Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Color Throwdown #449

Hello there!  Today, I am sharing my last post as guest designer for the Color Throwdown Challenge for the month of June!  Thank you to TCD for having me... it's be soon much fun!

A new challenge starts today!  Challenge #449 is orange, brown and green!



This color combo screams boy to me, and I thought this adorable little Paper Smooches dinosaur was perfect for the occasion!

To create my card, I started off by watercoloring an orange background on watercolor paper, then diecut it with a stitched rectangle die.  I added a strip of patterned paper from my stash to the bottom of the panel, then stamped the dinosaur from the Huge Hugs stamp set, colored him, and fussy cut him out.  To set the scene, I added some palm trees using the Lawn Fawn Palm Trees dies, and some rocks using the Paper Smooches Ocean Scene dies.  I stamped a sentiment from Huge Hugs 2, and added some accents with a white gel pen, and then popped the panel up on a kraft card base.

Big Hugs

Be sure to visit the Color Throwdown blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lawn Fawn and Ellen Hutson: Love Ya Bunches


Hello there!!  Today I have a fun post to share with you!  Lawn Fawn has teamed up with our friends at Ellen Hutson for a collaboration stamp and die set called Love Ya Bunches as part of their United We Flourish Campaign.  Ellen explains more about the campaign here:

Last November we began celebrating our 10th anniversary with our United We Flourish theme. We would not be here without the amazing companies we work with, the designers who create stunning projects showcasing the amazing products being created AND you our fabulous customers! YOU are such a vital part of our creative community - you inspire & encourage us! Your response to United We Flourish was overwhelming and heart-warming. We heard repeatedly from you that you appreciate how our little company works together with the other manufacturers we carry to bring you their products and education showing how to use those products. To thank you for your constant support and encouragement, we have something incredibly special we began working on shortly after that anniversary.
We have partnered with some of our friends to offer exclusive limited edition stamp & die sets!!! These sets will be available for a limited time (most likely 3-6 months) after each release, depending on how quickly you snap them up. The theme of these stamp sets are uplifting and fun.
We are thrilled to present the first one to you... Love Ya Bunches by Lawn Fawn exclusively for Ellen Hutson LLC. United We Flourish, because we’re better together!

Isn't it just SO cute?!  It's limited edition, so don't wait!  Once it's sold out, it's gone for good!


Here is a card I made using the adorable Love Ya Bunches stamp set and coordinating dies...

To create my card, I started out by watercoloring a background using shades of green and yellow distress inks.  When it was dry, I diecut it with the largest Outside In Stitched Rectangle die, then stamped and colored some of the images from Love Ya Bunches with copic markers.  I popped everything up with foam tape and stamped a sentiment from the set just below the monkeys.  I added some white gel pen accents and popped the panel up on a white card base.

EH_Thanks Bunches

This set is so cute, and pairs so well with so many other Lawn Fawn sets!  If you want it, don't delay, and don't forget, it is ONLY available at Ellen Hutson in limited quantities!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Monday, June 26, 2017

Reverse Confetti June SFYTT


Hello there!  Today, I have a card to share with you for the Reverse Confetti June SFYTT!  There is still time to play along!

Here is the June sketch:

And here is my card!  To create my card, I started off with a white card base.  I cut strips of patterned paper from the Warm Hearts paper pad.  They measure 1.25" x 5.25" each. Then I diecut a Lacy Circle from white cardstock to use to ground my focal point.  I stamped and colored the cake and cake plate from Candles 'n Confetti, diecut them with the coordinating Candles 'n Confetti Confetti Cuts and popped that up with foam tape.  To the right of that, I stamped a sentiment from the Outlined stamp set in Royal Purple ink.  For some added interest, I added some Linked Garland borders cut from white cardstock, and added a scattering of purple sequins.

June SFYTT

The white on white pattern of the garland adds some interest without being to busy and competing with the fun patterned paper.

June SFYTT

Be sure to visit the Reverse Confetti blog to get more info on the June SFYTT.  I hope you will play along for a chance to win a Reverse Confetti gift certificate! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!





 



Thursday, June 22, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #227 {Reverse Confetti}

Hello there!  Today, I have a card to share with you for the new CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, using Reverse Confetti products!

Here is sketch #227:


And here is my card!  To create my card, I cut down a piece of watercolor paper to 4" x 5.25" and used my Artist Loft watercolors to paint a bright wash of color in the center of the panel.  When it was dry, I put it in my MISTI, and stamped a sentiment from the Forever in Our Hearts stamp set.  For the image in the bottom right corner, I stamped the clouds from the Take Flight stamp set, and added a few diecut herats from the XOXO Hearts Confetti Cuts die set.

Every Sunrise

I love that even a clean and simple card can be quite full of impact with some bright colors!

Every Sunrise

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)









Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Celebrate and Color Throwdown #448


Hello there!  It's our final day of the Lawn Fawn June inspiration week!  Today, we are showcasing a few different products, but my card today features the Celebrate border die.

I made this card especially for my mom for her birthday last week.  She sews by profession, and she's so great at it! :)

To create my card, I started off by diecutting a piece of Watercolor Wishes and Perfectly Plaid Rainbow patterned papers with the Stitched Rectangles Stackables dies.  I stamped and colored images from the Sewn With Love stamp set, and then diecut everything with the coordinating dies.  I wanted the Celebrate border to look like it was coming unraveled from the sewing machine thread, so I was careful to color the thread image the same color as the Peacock cardstock that I used to diecut the border.  I popped everything up with foam tape, and stamped a sentiment from the Sewn with Love stamp set in Peacock ink just above the Celebrate border diecut to complete the sentiment.  I mounted the panel on a Zig Zag Rectangle Stackable diecut, and then mounted it on a Peacock card base with foam tape.  To finish things off, I added accents with a white gel pen.

Celebrate

I used the new Color Throwdown Challenge color combo for this card.  Challenge #448 starts today!  I hope you will play along... it's a fun one! :)



Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team!  Thanks for joining me for this month's inspiration week! :)

Be back soon with another project!  Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Pretty Poppies


Hello there!  Today marks day 4 of Lawn Fawn inspiration week!!  Today, the team is showcasing the Pretty Poppies stand alone dies!

To create my card, I started off by watercoloring wide stripes onto a piece of watercolor paper using Hickory Smoke distress ink.  When the panel was dry, I diecut it once with the Outside In Stitched Rectangles Stackables, and again with the Outside In Circles Stackables.  I diecut the Poppies from Ballet Slippers cardstock and inked the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink, then cut the leaves from Cilantro cardstock and inked the edges with Fresh Cut Grass ink.  I glued the leaves down with a glue pen, and popped each layer of the poppy up with foam tape,  I stamped a sentiment from Happy Happy Happy , diecut it with the coordinating dies, and added a scattering of grey sequins before mounting the panel up on a Narwhal cardstock base.

Pretty Poppies

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team, and join me again tomorrow as inspiration week continues! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Aloha


Hello there!  Welcome to day 3 of Lawn Fawn June inspiration week!  Today, we are showcasing the Aloha stamp set and Scripty Aloha die.

I create my card, I started off by diecutting a piece of watercolor paper with the Outside In Stitched Rectangles dies.  I used distress inks in Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio to watercolor the bottom right side of the panel.  I diecut a hill with the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders out of white cardstock, along with a white palm tree using the Palm Trees dies.  I adhered the hill and palm tree trunk with a glue pen, then popped up the palm leaves up with foam tape.  For the sentiment, I diecut the Scripty Aloha three times from Peacock cardstock and once from white cardstock.  I layered them all together with a glue pen and then glued the 3D sentiment to the panel.  I added a scattering of iridescent sequins then popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape.

Aloha_Palm Trees

Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team, and join me again tomorrow for another project! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)
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