Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Gift tags and winter skies (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

It's the last day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! I hope you've enjoyed it. Today, we're showing off the Say What? Christmas Critters stamp set and the Say What? Gift Tags. They all go so well with the images from Holiday Helpers... my obsession with that set continues:


I kept everything white and fresh, save the images. They are colored in Christmas red and green, and really pop against that white!


I kind of tucked the elves behind the critters, and with their outstretched arms, it looks like they are hugging the animals!

I also wanted to share this card, which should have gone up yesterday:


gift tags and winter skies (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


It features images from Winter Skies. I love them looking up at Santa in the sky. Too cute!

gift tags and winter skies (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like everything I made for you today! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, September 17, 2018

A rainbow Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of, among other things, the Really Rainbow Christmas paper pack. I knew right away that I could pair a page with the cutie elves from Holiday Helpers for a whimsical design:

A rainbow Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I just can't get enough of these elves - and I really like them hanging out with mugs of hot chocolate, lol. I keep using them on my cards this month! I have them standing outside in the snow, amid a forest of trees (from Winter Skies.)

I love the bright polka-dot paper sky behind them!

A rainbow Christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I flanked the paper on the top and bottom with some white woodgrain cardstock, and added a little snowbank behind the elves.

On the trees themselves, I used the new embossing pen and textured white embossing powder to give the look of snow-covered trees.

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

♥.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

a cozy christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the Reveal Wheel Square Add-On dies:

a cozy christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The Reveal Wheel creates an interactive card design, where the sentiment changes as you turn the wheel. And, take it from someone who is "challenged" in the interactive card-making department: it's really easy to use!

I imagined a little lounge area in the North Pole, where the elves could come in and take a break. They would make a plate of cookies for Santa too, right?  I used images from Christmas Dreams and the little elf from Holiday Helpers.

a cozy christmas (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

When you turn the wheel, the other sentiments are revealed. It's so fun!

I hope you like the cozy little Christmas scene I've created for you. Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more inspiration today - click!

♥.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Thanks a latte (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the warm-drink-themed set, Thanks A Latte.

Thanks a latte (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I've given my card a warm, vintage feel with the inked edges on the Really Rainbow White Christmas background paper. Onto that, I layered images from Thanks A Latte, and added a couple of extra snowmen, from Ready Set Snow! I just think they are the cutest. And the marshmallows with faces? gah.

Thanks a latte (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

To make the images appear more grounded, I took a few light copic markers (W1 and W00) and gave the images their shadows. It adds extra interest and depth to the entire card.

I hope you like it! If you'd be interested to see it come together, Kelly has recreated this card on her video today - click!

♥.

Friday, September 14, 2018

So many snowmen (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to the 2nd day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off Simply Celebrate Winter, and I couldn't help but love those snowmen so much. too much? meh:

so many snowmen (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I stamped the strip of snowmen over and over again to create the card's background. I staggered the stamp every time, so that it looked more like a patterned paper.

I then colored the snowmen accessories in a Christmas red, and colored the entire card base with a dusty blue marker (copic marker BG70.) It gives a kind of retro look with the red, I think!

so many snowmen (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I cut into my snowman cardbase with a Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window die, and popped in my favorite Lawn Fawn snowman ever (from Ready Set Snow!)

And just to give the focal image a little more pop, I used a red marker to color in the scallops in that circle window.

A white-heat-embossed sentiment, from Winter Scripty Sentiment, sealed the deal.

I hope you like it! Check out the LF blog this morning for more inspiration using this set: click!

♥.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Working elves (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!



Welcome to Lawn Fawn's September inspiration week! Today is their showcase of Holiday Helpers, and I'm re-posting a card I had made back in July for their sneak peek week:

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I used the Peekaboo Backdrop die to create little vignettes within each opening. The little boy elves are hanging out, playing in the boxes, drinking hot chocolate, while the girl elves are doing all the work. haha.

Holiday helpers (Lawn Fawn sneak peek week)

I created all of the little scenes, and then set them against a blue gingham paper background.

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I love the little slit in the box, so that toys (or elves) can be tucked in! So fun!

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

♥.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Holiday Helpers (Stamptember! Neat and Tangled/SSS collab)

Hi there!

We're thrilled to be a part of the most exciting month of exclusive stamp releases... STAMPTEMBER!  The amazing Simon Says team asked me to illustrate a set again this year, and I'm happy to show off Holiday Helpers today:

I've been wanting to put a Santa hat on that mouse for a very long time. hee.

This set is so perfect for building scenes! I have 3 projects to show off to you today:

Stamptember! Neat and Tangled/SSS collab

My first shows off the mice building a snowman, under the bear's watchful eye. I love the one mouse up on a tree stump to reach high enough!

Stamptember! Neat and Tangled/SSS collab

The other mouse is patting in extra snow, I think.

Stamptember! Neat and Tangled/SSS collab

My second card shows off the same kind of scene, except that the mouse on the right has the stump, and is waiting to be able to put a hat on the snowman's head. I did some masking to be able to layer the scene without dies, and doodled in some extra snow beneath the feet of the bear and mouse on the left.

I used a distress oxide ink for the blue sky, and flicked water and white paint on top for the snow.

Stamptember! Neat and Tangled/SSS collab

My third project is a simple tag, but so cute with this little scene stamped out!

I hope you like the set I illustrated! It's on sale right now EXCLUSIVELY at Simon Says Stamp, and only until quantities last. In the past few years, they've sold out of our set within a few days, so hurry!

♥.