donderdag 22 februari 2018

REMEMBER, YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME (4)

For this friendship card, I used the Lunar Animals stamp set from Mama Elephant. I got this set second hand from a crafter who didn't want it anymore. It hadn't been used yet.


I started by die cutting all the elements for the scene. I used the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, in two different variations. I then added Distress Ink to all the elements. I used Cracked Pistachio for the sky and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the hills. I stamped the sentiment in Soot Ink, which is from Ella and Friends.


I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Cow: W5 - W7/ RV10 - R83/ E31
Bunny: C0 - C2 - C3/ RV10 - R83
Horse: E57 - E29/ E31 - E33
Cat: E33 - E31
Pig: RV10 - R83/ W7
Sheep: C0 - C2/ E00 - E11/ E57 - E29
Dog: E41 - E43
Hearts: R14 - R46


I die cut the images with my Cuttlebug and started assembling my card. I added the panel onto a Mermaid cardbase. I added some white accents to all the animals, with a white gelly roll pen.


This stamp set has so many cute animals, I didn't even use them all for this card!!!

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HAPPY EASTER (4)

My first Easter card of the year. I think this is my favorite theme to create cards with! I used the Some Bunny stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.


I started by die cutting all the elements for the scene. I used Lawn Fawn dies: Stitched Hillside Borders, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and Meadow Borders.

I used Distress Inks to give all the elements some color. For the sky I used Mermaid Lagoon and for the hills and grass I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I stamped the sentiment into the sky, with Hippo Ink.


I stamped all the images and used Copic Markers to color them. Here are all the colors I used:
Bunny: C0 - C2/ RV10 - R83
Eggs: Y00 - Y02/ BV000 - BV10/ RV10 - R83/ YG41 - BG34


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. i adhered the panel onto a Sticky Note cardbase.


I love creating these cards. I especially enjoy using all those pastelle colors.

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maandag 19 februari 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (26)

For the newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, I designed a card with the Hang In There stamp set. Challenge # 23 is called “Try a new technique”. I decided to do some no-line watercoloring. A technique I did try before, but is still fairly new to me.


I started by die cutting all the elements. I die cut grass with the Grassy Borders die and the Meadow Borders die. I also die cut a hill with the Simple Stitched Hillsides Borders. I wanted to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on all the elements. Here are the colors I used for the scene elements:
Grassy hill: 044 – Deep Green
Hill: 041 – Light Green
Grass border: 045 – Pale Green
Sky: 036 – Light Blue/ 031 – Cobalt Blue
Flowers: 081 – Light Violet


I stamped all the images in Antique Linen Distress Ink, a very light ink that blends with water and will fade while watercoloring. Here are the Zig Markers I used for all the images:
Sloth: 072 – Beige/ 060 – Brown/ 071 – Flesh Color
Birds: 042 – Turquoise Green/ 020 – Red/ 052 – Bright Yellow
Balloons + party hats: 052 – Bright Yellow/ 042 – Turquoise Green/ 081 – Light Violet


I fussy cut the images and assembled the card. I stamped the sentiment, added some clouds to the scene (from Simple Puffy Clouds) and added some white dots and lines to some of the images. I also took a black gel pen to make the eyes, mouth, feet and balloon strings pop more.


Please check out the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for this challenge, to be inspired by me and my fellow Design Team Members. Or participate yourself!


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maandag 12 februari 2018

LET'S PARTY (2)

For this festive birthday scene, I used the Party Animal stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


For the background I trimmed down a piece of watercolor paper. I embossed a line in the top, with the Stitched Borders dies. I also die cut a grass border with the Grassy Border die and added an embossed line to that as well.

I heat embossed the sentiment onto the background, with white embossing powder from Ranger. I used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink for the sky and Crished Olive Distress Ink for the grass.


I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Fox: E08 - E18/ E41 - E43
Bear: E31 - E33
Deer: W0 - W2 - W3 - W5 - W7/ E31 - E33
Ears: RV10
Birds: YG41 - BG34/ Y38 - YR16/ Y08
balloons: R22 - R35/ YG41 - BG34/ Y38 - YR16
Party hats: R22 - R35/ B37 - B39/ Y38 - YR16/ BG34 - YG41
Flag: R22 - R35
Ice cream: R22 - RV10/ E31 - E33
Cake: E41 - E43/ BG34 - YG41/ B39/ Y38
Present: Y38/ YR16/ B37 - B39


I fussy cut all the images and assembled the card. I added the panel to a piece of Let's Polka in the Dark paper and adhered it to a Blue Jay cardbase. I added some white dots and stripes to some elements.


Let's party on!!!

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WISHING YOU A BEAUTIFUL DAY (4)

I was asked to create a card for a girl's first communion. I used the Bicycle Built For You stamp set by Lawn Fawn before for this ocassion. Last year for a boy, this year a girl.


I started by die cutting and trimming all the elements to set the scene. I die cut a square, with the Outside In Stitched Square Stackables. I also used the Stitched Cloudy Backdrops: Landscape die for this square, to create a sky. I die cut a hill, with the Stitched Hillside Borders. For the panel's background, I used a piece of Perfectly Plaid Chill paper.

I used Distress Inks for the scene. I used Twisted Citron for the hill and Cracked Pistachio for the sky. I stamped the sentiment onto the hill, in Hippo Ink.


I stamped all the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Bicycle: Y15 - Y17/ C2 - C3/ C5/ E31 - E33
Flowers: BV02 - BV13
Skin: E00 - E11
Hair: E57 - E29
Clothes: R22 - R35
Balloons: Y15 - Y17/ BV02 - BV13/ YR04 - YR07


I die cut all the elements with my Cuttlebug and assembled the card. I added some white stripes and dots to some stamped elements. I added the panel onto a kraft cardbase.

I love using this set this time of year.

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woensdag 7 februari 2018

CARD SET: ROOTING FOR YOU (1)

I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics blog. Challenge # 22 is called “Inky Fingers”. Be creative with your inks. For this card I used the Rooting For You stamp set, combined with the Gingham Backdrops stamp set.


I wanted to create a card set. I started by stamping the background with the Gingham Backdrops. For each card, I used a different Lawn Fawn Ink. I used Wild Rose Ink, Lobster Ink and Cranberry Ink.

I die cut three circles from Mermaid cardstock, with the Small Stitched Circle Stackables. I also die cut three circles from Paper Bag cardstock. I then die cut these circles with the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders. To make the circle stand out from the gingham background, I added a piece of vellum to the back, die cutting it with the Zig Zag Circle Stackables.


I stamped all the veggies. Here are the Lawn Fawn Inks I used:
Carrot: Carrot Ink, Pumpkin Spice Ink
Beet: Fresh Lavender Ink, Grape Soda Ink
Turnip: Butter Ink, Sunflower Ink
Radish: Lobster Ink
Greenery: Celery Stick Ink, Freshly Cut Grass Ink


I fussy cut all the images. I stamped the banners and used Butter Ink and Sunflower Ink for the inside of the banner. I fussy cut the banners and added sentiments to them. I used a different sentiment for each card.

I assembled the cards and added them to Chocolate Bar cardbases.

Please make sure you check out the Lawn Fawnatics Blog for the new challenge. For inspiration from me and my fellow Design Team Members or to join us in the challenge.


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maandag 5 februari 2018

OUR FRIENDSHIP IS WRITTEN IN THE STARS (1)

For this friendship card, I used the Upon a Star stamp set from Lawn Fawn.


I took a piece of white cardstock and die cut a frame from it, with the Outside In Stitched Scalloped Circle Stackables. My scene will be set inside the circle. For the background inside the circle, I used Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks. For the grass I used Lucky Clover and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.


I stamped and heat embossed the star with Silver embossing powder from Ranger. I colored the inside of the star with Rose Gold watercolor, from the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors set. I also added some splatter to the background.

I set the panel aside to dry. I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:
Fox: E08 - E18/ E00 - E21
Bunny: E41 - E43/ C0 - C2


I fussy cut the images. I stamped the sentiment. The top part with Sugarplum Ink and the bottom part I heat embossed with the same Silver embossing powder from Ranger.

I assembled the card and added the panel onto a Narwhal cardbase. I rounded off the bottom corners.

A perfect card for a close friend.

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