Category Archives: fun with paper and ink

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

Out of This World

August 4, 2017

My favorite part of my birthday month, is playing with all my new stamp sets. I am so excited to finally play with this stamp set.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping the images in Versa Fine Ink. I clear embossed the images to speed up the drying process. I water colored all of the images using Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out, leaving a small white border.

Next, I create a purple card base. I stamped a starry back drop in a dark purple ink. I added some ink blending in two shades of purple and white for added dimension. I white heat embossed the sentiment in the bottom right corner.

Lastly, I adhered the images to the card front and added lashes to the astronaut.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Out of the World and Starry Backdrops

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Sugarplum and Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Birthday Cupcakes

August 4, 2017

I just love playing with the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink cubes.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by die cutting a stitched rectangle from some Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper. I die cute a smaller rectangle from some water color paper.  Using as many Lawn Fawn Inks as I could, I began stamping. I placed the sentiment in the bottom right corner. In hindsight I wish that I had centered it. Then I stamped the cupcakes on the rest of the panel.

I used foam tape to pop the stamped panel up on the plaid paper. I adhered the panels to a dark pink card base and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Lobster, Peacock, Sugarplum, Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Carrot, Mermaid, Wild Rose, Celery Stick, and Fresh Lavender

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Monster Hugs

August 4, 2017

My grandmother gave my kiddos a book about monsters. This is the card we made to thank her for the book.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by stamping all of the images in Versa Fine ink. I clear embossed the images to speed up the drying process. I used Crayola Fine Line Markers and a water brush to water color all of the images.

I die cut a stitched rectangle from some water color paper. I used the same markers to splatter the water color panel. I colored the markers on my acrylic block and used a wet paint brush to flick the ink onto the panel.

I glued to some black fun foam to some black cardstock and die cut the letters for the word “monster.” I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the water color panel before adhering the letters for “monster.” I used one of the monster images for the letter “O.” I adhered the rest of the monsters around the sentiment. I used a white gel pen to add some details to the monsters and the die cut letters.

I created a dark blue card base. I adhered the water color panel to the front. I added a white liner to the inside. I stamped the liner with the School House Backdrops so that my kiddos would have lines to write on. I added two left over monsters to the inside and the card was complete.    

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter It

Simon Says: Splatter It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Monster Mash and School House Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Quinn’s Capital ABCs and Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fairy Frame

August 2, 2017

Today, I decided I need to use up some of the pattern papers I have left over from Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kits.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of white card stock. I die cut a larger stitched rectangle first. Then, I cut four smaller rectangles to create a frame. I used the same small rectangle die to cut four pieces of patterned paper. I used a small heart die to cut hearts from each of the papers as well. I cut a scripty thanks die from three of the four papers.

I adhered the frame to a white card base with foam tape. I inlayed the color rectangle and adhered the hearts in the corners using liquid glue. I adhered the three thanks die cut together; slightly offsetting them, so that each color could be seen. I adhered the die cut to the middle of the frame using more liquid adhesive. Then, I set the panel aside to dry.

I stamped the fairies on some water color paper and used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color them in. I stamped the dresses on another piece of pattern paper form the same collection. I fussy cut each dress out, painted the edges and adhered it to a fairy. Once the glue was dry, I fussy cut the fairies out leaving a small white border.

I used dimensional glue dots to adhere the fairies to the card base. Lastly, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the fairies wings.

Challenges Entered:

                LOVE Flickr Challenge: Critters Real or Imagined

https://www.flickr.com/groups/lovehandmadecards/discuss/72157683661175512/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fairy Friends

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Scalloped Box Card Pop UP

Paper: Illustrated Faith’s Basic Collection

Ink: Versa Fine

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Circle Hello

August 2, 2017

This was just a fun card to make. I played with die cutting, stamping and ink smooshing.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with a panel of water color paper. Using my circle dies as a guide, I curved my sentiment stamps on my MISTI. Then, I stamped them on the water color paper with Simon Says Stamps Barely Beige ink. I filled in the open areas with some small hearts. I added the hello speech bubble with black ink to make it really stand out.

Then, I smooshed 5 colors of Distress Ink onto a large acrylic block in rows. I misted the block with water and put it on the stamped panel. I let the block sit for about 5 minutes before moving it. Then I let the panel completely air dry.

I used the circle dies to create some interest in the panel. I adhered the large piece to pink card base. I used foam tape to pop up the next layers of the circles. If there was a third layer, I adhered that flat to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Saying, Into the Woods, and Love You A Latte

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige Ink

Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, and Spun Sugar

Hope you enjoyed the card

Action Astronaut

August 2, 2017

I made this background almost a month ago, when I was doing a lot of ink smooshing. This was the piece of water color paper that I smooshed all of the extra ink on and let dry. Today, I finally figured out which images I wanted to put on this background

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a very inky piece of water color paper. I had been using it as a place to smoosh the left over ink form other projects. I layered some Black Soot Distress Ink over the top both by ink smooshing and ink blending. Once the black ink was all dry, I added some more color with Distress Inks and a Mini Foam Blending Tool. Then I set the back ground aside for a looooong time.

I stamped the images in black ink and clear embossed them. Then I used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color in the images. Once dry, I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border.

I used silver embossing powder and Versa Mark ink to add the sentiment and stars to the inked background. I rounded the corners of the ink piece before adhering it to a black card base. I used glue dots to adhere the space ship, Earth, and Moon to the panel. I adhere a small piece of twine from my stash to the ship of the astronaut. I adhered the astronaut with a mini action spring.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Out of the World, Lucky Stars, and Starry Backdrops

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mowed Lawn

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Oxide Frames

August 1, 2017

I was so excited to get another Distress Oxide ink pad in the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit. I decided to play with the inks on colored cardstock.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by silver heat embossing the sentiment in the middle of the kraft card base. I stamped the frame around the sentiment in Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. I used Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink for the white stripes.

I sprayed a very light mist of water on the Oxide Inks. Once the water was dry, the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Ink: Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Worn Lipstick

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fab Flowers

August 1, 2017

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cubes and Fab Flowers stamp set. My kiddos and I had so much fun playing with color combos the day the package arrived. Here is a card I made with most of the flowers we created.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with a panel of white card stock. The kiddos and I stamped the flowers in almost every color combo we could think of. We stamped the stems and leaves in Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I like the difference in texture by using the Oxide ink.

I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border. Then, I began building my bouquet. I used glue dots to adhere all the flowers, leaves, and stems together. I tied a pink ribbon around the stems. I used more glue dots to adhere the bouquet to a pink card base. I used glue dots on the ribbon as well.

I added a butterfly and sentiment and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers

Ink: Versa Fine

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid, Peacock, Lobster, Sugarplum, Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Carrot, Wild Rose, and Fresh Lavender

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Watermelon, Lemon Zest, and Orange Slush

Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Butter Bar, and Navy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Gnome and Flower

August 1, 2017

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cubes and Fab Flowers stamp set. My kiddos and I had so much fun playing with color combos the day the package arrived. Here is a card my daughter designed.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: We began by stamping the gnome. My daughter colored him with colored pencils. I fussy cut him out for her.

Then we played with the Fab Flowers stamp set. We stamped lots and lots of flowers on a panel of white card stock. I fussy cut all of the pieces out, leaving a small white border on everything. My daughter picked two flowers to layer up. I used a dimensional glue dot between the flowers. We added some leaves and a stem to the flower.

We arranged the gnome and flower on a light pink card base. We used glue dots to adhere everything to the card base. Lastly, I added a sentiment and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers, Tiny Tag Saying, and Gnome Sweet Gnome

Ink: Versa Fine

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card