Thanks a Bushel | Lawn Fawn

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.

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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!

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Ink Blending Fall card | Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions embossing folder

This is my first fall season in Dallas, Texas and it has been interesting adjusting to the southern version of the fall season. Back in Washington we primarily got cool, rainy weather with beautiful, crisp fall days sprinkled in before December. Here in Dallas, I’ve experienced warm days but some days that were even better (sunny, breezy and in the 70s!) than Washington!

This fall card was very simple and fun to create with some ink blending. Initially, I wasn’t feeling very creative but I persisted. First I took tw A2 sized card panels and did ink blending with some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks. I wanted to create a bit of an abstract effect with the inks so my ink blending was a little more blotchy. I used two different color palettes but tried to make it fall themed- one that was more traditional (yellow, orange and brown) with the other one in darker colors (green, brown, and some red).

I placed the card panels into the Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions by Lynda Kanase in Leaves. I ran the embossing folder through my Big Shot and I love the detailing and raised texture!

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For the more traditional fall themed card I used the following inks: Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, and Peeled Paint

For the second card I used the following inks: Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Wild Honey, and Frayed Burlap

The wonderful thing with the distress inks is how forgiving they can be and how fun it is layering the inks to create such different looks, especially when you spritz some water!

What inks do you like to blend for fall themed cards? Let me know!

Happy World Card Making Day | Concord & 9th

Hello crafty friends! Were you able to create anything for World Card Making Day?

For this day, I wanted to participate in Concord and 9th’s card challenge using their products from my existing stash.

This card was easy to create and actually, the color combo is something I don’t really use in my cards!

My background is actually one of the pretty patterned papers from the Floral Fill-in patterned paper set. I created the word ‘Lovely’ using the gorgeous letters from Sophisticated Script in lowercase font. The ink I used was Versafine ink to create the crisp stamping. In Lawn Fawn Lobster ink, I used ‘You’re always so’ from the Kindhearted stamp set. Those random images also come the same stamp set.

I never know when enough is enough (do you have that problem in card making too?) so for the left side of my card, I used floral images in Lobster ink and Versafine. If I were to replicate this card, I may have done the opposite colors (solids in Lobster and outlines in Versafine).

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Hope you got to be inky on World Card Making day!

Oh Hello stamp set by Concord & 9th and Simon Says Stamp | STAMPtember 2017

I’m sorry it’s taken this long to write a corresponding blog post to this card!

I wanted to create a fall card like everyone else (this card is back timed from September 30th!) but it was warm and more summer like here in Texas.

This card was super easy and fun to create! Since I have initiated my 30-day crafty wish list (which can be torturous sometimes waiting for a full month before buying a desired craft supply!), I couldn’t spontaneously purchase a lot from Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember releases!

One release I was lucky to have snagged was Concord and 9th’s Oh Hello stamp set. I can only describe it as beautiful watercolored strokes (circle and varying sizes of streaks) that look absolutely stunning stamped in ink. Not to mention, there are a couple big, script sentiments.

For this card, I used the circular stamp to create a stamped background, using Altenew’s gorgeous inks in Blush, Rose Quartz, and Frosty Pink.

I used Simon Says Stamp new Ultra Navy embossing powder to heat emboss one of the sentiments, Happy Everything. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink to stamp the Wishing You sentiment above the heat embossed part.

To be honest, the card felt plain to me at that point, so I used the bigger stamp streak (I really hope I’m making sense in this post, the watercolor strokes feel hard to accurately capture a description) to heat emboss using Ranger’s Sticky Embossing powder. I used Tonic Studio’s gold Gilding Flakes for the gold accents.

Looking back, I may have used one of the smaller brush stroke stamps for the foiled part so there would be less of it, but never the less, it was fun to add some gold detail and also fun to play with the (messy) gilding flakes.

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Did you pick up any fun STAMPtember releases this year? Let me know!