Monday, March 2, 2015

lawn fawn winter penguin

This Lawn Fawn penguin stamp set has the cutest penguin. For one thing he's ice skating with his scarf flying in the wind, and for another, that look on his face kills me! It's probably time to start thinking about spring and maybe even summer cards, but here's another winter card for now.

The details on how I made this card: 

The base is Bazzill kraft cardstock folded to 4x5". I cut the tag from Neenah white 80 lb cardstock with the largest of the Paper Smooches gift tag dies. I cut an additional tag and then die cut it again with the Simon Says Stamp stitched slopes dies. I cut the penguin and banner from the same white cardstock.

The banner is from the Lawn Fawn blue skies stamp set and was cut out with the coordinating dies. I colored with penguin and banner with just a few of my copic markers pictured below.

To create the snow background, I used the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil with Hero Arts pigment ink in unicorn with a mini ink blending tool. I taped the card and stencil to my craft mat so that it wouldn't move around. I also used a distress marker in tumbled glass scribbled on my mat and picked up with the blending tool to color the sky on my tag. 

For the patterned paper border I used a cute red pattern from the Lawn Fawn snow day 6x6 pad. I cut it with the scalloped border from MFT blueprints 4. I didn't want to cut out the entire scallop border so I placed in on the edge of my cutting plates, apparently ignoring the rule to place dies above the arrow but it worked out okay. :) I then trimmed the scalloped border to fit on my card.

I assembled the card as shown. I used dimensional adhesive on the tag, slope, penguin and banner and added red twine. I also added the little kraft circle on the tag's hole which I cut from a different Paper Smooches tag die set.

I had the most fun putting together this card! That ice skating little penguin with the banner over his head just makes me happy. :) I'm linking with the Lawnscaping Challenge where the theme this week is dots and stripes.

Supplies used in today's card are linked below.

Friday, February 27, 2015

lawn fawn happy trails

The Lawn Fawn Happy Trails stamp set is one of their older ones, and one of my favorites (although with so many cute stamps I have a lot of Lawn Fawn favorites!). How cute is that adorable camper pulled by that little car?! I made a tiny scene with hills and trees and a sky for my card.

Here are the steps for creating this card.

The base is Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock cut to the standard A2 size. The patterned paper panel is slightly smaller, cut with the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die. I cut a card out of white cardstock with the Lawn Fawn stitched journaling card die. I also cut a solid green (Bazzill lime crush) and a dotted green card with the journaling card die, but I only needed partial cards. I stamped and die cut my stamps, and punched out a cloud for my scene.

Next I added curves to my green cards. I used a hills die on the green paper, but on the dotted paper I just sketched a hill in pencil and cut it with scissors.

I used peacock feathers distress ink to add blue for my sky onto the white card. The ink was applied in a circular motion with my mini blending tool. Be sure to start off the paper and blend toward the card for a subtle sky color.

I then stamped my sentiment on the green paper and layered my hills onto the journaling card. The dot paper was adhered directly on the card, while the green hill was adhered with foam adhesive. I colored my stamped images with copic markers and arranged them on the card as shown, and I used foam tape to add the card to my card base along with the patterned paper stitched rectangle. The cloud was added with foam adhesive also.

The patterned paper is from the Pebbles Lakeside collection. I really love the colors in this plaid! (I also used it on my Cool Day card). I was lucky to find the Lakeside 6x6 paper pad at TJ Maxx on clearance, but it's also available here.

The supplies used in today's card are linked below. Have a lovely weekend!