Hey guys! Have ya’ll missed me? I can’t believe that I have slept so much over the last three days. Working the Akron Stamp Show must have absolutely worn me out. Today was the first day I’ve woken up at a decent time and by myself. Of course, my trips start all over again tomorrow when I go pick Mallory up from school. I’m bringing her home for the summer. Her school year is over. I know she can’t wait to get here and I’m just a little excited myself to have her back home for a bit. I have missed her babbling and her running in and out. She is also my eyes when it comes to finishing off a card – I’ve really missed her for that! Maybe I’ll finally get her stamping with me this summer.

Hanna Stamps is releasing four new sets at midnight tonight. There will be a Release Party in the Hanna Forum on Splitcoast tonight that you won’t want to miss. To give you a sneak peek, I decided to use the new Garden Set for today’s card. I’m sure you’ve probably already seen it a few times this week, but you haven’t seen mine

I looked at the Ways to Use It Challenge on SCS today and thought to myself this can’t be that hard. The challenge today is to make pleats, ruffles, etc. Well I have got to tell you – I wasted more time trying to make ruffles with this twill tape that I can even begin to tell you. I stitched basting seams in the twill, and started to pull for the ruffle, and it became so thick and bunched up that I had to start over. After many different attempts and variations, I decided to try pleats. I sat down at the sewing machine and started folding over the twill as I stitched. It’s just a tad bit crooked, but hey the pleats are on the card. It only took three layers of mounting tape to raise the image over the twill.


I stamped Hanna first and then stamped her again on a sheet of printer paper. Cut out my mask, and then stamped the wheelbarrow. I colored the image then with Copic Markers, hand drawing the grass (I know, I can’t draw grass). The bag of dirt was popped up over the images with mounting tape. Since this is a gardening card, I thought it would be fun to distress the edges a bit and sponge on some dirt. To finish off the card, I found a gardening charm from a cheap charm bracelet and basted it to bow made from some extra twill.

Stamps: Garden and Things Hanna Would Say from Hanna Stamps

Paper: Georgia Pacific White; Prism Intense Kiwi and Suede Brown Dark; BasicGrey Sultry

Ink: Tsukineko Brilliance Graphite Black; Ranger Archival Jet Black and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Accessories: Copic Markers; Sewing Machine; Tonic Tim Holtz Distress Tool; Tsukineko Sponge Dauber; Twill; Brads; Oval and Circle Punches; Gardening Charm; Mounting Tape

I hope you all have a wonderful day and if you have sunshine where you are, get out and enjoy it!


11 Responses to “Gardening Hanna”

  1. Great card! I love the worm on the soil bag! Great dirt distressing!

  2. This is adorable! I love it! You do such an amazing job coloring! It’s always just beautiful! TFS and have a wonderful day! 😉

  3. Cute, cute, cute! This card is tempting me to get outside too – as always, a very nice job!

  4. Sherry she is so cute, terrific card! Have fun with your Daughter home.

  5. Oh my it was worth the wait, this is too cute, terrific coloring, love the paper and the charms with the twill is a neat touch!

  6. This is too cute.

  7. Beautiful. I love this set.

  8. so cute!!! love the twill and the charm!

  9. OMGOSH this is so cute! Your coloring looks awesome! LOVE the charm too!

  10. Very cute! Love the little charm on the twill!

  11. What lengths we go to for this craft, but it turned out great! I love that garden charm. Also, I think you draw pretty darned good grass!

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