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!! :)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Push Here



Hello there!  It's day 2 of Lawn Fawn June Inspiration Week, and today, the team is showcasing the Push Here stamp set and coordinating dies!  Push Here is perfect for all of your interactive cards!

For my project today, I created a combination card/gift card holder.  I started off with a landscape card base cut from Ballet Slippers cardstock.  I used papers from the Let's Polka Mon Amie paper pad, and cut them using the Dotted Rectangles Stackables dies.  I stamped and colored images from the Here's the Scoop stamp set, then fussy cut them with scissors.  I arranged them on my patterned paper panel, then created a custom sentiment using a partial sentiment from Baked With Love and the Scripty Sweet dies.  I mounted that panel on a Zig Zag Rectangle diecut, then popped it up on the pink card base with foam tape.

Sweet Wishes

On the inside of the card, I used more of the Let's Polka Mon Amie papers, diecut using the Dotted Rectangles Stackables again.  I used the largest Lift the Flap dies to cut a flap in the center of the panel, and decorated it with more images from Here's the Scoop.  I used the Push Here stamp set to stamp a little arrow and sentiment where the flap opens, and stamped and colored the heart from that set, which I diecut and popped up with foam tape.

Sweet Wishes

Opening the flap reveals a gift card for sweet treats! :)  The gift card is held in place using the Simple Gift Card Slots die.

Sweet Wishes

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  Be sure to visit the Lawn Fawn blog to see lots more inspiration from the design team!  Stop back by tomorrow as I have another project to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Plane and Simple



Hello there! It's that time again!  Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week has begun!  Today, the design team is showcasing the adorable Plane and Simple stamp set and Stitched Trails die set.

To create my card, I started off by diecutting a piece of watercolor paper with the largest of the new Outside In Stitched Rectangles.  I used post-it tape to mask off a strip about 1/3 of the way down the panel.  I used distress inks in blues and greens to ink a background, then added some splatters of clean clear water and Peacock Feathers distress ink.  I stamped and colored images from Plane and Simple, then before popping them up with foam tape, I used the Stitched Trails dies to add a heart shaped flight trail on the watercolored area, and another die from the same die set to add some interest under that area.  I popped up the plane and clouds, and stamped a sentiment from the Plane and Simple set to finish off my card, then mounted it to a Peacock cardstock base.


Plane and Simple

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

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

You're My Universe {Paper Smooches}


Hello there!  Today, I have a card to share with you for the Paper Smooches June Challenge!  The theme this month is Men.



Even though I have a husband and am a mom to two amazing boys, masculine cards are always hard for me.  I am not sure why that is... but when I saw the theme for this month's challenge, I knew I had to play along because I don't have nearly enough boy cards on hand.

I pulled out one of my favorite Paper Smooches stamp sets, Space Cadet.  I started off by ink blending a background using Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord distress inks.  I splattered on some clean clear water to bleach out some areas, then added white spatters with watered down acrylic paint.  I stamped and colored images from the Space Cadet stamp set, then diecut them with the coordinating dies.  To create the moon, I diecut a circle from white cardstock, then used a stencil from the Papertrey Ink Out of This World mini kit to add the fun pattern with Pumice Stone distress ink.  I adhered the moon down with a glue pen, and popped everything else with foam tape.  I used the Space dies to diecut some white stars for the sky, then stamped a sentiment from the Space Cadet stamp set on a strip of white cardstock.  To finish things off, I added some white gel pen accents, and popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape.

You're My Universe

That's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Color Throwdown #447


Hello there!  Today, I have a card to share with you for the new Color Throwdown Challenge!

This week's Color Throwdown - #447 -  is navy, aqua, lime and kraft! :)



For my card today, I used some fun products from Neat and Tangled, and a few things from Lawn Fawn as well.  To create my card, I started off with a kraft card base.  I diecut a piece of plaid paper from my stash with the Outside In Stitched Rectangles from Lawn Fawn.  I diecut a piece of kraft cardstock with the Simple Stitched Hillside borders from Lawn Fawn, and inked it with brown distress ink.  I used the Making Waves dies for the circular focal point, which I diecut from white cardstock and inked with Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.  I stamped and colored images from the adorable Yo Ho Ho stamp set, and popped those up with foam tape in front of the ocean waves.  For the sentiment, I stamped a banner from the Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamp set, colored it with copic markers, and stamped a sentiment from the Yo Ho Ho stamp set.

Yo Ho Ho

Be sure to visit the Color Throwdown blog for lots more inspiration from the design team!  I hope you will be play along! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Forever in Our Hearts {Reverse Confetti}




Hello there!  Today, I have a card to share with you, using Reverse Confetti products, for the Inspired by All The Little Things Challenge #60.  Here is the inspiration photo:



Sympathy cards are hard.  So hard for so many reasons.  I saw the inspiration photo and though that the softness of the color palette was perfect for a sympathy card that I need to make.

To create my card, I started off by ink blending Piggy Bank ink through the Leaf Lattice stencil onto white card stock using an ink blending tool.  I concentrated the pattern in the bottom right corner, and stamped off often to keep the color soft.  Following the inspiration photo, I stamped and colored images from the Rose Garden stamp set, and then diecut them with the coordinating Rose Garden Confetti Cuts.  I diecut the second largest Lacy Scalloped Frames Confetti Cuts from white cardstock, then stamped a sentiment from the Forever in Our Hearts stamp set in black ink.  I felt like the black sentiment stood out a little too much against the white and soft colors, so I added black watercolor splatters on the stenciled panel to tie the pieces together.  I adhered the roses onto the sentiment panel with foam tape, and then mounted that to the stenciled panel using foam tape.  I added the panel a white card base, and added a scattering of sequins to finish things off.

Forever in our heart

I wanted very light roses, and used the following copic markers to achieve this look:

Rose: R000, R30, R32
Leaves: G12, G20

I used a flicking motion to add the darkest color, then added my medium and blended everything out with my lightest marker.

Forever in our heart

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)













Thursday, June 8, 2017

Reverse Confetti June Blog Hop



Hello hello!  It's the 8th of the month, and that means it's time for the Reverse Confetti blog hop!  WHOOT!  Before I share my project, I wanted to remind everyone that Reverse Confetti is having a SALE!  The code SUMMER20 gets you 20% off of your entire purchase!  WHAAAAT?!??!  Shipping will begin on June 12th.  Go stock up! :)


For my little ensemble today, I pulled out one of my favorites, Mermaid Wishes!  I just love this adorable little mermaid.  I created a card and coordinating tag.  You can read more about how I created them below...

Mermaid Wishes

I started off by watercoloring a background using distress inks in Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio, then added a spattering of metallic gold watercolor.  When it was dry, I cut it down to 4" x 5.25" and added a strip of patterned paper from the Pattern Play paper pad to the left side of the panel.  I  stamped and colored images from Mermaid Wishes using pastel shades of Copic markers to coordinate with the background.  I arranged everything where I wanted it, adhered it with foam tape for some dimension.  I stamped a sentiment from the same set on to a banner diecut from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts die set.  To finish things off, I added some white gel pen accents, a scattering of sequins and some bubbles with Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew (I LOVE this stuff!), then mounted the panel on a Piggy Bank card base.

Mermaid Wishes

For the coordinating tag, I used the Topped Off Tag Confetti Cuts die set to diecut a tag from the same patterned paper that I used on the card (from the Pattern Play paper pad).  Then I used the Scallop Tag Layer Confetti Cuts die to cut a layer from Piggy Bank cardstock.  I glued that on top of the patterned tag with a glue pen, leaving some of the "scales" inside the diecut.  I stamped and colored the same images in a similar fashion so that it would match the card, and added the same gel pen accents, sequins and bubbles.  To finish things off I added a piece of light pink satin ribbon from my stash and tied a bow with some Blossom twine.

Mermaid Wishes

Be sure to hop along to each of the design team members blogs and comment for your chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate!  Here is the full hop order:

Audrey Tokach - **You are here**















Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Color Throwdown #446

Hello there!  I am excited to share that I have been asked to play along with the design team over at the Color Throwdown Challenge for the month of June!

A new challenge starts every Wednesday, and today kicks off Color Throwdown #446 - Green, Yellow and Coral!



For my card today, I pulled out some cute stamps from my Paper Smooches stash!  I started off by watercoloring a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock with Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed distress inks.  I diecut the panel with the Lawn Fawn Small Dotted Rectangles Stackables dies.  I added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the panel, then stamped and colored a pineapple image from the Pineapple Crush stamp set.  I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from the Spreading Sunshine stamp set, so I had to give my pineapple a smile!  I stamped and cut the cheesy grin from the Sunny Side Up stamp set, which I believe has been retired.  I added glasses from the Pineapple 2 dies, and of course, googlie eyes!  I diecut some hearts from dark coral cardstock using the Tiny Hearts dies, and added some white gel pen accents before mounting the panel on a white card base using foam tape.

Smiling Pineapple

Be sure to visit the Color Throwdown blog for lots more inspiration from the design team, and for all of the challenge details!  I hope you will play along! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

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

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