August 22, 2016
I helped to run a summer day camp at my kiddos’ school this summer. There were six outstanding teenage volunteers who helped me out. I made six of these cards; one for each volunteer. I wanted to give the cards a campy feel, so I used tiny images from a lot of different Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets.
Size: Horizontal top fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started with a full sheet of water color paper. I stamped the gumball from Sweet Smiles in a loose grid. I filled the gumballs in with the faces and used a Sharpie to add the hair. I filled in the open spaces with small images from a number of different stamp sets.
Using Distress Inks, I water colored everything in. I didn’t stress too much about staying in lines; I think it added to the camp feel.
While the water color panel was drying, I made the card bases. I started with a kraft A2 sized card base. I stamped a wood grain pattern on the front of each card base.
I cut the water color piece into six pieces, approximately 3 inches by 5.5. I ran each strip through my die cut machine to add the cross stitched detail to the edges and die cut the word Thanks.
Lastly, I adhered the water color panel to my card bases, making sure to include the little pieces from the inside of the letters.
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters from the Past, Critters in Costume, Deck the Halls, Stinkin’ Cute, Sweet Smiles, and Woodgrain Backdrops
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Stitched Borders
Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Pine needles, Salty Ocean, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Lucky Clover
Hope you enjoyed the card