Thursday, May 18, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #223 {Reverse Confetti}


Hello there!  Today, I have a card to share with you for the new CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #223, using products from Reverse Confetti.  Here is the sketch:



This challenge pulls me out of my comfort zone because it calls for clean and simple cards. I love the style, and admire how others have perfected it, but it's hard for me because we all know how much I love my foam tape! LOL!  I decided while I was taking on the challenge, I'd take it a step further, and challenge myself to make a masculine card.  Another tough one for me.  Here is what I came up with...

To create my card, I started off by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the Warm Heart paper pad and adhering it to a piece of white cardstock measuring 4" x 5.25".  Following the sketch, I stamped the anchor image from the Seaside stamp set in Navy ink, followed by two star images from the Circle Wishes stamp set, in Stone ink.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set just to the right of that cluster using Stormy ink, and then added a few dark grey sequins before mounting the panel up on a navy card base.

Now believe it or not, this card took longer than some of my really layered cards because I was so unsure as it's not my usual style.  But, now I have an almost flat, masculine card, easy to mail!  That's not something I have a lot of in my card stash!

You anchor me

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)







Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Stitched Cloud Backdrops


Hello, hello!  It's the final day of Lawn Fawn Summer 2017 release week!  All of the new goodies we have been showcasing this past week will be available for purchase tomorrow, May 18th!

Today, I have a card to share with you using the adorable new Plane and Simple stamp set and the new Stitched Cloud Backdrops!  To create my card, I started off by using the Stitched Cloud Backdrops die on a piece of white cardstock.  Then I ran that panel through my diecut machine again with one of the new Outside In Squares dies to create a window.  I popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape, then took the negative piece of the window and inked it with Tumbled Glass distress ink.  I recessed that in the window opening by adhering it flat to the card base.  I stamped and colored several images from the Plane and Simple stamp set, then diecut them with the coordinating Plane and Simple dies.  I glued down some of the clouds flat with a glue pen, and popped others up, along with the cute little plane and banner.  For my sentiment, I diecut a piece of white card stock with the Puffy Cloud Borders dies, then stamped the sentiment, and popped that piece up under the focal point with foam tape.  To finish things off, I added some accents with a white gel pen.


Plane Awesome

That's all for me today!   Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog to check out the amazing creations from the rest of the design team!! Thanks so much for visiting with me this release week.  Don't forget, the new Lawn Fawn release will be available tomorrow!  What are your favorites?!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Wild For You


Hello there!  Today, I have a bright and colorful birthday card to share with you using the soon-to-be-released Wild For You stamp set by Lawn Fawn!  The design team is showcasing this adorable set, meant to be a companion set to the previously released Elphie Selfie stamp set.

To create my card, I started off by watercoloring a background using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  When it was dry, I diecut it with the new Outside In Rectangles.  I added a strip of patterned paper from the Let's Polka in the Meadow paper collection, to ground my critters.  I stamped and colored a bunch of images from the Wild For You stamp set, along with the bunch of balloons from Bicycle Built For You.  I arranged everything where I wanted it, and popped everything up with foam tape.  Above the critters, I stamped a sentiment from the Wild For You stamp set.  To finish things off, I added some white gel pen accents and a scattering of iridescent sequins, then mounted the panel up on a white card base.


Wild About You

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn Blog for lots more inspiration from the design team, and join me again tomorrow for another project using the summer 2017 release, available for purchase on Thursday, May 18th!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Duh-Nuh and Ocean Waves Accents


Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today, Lawn Fawn release week continues with an adorable new mini set, Duh-Nuh!  A shark has been on my wishlist for a long while, and this one is so super cute!  He's definitely another favorite from the release.

To create my card, I used Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio distress ink to make an ink blended background.  I splattered it with some clean clear water to bleach out some areas, then I watered down some Salty Ocean and splattered that one top, alone with some gold metallic watercolor.  When it was dry, I diecut it with the new Outside In Rectangles dies.  I stamped and colored the shark and tiny fish from Duh-Nuh.  I pulled out my Life is Good stamp set, and stamped and colored the sand mound, and then used the Mermaid for You stamp set to stamp some seaweed in Freshly Cut Grass and Celery Stick ink.  I used the new Ocean Waves Accents dies to diecut some fun waves in the background, and tucked a shark fin from Duh-Nuh behind the wave.  For my sentiment, I diecut letters for my custom sentiment from Blue Jay cardstock using Louie's ABCs dies.  I mounted the panel on a Blue Jay card base, added some clear Nuvo Drops to create some bubbles in my ocean scene, and finally, some white gel pen accents.

Duh-Nuh

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog for lots more inspiration from the design team, and I hope you will stop back by tomorrow because I have another project to share with you! :)


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lawn Fawn Release Week: You're Claw-some


Hello there!  I have a super fun card to share with you using new products from the Lawn Fawn Summer 2017 release!  We are showcasing the new You're Clawsome stamp set.  It has a large claw machine as the main image, and when I first saw it, it immediately reminded me of a scene from one of my favorite movies, Toy Story.




I knew I wanted to recreate the scene when Buzz and Woody were at Pizza Planet.  Inspiration really does strike everywhere! LOL!  To create my card, I started with a piece of Blue Jay cardstock, diecut with the Snowy Backdrops die, and again with the Outside In Rectangles.  I also cut a piece of white cardstock to put behind it to bring out the starry sky.  I added a piece of Let's Polka in the Meadow patterned paper to ground my scene.  I stamped and colored the claw machine from You're Clawsome.  I pulled out my Pizza My Heart stamp set and stamped the pizza box, then I used the tiny planets and stars from Out of This World to decorate the Pizza Planet box.  I stamped the rocket ship from Out of This World and three little aliens from Monster Mash.  Then I stamped the Saturn planet from Out of this world, once on cardstock, and once on a post-it note.   I cut it out of the post-it, but used the negative of the mask to stamp the pizza toppings from Pizza My Mind since the body of the planet.  I added a sentiment from You're Clawsome on a hand cut banner, and added some white gel pen accents and shimmer with a Wink of Stella glitter pen before mounting the panel on a Chili Pepper card base.

Clawsome

I had so much fun with this one!  I hope you enjoyed it!  Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!

I hope you'll stop back by tomorrow!  I will have another project to share with you using new Summer 2017 release products! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Upon a Star


Hello there!  Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn Release Week!  Today, we are showcasing on of my favorite sets from this release, Upon a Star.  I love anything celestial/star themed and these images are so sweet!

To create my card, I started off by ink blending a night sky using distress inks.  I added some clean clear water to bleach out some spots, and added a spattering of gold watercolor as well.  When it was dry, I diecut it with the new Outside In Rectangles.  I cut a white hillside using the Stitched Hillside borders dies.  I stamped and colored adorable fox images from the Upon a Star, along with the heart shaped constellation and a few single stars from the set.  I heat embossed a few star clusters in the sky with white embossing powder, and added a shooting star using the Starry Skies dies.  I stamped a sentiment from the Upon a Star stamp set on the hill, then popped the foxes up with foam tape.  I finished the card off with a scattering of blue iridescent sequins.

Upon A Star

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog, and stop back by tomorrow for another project using products from the Summer 2017 release! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lawn Fawn Release Week: Magic Color Slider


Hello, hello!  It's day 2 of Lawn Fawn release week and today we are showcasing a super fun die set, the Magic Color Slider die!  This die allows you to create an interactive card with a sliding window that reveals a colored in scene!

For my card today, I used another new stamp set that will be featured later this week called Duh-Nuh,  This little shark might be one of my new favorite critters!

Magic Color Slider 3

Here  you can see my Magic Color Slider, closed, then open.  So fun!  The possibilities are really endless with this one! :)
Magic Color Slider 4

I started off with a Blue Jay card base, and used the new Outside In Rectangles dies to add a stitched edge to a piece of Let's Polka in the Dark patterned paper.  My slider is closed, with only part of my scene stamped on the acetate window.  I added a little shark fin from the Dun-Nuh stamp set to the pull tab, and used the banner die in the Magic Color Slider die set to stamp a sentiment.

Magic Color Slider 1

Pulling the tab reveals my underwater scene.  I stamped images from the new Duh-Nuh stamp set along with images from Fintasic Friends and the sand mound from Life is Good.  I masked off those images, then used distress inks to create a blue and green ocean-like background.  I splattered on clean water to bleach out some areas, and though it's hard to see in the pictures, added some gold watercolor spatters for some fun shimmer.

Magic Color Slider 2

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog to see all of the other Magic Color Sliders featured today!  Stop back by tomorrow for a project using one of my favorite sets from this release!

Thanks for stopping by! :)
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