Sometimes you just need to let your partner know that they are the better half of yourself.
I needed to do just that and chose some of my partner’s favorite colors and the cute Lawn Fawn “Let’s Toast” stamp set with its add-on pull tab die set. The double-sided plaid papers are Becky Moore’s Say it with Stamps for Photoplay on a green A2 card base.
First, I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the toaster with a silver metallic marker. Next, I covered the main body of the toaster with Glossy Accents. The toast, butter pat and butter dish I colored with blending markers and watercolor pencils.
Because I had never used this Lawn Fawn pull tab mechanism before, I found a video to watch for the assembly. It was easy to assemble, but since I had fussy cut my stamped images, I had to trim down the tabs of the mechanism for the toast to be attached to and not show the edges of the tab.
For the pull tab top, I used a scrap of the green plaid cardstock to cover the portion of the tab that shows when the tab is pulled up matching the vertical plaid line. After this cover was glued down, I added the brown oval with the arrow cut-out and folded it to fit the cut-out notch of the cart rather than using the scored fold mark.
The sentiments were stamped with Versamark Watermark ink and heat embossed with a black detail embossing powder onto white scrap cardstock. The front sentiment was cut out as a banner and adhered to the card front with foam squares and the interior sentiment was cut close and glued in place with its matching images.
To hint at the envelope’s contents, I stamped two pieces of smiling toast onto the back flap with brown ink.
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Inks & Embossing Powder
- Memento – fade-resistant Dye Ink – Tuxedo Black
- VersaMark – Watermark Stamp Pad
- Recollections – Detail Embossing Powder – Ebony
- My Favorite Things – Premium Dye Ink – Milk Chocolate
- Photoplay – Fall Plaids 6×6 paper Pad – Say it with Stamps by Becky Moore
- White card stock scraps
- A2 green card base and white envelope