Dino Birthday Version 2

September 8, 2016

My son was invited to a birthday party, so we raided my box of pre- colored images to make a card quick. Here is the card we created together.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring my images. I used my Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I fussy but them out. My son also found a strip of water colored paper that I had colored with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and decided that should be the ground for the dinosaur.

Then, we began planning the layout. My son planned the placement of everything on this card. He wanted a stitched rectangle for his scene to be on, so we started with that. Before, we adhered anything down, I did stamp the sentiment. We combined a few different stamp sets to come up with a sentiment my son liked. After adhering all of the images to the die cut rectangle, we adhered the rectangle to the kraft card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters From the Past, Loveable Legends, Mermaid For You, Sophie’s Sentiments, and Year Two

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Carved Pumpkin, Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Crushed Olive, Evergreen Bough, Hickory Smoke, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sunflower Thanks

September 7, 2016

Recently, I bought Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest Stamp Set. I love how versatile this set is; so many images that work well together and on their own. For this card, I wanted to use just the sunflowers to create a more “grown up” looking card. In the end, I couldn’t resist adding a few cute critters also.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring all of my images. I used Distress Inks as water color. This is my new favorite way to color images. Once all the images were dry, I fussy cut them out, leaving a thing white border.

Then, I began playing with my layout. Starting with a stitched rectangle die cut, I added some Distress Ink to the lower left corner. Originally, I used Crushed Olive Distress Ink, but it was too yellow. So, I layered some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on top and was happy with the color.

Next, I gold heat embossed the sentiment on the white panel.

Then, I added my images. I popped some of the sunflowers up on foam dots and adhered some flat to the panel.  I also let some of the flowers hang over the edge of the die cut panel. It was at this point, I felt my layout was missing something. So I added two crows from the same stamp set.

Lastly, I adhered the die cut panel to the kraft card base. I also trimmed any images that were protruding off the card base.

 

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-stamp-it/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Harvest and A Good Apple

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, and Walnut Stain

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Rooting for You, Scarecrow

September 6, 2016

I have been thinking about this card ever since I bought the Rooting For You stamp set. Just last week, I finally bought the Happy Harvest stamp set and was able to create this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping my images on water color paper. I used Distress Inks on the veggies because those are the only colored inks I own. They do not give a smooth image but I do like the texture I achieved. I also used Distress Inks to water color the scarecrow and birds.

While the images were drying, I started on the background. I used my Speech Bubble Border Die to cut the rows in the kraft card stock. Using the partial die cutting technique, I was able to keep my background in one piece. I added some ink blending to help define the rows.

Then it was time to build my card. First, I adhered a light blue rectangle to the top of the card base. Next, I adhered my die cut kraft card stock. On that piece, I only added adhesive to the edges, so I could tuck my veggies into the slits. Then, I adhered all of the fussy cut images. I used the slits to make the veggies look they were planted in the ground. Lastly, I added my sentiment. I am glad I waited so long to add my sentiment; my original plan was to put the sentiment on the top of the card, but it would have looked odd. I used Versa Mark ink and white heat embossing powder.

Challenges Entered: Simon Says Monday Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp IT

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=6472

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Rooting for You and Happy Harvest

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border Die

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Lucky Clover, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain

Sprinkled With Love Birthday

September 5, 2016

I just love getting new stamps to play with. I couldn’t wait to the play with the Sprinkled with Joy stamp set when it arrived in the mail. I made this card for my mother’s birthday. She enjoys backing as much as I enjoy card making.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and water coloring all of the images.  I used my Distress Inks as water colors. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them out.

I dry embossed my stitched circle dies on a white panel. This was the first time I have tried this technique. I also do not own an embossing mat, so I made do with fun foam. The impression is not all that great, but it was still fun to try. I ink blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink on the embossed area to help it stand out.

Next, I began adding my images. I adhered most of them flat to the card base. I added some colorful sprinkles to help add to the scene. I popped the two cookie cutters up on foam dots. Lastly, I added the sentiment.

I created a kraft card base and added some stamping to the edges. I adhered the white panel to the front of the card base and was done.

Challenges Entered:

Lawnscaping #137: Texture-fied

http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2016/09/lawnscaping-challenge-texture-sponsored.html

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy and Hats Off to You

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Ink: VersaFine

Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Apple Bookmarks and Cards

September 4, 2016

School starts for my kiddos in three days. They wanted to make something special for their new teachers and I ordered a bunch of new stamps to play with. We made magnetic bookmarks.

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These are the two finished cards

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The front of the bookmark in action

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The back of the bookmarks in action

Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping the images on water color paper and coloring them in. I used my Distress Inks as water colors. I fussy cut each image out using my Cutter Bee scissors.

Then, I made the bookmarks. I cut a piece of thick water color paper to 4.5” x 2.25”. I folded it in half and attached the images to the front and back. I trimmed the bottom edges of the bookmarks to mimic the lines of the apple baskets. I also stamped the sentiment on the back and the small heart, leaving space for my children to sign their names. Lastly, I added the magnets to the inside of the bookmarks.

Once, the bookmarks were finished, it was time to start the cards. I had spent so much time on coloring the apple baskets that I wanted to feature them on the card front as well. In my stash, I found some apple paper from Lawn Fawn that matched my colors fairly well.  Using my stitched rectangles, I cut two layers for each card; one white layer and one apple paper layer. I added some Antique Linen Distress Inks to the white layers to tone them down a bit. I adhered the white layer flat to a kraft card base.  I wanted to hang the bookmarks off some twine on the front of the cards, so I taped the twine to the back of the apple paper. I popped that layer up with fun foam to add dimension and hide the twine. I added a twine bow to right corner.

The sentiment was the last thing added. I cut a thin strip of kraft cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I created my own sentiment using two different stamp sets. I adhered the sentiment strips flat to the apple paper layer.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Thanks a Bushel, A Good Apple, Toboggan Together, and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather 6 x 6 paper pack

Ink: VersaFine

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Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card