Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Woodland Scene Builder x3

Hi there!

I'm here with a few cards using a set from Avery Elle's newest release, Woodland Scene Builder. I'm hoping to show you how versatile this stamp set is!

Right away, I flipped it and used the background image on a vertical card.



I stamped the background image, and then carefully cut the large tree with the mouse peeking out straight up. Then, I stamped it again lined up the right edge of the background to the right edge of my card. The trees layered on top of that tree on the left. Clear? haha. I'm confusing myself. To make it even more seamless, I used a black pen to draw in all of the missing lines (I didn't want the white die-cut border to show) and then colored everything in with copic markers. Try zooming in to the top left-hand side of the card for a better view. 




After that, building the rest of the card was easy! I added in the sledding squirrel from Winter Friends and some string lights from O Tiny Tree. I love how the mouse and squirrel are waving to each other!

My next card shows you that this background set can be used year-round:


I paired it with images from Camping Critters for a fun summer set. I achieved a more summery look by stamping the grassy tufts included in the set, and doing some ink-blending on the card base before adding in the die-cut layers. I also kept the string lights white, which is 100% less festive than coloring them red.


I couldn't help but add in some pops of red, though! Just enough? hee hee.

My 3rd card uses the set more simply:



I literally just tucked it behind the big die-cut Happy Holidays, added the little girl on the deer to the side, and accented the die-cut with some sprigs and the snowman from O Tiny Tree

I hope you like my cards for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies, all from the Avery Elle store:

Thursday, October 8, 2020

gingerbread and snowy skies (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

We've reached the end of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week - I hope you've enjoyed it! I missed blogging my card for yesterday, so I'll show it off under my card for today.

Today is our showcase of the Snowy Sky Stencil. I've used it a few times already, it's so great - especially with a texture paste!

gingerbread and snowy skies (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The bears are enjoying some cookies and hot chocolate in the snow! I used a bear from Den Sweet Den and another from Snow Much Fun. The background is courtesy of the Over The Mountain Borders.

I hope you like it!

Yesterday, this card was on the LF blog for the Build-A-House Gingerbread Add-On inspiration week post.


gingerbread and snowy skies (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I really love these dies - they are so sweet! I tried my best to keep everything looking soft and pretty on this card. My favorite thing was adding little white-gel-pen accents to the tiny gingerbread men!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Aw, nuts (for Avery Elle)

Hi there!

This is my second post for today. If you're looking for my Lawn Fawn card, scroll down.

I have a fun card to share, featuring a stamp set from the current Avery Elle release: Aw, Nuts!


aw nuts! (for Avery Elle)


I just love the little squirrel in his acorn home, and wanted him to be the center of attention! A great way to push all the focus on him was to use the Ray background die. I cut it out of kraft paper, and then used an ink blender to darken the area around the opening. I also added texture and more interest by splattering darker brown and white paint onto the die-cut layer before adding in the images.  


aw nuts! (for Avery Elle)


After working on the base layer, I added in the squirrel onto foam squares, nestling him behind some brightly colored mushrooms. Even though the card is dark and earthy in tone, I wanted to add in some pops of color - the mushrooms, the mug, the leaf, and his scarf all break up the brown tones that are prominent on this card.

For a final touch, I added the bird, from Woodland Scene Builder, and used a white gel pen to draw in a little dotted path.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:



Over the mountains (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! We're showing off products from the current release in the hopes of inspiring you to use them in new ways! Today is our showcase of Over The Mountain Borders:

Over the mountains (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I am really loving this set! I started out with a dark navy sky, and ended with a bright red car (from Car Critters!) The little bear clutching his present is hilarious. To fill in the space between, I added extra trees, a bright red heart, and a lot of snow!


Over the mountains (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I placed the road to the side, but the car is facing front. haha. I feel like they look like they're skidding into view. Maybe the road is so icy, let's go with that.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

Monday, October 5, 2020

santa tags (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's October inspiration week! We're showing off products from the current release all week long, hoping to inspire you to use them in new ways.

Today is our showcase of the Scalloped Circle Gift Tag:

santa tags (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I really love how these turned out! I used dies from the Shadow Box Card Fireplace Add On to make these santa-legs-gift-tags.

I cut all of the pieces out of white cardstock and colored them using copic markers. I adhered everything onto a kraft scalloped circle base and use red and white twine to finish things off. 

The sentiments are from Snow Globe Scenes.

santa tags (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like them! There's more to see on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Magic Iris Snow Globe (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's October inspiration week! We're taking a closer look at items from the new release all week long, and hoping to inspire you to use them in new ways.

Today is our showcase of the Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-On dies:


Magic Iris Snow Globe (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I did some ink blending on the globe, so that it looks like someone picked up the snow globe and gave it a shake. When you pull the lever, the magic iris opens to reveal the scene inside:


Magic Iris Snow Globe (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the same image from Snow Globe Scenes as I did on yesterday's card. because it is the absolute sweetest. I added trees from various Lawn Fawn sets - inside the snow globe and on the outside as well.

I hope you like my card! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

Friday, October 2, 2020

Snow globe scenes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

 Hi there!

Welcome to more of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Snow Globe Scenes:

Snow globe scenes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I couldn't help but bring in the little bear from Den Sweet Den, and set him in front of the cozy cabin in the woods. If you look closely, you'll see that I just colored the top of the snowman's head to look like a snowy bush. He's mostly hidden by the bear's body. 

I gave the snowy scene a pop of red in the cabin, and echoed that with the strip of red-and-white-striped paper, as well as the presents at the bottom of the card (from Car Critters Christmas Add On.) I just feel like it brought the whole card together!

The snow globe was set against a kraft cardstock backdrop, which was stenciled with the Snowflake Trio stencil. Despite the large size of the snowflakes, it ends up being a pretty, subtle background for the card, with just enough to keep things interesting.

Snow globe scenes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!