Category Archives: Lawn Fawnatics Challenges

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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Details

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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Front

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Inside

 

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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

Water Color Starfish

July 23, 2017

This is just a fun little card I made to enter in a few challenges this week.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamped the sentiment first and then covered the rest of the panel in starfish. I clear heat embossed everything.

I added some clean water to each starfish and dropped in some Distress Ink using a paint brush. I let the first layer of color dry before added a second layer for a deeper color. Once all the starfish were dried, I added alight wash of blue to the background.

While that dried, I worked on the card base. I choose a dark blue card base and stamped a wave pattern with white pigment ink. Once everything was dry, I adhered the water color panel to the card base with foam tape.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #9: Color Inspiration Boards

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-9-color-inspiration-board

Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Get In Shape

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9727

Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge: We’re Seeing Stars

Simon Says: We’re Seeing Stars

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s So Jelly, and Lucky Stars

Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, and Salty Ocean

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Water Color Robots

July 23, 2017

I was using blue ink on my acrylic block one day. When I was done, rather than cleaning it up, I sprayed some water and smooshed it on to a panel of water color card stock. I had used the side of the block with the etched in grid lines, it gave the panel some interesting texture.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with my water color panel; I trimmed it down and rounded the corners. Then I stamped, colored and cut some images on a scrap of water color card stock. I used Distress Inks to stamp with and as water colors. While cutting, I left a small white border on everything.

Then, I began assembling my scene. I found a scrap of green card stock that I used to ground my robots. I adhered the robots and gift with foam tape. I adhered the balloons flat to the panel, but did let a few hang off the panel for interest.

Lastly, I adhered the water color panel to a grey card base.

Challenges Entered:

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #9: Color Inspiration Board

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-9-color-inspiration-board

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Iced Spruce, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Mustard Seed

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime and Lemon Zing

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ferris Wheel Sunset

July 16, 2017

A few weeks ago, I made a bunch of ink smooshed backgrounds. I made this card using one and will be entering it in the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.

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Front

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card a few weeks ago by making the ink smooshed background. Using Distress Inks and an acrylic block, I applied color to some water color paper. I let the block sit on the paper for at least five minutes to get the intense color. I love the results of this technique. Once, I removed the block, I set the panel aside to air.

I love the Admit One stamp set from Lawn Fawn and colorful backgrounds. I stamped the Ferris Wheel and sentiment in black ink. I added the ground with a black Sharpie. I adhered this panel to an orange card base.

Because of the colored card base, I decided to add a liner to the inside. I added some tickets to the bottom of the liner for added interest.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #8: Summertime Fun

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-8-summertime-fun

LOVE! Flickr Challenge # 19: Anything Goes for July

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157685728593895/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Stand by You

May 14, 2017

I am running very late with this blog post! I am hoping to enter in Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #4; Black, White and Bright.

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Card One: using lawn Fawn Let’s Polka Papers

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Card Two: Using Illustrated Faith Papers from a Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began by stamping the lake, tag, flamingo, and sentiment on water color paper. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to add color to everything. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut everything out.

I prepped my card bases next. I used pink card stock for both card bases. I layered some patterned paper on each card base. Then, I added the tags with foam tape.

To finish the cards, I added some sequins to the black cards and twine to each bow.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #4; Black, White and Bright

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 4 – Black, White and Bright!

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flamingo Together, Dad + Me, and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka

Illustrated Faith papers

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Cookie Congrats

April 21, 2017

Yesterday, I made a graduation card for my daughter, even if she doesn’t know it yet. So today, I made one for my son. He will be “graduating” Kindergarten this year.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

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View of the Sentiment

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and clear embossing all of the images for this card. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to water color these images. Once they were dry, I fussy cut everything out.

Then I began working on the card base. I started with a dark blue card base. On the front, I partially stamped a frame in Versa Mark, and then white heat embossed it. I layered some of the images in the frame. I die cut “congrats” from silver glitter paper. I adhered this right under the images and the card front was done.

For the pop up feature on the inside of the card, I started with a white card base. I die cut a “wave” using the puffy cloud border die. Using the negative piece, I die cut another “wave” to pop up. I used the Everyday Pop Up Dies to create the pop up tabs on the white card base. I adhered the second “wave” to the pop up tabs. Next, I adhered the cookie images to the two “waves.” Before adhering the pop up element to the blue card base, I trimmed the straight edge to better fit in the blue card base. Lastly, I adhered the pop up panel and stamped the sentiment inside.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-3-outstanding-occasions

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames, Milk and Cookies and Smart Cookie

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups and Puffy Cloud Borders

Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Mermaid and Flamingo

April 20, 2017

I had fun with the Lawn Fawn Box Card Pop Up Die again today. I love the idea of a surprise inside the card; which is why the outside looks like an underwater scene and the inside has a hidden island.

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Front of Card Folded Flat

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Back of Card Folded Flat

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Box Opened

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View of the Other Side

Details

Size:  Box Card that folds flat to an A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting all of the basic pieces for the card base from water color paper. I did not cut any of the stitched rectangles as I planned on decorating the whole card base. I did die cut one stitched hillside and one puffy cloud border to use on the inside of the box. I also die cut “Congrats” from silver glitter paper.

Then I began stamping. Mostly, I used Versa Fine Ink for the stamping. I also used Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks for the colored inks. I used clear embossing powder on everything, so I could begin water coloring faster. Most of the images are stamped right on the card base. I stamped the images for the inside of the card on a scrap of water color paper. I did also re stamp one of the mermaids on the scrap of water color paper, after I messed up stamping her on the card base.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to water color everything. Once everything was dry, I fussy cut out the images for the inside of the card and the mermaid.

Then I assembled the card. Because I decorate the card base itself, the assembly didn’t take that long. I LOVE this card and so does my daughter. She tried talking me into giving it to her now.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Flamingo Together, Lovable Legends, Mermaid for You, Octopi My Heart, Partly Cloudy, Plan on It, Smart Cookies, So Jelly, and Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Puffy Cloud Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillsides

Essentials by Ellen’s Zipper Panel Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Water Melon, Lemon Zing, and Key Lime

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Carnival Anniversary

April 19, 2017

I have been thinking about this card design since the Pop Up Box Card Die arrived. I was finally able to get the idea out of my head today!

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Front of Card folded flat

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Back of Card folded

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Card opened

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Side flap while card is open

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Side flap of card

Details

Size:  Pop Up Box Card fold to A2 size card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting; lots of die cutting. I cut the card base and braces from some black and white striped paper. I cut the stitched white rectangles from white card stock. The poles and banners were cut from two shades of gray card stock. The banners and one brace was die cut from some black and white text paper.

I find with this style of card that it is easiest to decorate everything before actually putting the box together. With this in mind, I began stamping next. I added grass to white rectangles that would be on the bottom and the three flaps that will fold down when the card is open. I added some clouds and a sun with colored inks. Using black ink, I added the sentiments, a balloon, and the Ferris wheel.

On a separate piece of white card stock, I stamped another Ferris wheel, a carousal, tickets, balloons, cotton candy, hot dog, burger, ketchup, and ribbon. I used colored pencils to color in all of the images on this sheet and on the pieces of the card base. Once, I was done coloring, I fussy cut everything out. I left a small white border around all of the images.

Then, I began assembling everything. I used strong double sided tape wherever possible and liquid adhesive on the smallest pieces, like the banner.

I love this card and it turned out way better than I imagined in my head.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #3: Outstanding Occasions

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 3 – Outstanding Occasions

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Admit One, Chirpy Chirp Chirp, Happy Happy Happy, Into the Woods, Let’s BBQ, and Partly Cloudy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Box Card Pop UP

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Key Lime and Lemon Zing

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Dancing Kraken

April 14, 2017

I have one mini action spring from the April 2017 Simon Says Stamp Card Kit that I have been waiting to use. As soon as I received the Happy Happy Happy stamp set, I knew I wanted to make a card with this sentiment: You Make Me Happy Dance. So I combined the two.

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The Card Front

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Side View of Action Wobble

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started this card by creating a card base from water color paper. I used Vera Mark ink and white embossing powder to add the sentiment and fish. I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I stamped the fish all the way to the edge of the card.

Using Crayola Fine Tip Markers, I traced around a rectangle die.  I used this line to contain my coloring. I was going for a spotlight coloring look.  I used the same markers and a water brush to add color to the background.

While the card base was drying, I stamped, colored, and die cut the kraken. I used more Crayola markers to color the kraken. I also clear embossed the whole kraken image so it would be shiny and would look more like the other fish.

Lastly, I adhered the kraken to the card base with a mini Action Wobble.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #2: Interactive Cards

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-2-interactive-cards

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fintastic Friends, Happy Happy Happy, Lovable Legends, and Mermaid for You

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine and Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card