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

 

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Get Well Veggies

August 3. 2017

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Blog today!!

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/08/fawny-flickr-thursday-8317.html

 

July 23, 2017

I find that sympathy and get well cards are some of the hardest cards for me to make. Even with that in mind, I do like the way this card turned out. It is a 9 by 6 inch card. A lot of people needed to sign this card, so I opted for a larger than usual size

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Details

Size: Vertical side fold 9 inch by 6 inch card

Extra Details:  I began this card by making a card base from a whole sheet of water color paper. I used Distress Inks to stamp the solid vegetable images next. I made rows of veggies but didn’t worry about having them lined up or spaced perfectly.  I added the leaves and details with more Distress inks. I added the sentiment, ants, and faces with Versa Fine ink. The cheek highlights I added with some white pigment ink. It shows better on some colors than others.

Once all of the veggies were dry, I added the dirt rows with brown Distress Inks. I smooshed the ink on an acrylic block and used a water brush to apply it to the cards. I used two shades of brown and varying amounts of water to create some dimension in the dirt rows. I used a blue ink to add a light wash of color to the sky.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You, Happy Summer, and Sophie’s Sentiments

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Antique Linen, Fired Brick, Seedless Preserves, Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Dusty Concord

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Key Lime

 

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Black and White and Orange

July 18, 2017

I made this card to enter in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #75; Black and White with a Splash of Color. The title of this challenge inspired me to so some ink blending for my splash of color.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a small square of water color paper. I ink smooshed some orange Distress Inks on an acrylic black and pressed it on the paper. I let the paper and ink sit over night because I forgot about it. Once I remembered to remove the block, I let the paper finish air drying.

I stamped a large floral image with black ink on the water color square. I also added a few flicks of grey ink to the panel as well. I added some foam tape to the back of this panel and set it aside.

Next, I created a black card base. I choose a panel of black and white striped patterned paper as a layer for my card. I added some flicks of orange ink to the patterned paper for added interest.  I adhered this panel to the black card base and adhered the water color panel on top of it.

I choose to skip a sentiment this time around. I like the versatility of not having a sentiment gives me.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #75: Black and White with a Splash of Color

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157685965078275/

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Fine

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

 

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Plaid Ellie

July 18, 2017

I made this card to enter in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Plaid. I have been hoarding the few sheets of Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper that I have, so this challenge was a great excuse to use some of it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the elephant image on some plaid paper and some white card stock. I carefully fussy cut out the elephants and layered them together. I used markers to color in the ears and feet.

I die cut a black circle frame using some stitched circle dies.  I cut a large white circle to layer under the black frame. I glued the two together and set them aside to dry. I also cut a banner from some white card stock. I stamped the small Hello across the banner.

I created a card base from some light blue card stock. I added a layer of blue plaid paper. I adhered the black frame towards the top of the plaid paper. I adhered the elephant with some foam tape and adhered the banner right underneath it.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Plaid

Simon Says: Use Plaid

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters, and Cuddly Critters Accessories

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Banners

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid Rainbow

Ink: Versa Fine

 

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Birthday Donuts

July 17, 2017

My brother’s birthday is coming up soon and I need a birthday card. He loves donuts and I just bought the Donut Worry Stamp Set. It might have been fate.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a panel of water color paper. I stamped 12 donuts in Barely Beige ink. I used water color pencils to add all of the color. I blended the colors out with a water brush. Once it was dry, I white heat embossed the sprinkles for added interest. I adhered this panel to a gray card base.

For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment on a scrap of black card stock. I trimmed it out with my scissors, which is why it is a bit wonky. I adhered it to the card front with foam tape.

I added a sentiment and donut to the inside of the card and it was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Donut Worry, Penelope’s Blossoms, and Happy Happy Happy

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Ink

 

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Coffee and Donuts

July 16, 2017

I received a few sheets of Lawn Fawn’s Polka Mon Amie paper with my recent order. I love the soft colors of that collection. I used them to create a few cards using paper piecing.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the to-go cups and donuts on four pieced of patterned paper. I fussy cut everything out, painted the edges black and glue the pieces together to create multi colored cups and donuts

While the cups were drying, I created a tan card base. Using Barely Beige ink, I stamped a brick pattern on the card front. Then using a mini ink blending tool, I distressed the edges of the card front with the same ink.

I adhered the cups and donuts to the front using foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped it on some pink patterned paper and fussy cut it out. I added a sentiment and the card front was finished.

I added a sentiment and two more images to the inside of the card and it was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You A Latte, Interlocking Backdrops, Donut Worry and Clark’s ABCs

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

 

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Smiles and Coffee

July 16, 2017

I received a few sheets of Lawn Fawn’s Polka Mon Amie paper with my recent order. I love the soft colors of that collection. I used them to create a few cards using paper piecing.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping the to-go cups on four pieced of patterned paper. I fussy cut everything out, painted the edges black and glue the pieces together to create multi colored cups.

While the cups were drying, I created a tan card base. Using Barely Beige ink, I stamped a hexagon pattern on the card front. Then using a mini ink blending tool, I distressed the edges of the card front with the same ink.

I adhered the cups to the front using foam tape. I added a sentiment and the card front was finished.

I added a custom sentiment and another to-go cup to the inside of the card.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Distress It

Simon Says: Distress It

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Love You A Latte, Interlocking Backdrops, and Clark’s ABCs

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Polka Mon Amie

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige

 

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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

 

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Owl Thank Yous

July 14, 2017

Summer camp fast approaches. This year there are 16 high school volunteers that need to be thanked at the end of the week. This is the card design I settled on. In the end, I made 18 cards with the same design. I used the owls on the front because that is the shape of the volunteer name tags. The fish on the inside are a reference to topic that we are learning about during the week.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a dark brown card base. Using white pigment ink, I stamp a strip of woodgrain pattern on each card front. I also added my website to the back of the card with the same ink.

While the card bases were drying, I cut some water color paper into 1.5 by 5.5 inch strips. I stamped the owl and Thanks on the strips using black ink.

Next, I stamped the liners for the inside of the cards. I used black ink for the sentiment and grey ink for the fish.

I used Crayola Fine Line Markers to water color the owls and Thanks. I just traced the area I wanted to color and used a water brush to move the color around. Once the strips were dry, I adhered them to the card bases.

Lastly, I adhered the liners to the inside of the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters in Costume, A Good Apple, Fintastic Friends, Dad + Me, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Ink: Versa Fine

Simon Says Stamp Smoke Ink

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

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Father’s Day Cow

July 14, 2017

I made this card for my father for Father’s Day. He is a dairy farmer and loves Brown Swiss cows.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with this card by creating a card base from water color paper. Using my acrylic block, I ink smooshed some yellows and greens on the card base. I used a wet paintbrush to move the color around a bit.

While the card base was drying, I stamped the cow on another scrap of water color paper and used Distress Inks to water color it in. Once dry, I fussy cut the cow out and painted the edges.

I stamped the sentiment on the same scrap of water color paper and trimmed it out. I adhered both the cow and the sentiment with foam tape.

Stamps Used: Lala Land’s Cow’s It Going

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks (I did not write down which colors I used)

 

Hope you enjoyed the card