Tuesday, February 21, 2017

City Celebrations (Avery Elle)

Hi there!

I made a card with the new City Celebrations cover-plate die. I love that it covers the entire card-front!
City celebrations (Avery Elle)


I cut out the city-scape 2x, so that I could color and layer the balloons and banner over the base layer. I colored the buildings in different shades of grey, and gave the windows and building outlines a soft blue wash. I wanted the pop to come from those glossy balloons! I colored them and coated them with glossy accents before glueing them onto the card.

The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set, also called City Celebrations.

I hope you like it!

♥.

St-Patty's day boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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st-patty's day boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The team is showing off the new Fancy Box die, and I made a trio of St-Patrick's Day boxes for my kiddos.

I cut the boxes out of green papers (I thought it would be fun to mix patterned and solid papers) and then cut into the tops with the label die so that you could see the gold coin chocolates. I love that the coins are totally Canadian, haha.

st-patty's day boxes (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I decorated each box with some gold twine and a Tiny Tag. The tiny tags are stamped with images from Plan On It: Calendar and Plan On It: Holidays. I didn't even know we had that little leprechaun guy!

I hope you like my little fancy boxes. I had so much fun making them that you'll see more St-Patty's day decorations in a few weeks for my monthly Lawn Fawn party post!  In the meantime, there's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Slide on over (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week!  We're showing off the new Slide on Over Circles dies, perfect for making fun interactive cards.

Slide on over (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I used a partial die-cut technique to cut out a half circle for the Year Seven pinata to swing from.  I gave the whole front panel a wash in Spun Sugar distress ink, and flicked water over the top to get those gorgeous freckles.

Slide on over (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The pinata, and all of the candy, were colored in soft yellow, purple, pink and mint. I made this for a little 6 year old in Maia's class, and I heard it was a hit.

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

♥.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn's February inspiration week! We're showing off Out of This World, the cutest little astronaut set!

For my card, I started out with a piece of navy blue cardstock (Lawn Fawn's Blue Jay cardstock) and layered dark blue and black inks over it to create a deep, dark sky. Starting with a colored cardstock is so much quicker than layering colors onto a white paper. I flicked some white paint on top, and die-cut a slew of stars (using the Starry Skies die) to complete the background look.

Out of this world! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Then, it was just a matter of coloring and layering all of the images - my favorite part!  As I was putting the pieces onto the dark background, I thought the white border around the images was too stark. In the close-up picture, you can see that I sponged a touch of black ink around the edges.

If you'd like to see more of this card, hop over to the LF blog this morning - Kelly Marie re-created this card in her video!

♥.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Happy hatchling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of February's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the new layering die set, Happy Hatchling.

Happy hatchling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the chick and eggs dies to make a set of mini cards. I love teeny tiny cards! You could also punch a hole at the tops and call them folding tags.

Happy hatchling (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I used the new Fancy Box die to create a little Easter basket. I adjusted the die by shortening that back end and leaving it standing up. Nothing fussy here! Then, I added some die-cut grass and a handle.

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

♥.

Friday, February 17, 2017

enjoy the ride! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

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enjoy the ride (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I will be completely honest. The part I love about card-making is stamping and coloring the images. Putting the cards together is, most of the time, an afterthought. And thinking of spending more time on fancy shaker cards? things that spin? light up? ugh. haha. I do love the end result, but I always find the extra effort to be too fiddly for my liking.

BUT. This new Scalloped Box Card Pop-up die turned out to be my favorite. It folds up flat, and then you pull it out of the envelope and it unfolds into a wonderful present, all on its own. I really enjoyed putting it together, and the whole family was loving the concept!

enjoy the ride (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I already gifted this card to a special friend over the weekend, I was so excited to create something unique for her! I know the girl's hair is kind of crazy red, but I really wanted to create something that stuck to a very tight color scheme: red, kraft and black. I love how it looks all put together!

enjoy the ride (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The images are from Bicycle Built for You, which will be releasing by the end of the month as well.

I hope you like it! There are more versions of the Scalloped Box Card Pop-up on the Lawn Fawn blog this morning - click!

♥.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Elphie Selfie (Lawn Fawn February inspiration week)

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Elphie Selfie (Lawn Fawn february inspiration week)

It's Lawn Fawn inspiration week, with all new products finally for sale as of February 23rd! Today, we're showing off Elphie Selfie, featuring the cutest elephants ever.

To create this card, I die-cut a Zig Zag Rectangle, and used the negative portion as a mask. I used distress inks to sponge a pink background for my scene, and just a bit of green grass. Since I created the background using distress inks, I flicked some water onto the background to give that dreamy bokeh effect.

Elphie Selfie (Lawn Fawn february inspiration week)

The rest of the images were colored and adhered to the card base using foam adhesives. I love that all of the critters are here for that little bird!

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

♥.