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Over the weekend I was in Vermont on a craft retreat with some fellow crafting friends. My main objective was coloring, LOTS of coloring! But, I also brought a few interactive dies from Lawn Fawn that I hadn't put together on my own yet. When it comes to learning something new, I find that I learn best when I set the time aside to really focus. For me, craft retreats are a great way to do this. However, for this particular card, I asked if anyone in the group wanted to learn how to assemble the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise die too and, to no surprise, they all did!
I strong encourage newbies (like myself) and even those who might need a refresher to watch the Lawn Fawn Double Slider Surprise Die Introductory Video on YouTube by Kelly Marie Alvarez (the owner of Lawn Fawn). In this video, she walks you through step-by-step how to create a card using the slider die. You can also pause as you go, so that you can learn at your own pace. Once you learn to assemble the sliding mechanism, you can decorate the card however you want. First, I watched Kelly's video and began writing down instructions as I went, so that I could then in turn teach my friends what to do. I'm not going to lie, there were some significant struggles and frustrations, enough for me to probably never teach the card again (for those of you already asking about stamp camps)! But, I was able to successfully assemble my card, and in fact, made three cards last weekend using this die which I will share over the next few days.
The base of my A2 sized card is made from Pumpkie Pie cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of scrap cardstock in a woodgrain pattern to mat directly on top of the base of my card. I stamped all of these adorable images from the new My Favorite Things Sweather Weather in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I colored all of the images in Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers and die cut the images using the coordinating My Favorite Things Sweater Weather In the Woods dienamics (die cuts). I added highlights to each images using a Uniball white gel pen. I stamped all sentiments in Memento Tuxedo Black ink as well.
Here is the new Sweater Weather In The Woods stamp set from My Favorite Things that I used to create today's card:
I hope you have enjoyed this fun and interactive card. I'm so happy that I took the time to learn how to use this die, because once I got over my initial fears, I'm so in love with the result and frankly, found it easy enough to put together (by the third time anyway)!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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