Monday, June 10, 2013

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Hi, and welcome back to another day of lawn fawn's inspiration week!  Today we are breathing new life into older sets with companion dies!  I am so excited to now have lawn cuts for gnome sweet gnome, sunny skies, and admit one.

I took advantage of the dies to create a little gnomie ensemble for you:

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

A little card & gift set, using the gnome and mushroom house dies.

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}


Here, the mushroom house was blurry in that last picture :)  Both feature a little stamped background of adorably happy mushrooms.

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

But my absolute fave element of this project is the way the speech bubble is fitted into the gnome - a perfect inlaid design.  I think flattening your images is huge in paper-crafting lately - I see more use of negative space and placing die-cuts back into their cut-outs than anything else.  The look is very clean - and I love that!

Here's a little how-to (and ignore the fact that the coloring on the examples isn't very good, ok?):

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}


inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

inlaid dies {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Think of the possibilities!  All the things your lawn fawn critters could say, or how they could cozy up to each other - hee hee.

I hope you like what I've created today!  Click over to the lawn fawn blog to see what the rest of the team has dreamed up - I'm always inspired by them!

14 comments:

  1. Love it! :)
    Great tip btw - thank you!

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  2. That is so cute!! You really are so good at what you do, love it!!

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  3. Oh, this is brilliant! Thanks for the step by step, Elena, because I wasn't getting it right away.
    Super cute cards!

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  4. Love, love, love this!!!
    wow..saw it on the LF blog and thought: this is amazing!
    Great color combo also!!! :)

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  5. Dropping by to say great job from the Lawn Fawn blog! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. What darling projects and thanks for sharing how to do the die cutting.

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  7. so wonerful, love your homemade DP with the little mushrooms!

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  8. Thanks for the tip! Love your little set and the soft colors you used + kraft!

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  9. That's a great idea! I love how you cut him out so the thought bubble fit in!

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