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Take it Easy – we are just creating some fun Sloth cards

The Take It Easy Stamp set is a fun one to create with. The sloth images certainly represented how I was feeling over the Christmas/New period.

The fist card I created with these adorable Sloths was a slimline card.

I used the Dots Slimline Thin Cuts cut from white daisy as the background to add some visual interest & I used the inner scallop rectangle from the Slimline Shaker Window Thin Cuts. I used the thin cuts to cut out a couple of Take It Easy Sloths & leaves & coloured them in with assorted TriBlend™ Marker colours. The inner scallop rectangle was raised up with some 3D foam tape & the sloths positioned onto it. I really liked the white on white with the pop of colours from the Sloths & leaves.

So onto the next card. The Deck the Palms Card Front Thin Cuts die is still available & well those leaves just had to have some Sloths hanging from them!

So I started off cutting the Deck the Palms Card Front Thin Cuts & thought I would only used the one layer. I then stamped, die cut & coloured in my sloths (you can see me do that over on Tik Tok) & then I decided I needed some more colour/texture on the Deck the Palms Leaf die & thought the quickest way was to use the Gloss Sprays. So I sprayed this with some Lime Gloss Spray & Gilt Gloss Spray. Now until I did this I thought I was going to use some coloured cardstock for the background – but once I mopped up the left over spray on some white cardstock I had nearby I realised I accidentally created a background perfect for this card. I curled up some of the leaves with a quilling tool & then slightly trimmed everything down so that there was a nice white border once added to the card. I finished off with the Thank You Sentiment that has an embroidered Border stamp on the edge that matched the theme of the card.

For the next card I had this background sitting in my stash waiting for the perfect opportunity for me to use. It was created with the Botanical Embossing Folder & left over Distressed Oxide inks on my Blending tools & I sprayed water over it & then embossed the Distress Watercolor Cardstock with it.

I cut up the background & added a thin strip of Harbour cardstock to the edge of one of them & then in the gap I stamped one of the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns images stamped in second generation in Sage which seemed to match the background. I stamped Hang in there over this & added my stamped, coloured & die cut sloth to complete the card.

For this card idea I pulled out the vine leaf stencil from Card Front Stencil Pack 2 & some Distress Watercolor Cardstock.

I sponged over the vine leaf stencil with Distress Oxide ink & spritz with water – allowing this to run a bit so the design is a bit hidden. I dried it with the heat gun & then went over with a different colour & lightly spritz this & again dried with the heat gun. I added some extra dots with the Perfectly Imperfect Patterns stamp to just add a little bit more texture. I added my stamped, coloured & die cut sloth over a cut out stamp strip sentiment & layered that with some Harbour cardstock. I finished off by matting with the Harbour cardstock & the card was completed. This one came together nice & quickly – even the background technique didn’t take that long.

Ideas straight from the Catalogue

And just in case what I have created is not enough inspiration check out these two creations from the January–February 2022 Catalogue.

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I hope you liked my idea & it has inspired you to try it out for yourself. Until next time, see you soon & keep creating!
Maz

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