Colorful Thanks

February 27, 2017

While I was making my “Wanna Hug?” pop card, I had another idea for a card. I used the same background stamp to create a colorful background for this card

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the arrow in pink ink across the top of the card front. I re-inked the stamp with yellow ink, rotated the stamp 180 degrees and overlapped the points just a bit. I repeated the same steps for all found stripes. I offset where the points meet for some interest.

Lastly, I cut and adhered four black Thanks die cuts. This was a quick card to put together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Interlocking Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Ink: Memento Dew Drops in Rose Bud, Dandelion, and Bahama Blue

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Wish You Lived Closer

February 26, 2017

I saw this sentiment in a YouTube video a few days ago. I couldn’t wait to use it.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a stitched rectangle panel. I used part of an existing sentiment and some alpha stamps to create my own custom sentiment. I stamped the outline of the United States on the other edge of the panel. I used glitter gel pens, regular gel pens, and colored pencils to add color to the images.

After I completed the panel, I made a card base from gray cardstock. I added some dotted lines and little vehicles in a light gray ink for interest.

I adhered the white panel to the card base and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Transport It

Simon Says: Transport It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Plan on It, Riley’s ABCs, Sally’s ABCs, and Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

 

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Wanna Hug?

February 26, 2017

I got some new stamps and dies in the mail today and had to try them out. Here is the card I created

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Front of the card

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The inside of the card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by creating a gray card base. I used Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink and a background stamp to add interest to my card base. Then I stamped and colored my images; 4 mice and 4 bows. I used colored pencils for the mice and gel pens for the bows. I used the matching dies to cut out the images.

While I had my die cut machine out, I also die cut a white circle, some green grass and puffy clouds. I used my new pop up die to make two pop up tabs in the large green grass piece. I adhered the grass and clouds with some tape runner. I added a sentiment to the white circle and the clouds.

Lastly, I used glue dots to adhere the mice to the front of the card and the pop up tabs on the inside.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #65: Anything Goes

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2480338@N20/discuss/72157680333830246/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Clark’s ABC’s and Interlocking Backdrops

Simon Says Stamp Cuddly Critter Accessories

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Cuddly Critter Accessories Dies and Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Pop Ups, Grassy Border Die, and Puffy Cloud Borders

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate and Fog

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Pop Up Steak Birthday Card

February 25, 2017

My father’s birthday is in a few days. I made a pop-up box card for him. Lawn Fawn just released their new die for this type of card, which I do not own. So I figured out how to make one on my own. I love the way this card turned out.

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The card folded flat

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The card popped open

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A close up of the images

Details

Size:  Pop up box card, fits in an A2 envelope

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring all of the images for this card. I used Distress Inks and water color pencils to add the color. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out.

Then, I began work on the card base. I started with an 11.5” by 4.25” strip of heavy card stock.  To create the box shape, I scored the strip at 2.5”, 5.5”, 8”, and 11”.  To make the pop open feature, I scored the strip the long way at 2.125”. Using my scissors, I cut each short score mark from the top edge of the card to the long score line. I cut the top piece off the small tab at the end of the strip. Using strong double sided tape, I adhered the box together.

I cut three small strips of the same card stock to the make the braces for the inside. They were 1” by 4”. I scored each brace ½” from each end. I used these tabs to adhered the braces to the inside of the box.

I die cut some green card stock with the Grassy Border Die, which I used to decorate the bottom of the card, each panel and the three braces. I added the images with glue dots. Lastly I added my stamping and the card was done.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-36/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s BBQ, Dad + Me, and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Grassy Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Colorful Chevrons

February 24, 2017

I was looking through my stamps and decided to have fun with a background stamp.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the chevron strips on the card base. I overlapped the colors to get them to mix a bit. Once, I was done with the rainbow colors, I finished the design in gray.

I stamped the frame on a scrap of card stock. I used colored pencils to color it in and added the rainbow and sentiment. I fussy cut out the frame and adhered it to my card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chevron Backdrops, Flirty Frames, and Starry Backdrop

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Memento Dew Drops in Rosebud, Dandelion, and Bahama Blue

 

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Rainbow Thanks

February 23, 2017

I had a scrap of black card stock that I had die cut the work thanks from a bunch of times. It looked so cool that I couldn’t throw it out. So I made it into a card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with the die cut scrap. I trimmed it down a bit so it looked neat and centered. Then I created a card base. Using Distress Inks, I ink blended a rainbow background on the front of the card base. I stamped and clear embossed the Starry Backdrop stars. Then I added some water splatter to add some more texture.

I adhered the die cut piece to the card base. I did not keep all of the little inner pieces of the letters, so I drew them in with a black marker. Then the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Starry Backdrop

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Ink: Versa Mark

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ninja Spinners

February 22, 2017

I needed to send a thank you card to my nephew, so I pulled out the Tiny Ninja stamp set. Once I had the ninjas stamped and cut out I could resist making a spinner card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring my ninja images. I used Distress Inks as water color. Once the ink was dry, I fussy cut the ninjas out. Then, I decided to make a spinner card, so I had more stamping and coloring to do. One of the ninjas is a mirror image of another stamp so that one was easy. For the other ninja, I found a mirror stamping tutorial online and followed it.

I die cut an A2 sized panel for my card front. I die two small stitched circles from the panel. I stamped the sentiment next to the circles in black ink. I used the same stamp to fill in the background but with a light gray ink. I added some splatters of the Distress Inks I used to water color the ninjas with.

Once the panel was dry, I lined up the panel with a green card base and die cut the circles again. Using a strong glue, a sandwich some thread between the ninjas. Once that was dry, I assembled the card. I adhered the ends of the thread between the card base and the stamped panel.

Stamps Used: Mama Elephant’s Tiny Ninjas

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

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, and Tattered Rose

Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink

 

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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.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/03/fawny-flickr-friday-3317.html

 

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.

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Details

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

You Mean the World to Me

February 21, 2017

Going through my box of pre-colored and cut images, I found this globe. It inspired me to make a card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping my background design with the globes in a gray ink. Once done with the globes, I filled in some of the blank space with the compass roses in a very light gray ink. At this point, I noticed that the design was off center. GRRRRR… so I die cut the stamped panel up. I used a large cross stitched rectangle and a smaller rectangle die for the outer frame. I used a smaller rectangle die to cut the inner panel. I centered the stamped images as best I could while cutting the inner panel.

I adhered the frame and panel to a black card base. I attached the colored globe over the top of a stamped globe. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and die cut it with a banner die. I added a hand drawn out line to the banner to help it stand out. Once I adhered the banner, the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Wish You Were Here

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Everyday Sentiment Banners

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Inks in Fog, Smoke, and Slate

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Octopus Circle Card

February 14, 2017

I had fun making a Valentine card today.

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Details

Size: Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a 4.25 x 5.5 panel of white card stock. I stamped all of the images in circular pattern. I did not measure anything or really plan anything out, so of course I stamped the octopus not in the center of the panel. I used colored pencils and glitter gel pens to add color to all the images.

To compensate for my stamping, I die cut the panel and adhered it to a pink card base. I added the sentiment and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ocotpi My Heart, Fintastic Friends, and Mermaid for Each Other

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine