Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lawn Fawn "Lovable Legends" | Unbelievable Birthday


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

Two in a row. That's right folks. LOL. See? I am really trying. Perhaps my crafting is cyclical? Lots of posting, lots of making but never do they meet..

Today I have a simple to make birthday card, featuring Lawn  Fawn's "Lovable Legends" stamps set.


To begin, I cut down a piece of 140lb cold press watercolour paper using the largest of the "Small Stitched Rectangles" die, I then used Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Inks to create my background. I just sponged them on randomly, much like the beginnings of a galaxy background. In the end you couldn't really see the Twisted Citron, but it did help create some nice highlights when I was sponging.

I used some clean water in my Distress Sprayer and spritzed the background to get that wonderful distressed look.

Once the panel was completely dry - not just mostly, but completely! - I prepped it with my powder tool and stamped the giant squid and the greeting with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with Lawn Fawn's White embossing powder.

I then used Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink to drop in some colour to the squid. My idea here was to create a somewhat transparent look with the purple acting as the shadows around his curves.

The stamp set comes with a long dotted wave border stamp, so I used that along with the Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to create some tone-on-tone wave textures.

I had an extra frame from another project that coordinated well with the panel and (more importantly fit) so I adhered both to the front of a standard A2 sized card base.

To finish it off, I covered the giant squid with clear Wink of Stella (and as you can see, I went a little bit heavy handed here). But I gotta have that glitter. I then added some clear and iridescent bubbles.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate every like, thumbs up, new subscriber and comment - I LOVE hearing from everyone!

Friday, 18 January 2019

Lawn Fawn "Coaster Critters" | Awesome Birthday


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

I mentioned in the last post, the one with the late Christmas card, that I've been creating more than I've been posting. Which is good - I have a bunch of cards stocked up now, so I don't feel pressured or the need to scramble when something comes up. But it's also bad - I haven't been sharing with you all and I miss that. I love reading all your comments!

I never thought it would be so hard to be a full-time Mom with three kids, have a full-time job and do everything else that is expected of us adults. Lemme tell y'all, I don't remember it being this hard, before. But then I only had one kid and it was just me and her. There are so many more people in the house now that finding even a few extra minutes is tough. The older two are great and pretty self-sufficient now (for the most part), the little one *thinks* she can do it all on her own .... but not so much.

Anyway, today I wanted to share this super fun birthday card featuring Lawn Fawn's "Coaster Critters" stamp set. I'll be honest, this one didn't really strike my fancy when it came out. In fact, it took a little while for me to warm up to this set. Don't get me wrong, it's super cute, I just didn't know what to do with it. It seemed to me that this was a one and done sort of set. How many roller-coaster cards can a person make? Luckily, I'm a huge fan of mixing and matching sets and none do it better than Lawn Fawn.


We all know I'm a fan of one layer cards, I love the magic of masking! To begin I stamped the three little critters (which will be making appearances outside this county fair) as well as the ticket book with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock. Then masked them off. I then stamped the balloons and masked them, then the larger piece of the roller-coaster, masked that then the smaller piece and the flag and masked those. Yeah, I masked a lot. LOL

I used Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks to create my sky and grass, adding a bit of Bundled Sage to the very bottom.

I removed all the masks (which I save with the stamps to use again - literally until they fall apart or the ink starts to seep through) and coloured all the images with Copic markers. I really wanted to keep this one in primaries. I added some detail with my white gel pen, then stamped my greeting with the same Memento Ink.

To finish off the card I used clear Wink of Stella on the balloons, all the metal of the coaster cars and rails as well as the top of the stand.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think! I cannot tell you how much each of your "likes", comments, subscribes and "thumbs up" means to me.


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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Lawn Fawn | Little Late Christmas Card


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

It's been a bit, I know. I've been in more of a "make the cards" than I have I been in a "post all the cards" mode. I had to post this last Christmas card, because it's super cute, and I had to wait until the person I gave it to had received it. To be fair, she received it a bit ago... but, like I said I've been making more than posting.


To begin, I stamped the hat from "Hat's Off to You", then masked that off and stamped the shark from "Duh-Nuh" and stamped him off as well. The string came from the "Toboggan Together" set and the little fish came from "Fintastic Friends". All the images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped off the remaining images as well as the edges of the panel.

I used Broken China, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks to create my background. I then placed my wave stencil down, and used a glitter gelly roll pen to trace the curves and get some shimmer. With the stencil in place I pressed a damp paper towel over top of the panel to lift some of the ink.

Once the panel was completely dry, I removed the masks and coloured all the images with Copic markers. I added some liquid adhesive to the trim and the pom-pom of the hat and dipped it in Lawn Fawn's fine prisma glitter.

I popped the panel up on some foam tape and adhered it to a piece of patterned paper then mounted the whole lot to the front of 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 already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.