Category Archives: Lawn Fawnatics Challenges

Cobweb Corners

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.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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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

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-14-happy-little-critters

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: A Walk in the Dark

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10389

               

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!

Leaf Wreath

September 24, 2017

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is a Fall Inspiration Mood Board. I love the colors that were included on the mood board and had to make a card with them. In the end, I made two cards.

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Both cards together

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Deer Card

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Bear Card

 

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold and a Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by die cutting a bunch of leaves from some white paper. I used both smooth white cardstock and water color paper as I was trying to use up some scraps. I used four Lawn Fawn inks to sponge some color onto the leaves. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some brown ink to color all the edges of the leaves. I added some vein details with a line stamp and the same colors of ink.

I stamped the bows on another scrap of white cardstock and used a Mini Ink blending tool to add the color with Lawn Fawn ink in Peacock. I fussy cut the bows. Then I began to look in my stash for a sentiment thinking that I wanted something simple and classy. Then, I found the new For You Deer stamp set and went the cutesy route. I stamped the front of the bear and deer and ink blended Lawn Fawn Doe ink over both of them. I used some colored pencils to add a little bit of detail to each. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I die cut the largest scalloped circle from some velum. I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment on the velum. I used foam squares and glue dots to adhere the leaves around the edges of the velum circle to create a wreath. Once the leaves were adhered, I added the bows and critters.

I found a pack of embossed paper in my stash. I used a sheet of brown paper embossed with a wood grain pattern as a layer for my cards. I cut the embossed paper to 3.75” by 5.5” and layered it on cream card bases. I adhered the wreathes to the embossed paper and the cards were finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #13: Fall Inspiration Mood Board

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-13-fall-inspiration-mood-board

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, and Fab Flowers

                Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fall Tiny Tags, For You Deer Dies, Scalloped Circle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Carrot, Doe, Fake Tan, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Sunflower, and Walnut

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Happy Birthday to Moo

September 10, 2017

My daughter made this card for her grandmother. I love the scene she created and the play on the Happy Birthday song that she came up with for the inside.

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Front

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Inside

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. My daughter used Crayola Markers to color everything in. I fussy cut the images out for her. I cut right on the stamped line and used a black marker to paint the edges.

Together, we die cut a blue rectangle and a green rectangle. We used some stitched hillside borders and the green rectangle to create two layers for the ground. We adhered everything together using liquid glue. I traced a die to create the string for the bells to hang on. Once the panel was dry, we adhered it to a yellow card base.

My daughter came up with the sentiment on the inside of the card. I used my Misti to stamp it as many times as I could on the inside of the card. We added the music notes and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Hello Friends

September 9, 2017

I had a scarecrow and a few crows left over from my Happy Harvest card. I didn’t want to waste them, so I created a fairly simple scene card with them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with some pre-colored images. I used Prismacolor pencils to color all of the images. I fussy cut them out and painted the edges black.

I used water color paper to create a card base. I ink smooshed some green and blue Distress Inks onto an acrylic block. I sprayed the ink with water before smooshing the block onto the card base. I used a bit too much water; you can see where some of the color leak out around the edges of my acrylic block. I added two layers of color with the same technique.

Once the ink was dry, I used foam squares to adhere the scarecrow and crows to the card front. Lastly, I added the sentiment using black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 12 – Create a Scene!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest

Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Crush Olive

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Harvest

September 9, 2017

Fall is in the air. The temperature has dropped and I am in the mood for anything related to fall. This card is the result of that mood.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in everything but the corn stalks. I stamped the stalks in Lawn Fawn Sunflower ink and Hero Arts Pumpkin Pie Ink. Once everything was colored, I fussy cut them out. I cut right on the line for all of the images I colored with colored pencils. I painted the edges black to hide any cutting mistakes. I did leave a white border on the corn stalks.

I used my die cutting machine to create a brown frame, two grassy borders and a blue sky. I adhered the blue sky flat to the tan card base. I added the taller grassy border to the blue sky. I used foam tape on the frame and the second layer of grass. Then, I began placing all of my images. I used foam tape of a few of them to help create lots of dimension on this card.

I added a bushel of apples to the lower left corner of the card. I placed it outside the frame so the sizing of all of the images would make more sense. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of velum and adhered that under the apple basket.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and Thanks a Bushel

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Grassy Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Sunflower

Hero Art’s Pumpkin Pie

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Trick or Treat

August 27, 2017

After I finished the Halloween Dog Cards Set, I had four ink smooshed backgrounds left over. I didn’t want to waste them, so I created four more Halloween cards. This time the design is the pretty much the same for each card. One is different because I was running out of pieces.

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All Four Cards

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Inside Liner

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began this card with the four orange ink smooshed backgrounds, four black card bases and four white liners. I had done enough with the dogs so I moved on to another Halloween stamp set in my stash.

I stamped and white heat embossed some frames on black card stock. I fussy cut out the frames on bother the outside and inside. I stamped the same frames on white card stock. I stamped my images on the white frames and used colored pencils to color them in. I trimmed the colored frames to be smaller than the back frames. I adhered the white frames to the black frames.

The sentiment I wanted to use was too large from any of the frames, so I partial stamped a frame and made it large. I did this with both black and white frames. I layered the sentiment behind the black frame so it matched the others.

Next, I began playing with the layout of my card front. I adhered the frames to the orange ink smooshed pieces. I trimmed any pieces that hung over. For the fourth card, I used a few of the small pieces I cut off to finish the design.

I stamped a sentiment on the liner and added a treat bag and some candy corn. I used colored pencils to add color to the images on the liner. Then I adhered it to the card base.

I also made envelopes to go with these cards.

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards for Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah, Flirty Frames, Trick or Treat and Critters in Costume

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Halloween Dog Card Set

August 27, 2017

I just bought Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween Stamp set and I couldn’t resist dressing those dogs up. I ended up with 16 cards by the time I was done. I used the same basic design for each card, but switched up sentiments, images, background stamps, and background dies to give some interest.

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Close up of 1 card

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Inside liner version 1

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Inside liner version 2

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by stamping and coloring all of the cute dogs and their costumes. I used Prismacolor Pencils to color everything in. I fussy cut everything out and painted the edges black with a marker. Then I began dressing the dogs. They turned out so cute.

I created my orange backgrounds, next. I smooshed some orange Distress Inks on four full sheets of water color paper. I let the ink air dry. Once dry, I used Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink to add some interest to these back grounds using background stamps.

Next, my die cut machine became my best friend. I cut the picture frames, grassy borders, little town borders, and stitched tree borders from a variety of colored card stock. I used a stitched rectangle die to doe cut the ink smooshed backgrounds. I created a piece of glow in the dark cardstock with some Versa Mark ink and Wow’s Glow in the Dark embossing powder. I die cut the lights behind the windows and doors for the little town die and the stars.

Then, I stamped the greetings on the frames. I used four different sentiments for some variety. I began constructing my cards next. I layered the scenes behind the frames. I used a purple pattern paper for the sky.  Once the scenes were created, I adhered the frames to the ink smooshed pieces. I adhered the dogs with some foam tape.

I created 16 black card bases and white liners. I adhered the ink smooshed pieces flat to the card fronts. I added a sentiment and some candy corn to the liners. I used colored pencils to add color to the candy corn. I added a note about glowing in the dark and then adhered the liner to the card.

I have donated a few of these to a local basket raffle so I also created matching envelopes. I stamped a trick or treat bag to the back flap and bottom left corner on the front. I used colored pencils to add some color.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards for Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Howloween, Critters in Costume, Woodgrain Backdrops, Starry Backdrops, Chevron Backdrops, and Sharp Backdrops

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Say Cheese, Little Town Hillside Pop Up Add On, Stitched Trees Borders, Grassy Border, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Scalloped Box Card Pop Up

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Ink in Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards

Favorite Human

August 27, 2017

I just love the little monsters from Monster Mash as aliens. I used a number of stamp sets to create the sentiment.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card by stamping and clear heat embossing all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a paint brush to water color each of the images in. Once dry, I fussy cut them out leaving a small white border.

I die cut a Stitched Hillside from some water color paper and used Distress Inks to create a moon type landscape for my monsters to stand on.

Next, I created a dark blue card base. I used a background stamp and some navy ink to add texture to the card front. I white heat embossed the sentiment in the center of the card. I added the monsters with foam tape and adhered the planets flat to the card base.

Because I used some a dark card base, I added a white liner to the inside of the card. I finished my custom sentiment and added a line of small stars.  

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics #11: Cards For Kids

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for Kids!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash, Out of This World, Sharp Backdrops, Clark’s ABCs and Starry Backdrops

Technique Tuesday’s Perfect Picture

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Hero Arts Navy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 3.1: Donut Peek

August 13, 2017

I love donut puns. So I had to make some Christmas tags using a donut pun.

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Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started with a full sheet of white card stock. I drew a line 2 inches from each long side. Then using a grey marker, a green glitter gel pen, and a pink gel pen, I created a plaid pattern. I then die cut the tag shape from the plaid paper. I made sure to line the bottom of the tag up with the open area to leave myself room for the sentiment. I trimmed a piece of grey card stock to about 1/8th of an inch and adhered it over the line at the bottom of the tag. I added the sentiment in grey ink.

Then, I started working on the donuts. I white heat embossed the donuts on dark brown card stock. I fussy cut them out, leaving a small border. I stamped the donuts on some white card stock with Barely Beige ink. I fussy cut out just the frosting on the line this time. I went over the sprinkles with the same gel pens I used to create the plaid paper. To give the frosting a shiny appearance, I smooshed the pieces in Versa Mark ink and clear embossed the whole thing. Then I adhered the frosting to the brown donuts. I used foam tape to adhere the donuts to the tags.

I stamped, fussy cut, and colored some holly leaves to add to the donuts. I think they add just the right touch.

To finish the tags, I die cute some plain white tags. I stamped “to”, “from”, and a donut in grey ink on them. Lastly, I adhered the plaid tag to the plain tag and added some grey reinforces.   

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #10: Custom Sentiments

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Donut Worry, Riley’s ABCs, and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamps Smoke and Barely Beige

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Barrels of Fun

August 13, 2017

This is a birthday card for one of my very best friends. She loves purple, monkeys, and all things a little over the top.

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Inside

 

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping and clear embossing all of the images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to water color everything in. I used a white gel pen, to add some details to the party hats and letters. Once the images were dry, I die cut everything out with the matching dies.

I die cut two stitched rectangles from some water color paper. Once was for the front of the card and one was for the inside liner.  I used three shades of green Distress Ink to ink smoosh on the front panel. Once the smooshed ink was dry, I added some leaves using two of the same Distress Inks. Then, I began creating my scene. I glue the vines and bottom monkey to the panel with liquid glue. I used dimensional glue dots for most of the monkeys. I used thin foam tape for the letters. Once, I had the main images on, I tucked in the extra leaves and hearts. Then, I stamped the custom sentiment. Thank goodness for the Misti! I double stamped the sentiment to make it really stand out against the ink smooshing. Lastly, I adhered the panel to an orange card base.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment and adhered an extra bunch of bananas and some leaves. I couldn’t let that adorable monkey but go to waste so I adhered that to the inside panel with another banana.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #10: Custom Sentiments

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-10-custom-sentiments

LOVE Flickr Challenge #20: Critters; Real or Imagined

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends, Out of This World, Fab Flowers, Penelope’s Blossoms, Riley’s ABCs, and Quinn’s Capital ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles, Lovable Legends Dies, and Quinn’s Capital ABCs dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, and Twisted Citron

Hope you enjoyed the card