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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board

By on July 20, 2017

Hi crafty friends! Today I am sharing a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 9 – Color Inspiration Board. It’s been a while so I’m excited to make something for these fun series of challenges. Everytime I feel a creative slump, I would work on a challenge to get the creative juices flowing again. And it’s also fun to see what others do to get some inspiration for your own creations!

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Here’s the color inspiration board for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9

The Process

I decided to use Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamp set for this card. I stamped everything on Bristol Smooth card stock because I had some out. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink since it’s Copic-friendly and I knew I will be coloring with Copic Markers. After coloring, I fussy cut all the pieces with my scissors.

I used my Cuttlebug to die cut a large 4 inch circle. I cut another 4 inch circle then used Lawn Fawn’s grass die to cut a line of grass. For the grass piece, I blended Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn. For the larger circle, I blended Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for a teal blue sky. I then splashed on water and ink over it to get some texture for my background.

After the background dried, I adhere the grass to the sky with some strong adhesive tape to a piece of patterned paper I cut down to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8. I arranged my trees and adhered them with a tape runner as well. I then mounted the car and trailer on foam tape, and adhered them to the card. I decided to stamp the sentiment onto a Lawn Fawn Bannertastic banner I stamped first just to give it a little more structure. I also adhered the sentiment banner with foam tape for dimension. I finished the card by adhering the entire thing on a 4.25 x 4/25 inch card base. You can see a little of the white sticking out and I really like that look.

 

I think I overdid the orange but I didn’t plan on using the pattern paper until the end. I receive it with a Lawn Fawn order so I decided to use it last minute. Also the pinks I chose weren’t pink enough. Overall, I’m happy with the card and it was a lot of fun to make!

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Trifold Card featuring MFT BB Magic Dragons

By on July 18, 2017

One of my crafty friend and I decided to do a personal challenge just to keep the creative juices flowing. We’ve been so inspired by the many trifold cards recently made by some super fabulous designers so we decided to try one ourselves.

I started with a piece of 12 x 9 Bristol smooth paper because I knew I will be inking up a colorful background. I decided to ink it up before I folded it. I used Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, and Dried Marigold for a soft sunset sky.

I took the other 4 inches I cut off from the same Bristol Smooth paper and used my Lawn Fawn stitched cloud border die and cut some clouds for the bottom of my card. The die isn’t long enough, so I had to line it up at the last cut to have one big piece of cloud. I lightly blended Distress Ink in Spun Sugar at the bottom of the cloud piece.

Now it’s time to fold! From the shorter end of the paper I cut it down to 5 inches. I scored the long end (12 inches) and 4 and 8 inches to create a 4 x 5 card when it’s folded. I did the same score lines and folds for the cloud. I then adhered the cloud piece to the card base. I know some people would adhere then score/fold but I wanted to do it separately just to have a little more control in how clean the creases and folds turn out. (As a side note, I also inked up the background before folding because I knew I wanted a very soft colored background, so I didn’t want color pooling in the creases if I was to fold before inking.”)

I stamped out all the images except the sentiments from My Favorite Things BB Magic Dragons stamp set (how cute are these dragons!) and stamped them onto cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored everything with Copic markers and since budget did not permit for coordinating dies, I fussy cut everything by hand.

Now the fun part. I adhered by images with a tape runner. I couldn’t use foam tape this time since this was a trifold card and I had images in the inside, I wanted to make sure it folded as flat as possible.

I stamped the two sentiments with Versamark ink and dusted it with white embossing powder and melted it with my heat tool.

This is where I usually go crazy with sequins. But because I really wanted to keep the card flat, I decided a good compromise would be the star confettis. I got the bit of shine and it kept the card relatively flat. Plus the stars went well with the soft sky theme I was aiming for.

I hope you like the card and thank you for stopping by!

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Harry Potter inspired card

By on April 19, 2017
Harry Potter greeting card
Harry Potter and Hermione Granger created from Sweet Stamp Shoppe Wizards stamps

Hi there! Harry Potter is one of my favorite book series! When I saw the Wizards set from The Sweet Stamp Shoppe, I knew I had to have it. It’s one of the first stamp sets I bought! Today I decided to make these two Harry Potter and Hermione Granger and use Gryffindor colors of amber and maroon. This card was so fun to make. I loved making the Distressed Ink background!

Close up of Glossy Accents on Harry’s glasses.

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Finished card. One of my favorites!

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First Post and Introduction

By on February 28, 2017

Hi there! I have always enjoyed crafting. Back in the day, I was a big scrapbooker and then I had children. Not just children…my husband and I were blessed with twins in 2008 and that kind of put a stop to any other past time I use to enjoy. However, the twins are 8 years old now and I found a little time again (even though we were also surprised with a baby in 2014 but that’s an entirely different story I will share someday…) to craft. A coworker of mine introduced me to the amazing world of homemade cards. I love the idea of making something and giving it away to brighten somebody’s day. I find crafting to be therapeutic, and as a full-time working mother of three, I need the therapy. My husband, who’s been with me since high school (this is another story for another day), suggested I put my projects online as a way to document my work, archive the things I’ve given and share with other enthusiasts like me.

So here I go! I hope you all enjoy!

 

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