Resist Birthday Cards

September 24, 2017

My husband’s best friends’ birthday was last week. My kiddos made him some birthday cards. They had such a good time playing with water coloring and resists.

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Blue card

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Orange Card

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold and a Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these cards with panels of water color paper that I had die cut with a stitched rectangle die. Each kiddo decided on their card design and I used Versa Mark and white heat embossing powder to create the designs.

We used Distress Ink as water colors. I taped the panels down first. Then the kiddos painted on some clear clean water on their panels and began dropping in colors. We let the first layers of color dry while we had dinner. Then we added a second layer of color. After the second layer was dry, we added some splatters of ink.

Once the splatters were dry, we adhered each panel to a coordinating card base with foam tape. The kiddos were so please with their creations.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #80: Emboss Like a Boss

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686622512713/

               

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever and You + Me

Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Leaf Wreath

September 24, 2017

The current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge is a Fall Inspiration Mood Board. I love the colors that were included on the mood board and had to make a card with them. In the end, I made two cards.

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Both cards together

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Deer Card

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Bear Card

 

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold and a Horizontal top fold A2 cards

Extra Details:  I began these cards by die cutting a bunch of leaves from some white paper. I used both smooth white cardstock and water color paper as I was trying to use up some scraps. I used four Lawn Fawn inks to sponge some color onto the leaves. I used a Mini Ink Blending Tool and some brown ink to color all the edges of the leaves. I added some vein details with a line stamp and the same colors of ink.

I stamped the bows on another scrap of white cardstock and used a Mini Ink blending tool to add the color with Lawn Fawn ink in Peacock. I fussy cut the bows. Then I began to look in my stash for a sentiment thinking that I wanted something simple and classy. Then, I found the new For You Deer stamp set and went the cutesy route. I stamped the front of the bear and deer and ink blended Lawn Fawn Doe ink over both of them. I used some colored pencils to add a little bit of detail to each. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Next, I die cut the largest scalloped circle from some velum. I stamped and gold heat embossed the sentiment on the velum. I used foam squares and glue dots to adhere the leaves around the edges of the velum circle to create a wreath. Once the leaves were adhered, I added the bows and critters.

I found a pack of embossed paper in my stash. I used a sheet of brown paper embossed with a wood grain pattern as a layer for my cards. I cut the embossed paper to 3.75” by 5.5” and layered it on cream card bases. I adhered the wreathes to the embossed paper and the cards were finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #13: Fall Inspiration Mood Board

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-13-fall-inspiration-mood-board

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s For You Deer, and Fab Flowers

                Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fall Tiny Tags, For You Deer Dies, Scalloped Circle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Carrot, Doe, Fake Tan, Peacock, Plastic Flamingo, Sunflower, and Walnut

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Birthday Blues

September 19, 2017

I LOVE the Simon Says Stamp Best Ever stamp set. It is so versatile and fun to use. I made a very simple masculine birthday card with it today.

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Card Front

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Inside of Card

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. Using my MISTI, I stamped the strips in different shades of blue. I also used the MISTI to stamp the candles.

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

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Ink: Lawn Fawn’s Merman, Mermaid, Sunflower and Peacock

Hero Art’s Navy

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Cheery and Bright

September 19, 2017

I just bought the new Lawn Fawn Winter Tiny Tags and couldn’t wait to play with them. I used some adhesive backed glitter paper to create these cards.

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One Card

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All three cards in the set

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting the ornament from three colors of glitter card stock. I also cut out the star in the center of each ornament for added interest. I adhered the ornaments to three white card bases.

I stamped the stings using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings stamp set. I added a sentiment to the bottom of each card.

For the finishing touch I added the holographic toppers to each ornament. I die cut those from some old packaging I had saved.

I really love this card set and it was easy to put together,

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Shimmer and Shine

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10382

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings and Cheery Christmas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Frosting, Yum

September 19, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp September 2017 Card Kit just arrived in the mail the other day and I couldn’t wait to use it. This is the first card I made with the kit.

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Card Front

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Inside of card

 

Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a white card base. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink and a mini ink blending tool to add color to the bottom right corner. I also flicked some of the same ink of the card base for interest.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and added the stickers. They are perfect to star in this clean and simple card.

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment in an aqua colored ink on the inside of the card. I added the rest of the sentiment in black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-clean-simple/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever

Extras: Doodlebug Sprinkles from the Fairy Tale collection

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn’s Merman Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Birthday to Moo

September 10, 2017

My daughter made this card for her grandmother. I love the scene she created and the play on the Happy Birthday song that she came up with for the inside.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. My daughter used Crayola Markers to color everything in. I fussy cut the images out for her. I cut right on the stamped line and used a black marker to paint the edges.

Together, we die cut a blue rectangle and a green rectangle. We used some stitched hillside borders and the green rectangle to create two layers for the ground. We adhered everything together using liquid glue. I traced a die to create the string for the bells to hang on. Once the panel was dry, we adhered it to a yellow card base.

My daughter came up with the sentiment on the inside of the card. I used my Misti to stamp it as many times as I could on the inside of the card. We added the music notes and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Thanks a Bushel

September 10, 2017

I received a super sweet gift the other day that was apple themed. Of course, I need to send an apple themed thank you card in return.

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Front

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Inside

Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring the images. I used Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut everything out right on the stamped line. I used a black marker to paint the edges black to hide any cutting errors.

I created a card base from water color paper. I added a blue square using Distress Inks and an acrylic block. I let the block and ink sit on the paper for about five minutes before removing the block and letting the ink air dry.

I used foam tape to adhere the apple basket and apple to the card front. I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card and adhered another apple for interest. Even this card is simple, I still love it.

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Ink in Broken China

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Otterly Merry Christmas

September 10, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn “Christmas Like No Otter” set arrived in the mail this weekend. I couldn’t wait to play with it. Here is the first card I made with this set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping all of the images on white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I fussy cut everything out. I cut right on the stamped line for everything except the seaweed. I painted the edges of black to hide any cutting errors.

Next, I created a dark brown card base. I used white pigment ink to stamp a wood grain pattern on the card base. While that was drying, I die cut three stitched circles for three different shades of blue paper. I used the lightest blue shade as the sky. I used a scalloped border die to create waves on the other two blue circles. I layered all the circles together to create an ocean scene.

I adhered the seaweed around the circle like a wreath. I added the red bow at the bottom to complete the wreath look. I stamped the sentiment next. I used a mini action wobble spring to adhere the otters to the middle of the circle.

Lastly, I adhered the circles to the card base with foam tape. These otters are soooo cute; I can’t wait to make more cards with them.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10376

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-2/

 

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #79: Just Stamp It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157688433062305/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrop

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Hello Friends

September 9, 2017

I had a scarecrow and a few crows left over from my Happy Harvest card. I didn’t want to waste them, so I created a fairly simple scene card with them.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with some pre-colored images. I used Prismacolor pencils to color all of the images. I fussy cut them out and painted the edges black.

I used water color paper to create a card base. I ink smooshed some green and blue Distress Inks onto an acrylic block. I sprayed the ink with water before smooshing the block onto the card base. I used a bit too much water; you can see where some of the color leak out around the edges of my acrylic block. I added two layers of color with the same technique.

Once the ink was dry, I used foam squares to adhere the scarecrow and crows to the card front. Lastly, I added the sentiment using black ink.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 12 – Create a Scene!

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest

Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hudson’s Love Ya Bunches

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Crush Olive

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Happy Harvest

September 9, 2017

Fall is in the air. The temperature has dropped and I am in the mood for anything related to fall. This card is the result of that mood.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. I used Prismacolor pencils to color in everything but the corn stalks. I stamped the stalks in Lawn Fawn Sunflower ink and Hero Arts Pumpkin Pie Ink. Once everything was colored, I fussy cut them out. I cut right on the line for all of the images I colored with colored pencils. I painted the edges black to hide any cutting mistakes. I did leave a white border on the corn stalks.

I used my die cutting machine to create a brown frame, two grassy borders and a blue sky. I adhered the blue sky flat to the tan card base. I added the taller grassy border to the blue sky. I used foam tape on the frame and the second layer of grass. Then, I began placing all of my images. I used foam tape of a few of them to help create lots of dimension on this card.

I added a bushel of apples to the lower left corner of the card. I placed it outside the frame so the sizing of all of the images would make more sense. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a strip of velum and adhered that under the apple basket.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and Thanks a Bushel

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Large Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and Grassy Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Sunflower

Hero Art’s Pumpkin Pie

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!