Category Archives: Fawny Flickr Fridays

Cobweb Corners

October 20, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday!


October 2, 2017

Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobweb die just arrived in the mail and I couldn’t wait to use it. Here is the card I made.


Card Front


Inside of Card


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started this card by die cutting the spiders and web from some light grey cardstock multiple times. I also cut the 4 webs from some velum.

Then, I created a black card base. I used some more black cardstock to create a frame for my card. I cut the same frame from some black fun foam. I adhered the cardstock frame to the fun foam frame.  I adhered a velum web to each corner of the frame.  I trimmed the webs on the bottom corners a bit.

To add the sentiment to the card base, I first laid the frame over the card front and lined up the sentiment. I used silver embossing powder to make the sentiment visible on the black cardstock.

I adhered the frame to the card base. I added the spider last. I was so excited to discover that the smaller spider with the thin thread fits behind the larger spider perfectly; no need to trim anything. I added the larger spider with a foam square and adhered the thread under the velum web. I gave the spider some red eyes and a red mouth.

For the inside of the card, I added a white liner. I adhered some grey webs and a small spider to the corners.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #14: Happy Little Critters

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Walk in the Dark


Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cute Cobwebs, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Silver Ultra Fine

Ink: Versa Mark



Hope you enjoyed the card!

Get Well Veggies

August 3. 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Blog today!!


July 23, 2017

I find that sympathy and get well cards are some of the hardest cards for me to make. Even with that in mind, I do like the way this card turned out. It is a 9 by 6 inch card. A lot of people needed to sign this card, so I opted for a larger than usual size



Size: Vertical side fold 9 inch by 6 inch card

Extra Details:  I began this card by making a card base from a whole sheet of water color paper. I used Distress Inks to stamp the solid vegetable images next. I made rows of veggies but didn’t worry about having them lined up or spaced perfectly.  I added the leaves and details with more Distress inks. I added the sentiment, ants, and faces with Versa Fine ink. The cheek highlights I added with some white pigment ink. It shows better on some colors than others.

Once all of the veggies were dry, I added the dirt rows with brown Distress Inks. I smooshed the ink on an acrylic block and used a water brush to apply it to the cards. I used two shades of brown and varying amounts of water to create some dimension in the dirt rows. I used a blue ink to add a light wash of color to the sky.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, Happy Summer, and Sophie’s Sentiments

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Dusty Concord

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Key Lime


Hope you enjoyed the card

Happy Mail Water Color

April 21, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Blog today, as part of their Fawny Flickr Fridays.

April 18, 2017

Another day of Spring Break equals more time to make cards for me. Here is the card I made today. I had a lot of fun with embossing and water color.


Card Front


Close Up of the dimension


Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started this card with a panel of water color paper cut to 4.25” by 5.5.” I stamped the sentiment and images in Versa Mark ink. I used clear embossing powder. I meant to use white embossing powder but grabbed the wrong container, so I just went with it. I started with the envelope images, added the pens in some of the smaller spaces. Lastly, I added the ink splatters in remaining open spaces.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers to add the color to these images. Right now I only have 12 markers, so I have to make do with the colors I have. The background is a mix of two blues. I started with the lighter shade, but the sentiment did not stand out enough, so I added the darker shade. I used a raspberry color for the hearts, stamps, and pen barrels. I used yellow for the pen nibs. I used a peachy color for the envelopes. Grey would have been my first choice but I don’t have a grey marker, so I went with the lightest shade I do have.

Once the panel was dry, I adhered it to some dark blue fun foam. Using some stitched rectangle dies, I die cut four rectangles from my panel. Then, I began adhering everything to my card base. I started with the largest rectangle.  It has one layer of fun foam behind it. The next rectangle has two layers of fun foam behind it. The third rectangle is adhered flat to the card base. The inner most rectangle had one layer of fun foam behind it.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge: Splash It on

Simon Says: Splash It On

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love Letters, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark


Hope you enjoyed the card

Fintastic Aquarium

March 3, 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday, today. My son and I were so excited to see his card on the blog.


February 21, 2017

This is a card my son created for a friend’s birthday party. The party was at the Aquarium, so it was a very fitting card.



Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started with a card base made from water color paper. I helped my son stamp all of the images he wanted. He then used water color pencils to add color to everything. I used my water brush to even everything out. Once the water color pencil was dry, the card was finished

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends, So Jelly, and Octopi My Heart

Ink: Versa Fine


Hope you enjoyed the card

Cheery and Bright Christmas

December 1, 2016

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday.


November 8, 2016

So many fun holiday stamp sets are coming out this year. I just saw Essentials by Ellen’s Tree Farm stamp set and fell in love with the concept. I don’t own that set and won’t before Christmas, so I made do with the stamps I have. This is just one more thing to love about paper crafting and stamping.



Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper cut to the exact size of an A2 card front. Next, I stamped my images. I started with the deer, sled, and trailer. I didn’t want to do any masking, so I made sure to stamp the focal images first and build around them.

The trees were stamped to fill in the background. I used two different tree stamps to add some interest. I also used a green pigment ink for the solid tree images. Just as I added my last tree on the left hand side, I remembered that I hadn’t stamped a sentiment yet. So, I looked through my stash and found a sentiment that would fit the area I had left.

I used Distress Inks to water color everything with. I even used some dark green Distress Ink to add shading to my solid stamp trees.

Once all of the Distress Inks were dry, I adhered the panel to a card base and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Toboggan Together, and Cheery Christmas

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks


Hope you enjoyed the card


Birthday Balloons

August 21, 2016

Today, I was having fun playing with my Distress Inks. This ended up as a birthday card because that is what I need to replenish in my stash.



Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle die. After that, I stamped my balloon outlines using Distress Inks. I didn’t worry about masking anything because I was hoping the balloons would look translucent in the end. After all the balloon outlines were stamped I added more color using the same Distress Inks as water color. I worked from the lightest color to the darkest color.

I added some water droplets for interest. I stamped the balloon strings in Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. The sentiment is stamped in Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink.

I covered the front of my card base with some Lawn Fawn patterned paper and added the stamped panel on top.  

Challenges Entered:  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make For The Border


Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One and Scripty Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Smoke and Fog inks

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, and Squeezed Lemonade.


Hope you enjoyed the card

Spinning Kraken

July 8, 2016

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday. It was one of two of my cards featured.

The link:


July 5, 2016

One of my daughter’s best friends has a birthday this month and so do her little sister and her little brother. My daughter wanted to make something special for her friend, so I knew I needed to make something for the younger siblings as well. We made color your own birthday cards for each of the girls. Baby brother will only be one year old and will not enjoy a coloring book. So, I tried something new and made him a spinner card.


The card all closed up. Don’t mind the binder clip, this card just would not stay closed.


The front panel opened up.


Size:   Vertical tri-fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I made a tri-fold card because I wanted room to write to the birthday boy and I wanted more space to use all the fun stamps I pulled out. I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I cut it down to one A2 sized card base one 4.25 x 5.5”band one 5.5 x 4.75” panel. I scored the card base as usual. I scored the panel at 5/8th of an inch to create a flap to attach it to my card base. Next, I die cut circles from the front of the card base and the 4.25 x 5.5” panel. At this, point I decided I wanted some sand at the bottom of my card, so using the left over strips of water color paper and the Speech Bubble die I made small hills.

After most of the die cutting was done I started stamping. I stamped the kraken on the leftover circles. I stamped the kraken twice to make the spinner part of the card. I used mirror stamping to get them to line up perfectly on the card. I stamped all the black line images in Versa Fine ink and added clear embossing powder. For the color images, I first tapped my stamp on my Versa Mark ink pad, and then in a colored ink pad. I added clear embossing powder to those as well. Then I heat set everything.

Now the fun part; water coloring! I used Distress Inks for my water colors today. I started by coloring all the images in. If I ever make this card again, I would start with the background. It would make fixing mistakes easier. After all the cute little critters were dry, I started on the backgrounds. The sand was just a simple wash of color. The ocean was another story. I started by adding a strip of four different blue Distress Inks. Then, I played with getting them to blend together a bit. After letting the ink dry a bit, I drew wavy lines in with a thin fairly dry brush. At this point, I thought the lines were too harsh, so using a wide brush I swiped clean water over the whole think to blend the lines out a bit. Lastly, I splattered some water drops on everything.

Finally, it was time to assemble the card. First, I die cut the kraken. One could be die cut in the usual manner. The reverse image had to be die cut from the back. I lined up the die with the image by holding it up to a window. It took me two tries but I got it right in the end. I cut a length of light blue thread and folded it over a few times. I sandwiched that between the two krakens using lots of Scor tape. I added Scor tape around both of the circle cut outs. I place the kraken in the circle and sandwiched the two pieces together. I added some score tape to the scored fold on the 4.75 x 5.5” panel and attached it to the right edge of the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Loveable Legends, Mermaid for You, and So Jelly

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border die and Loveable Legends die

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: water color paper

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Chipped Sapphire, Cracked Pistachio, Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Vintage Photo

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Pear Tart, Lady Bug and Dandelion

Hope you enjoyed the card

4 Popsicle Cards

July 8, 2016

One of these cards was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday. It was one of two of my cards included.

The link:

June 28, 2016

I just watched Kelly Latevola make four really awesome popsicle cards on Simon Says Stamp’s Blog. Although, I do not own the stamp set or Copic markers that Kelly used, I knew I needed to try to make some popsicle cards of my own. They just screamed summer to me.


All four cards


My Fourth of July card. This one is also my favorite of the four.

Kelly Latevola used Copic markers to create Rocket Pops and I loved them. I also just finished making a set of Fourth of July cards and was still feeling patriotic. I used Blueprint Sketch for the blue part of the pop. I don’t own a true red Distress Ink, so I blended Fired Brick and Pick Raspberry together. I thought that combination worked quite well. I put a lot of ink at the far ends of the popsicles and used clean water to help blend the colors into white in the middle of the popsicles. After fussy cutting out the popsicles, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon on the card base. I stamped a custom sentiment in black ink. I used DIY foam squares to pop up the popsicles.


Rainbow pops

This was the card featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog.

This is actually the last set of popsicles that I water colored. I only had two popsicles left and a bunch of ink on my pallet still, so I decided to make multi colored pops. I used three colors per popsicle and tried to keep colors that would blend well next to each other. I fussy cut these out as well. I was a bit tired of using blue behind all of my popsicles, so I switch to Abandoned Coral. I used a sentiment from Best Pun Ever and black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares for dimension.


I made this for my best friend and her family. I used their favorite colors for the pops.

I definitely owe my best friend and her family a card. I haven’t sent one in over a month. They currently live outside of the USA and would not receive a Fourth of July card in time, so I started thinking about summer cards. Once I had all the popsicles stamped, I knew that one of these cards would be for them. I water colored one popsicle in one family member’s favorite color. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out. I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on the card base. I used a sentiment from Happy Summer with black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares for dimension.


A rainbow of frozen goodness.

I had six little popsicles, so I immediately thought rainbow. After the Distress Ink dried on these, I added some lines of clean water to lift the ink away. I was trying to create the look of the indents that some popsicles have. After fussy cutting the popsicles out, I ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress ink on the white card base.  I used sentiment from Happy Summer in black ink. I popped the popsicles up on DIY foam squares and was done.



Size:   A2 cards

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and white heat embossing all of the popsicles. I was using scraps of water color paper, so I stamped until I ran out of room. Using my Distress Inks, I added color to all the pops. At this point, I started thinking about card layouts. I wanted all the cards to be clean and simple cards with the popsicles being the main focus. I used white card bases for all the cards. The details for each card are under the picture.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Best Pun Ever, Sally’s ABCs, and Happy Summer

Ink: Versa Mark

Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Abandoned Coral, Blueprint Sketch, Fired Brick, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card

Father’s Day 2016 Card 1

June 24, 2016 Update!!

This card was selected for Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday today! The link is

June 17, 2016

Father’s Day is in two days. I realized that life has gotten away from me again and I haven’t made cards for my father or my father in law. EEK! This is the card for my father.



Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting a stitched square from water color paper. I ink smooshed some Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks on the panel. I also flicked some water droplets on the ink to create more texture. After the ink had dried, I used the Grassy Border Die to create a mask. I ink blended some of the same distress inks on near the edge of the mask to make some grass for my bears. The bears are water colored with Distress Inks and fussy cut out. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the panel and adhered the bears. Then I prepared my card base. I cut it, scored it, folded it, stamped the sentiment on the inside, and added the date and blog on the back. Then disaster struck! I dropped it on my black ink pad.  I almost cried, and then I thought up plan B. I stamped the card base with the funny glasses and offset my panel to cover the extra ink. I popped the panel up on fun foam and called it a day.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Dad + Me and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die and Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke

Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, and Tumbled Glass

Hope you enjoyed the card

Teacher Thank You Card

May 20, 2016

This card was part of Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday today!! This is my first card to be featured on anything other than my own blog.

May 14, 2016

School is ending soon and my kiddos have some awesome teachers this year. Here is the Thank You card that I made this year. I ended up making 7 of these cards for my kiddos’ teachers and teacher aides. The layout and sentiment is the same for all the cards. The books and calculators are colored differently on each card.


The apple and the paper airplane are popped up on some DIY foam squares. Everything else is adhered flat to the card. Here is the inside of the card.


The nerd birds represent my kiddos. Even though, they have different teachers, each card will be from both kiddos. One of the perks of attending a small school, everyone knows everyone.


Size: Top folding A2 sized card

Extra Details: All images were fussy cut out and adhered to the card base. The sentiment on the front of the card is heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s School House Backdrops, Science of Love, Wish You Were Here, Sweet Smiles, Flying By, My Silly Valentine, and A Good Apple

Papers: Watercolor paper

Hope you enjoyed the card