Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Friendship Card

Hi everyone! Roxanne here today with a step by step photo tutorial showing you how I created this fun summer friendship card using unexpected Lawn Fawn stamp sets. I love using my sets in fun ways that you may not think of pairing together. That's the beauty of creativity. So many possibilities.


I'm actually doing something totally different for me - I'm gathering my supplies BEFORE creating my card. I have an idea of what I'd like to create and then I gather the supplies and start crafting. I'm finding it's much easier (and faster) when I do this. I actually love it. I typically am a scrap as I go type person, pulling elements together while I'm in the midst of creating. But this is by far much easier. And it enables me to show you the process!

First, I gathered my supplies. Here is what I used to create this card:

I had actually trimmed everything out as well prior to starting. I cut my brown cardstock base from a piece I had in my stash (I keep pretty much every scrap!!) and scored/folded it to 4.25x5.5. I trimmed the arrow patterned paper to 4x5.25. I then cut a smaller piece of white cardstock which I was going to be stamping my scene on to. And then I simply trimmed the teal and orange patterned paper to various sizes. Nothing too specific. I hadn't really determined my final layout just yet. I did that as I went!

Next, I grabbed my piece of white cardstock and used the pine needles from the Deck the Halls set with my Pistachio ink and just stamped around the outer edges. I left a white space in the middle. I simply alternated the direction I stamped and I think it came out really cute so far!

I realize my craft mat is quite, um, ugly, but it's well used and well loved! I'm sure you can relate. :) 

I took my small strip of orange/arrow paper and I stamped my sentiment for this card from the Making Frosty Friends set because it went perfectly with it! I inked that up with Memento in Rich Cocoa (I could have used the Luxe, but I grabbed my regular Memento instead because this text is a thin type font and I didn't want it to get "fat" from the juicier ink). I then stamped little red hearts next to it from the Love You S'More set, in Memento Luxe, Love Letter. Just a cute little touch. (You'll see that soon.)

In the white space I had left, I wanted to stamp in the wood from the Love You S'More set. I stamped that with my Rich Cocoa. I used Memento Luxe because it's a nice and juicy ink that really gets great coverage especially when using these solid image stamps! I stamped the wood a bit lower  because I will be adding elements above that area so I needed extra space. You'll see!

Next up, I inked up the marshmallow and fire from the Love You S'More set with my Memento in Rich Cocoa and stamped onto my white cardstock. I colored them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I only used 5 markers total to color them in. Pretty easy peasy!

I fussy cut the fire and marshmallows out. I used foam adhesive to glue the fire to just on top of the logs I had stamped on the cardstock. It gives it a nice little bit of dimension. 

I knew I wanted to roast my marshmallows I had colored, so I inked up the branch from the Love You  S'More set and stamped that on the left side of the piece leaving enough room to add in my marshmallows to the branches. I used some foam adhesive again to give dimension.

Now after looking at my little campfire here with the toasting marshmallows, I knew I need to add the smiley face to the fire. It just makes it warmer, right? So cute!

Here is where I added in the red hearts stamped next to my sentiment. Brings in some nice color, too!

Now the fun part - ASSEMBLY! I played around with the layout a couple times before I glued anything down, but here is the final card with everything put together. 

I hope you enjoyed my little photo journey into my process of creating this card. I think this will be sweet to send to a friend that I've spent some time this summer with just to say thanks :) 

Monday, July 27, 2015

You Color My World Rainbow Card

Hello everybody! Heidi here, I'm super excited to share with you my first post, as part of the Lawnscaping Challenge Facebook Inspiration Team!
We are currently having our Lawnscaping Challenge No. 110 "Color Inspired by the Rainbow" so I thought challenge was a perfect opportunity to play with sequins. back in July I made a card using a large number of affixed sequins, such as in this card, it is very fun and entertaining!
This challenge it's all about bright pretty colors, you still have time to enter, so get your favorite color markers, watercolors, or even sequins and join us! You can enter the challenge HERE

I created this card using the "Critters Ever After" the clouds border dies by Lawn Fawn and some awesome colorful sequins.

The sentiment for this card is from the "You color my world" mini stamp set by Lawn Fawn 

I did some simple coloring with Copic markers on the unicorn, not much blending at all. and I adhered the panel to a white note card created with heavy weight white cardstock.

I hope you've enjoyed this card, and that you got inspired to join us on our current challenge, have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Combining Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets

Hi there! Audrey here!  I have a fun card to share with you using a bunch of Lawn Fawn goodies!  One of the things that I love most about Lawn Fawn Stamps are their versatility.  Because they are all a similar style, they can all be used together, which allows you to really stretch your stamps!

Did you ever have one of these as a kid?  I never did, but boy did I want one!

When I saw the Fintastic Friends and Sweet Smiles stamp sets, it was an idea that come to me immediately.  I wanted to create a Lawn Fawn gumball machine fish tank!  I started off stamping inking up the gumball machine from Sweet Smiles, but before I stamped it, I wipe the ink off of the gumballs in the image.  When I stamped, I was left with an empty gumball machine.  I stamped the waves from the Critters in the Sea stamp set, and the sand mound from the Life is Good stamp set, and then added some plants and rocks from the Fintastic Friends set.  I used copic markers to add little dots of color for rainbow gravel, and then stamped colored and  cut out the fish food container which I popped up on foam tape.  The goldfish is also popped up for added dimension.  I added a few details with a white gel pen, too.  For the area behind the fishtank, I used an ink blending tool and Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone distress ink to add some color.

Gumball Machine Fish Tank

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I hope this inspires you to think out side the box with your stamps!  It 's so fun to see what you can create by combining images from different stamp sets!

Stamps: Lawn Fawn Sweet Smiles, Fintastic Friends, Life is Good, Critters in the Sea
Dies: Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone
Other: Copic Markers, White Gel Pen, Foam Tape, Ink Blending Tool

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lawnscaping Challenge: COLOR inspired by the rainbow sponsored by LAWN FAWN

Happy Monday Lawnscapers! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!!! We are back today with another fun challenge!!!!!! COLOR! Who doesn't like color???? We were inspired by the colors of the rainbow! So that's our challenge to you!

We are sponsored by the always amazing Lawn Fawn! Those folks just rock and they are sponsoring this challenge with a free stamp set of the winner's choice! So many stamp to choose from, I know. It's tough. We just heart them! Thank you Kelly Marie and gang for sponsoring us! YOU ROCK!

Joining us again for this month is the fabulous Laura Sterckx! She has created an adorable card inspired by the rainbow by using various colors and a rainbow on her card! AND, she has a video up over on her blog too so be sure to click HERE to see all the details.

And now.... Let's check out the projects from the DT!!!! Our dear friend/designer Yainea will be taking some time off this summer, but she will be back this Fall!!!!  If you click on the name under the image, you will be taken to the individual blogs with all of the juicy details on the projects!

Laurel (coloring with the wink of stella colored glitter pens.  For the video on this card, click HERE)

PLEASE READ the rules in the sidebar in order to be eligible for the prize!!!!!

• You have until Wednesday, July 29th to submit your entries!

Don't forget to keep checking our Facebook page, where our Facebook Inspiration Team will be sharing projects throughout the challenge!