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

 

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Watermelon Hi

August 1, 2017

I was browsing through the Lawn Fawn Flickr page the other day and saw this card:

https://expressionswithheart.wordpress.com/2017/07/15/stopping-to-say-hi-cas-card-today-with-lawn-fawn/

 

It was so awesome that I knew I wanted to try it also. This is my take on it.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of white card stock. I dry embossed Quinn’s Capital ABCs dies into the panel. It is hard to see but adds some nice texture in real life.

I die cut the letters from some more white card stock, I used Lawn Fawn Inks in Plastic Flamingo and Freshly Cut Grass to sponge the color on the letters. I drew in the seeds with a black Sharpie.

I glued the letters right over the dry embossed letters. The panel still felt a bit bare, so I added a row of ants at the bottom.

I adhered the panel to a bright pink card base and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Summer

Dies Used: Quinn’s Capital ABCs dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Plastic Flamingo and Freshly Cut Grass

 

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Jaws Pop Up

August 1, 2017

I love all of the Lawn Fawn ocean themed stamp sets. I just bought the Duh-nuh set and couldn’t wait to use it. I choose to go with very soft colors on this card. I love the effect.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by creating a white card base. I stamped the fin and the sentiment on the card front with grey ink. I masked off the fin using Post-It tape and ink blended some Tumbled Glass Distress ink over the top. I didn’t worry about getting it smooth, because I added some flicks of water to distress the ink. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to color in the fin.

I stamped the shark on a scrap of water color paper in the same grey ink. I used the same Distress Inks to water color that image in.  Once dry, I fussy cut the shark out leaving a small white border.

I lined my white card base with light blue card stock. I added some bubbles using the Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Using the same card stock, I die cut a Stitched Hillside pop up and adhered it to the inside of the card base. I adhered my shark to one of the hillsides.

I stamped my inside sentiment in the same grey ink and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Dun-nuh

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Pop Up

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoked

 

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Lovable Legends Peek A Boo

August 1, 2017

I watched Lawn Fawn’s demo video for their new Shadow Box Card and had an idea. I turned my Scalloped Box Card Pop Up into a pop up and box card.

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Open card

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Side view

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Card when Flat

Details

Size:  Pop Up Box card that fits in an A2 envelope

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting the pop card dies out of light blue card stock. I used one of the rectangle dies to cut a window in the bottom portion of my card. I also trimmed the fold down panel off the same section. Using some darker blue and brown card stock I cut several inside brace pieces. I used a variety of border dies to create the edges of the brace pieces.

Then, I stamped and colored all of my images. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to add color to most of my images. I used dies to cut out a few of the images and fussy cut the rest. I left a small white border while fussy cutting to match the die cut pieces.

I used glue dots and liquid adhesive to adhere the box card and all of the images together.

Lastly I added some panels with the sentiments and extra decorations to finish the card.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Loveable Legends, Mermaid for You, Fintastic Friends, and Dad + Me

Dies Used: Scalloped Box Card Pop Up, Puffy Cloud Borders, Simple Stitched Hill Side borders, Stitched Hill Side Borders, and Lovable Legends dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drops in Cottage Ivy, Pear Tart, Rich Cocoa

 

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Rooster Card Sets

July 28, 2017

I LOVE the Hero Arts’ Coloring Layering Rooster stamp set. My grandfather and great uncle both raised chickens and this set reminds me of them and the time I got to spend with each. I made two card sets; one for my grandmother and one for my great aunt.

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Set One: I smudge some ink on one of the cards, so I added some clouds to cover it up.

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Set Two

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began with 14 white card bases. My new MISTI got quite the work out while stamping all of the pieces and layers for these roosters. I also used 8 different ink colors to create the roosters. I mixed the colors up to create a bunch of different looks.

I did create a mask for the feet so I put grass behind the rooster. I also used a variety of sentiments.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Hero Arts’ Coloring Layering Rooster

Ink: Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Pumpkin Pie, Butter Bar, and Navy

Simon Says Stamp Inks in Watermelon Hybrid ink, Smoke, Slate, and Fog Dye Inks

 

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Live More

July 28, 2017

This is the third card that I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit. The patterned papers included are definitely designed for scrap book pages, but I am having fun trying to use them on 4.25” x 5.5” cards.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with one of the patterned papers that had some large words on it. I cut the piece down to fit on a card front. I layered a strip of black card stock at the top edge. I added some puffy stickers from the kit to the vertical lines of the words for interest.

I chose an orange card base for this card. I added some triangles in a light grey ink to the top portion for more interest. I adhered the large word panel to the card base with fun foam and the card was finished.  

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

Ink: Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

 

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Thank You Banners

July 28, 2017

This is the second card I made with the Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit. I had some left over 4” x ¾” strips from my first card that I wanted to use up.

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Front

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Close up of the sentiment

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by trimming each of my ¾” wide strips into banner shapes. I glued the flat edges to the top of a grey card base. I curled up the tails of the banners and added some puffy stickers.

I also wanted to use the silver glitter embossing powder. So I stamped a sentiment in Versa Mark and heat embossed it.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s You + Me

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

Ink: Versa Mark

 

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Be Who You Are

July 28, 2017

The Simon Says Stamp August 2017 Card Kit has arrived. It’s like my birthday at the end of every month. I started by cutting the patterned paper in to 5.25” x 4” rectangles, 6” x 2” strips, and 4” by ¾” strips. I find if I don’t do this, I will hoard the patterned papers and never use them. This is the first card I made with the kit.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began by creating a grey card base. Then I pulled over all of the 4” x ¾” strips. After playing with the strips for a while, I settled on this design. I adhered the strips flat to the card base. Then, I added a few of the puffy stickers from the kit.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: You’ve Got the Edge

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=9730

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

Paper: Pink Fresh Studio’s Live More papers and puffy stickers

 

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Thanks in Blues

July 25, 2017

I have been having a lot of fun with Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige Ink and water colors.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of watercolor paper. I stamped the Scripty Thank You a number of times down the panel in the Barely Beige Ink. Then I ink smooshed five shades of blue Distress Inks over it.

Once the ink was dry, I die cut a Scripty Thanks from the watercolor panel. Using white card stock I die cut the same die four more times. I adhered all of the white thanks together. On the top, I added the water colored thanks.

I adhered the panel to a dark blue card base. I inlayed the layered thanks, added the tiny inside pieces and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks

Ink: Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint

Simon Says Stamp’s Barely Beige ink

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Congrats Banners

July 25, 2017

I’ve had this card partially put together for almost a month. I need my die cut machine to finish it and I finally unpacked it. I used the Simon Says Stamp June 2017 Card Kit.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of pattern paper that I adhered to a grey card base. Then, I found a smallish rectangle from black cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment using silver embossing powder. I adhered the black rectangle to the card base with foam tape. Then I set the card aside waiting for my die cut machine to be un-packed.

Finally, I was able to die cut the strings and banners form more patterned paper from the kit. I adhered the banners to the black panel and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Floral Bliss

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Pop Up Box Card die

Paper: Echo Park’s Wedding Bliss

Ink: Versa Mark

 

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