Today I’m feeling a bit under the weather but I decided to push through and get crafty. This past week wasn’t particularly demanding per se, but I know the next few weeks will be super busy at work so I wanted to make sure I got in some self-care (creating is one of the many things I do!) to re-charge.
This card was fun and easy to do since I combined many of my Lawn Fawn products! When I got into cardmaking, Lawn Fawn was one of the first brands I fell in love with and in one year, I have collected many of their wonderful items!
I took some of my heavyweight cardstock and stamped images from the Thanks a Bushel stamp set, using the Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. It’s alcohol marker safe and I chose this ink because I knew I’d be coloring the images in with my Tonic Studios Nuvo markers.
I was watching a movie on Netflix while I colored these images in. I did simple coloring but one day I’d like to improve my marker skills with Copics and other alcohol based markers. There are many crafters where I admire their fabulous blending skills!
After coloring, I ran the images through the Big Shot using the coordinating dies. To create the latticed background of the card, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stripey Background to die cut two brown panels. If you layer them on top of each other, it can create that lattice background if you flip one of the layers. I used double-sided adhesive tape to adhere them together. For the fun plaid background, I used Lawn Fawn’s Perfectly Plaid paperpad to select a pattern that would go with my image coloring.
I adhered the stamped images on the front. Lastly, I chose the sentiment, Thanks a Bushel and stamped it on some leftover cardstock. I used one of the brown markers to scribble a criss cross pattern on the sentiment piece, which I used a sentiment banner die to die cut it as a finishing touch to today’s card.
One of the many reasons I love Lawn Fawn is the way I am able to use the products together seamlessly. It helps justify my purchases (let’s be real here… crafting can get expensive quick!) and helps me create a variety of projects with new and old supplies.
This card is also a part of a submission for a design team, for Papercraft Business. I’ve never been on a design team but it is a crafty goal of mine to expand my skills, share my love of creating with others, and be another crafter’s cheerleader! I can’t say I’m a cardmaking pro as I have a lot to learn, but I’m at where I am because of the kindness, support, and helpfulness of others in our wonderful cardmaking community!