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Lawnscaping Challenge Off Kilter & Simon Says For A Guy | Anniversary Card

I've had the idea of this card in mind for a while now. As soon as I decided that I wanted to get my hubby burger themed items for our 2-year wedding anniversary, I wanted to make a burger-themed card to go with it! I picked up some Lawn Fawn stamp sets that I could use to make a picnic scene. I knew I already had a 6x6 pad of paper from My Favorite Things called County Fair Plaid that reminds me of picnic blankets. On top of all of this, the hubby and I decided to reminisce our wedding day by having a picnic in the gazebo at our wedding venue on our anniversary date :) Cute, right? I was so happy when the venue welcomed the idea of us revisiting to reminisce! We definitely won't be bringing a grill or eating any burgers... but it's still a picnic, just like in my card!

After creating my card, i realized that I could enter it into the Lawnscaping Challenge Off Kilter as I slanted the MFT paper on the card to make it look more realistic as a picnic blanket. I viewed this challenge earlier in the week, so the idea must have been in my head to make me do this! Also, because it is for my husband, I am entering it into Simon Says For A Guy.

I did record a video while making this card, but I don't know how it turned out as of now. I will be editing it this coming week and if it's good enough, I will update this post to include the video :)

So onto some more details! I used quite a few Lawn Fawn products for this card including 2 letter stamp sets, 2 food stamp sets, and both the grass and puffy cloud dies. The paper is all from Stampin' Up! with the exception of the MFT paper used for the picnic blanket. I colored all the images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Lastly, I finished off the lemonade pitcher by applying glossy accents to the ice cube to make it more 3D and shiny.

After making the card, I was wondering if there was too much going on. Maybe I could have done without the clouds (didn't realize sentiment would totally cover them up) or maybe I could have only done one shade/line of grass. Sometimes I think I get too into my scene cards that I put in as much as possible to make it look realistic, but in the end, it ends up looking a bit cluttered. Anyone else have this problem with making scene cards or is it just me? With practice, I will learn to realize when enough is enough! :D

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting :)


Pam Watson

Hi, I'm Pam, and welcome to my Blog where I share all of my crafty adventures!



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