging there!! That is beyond amazing!! Love love love it!! And my gosh, good for you for hand cutting those images 5 times!! But it paid off because your card is stunning!

  8. This is awesome card, Sam! The bird on swing and vellum grass are cool!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

  9. Oh, dear me! This couldn't BE any cuter! I absolutely LOVE everything about this card! Love it!

  10. OMG this is so cute! I am thrilled that the little birdie can actually swing in the window of the card. I never would have thought of that!!!

  11. oh this card is beautiful!! :)

  12. This is so beautiful! Love the swing! Such a neat idea! The watercoloring is gorgeous! Thank you for this great inspiration! - Payel (Beau Monde Designs)


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