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Toadally Awesome Sliding Fun!

Hi everyone! It's Ashley again and I'm so happy to be back on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog! Today's card is built around Lawn Fawn's Toadally Awesome stamp set. This stamp set is from an older Lawn Fawn release, so there are already a bunch of amazing examples out there using this set for inspiration. I hadn't picked it up when it was originally released, but after seeing everyone else using it I was swayed! So now I feel like it's my turn to play with it - yay!

I started by stamping out all of the cute images with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink, and coloring them in with a variety of Copic markers. Most of the images are from the Toadally Awesome stamp set, but the fireflies are from Lawn Fawn's Little Fireflies stamp set. This is a super cute mini set that I plan on focusing on for an upcoming card!

It was then time to build the background. I cut a piece of watercolour paper using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Pond dies, and then used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in three shades - Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover, and Twisted Citron - to blend the water. For the grass, I cut a piece of watercolour paper to standard card size, then die-cut the top using Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border Lawn Cuts die. I blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Lucky Clover and Vintage Photo onto this piece, and then adhered it onto a soft yellow card base. For both the grass and the pond, I splattered some water and pearlescent watercolours to add a layer of shimmer and shine.

I made the card interactive by adding a slider element. I die-cut the slider channel using Lawn Fawn's Slide on Over Lawn Cuts dies, and adhered the jumping frog to dime through the channel. That way, the frog jumps from one lilypad to the other when you tilt the card - so fun! Head over to my Instagram account (Ashley Young Paper) to see a short video clip of the slider in action!

I finished off the card by stamping a sentiment from the Toadally Awesome stamp set onto a thin piece of paper I pre-coloured with a brown Copic marker, to have it match nicely with the scene. I added a few gemstones to finish it off.

I had so much fun making this card, and I hope I've inspired you to go back to some older stamp sets to make new things with them!

See you back here next week!


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