Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for Grass

Today is day 7 of the A to Z Challenge and the letter is G.  When I think of the letter G, I think of grass.  Green grass more specifically.
When I was little, I remember always having a green lawn in our backyard and in our front yard.  I loved to go barefoot in the grass during the summer.  There is something so freeing about having your toes in the grass.
I have and still do, love the smell of fresh cut grass.  I love the way it makes me feel a sense of fresh, clean new beginnings.  It also causes lots of memories of summers of my childhood to come flooding back.
The card I have for you today is to celebrate my love of grass.  It also celebrates my love for the little yellow flowers or weed flowers that grow in the grass during the summer.  I would collect these flowers like they were prized possessions.
The card base is created using a piece of Pool Play Cardstock cut at 11 x 4 1/4.  I folded this piece in half, opened it and folded the top piece again.  This created a stand up or easel card.
On the Pool Play area at the very top (that you can't see in the picture, I lightly stamped some Whip Cream Ink to create clouds.
I then die cut 5 of the grass from Limeade Splash Cardstock using the Border Details die.   I then cut small stripes of a thick plastic (food containers work good) and placed them on the Pool Play Cardstock below the fold.
I layered these on a piece of scrap paper and then added the whole piece to the card.  I trimmed the grass to the ends of the card.  I also took a strip of Whip Cream Cardstock and stamped the sentiment from the Hello Lovely stamp set and matted this piece on a piece of Limeade Splash Cardstock.  I then adhered this to the card.
Using the Hello Lovely stamp set, I stamped the daisy on Whip Cream Cardstock with Black Licorice Ink, used my Copic markers Y15 and Y19 to color the flowers and fussy cut them out.    I also stamped the 3 bees from the same set on Lemon Drop paper and fussy cut them out.  I attached the flowers to the card using glue dots and the bees with glue.
To finish the card off, I added some white ink to the bees wings, to make them more realistic.  Enjoy!


  1. Very spring like card :) I would always cut the grass when we lived in Montana; it was always a great feeling to be done with it and look back on the newly cut grass and enjoy the smell.


  2. What a fab card. I love crafts... have no time at the minute, I miss it. Only make cards for family birthdays, now. ~Liz

  3. Another beautiful card, but as a writer, I loved your commentary today.