I finally got to play with some of my Lawn Fawn goodies!
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I purchased and received my newest Lawn Fawn goodies on the 22nd but only got to play with them this weekend.
Not going to lie, I didn’t have a specific vision or idea for this card. I was winging it and I was only attached to the idea of ink blending and a sky background. First I cut some cloud masks with an older set called Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die (which has a matching stamp set too!).
Side bar: do any of you have the nifty My Favorite Things Cloud stencil? I passed on it first glance when it came out and I totally regret not snagging it when I had the chance! Many places have sold out and are back-ordered.
But back to this card…I placed the cloud masks randomly on my card front. I used an ink blending tool and used three Lawn Fawn inks : Minty Green, Merman, and Mermaid. It wasn’t the look I was envisioning in my mind, so I re-positioned those masks and did another layer of ink blending. I would recommend cutting out several cloud masks because if you are a bit heavy handed like myself, the masks get bent and come up from your card after prolonged blending.
I wanted to utilize the Lift the Flap dies to reveal the sentiment so I did my best (impatiently) to center the die and ran it through my Big Shot. One thing I’d advise is to use your bone folder to make the crease even, I was getting a bit of bulging originally when I was bending back the flap, so something to be aware of if you don’t use a bone folder tool.
I took another cardstock panel and did similar cloud mask ink blending. Using strong double-sided adhesive tape, I adhered the pieces together.
The flap die I used is the biggest one from the set and could be used to hide/reveal a traditional gift card. The Plane and Simple set is so cute and now I think I’ll add the coordinating dies to my wish list because I tried cutting out that heart smoke trail and I gave up!
I stamped one of the airplane stamps from the set and this is where I regret not getting the coordinating dies! I fussy cut and used a marker on the edges to sharpen the image a little bit. For some added interest, I used the same cloud dies and cut more clouds from vellum and Lawn Fawn’s Watercolor Wishes paper pad. I used foam dots to add some dimension to the clouds and plane.
On the inside, I chose that sentiment, “The sky’s the limit” and stamped some hearts in Manatee ink. To finish my card, I added some Doodlebugs sequins that matched the inks I’ve used.
Have you perfected the ink blending sky background? Any tips or suggestions?
- Lawn Fawn Plane and Simple stamp set
- Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6×6 paper pad
- Lawn Fawn mini ink cubes in: Mermaid, Manatee and Merman
- Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh ink
- Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die cut
- Simon Says Stamp masking paper
- Simon Says Stamp vellum
- Doodlebugs sequins
- Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
- Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending tools
- Foam dots