Sunday, February 19, 2017

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week! We're showing off Out of This World, the cutest little astronaut set!

For my card, I started out with a piece of navy blue cardstock (Lawn Fawn's Blue Jay cardstock) and layered dark blue and black inks over it to create a deep, dark sky. Starting with a colored cardstock is so much quicker than layering colors onto a white paper. I flicked some white paint on top, and die-cut a slew of stars (using the Starry Skies die) to complete the background look.

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Then, it was just a matter of coloring and layering all of the images - my favorite part!  As I was putting the pieces onto the dark background, I thought the white border around the images was too stark. In the close-up picture, you can see that I sponged a touch of black ink around the edges.

If you'd like to see more of this card, hop over to the LF blog this morning - Kelly Marie re-created this card in her video!

♥.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy hatchling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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Welcome back to another day of February's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the new layering die set, Happy Hatchling.

Happy hatchling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the chick and eggs dies to make a set of mini cards. I love teeny tiny cards! You could also punch a hole at the tops and call them folding tags.

Happy hatchling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the new Fancy Box die to create a little Easter basket. I adjusted the die by shortening that back end and leaving it standing up. Nothing fussy here! Then, I added some die-cut grass and a handle.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Friday, February 17, 2017

enjoy the ride! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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enjoy the ride (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I will be completely honest. The part I love about card-making is stamping and coloring the images. Putting the cards together is, most of the time, an afterthought. And thinking of spending more time on fancy shaker cards? things that spin? light up? ugh. haha. I do love the end result, but I always find the extra effort to be too fiddly for my liking.

BUT. This new Scalloped Box Card Pop-up die turned out to be my favorite. It folds up flat, and then you pull it out of the envelope and it unfolds into a wonderful present, all on its own. I really enjoyed putting it together, and the whole family was loving the concept!

enjoy the ride (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I already gifted this card to a special friend over the weekend, I was so excited to create something unique for her! I know the girl's hair is kind of crazy red, but I really wanted to create something that stuck to a very tight color scheme: red, kraft and black. I love how it looks all put together!

enjoy the ride (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The images are from Bicycle Built for You, which will be releasing by the end of the month as well.

I hope you like it! There are more versions of the Scalloped Box Card Pop-up on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Elphie Selfie (Lawn Fawn February inspiration week)

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Elphie Selfie (Lawn Fawn february inspiration week)

It's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, with all new products finally for sale as of February 23rd! Today, we're showing off Elphie Selfie, featuring the cutest elephants ever.

To create this card, I die-cut a Zig Zag Rectangle, and used the negative portion as a mask. I used distress inks to sponge a pink background for my scene, and just a bit of green grass. Since I created the background using distress inks, I flicked some water onto the background to give that dreamy bokeh effect.

Elphie Selfie (Lawn Fawn february inspiration week)

The rest of the images were colored and adhered to the card base using foam adhesives. I love that all of the critters are here for that little bird!

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Neat and Tangled release week wrap up

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Neat and Tangled release week wrap up

It's been a fun week! As of right now, all of the new Neat and Tangled products are available in the store - click!

I illustrated 2 sets for this month's release:

Cottontail Cuties,




Happy shopping, and I hope you've enjoyed all of the projects this week!

♥.






Thursday, February 9, 2017

Doily envelope die (Neat and Tangled release week)

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Doily envelope die (Neat and Tangled release week)

Welcome back to another day of Neat and Tangled's February release week. We're showing off this amazing Doily Envelope Die, designed by Miriam Prantner and available exclusively in the NT shop. You won't be able to purchase it anywhere else.

Doily envelope die (Neat and Tangled release week)

I cut 4 of the smaller dies and fit them around a red cardstock rectangle. It took some fiddling to see what size worked but it wasn't difficult. I adhered the 4 flaps, and then backed the whole thing with a matching rectangled of white cardstock. I love the red peeking through! It's so beautiful!

I created a sleeve for the card and stamped a greeting from Love Notes.

When the flaps are opened up, you see this:

Doily envelope die (Neat and Tangled release week)

I kept it so simple because I wanted only red and white peeking through the lace. I used the Journaling Alphas again for the first half of the sentiment, and the love die from Love Notes.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the NT blog this morning - click!

♥.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cottontail cuties (Neat and Tangled release week)

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cottontail cuties (Neat and Tangled release week)


I have 2 cards to show off today, both using my new set for Neat and Tangled, called Cottontail Cuties.

It features 2 girls dressed in bunny costumes, one holding a little chick and the other pulling a wagon full of Easter eggs.

cottontail cuties (Neat and Tangled release week)

And obviously, a couple of bunnies.  I love this one, with his arms folded together! For this card, I watercolored a huge heart, and put it against a scalloped rectangle. I then snipped off the "hooray" from inside the wreath and used that to frame my images.

cottontail cuties (Neat and Tangled release week)

My next card shows off the second bunny and girl images. I cut away the little eggs from her wagon and put the huge egg from the new Eggstra Special there instead. The sentiment is also from Eggstra Special. I propped up the bunny using the tree stump from Lumberjack Love, and did a subtle stenciling on the background layer using the new Scalloped stencil.

cottontail cuties (Neat and Tangled release week)


A little tip: to make the girl look like she's really holding that flower, I adhered the flower behind her hand, and then used a black pen to draw a connecting line.

I hope you like Cottontail Cuties! There's more to see on the NT blog today - click!

♥.