Friday 11 August 2017

Smashin' Birthday | ft. Lawn Fawn "Year Seven"

Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

Once again, I cannot say enough good things about Lawn Fawn. Their consistently cute stamps that are pretty interchangeable make unlimited possibilities when it comes to cards and layouts. Now that they have interactive dies, the fun never stops.

Today I have an interactive birthday card. The second I saw this set I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

We are having a fiesta!

To begin, I used Dried Marigold and Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink, to make a fun background, I then used some clean water to create a splatter and then patted it off with some paper towel. As this isn't watercolour paper I didn't want the water to sit too long, so the splatter isn't as defined as I would have liked.

Once the panel was dry, I used the small curved die from Lawn Fawn "Slide on Over" die set to make the groove where he could swing. I also used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a 1/8" hole and a colourful eyelet. I knew he would be swinging from a string and I didn't want that friction to damage the card.

I stamped the pinata and the candy on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them all in with Copic markers. I also used my white gel pen to add some dot detail to all the pieces. I then used the coordinating dies to cut out all the images. (Yep, got the dies for this one. I know, right?)

I used some micro dots to adhere the candies in place. I created a penny slider for the back of my little pinata and sandwiched in some green twine for him to swing from. I don't know why he's a him, but he is. I used the greeting from the set, curving it along the edge of the die so he wouldn't obstruct it as he swung by.

After everything was in place, I doubled up the foam tape (important!!) and adhered it to a standard A2 sized card base.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow me over on the right side bar so you don't miss any future posts, if you are viewing this via mobile device, scroll to the bottom and click "View web version" first. You can also follow me over on Facebook. Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge


  1. So clever and fun. What a lovely design! So glad to have found you through the SSS challenge.

    1. Hi andie! thank you so much. I'm happy to have you on board! Hope you like it here :)

  2. This is ADORABLE (all in caps)! And not only is it adorable, but it is so clever, too! I love how you had a vision and made it a reality. What a creative idea to make a swinging pinata and I love what you've done with the background. The colors are gorgeous and the scattered candy was such a perfect detail. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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