Today's cards were made with me "flashing back" to a My Favorite Things kit that I had never had the opportunity to use, but I bought because it just looked so fun! It was the Jungle Friends kit and it is sold out, but all of the items are available individually still. The goal of "Stashback Friday" is to grab something from my stash and use it rather than something new. The hope is it encourages me to use things that I have and not feel that I have to have every new thing that is coming out! I don't know how well it is working! Haha I still feel the need to have all the new things - but I am better about buying things.
I started with the card stock in the kit and picked blue because I wanted a sky background for both of these cards. I then used the patterned paper that came in the kit and cut the various animals and plants as well as the landscape and water from those papers. I also used the flat cloud die from Simon Says Stamp to add some cloud details to these cards.
Next, I used the slider dies to cut the slider channels out of the two pieces where I wanted to add my sliders. I then added all of my foam tape to the two pieces that were going to house the little slider animals. I used the Stampin' Up foam strips which I cannot live without!!!! They are so convenient and wonderful. I added the slider disc to the circle pieces and then sandwiched them between the card stock that was to hold the slider animal and then added more adhesive to include the animal to the top. I love the slider discs that came in the kit, but you can always use a penny to do this as well.
I then decided that I needed a bit more color to my pieces. I used distress ink in China Blue and Mowed Lawn and a ink blending brush to add some depth around the edges of my sky and grass. I then took my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and colored in the edges of all the animals to give them a bit of a shadow and then colored the ears of the elephants a bit darker and the tops of the grass a bit darker as well. I don't know how much of a difference it made, but it seemed to look better to me.
Finally, I put everything together! I added the clouds first, then added the grass and water which were foam mounted onto the bottoms of the cards. I made sure that the little sliders worked and they did, so then I added the two sentiments which were perfect for these cards! The Go Wild one is for some great kids who are excited about summer and the Best Friends are There When Things are Scary one is for a great friend who has been with me through thick and thin (literally in my case!!!)
I hope you enjoyed this Stashback Friday and I encourage you to grab something from your stash and use it this weekend. Also, April and I encourage you to reach out to a crafty friend and encourage them and just give some words of encouragement. We are excited to bring our collaboration to you guys soon. As always, you are the best of the best! Jude :-)
Social Media Links: (Please visit me for more fun art therapy!)
YouTube - Click HERE!
Hey Jude Cards Instagram - Click HERE!
Jude U Personal Instagram - Click HERE!
Snapchat Username - judeunnone
Stampin'Up - if you are interested in anything from Stampin'Up - click HERE!!
To order the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit - click HERE!
For more information on the My Favorite Things monthly kit, click HERE!