Tuesday, March 24, 2015

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

Howdy! The lawn fawn team is showing off the cactus-themed set, Stuck on You.

I had so much fun playing around with this set that I made 3 cards. Sit tight.

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}


I have a problem. I can't just stamp a solid image and be done with it. It's like how I always have to distress the paper edges. It looks too flat to me without any shading! So I made my little cactus couple, literally stuck onto each other, and then added some shading. I cut them out as one piece. Now they're really stuck together, hee hee.

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

THEN. I started to become antsy. Like, I'm so unused to working with solid stamps that I couldn't help myself but add a hand-drawn border around each image.  I worked with a fine-tipped copic multliner pen:

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

A sweet, simple notecard. It looks quirky and whimsical because of the hand-drawn outline. This time, I used the sprigs to frame out my sentiment.

Ok. But I still missed their cute faces. Enter attempt no. 3:

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}


This one got the kid vote at our house. The kids were in stitches. Once I popped on the cowboy hat and outlined the cactus in the same, fine-tipped copic pen as I did for the previous card, I realized that it didn't work. I had to find a thicker pen, to match the thicker outline on the cowboy hat.

A little caveat: the thicker the tip, the more hand-drawn it all looks.

stuck on you {lawn fawn inspiration week}

I like this dessert cowboy cactus. He looks like he's about to reach up a prickly arm and tip his hat to the lady.

"m'lady."

Or, maybe she's a seƱorita. And he's a Spanish cowboy.

♥.

10 comments:

  1. These make me happy! I love the pairing of the cacti on the first and last!

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  2. All 3 of your cards are just too stinkin' cute! I absolutely love your take on this set and really made it your own style! I feel the same way about solid stamps, which is probably why I struggle so much with floral stamps. But I love what you've done and I'll have to keep your tips in mind next time I use solid stamps. TFS! :)

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  3. Elena your cards are awesome. They're fun and cheerful and anyone would love to receive one, that I'm certain!

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  4. These little cactus make me so happy a - love the mustache!

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  5. So happy and cute! The faces really put those cards over the top!

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  6. I just love how you made this prickly couple come alive!!

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  7. Oh I just bought this set! These cards make me so excited at the possibilities! Thanks for the inspiration!

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