I was inspired by the colors in the MFT Color Challenge #46 to create something soft and romantic. I also knew that I wanted to use the MFT Forest Friends Set, for my third card in the CASometry Take Five Challenge 2: Stage 3. My normal instinct was to shy away from this set, because the images are cutesy and somewhat cartoonish...they don't speak romance to me, but that is what challenges are for!
I started by texture embossing with a light blue paste the hearts in the background with a stencil. While that was drying, I die cut two squirrels from the set. One one die cut I stamped the squirrel normally, then for the other, I mirror-imaged stamped the squirrel on the backside of the die cut. They were both colored with the no-line coloring technique, one in a kraft color and the other in peach tones. I also die cut two layers of grass. I adhered the squirrels, noses almost touching, onto the embossed cardstock base and then layered the grass pieces. The top most layer was first stamped with a sentiment and then adhered with foam dimension.
I'm running out to watch my oldest play his heart out in baseball, so if there are questions regarding techniques or supplies, please let me know in the comments!