Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Concord & 9th Christmas Cards

Ornamental Bundle

I was having quite a bit of fun making Christmas cards this year, especially using the Concord and 9th Christmas release.  For my first card, I made two colour combinations – red & gold and green, red & gold. I used Ranger embossing powder to emboss both the ornament and the sentiment and then I die cut the ornament and an ornament topper, adhered the topper on the ornament and  added an ornament string.

Concord & 9th Ornament - red and gold


Concord & 9th Ornament - red, green and gold


I used Ranger embossing powder to emboss both the ornament and the sentiment and then I die cut the ornament and an ornament topper, adhered the topper on the ornament and  added an ornament string. Lastly, I popped the ornament up on foam tape and placed it on a background of Lawn Fawn patterned paper.

Trim the Tree w/turnabout stamp background

The Trim the Tree set looks so good with the Christmas Cheer Turnabout stamp set. I am really
pleased with how these cards turned out.

Tree stripe detail with bow topper
Stamped ornaments on tree with star topper




I used Lawn Fawn inks to stamp the turnabout in different colour combinations and added the die cut tree to the front of the card panel. The tree was stamped with a sentiment and ornaments or with the stripes border stamp, using Versamark ink, to create dimension. The tree topper is either a die cut star or bow.



Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge

The current Lawn Fawnatics challenge is to have fun with dies.  And, since I love dies, this is the perfect challenge for me. I made three cards for the challenge.

I find Lawn Fawn dies appealing because of how well designed the die sets are -- they fill the sets with accessory dies that can be used with the die set, with other die sets and independently.

My first card is a get well card for a friend of mine.  She has been under the weather and I wanted to cheer her up.  The cute little elephant from Elphie Selphie is perfect for the card I wanted to create - I wanted Elphie to deliver a tissue.  That's the scene on the front of the card.  I masked Elphie and inked around her with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink.  Then I used the Gift Card pop-up die, cut out of the purple paper from the Gotta Have Gingham 6 x 6 paper pack and tucked a tissue in the gift card slot.  The last step was to add a get well sentiment from the Scripty Saying stamp set.  I'm hoping she finds this card amusing!

My second card is an Easter card for my Mom.  I am going to send it to her through the mail and I wanted to include bunches of flowers, so I used the flowers from the Little Flowers die set and the branch and flowers from the Spring Sprig set.  The Scalloped Box Card pop-up was perfect to create a card with a bunch of flowers in it.  I made the box out of pink Gina K. cardstock and decorated the box with the multicoloured plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Spring 6 x 6 paper pack.  The sentiment is from the Happy Everything stamp set.


My third card for the challenge is an Easter card for my Dad.  He likes receiving a handmade card and, like my Mom, truly appreciates the work that goes into a card.  I've been dying to use the new Pivot pop-up card die, so this was my chance.


The front of the card is covered with blue paper from the Gotta Have Gingham 6 x 6 paper pad and I used a green plaid paper from the Perfectly Plaid Spring 6 x 6 paper collection.  The chick and egg dies are from the Happy Hatchling die set (I love that I can crack and egg and make no mess!) and the sentiment is from the Happy Everything stamp set.  I decorated the panel of the pop up with the same die set and accessory dies from the Pivot pop-up die set.  The inside of the card is covered with the Quilted Backdrop.  I used scrap paper from my stash to die cut the chicks, the eggs and the backdrops.  I added a piece of white cardstock, cut with a Stitched Rectangle Stackable, to write on.

The card bases are all Neenah Solar White cardstock, 80lb.



Saturday, February 03, 2018

Safari Sunset Cards


I created a set of six general cards using the Hero Arts safari-themed monthly kit.
 

The sunset background was created using Distress Oxide inks, masking off the ground area from the sky and vice versa, then stamping various animal scenes in silhouette using Versafine Black Onyx ink. 


The sunset background was created using Distress Oxide inks, masking off the ground area from the sky and vice versa, then stamping various animal scenes in silhouette using Versafine Black Onyx ink. 


I used some Strathmore Bristol paper to aid with blending and added the panel to a Lawn Fawn Black Licorice card base.  The fine black border complements the silhouette images.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

75th Birthday Card

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A die set that I couldn’t wait to use – the Altenew Layered Plaid cover dies.


The sentiment is from the Happy Everything Lawn Fawn stamp set, stamped on a Bannertastic stamped (and die cut) sentiment strip.  I used Louie’s 123 dies to cut the numbers.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Advent calendar


I created advent calendars for my nephew and one of my friends this year. 


I got the idea from the Lawn Fawn blog and used Lawn Fawn products.  The tiny gift box die is perfect for the little boxes and I cut them out of Knit Picky and Armoire papers.  I topped it with Lawn Fawn Puffy Star die cuts that I cut out of scrap paper and coloured gold with Spectrum Noir gold sparkle pen.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cards for my nephew to give as gifts

My nephew is in grade one this year and two of his friends have moved away.  Both are big changes in his life.  I asked him if he would like me to make some cards to send to his friends and he liked that idea, so I am going to send him a set of cards with his Valentine's Day card.  Pictures and details of the cards are below.

Cute Birdies
I used the Concord & 9th Birdie Banners and Alpha Bits sets for both cards and, on the card on the right side, I added a tree from the Gina K. Designs set Friends 'til the End.  I stamped with a variety of Lawn Fawn inks and used Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Markers to draw the grass and colour the wings and tail on the birds.  The clouds were blended in using Distress Ink and the My Favorite Things mini clouds stencil.  The last step was to score a line around the edge of the front of the card.

Cute critter cards
These one-layer cards were made using the Gina K. Designs stamp set Friends 'til the End.  I stamped the images on the left card with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the images with Chameleon coloured pencils.  The card on the right was stamped using a combination of Lawn Fawn coloured inks and Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  The owl was coloured with coloured pencils and the grass was drawn in with a Ranger Distress marker.  I masked the owl with a trimmed post-it note and blended the clouds onto the card panel using Ranger Distress ink and the MFT mini cloud stencil.  The last step was, again, to score a line around the edge of the card.

Airplane cards
One of my nephew's interests is things that fly so I used this cute Lawn Fawn set, Plane and Simple, to stamp and die cut the images.  They were coloured with Copic markers and adhered to a card panel that was embossed using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Backdrop (Landscape) after being cut down to size with the second largest die from the Lawn Fawn 4-bar sized Stitched Rectangle Stackables.

Buzy Bees
The cute little bees from the Honey Bee stamp set Build-a-Bee set make me smile.  I hope they make my nephew smile, too.  I coloured the bees with Copic markers, embossed the coloured card panel with a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder and used a sentiment on the inside from the Honey Bee Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments set.

Monster Truck cards
And, since he loves them, I had to make a couple of cards with monster trucks that he could send to his friends.  The notecard is a 4-bar sized Lawn Fawn card and the panel was cut with the second largest of the 4-bar sized Stitched Rectangle Stackables and embossed with the Stitched Cloud Backdrop (Portrait).  The grass and the label were also both Lawn Fawn dies. The trucks are from the Your Next Stamp set called "Got Mud?" and were coloured with Chameleon coloured pencils.



Saturday, January 27, 2018

Valentine Card for my nephew


I made a Valentine’s Day Card for my nephew using monster trucks, which he loves.  Your Next Stamp has the perfect stamp and die set:  Got Mud?  I stamped all three monster trucks in the set, coloured them with Copic markers and die cut them to layer on my card.

I wanted to make an interactive type of card, so I used the Lawn Fawn Hillside pop-up die.  To decorate the front of the card I started by cutting a white card panel with the largest Lawn Fawn Inside Out Rectangle die.  The Copic airbrush system created the look of a sky in the background.  I then embellished with the cloud and sun dies from the Lawn Fawn Spring Shower set to create a scene for one of the trucks.


On the inside of the card I used blue coloured cardstock for the sky, embellished with the same cloud and sun dies.  The grassy hillsides were cut using the Grassy Hillside borders add-on die that coordinates with the hillside pop-up die.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and the mud splatter stamps are part of the YNS Got Mud? stamp set.  The last step was to use my Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to jazz up the clouds a bit.

Let’s hope he likes his card!