Category Archives: Lawnscaping Challenges

Snowflake Thanks

November 28, 2016

This card layout came to me one morning in the shower. I couldn’t decide which color scheme I want to use, so I did one card in each scheme.

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Both cards together

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The grey and silver combo.  I think this one might be my favorite.

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The kraft and gold combo

 

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by created my card bases; one kraft and white. I stamped a wood grain back ground on each card base. I used a light grey ink for the white card base and Versa Mark ink on the kraft card base.

I then die cute some stitched rectangles for the layers on each card. I used a brown cardstock and a grey card stock for the largest layers. I added some snowflakes to the large layers; white pigment ink on the grey layer and Versa Mark on the brown. I used clear embossing powder on both layers.

For the smallest layers, I used the same paper as the card bases. I die cut the Thanks from each layer; I only wanted the negative area. I made sure to save the little pieces. Using Versa Mark ink, I stamped and heat embossed a large snowflake above the die cut word. I used silver embossing powder on the white layer and gold on the kraft layer. I added a strip of velum behind the layer to hold the two pieces together and help the die cut word stand out. I glued the little insides parts from the letters right on the velum.

Then, I put on the finishing touches each card. For the white/silver card, I just added a gem in the middle of the large snowflake. On the kraft/gold card, I added some gold embossing powder to the edges of each layer.

For both cards, I popped the smallest layers up on some fun foam before attaching it to the middle layer. I adhered the middle layer flat to the card base and these cards were done.

 

Challenges Entered: Lawnscaping Challenge #142: Give Thanks

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/11/challenge-142-give-thanks-sponsored-by.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Frosties and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Color My World

November 17, 2016

This card was featured on the Lawnscaping blog!!

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/11/spotted-and-hearted-november.html

November 14, 2016

I stole this idea from my son. He designed this layout for a birthday card he made a few days ago. It took every good parenting instinct I have to let him finish his own project and not take over.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by stamping the images and sentiment on a panel of water color paper. I die cute the panel with a stitched rectangle die. I offset the image for a bit of interest.

I used Distress Inks to water color the images. Once the water color was dry, I popped the panel up on fun foam and added it to a card base.

Challenges Entered: Lawnscaping #141 C.A.S.

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/11/challenge-141-cas-sponsored-by-ellen.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrop

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Mustard Seed, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ghost Birthday

October 8, 2016

Cheri Moss just posted a video on the Lawn Fawn blog that used medical tape to create a “mummy” ish background. So, I raided my medicine cabinet and gave it a try.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. (I actually made four of these card bases which is why you have been so many of them on my blog lately.)

Next, I cut a piece of black card stock to about the size of a card front. I coved the card stock with the medical tape, making sure to overlap the tape and cover all of the black card stock. Using a stitched rectangle, I die cut the taped piece. Using the same stitched rectangle, I die cut a second piece of black card stock. From the second piece I also cut a grassy border strip and a forest border strip.

Using Distress Inks, I added some color to the taped panel. I attempted to make a moon scene. I left a white circle and progressively worked out from yellows to oranges. It is very hard to see, but adds some subtle interest.

I adhered the forest border flat to the taped panel. I heat embossed the sentiment in silver on the grass strip before popping it up on fun foam. I adhered the taped panel to my card base after that.

Lastly, I raided my box of pre colored and pre cut images. I found the wagon with the pumpkins, some pumpkins, and a little velum ghost. I added all of those to my card and it was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #139: Pintrest Inspired

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/10/lawnscaping-challenge-pinterest.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Booyah, Happy Harvest, and Hats Off to You

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

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Hickory Smoke, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade

Pumpkin Face

October 7, 2016

The idea for this card came to me while wandering around my local craft store and looking at all the Halloween Decorations. I kept it sentiment free so that I can send it any time and for any reason in October.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by clear embossing the chevron strips on a black card base. While those were cooling, I die cut a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped the images with Versa Fine black ink and used Ranger’s Holographic embossing powder. I used the back of the pizza slice from Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart set to make the triangle shapes. I used two shades of Distress Ink to add color to my pumpkin face.

Lastly, I adhered the inked panel to the card base and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #139: Pintrest Inspired

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/10/lawnscaping-challenge-pinterest.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Halloween

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6843

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Halloween Inspiration

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-halloween-inspiration/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart and Chevron Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Geometric Ghoul’s Night Out

September 23, 2016

Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! Halloween is coming! I had fun with my Booyah stamp set today. I also entered this card in the current Lawnscaping Challenge.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle and a stitched circle from some what color paper. I stamped my ghost image on the circle and added some stars behind her. I did some partial inking to get the witches hat on her head. I used my Distress Inks as water colors to add color.  I also ink blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on the edges.

On the rectangle panel I stamped the strip of triangles in grey ink. Once that was dry, I used Distress Inks to smoosh some color on the panel. I added some ink splatters in white and black once the colored ink was dry.  I also ink blended some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink on the edges.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it.

I adhered the inked panel to a black card base. The ghost circle and sentiment strip are popped up on fun foam.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #138: Geometric

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/09/lawnscaping-challenge-gemoetric.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah and Sharp Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp Smoke

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Hickory Smoke, Wilted Violet, and Twisted Citron

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sprinkled With Love Birthday

September 5, 2016

I just love getting new stamps to play with. I couldn’t wait to the play with the Sprinkled with Joy stamp set when it arrived in the mail. I made this card for my mother’s birthday. She enjoys backing as much as I enjoy card making.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring all of the images.  I used my Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out.

I dry embossed my stitched circle dies on a white panel. This was the first time I have tried this technique. I also do not own an embossing mat, so I made do with fun foam. The impression is not all that great, but it was still fun to try. I ink blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink on the embossed area to help it stand out.

Next, I began adding my images. I adhered most of them flat to the card base. I added some colorful sprinkles to help add to the scene. I popped the two cookie cutters up on foam dots. Lastly, I added the sentiment.

I created a kraft card base and added some stamping to the edges. I adhered the white panel to the front of the card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping #137: Texture-fied

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/09/lawnscaping-challenge-texture-sponsored.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy and Hats Off to You

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ghoul’s Night Out

August 20, 2016

Lawn Fawn has been showing off their new stamps this week. I love the Happy Howloween set. They featured an adorable card in their video of the dogs all dressed up for Halloween around the edges of the card. I took that idea and raid my stamps to see what I could make.

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The outside of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I stamped all of my images in VersaFine or Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink. I used the grey ink for the ghost to make them appear more translucent. I didn’t really plan out my spacing and I feel like some images ended up too close together.

I used my Distress Inks to water color everything in. I left the ghosts mostly white. I added a little shadow under the hats with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and a lot of water. I also gave them the rosy cheeks from Rooting for You and some Spun Sugar Distress Inks.

The background is a combination of Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron and Black Soot inks. I would add a wash of one color, decide I didn’t like it, and added another color over the top. I used the Black Soot to add some shadows around each ghost which helped them to stand out more.

 

While the Distress Ink was drying, I created my card base. I made a top folding A2 card base out of black card stock. Using Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Ink, I stamped the small candy images all around the edges. I added a liner to the inside of the card and stamped my sentiment and spider in VersaFine ink.

Challenges Entered: Lawnscaping Challenge #136: Punny Time

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-136-punny-time.html

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Critters in Costume, and Rooting for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: VersaFine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Ink

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Candied Apple, Spun Sugar, Carved Pumpkin, Blueprint Sketch, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Hickory Smoke, and Iced Spruce

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

I Moved Card Set

August 4, 2016

My grandmother recently moved and I wanted to give her some change of address cards as a house warming gift. I had just bought the Happy Trails stamp set and thought I could make the camper a moving trailer. I did some experimenting and found that my idea worked. I, originally, started by coloring the images in with markers, but that idea changed. The Lawnscaping blog posted their new challenge (#135: Patterned Palooza) and I wanted to play with paper piecing. I ended up with 30 finished cards; 24 with paper piecing and 6 with the original coloring.

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Version One with the trail of smoke

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Version Two with the wind lines

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The original design with coloring

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Some of the cards all lined up

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by carefully inking up the camper stamp.  I only inked the edges. Once stamped, any missing areas I filled in with a thin black Sharpie. I stamped the “camper” on two colors of patterned paper. Once, I had all the “campers”, cars, and trees stamped, I fussy cut them out. I painted all of the cut edges with a black marker to hide any cutting errors.

Once the cutting was complete, I created by card bases. Using a ruler, I drew a light pencil like as a guide. I stamped the car, camper and trees on each card base. I did not worry about the door or windows on the camper this time because I knew I would be covering them up. I also stamped all of the sentiments at this time.

I adhered the thing grey road down first. I started with half inch strips of grey card stock for the roads, but they were too wide and looked to straight. So using the largest scissors I own, I cut the strips roughly in half. The imperfect cutting looks more natural to me. I really like the way the roads looked on the finished cards.

Then I glued all of the paper pieces down to the card bases. Once the glue was dry, I added the wind or smoke puffs. This completed the cards.

I added some trees to the envelope flaps to added interest.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #135: Patterned Palooza

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-135-patterned.html

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Clark’s ABCs and Critters in Costume

Ink: VersaFine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Memento Dew Drop Bahama Blue

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Waving Hello

August 3, 2016

I saw the new Lawnscaping Challenge, all about patterns, and this idea popped into my head. I wanted my main images to be part of the pattern but still stand out.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper. I stamped and white heat embossed all of the images on the panel. Once that was cool, I ink blended the blue background with Distress Inks. I didn’t worry about masking my main images. I did only cover them with the lightest color of distress ink.

Once the ink blending was done, I used water to bleach out my main images. It took two or three rounds of applying water and dabbing it off, before I was completely happy with how white my images where. Then using more Distress Inks, I water colored the images. I ended up really liking the light blue underneath all of the colors I added. I think it made my mermaids look like they are under the water.

Once everything was dry, I added the stitching detail to the bottom edge of the panel. I heat embossed the sentiment on the dark blue card base, adhered the inked panel and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping Challenge #135: Patterned Palooza

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-135-patterned.html

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: VersaMark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose.

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pink and Yellow Fairy Birthday Card

August 1, 2016

I needed a birthday card for a sweet little girl who is just turning one. I used a lot of heat embossing on this card I really like the way it turned out.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and white heat embossing the daisies on the background panel. I ink blended Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade on this panel. I tried to keep the ink blending soft and light.

I stamped and heat embossed the fairy, sentiment and balloon with gold embossing powder. I used Distress Inks to water color the fairy. Once dry, I fussy cut out the images and sentiment.

I adhered everything flat on a light pink card base.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping #135: Patterned Palooza

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/08/lawnscaping-challenge-135-patterned.html

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Celebrate

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6093

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Fabulous Florals

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-fabulous-florals/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends, Admit One, Sophie’s Sentiments and Best Pun Ever

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitch Rectangles

Ink: VersaMark

Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw, Squeezed Lemonade, and Tattered Rose

 

Hope you enjoyed the card