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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Picket Fence Studio’s Play Is Good … two completely different takes on a sweet stamp set!

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for joining me for Picket Fence Studios’ May Release! There are so many wonderful products! I am leading off with two very different cards featuring a super sweet stamp set, Play Is Good and the Play Is Good Coordinating Dies. The first card is very straightforward. The video tutorial does not go into a lot of detail BUT I cover how the beautiful rainbow can be inlaid with ease. For the second card, I’ll incorporate a Pop and Twist interactive element and create a colour wash …. with alcohol inks!

The Slimline Rainbow was die cut from a panel of light blue card stock measuring 3 3/8” by 8 3/8”. The die cuts were kept in place with pieces of scotch tape on the back of the panel. Seven strips of coloured card stock were cut … one for each ray of light. The blue die cuts were replaced with the corresponding coloured ones one at a time. The thin strip of blue card stock between the rays were pushed up tight against against each of the coloured die cuts.

The clouds were die cut from Curvy Rainbow and a sentiment stamped on each one with Intense Black Ink . Several of the cute figures were also stamped, Copic coloured and cut with the coordinating dies. After the all the images were assembled, the card front was mounted on a matted card base measuring 3 1/2” by 8 1/2”.

The tree was stamped and Copic coloured (the colours are listed darkest to lightest):

  • trunk - E18, 15, 13, 31

  • tree foliage - G99, YG63, G82, YG03

  • house/roof - W7, 6, 4, 3, 0

  • window glass - BG 01, 0000

  • trim - R46, 43

  • railings - YG03

The tree and Extra Wide Foam Panels were cut with the coordinating die and stacked.

The Slimline Short Grass die was used to cut 2 strips of grass that would be trimmed down to create three layers of grass at the base of the tree. The grass was Copic coloured with G99, YG63, G82 and YG03. When adhered to the panel, the strip in the fore ground was mounted on foam and the other two grass die cuts tucked in behind it with the height staggered.

Three card fronts of Bristol Smooth card stock were cut to 4” by 5 1/4”. The smaller panels for the Twist and Pop mechanism were cut to 2 1/4” by 3 1/4 “. Using isopropyl alcohol and alcohol inks, all the panels were colour washed. The panels were mounted on black card stock 4 1/8” by 5 1/4” for the large panels and 2 1/2” by 3 1/2” for the small ones. Two of the large panels were mounted inside an A2 sized card base before proceeding with the interactive element. Sentiments were stamped with Versamark ink and white embossed on each of the small panels. Small figures were stamped in black ink and Copic coloured.


To create the panel, card stock measuring 3 3/4” by 11” was scored at 2 3/4”, 5 1/2” and 8 1/4”. The small panels were adhered to each of the four sections of the panel. The pop and twist mechanism begins with card stock measuring 3” by 8” and score on the long side at 4” and the short side at 1 1/2” creating four quadrants. An X was scored in the middle of the panel. Place a pencil mark on both sides of the long side at 2 1/2” and 5 1/2”. Diagonal score lines connect each 2 1/2“ measurement with the 5 1/2” one. The score lines need to be burnished very well and the mechanism was folded up so there were two triangles on both sides. Please view the tutorial for the placement of Sookwang Double-sided tape and connecting the mechanism to the panel and card base. The card was completed by adhering the panel with the treehouse to the front of the card.


To enter,

-Follow PFS IG account and/or subscribe PFS YT channel

-Leave a comment at the YT video release

-And/or leave a comment at the video release on INSTAGRAM

Winners will be randomly chosen from comments left at video release and video release from IG.

Winners will be announced in May 20th on an Instagram post.


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