Monday, March 16, 2020

dandy day! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to another day of Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! We're taking a look at products from the newest release and hoping we inspire you to craft at home.

Are your kids home from school with all of the Covid-19 madness? Will you do any extra crafting? I have some projects lined up for the week, and I'm hoping I can convince a kid or 2 to join me!

Today is our showcase of the Dandy Day paper collection. I used the subtle yellow sheet on this card:

dandy day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


If you've been following my creations for the week, you can tell I make a bulk of my cards on the same day. I still had Butterfly Kisses on my table, and thought it would be cute to combine the fox with his outstretched arms and the dandelion flowers from Dandy Day. I used scissors to cut a slit between his paws, so that I could slide the flower in there.

dandy day (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window frames the focal images, and I used a sentiment banner to ground everything. Behind the buttery yellow paper, I opted for a light blue sky, and used a white gel pen to add a bokeh effect.

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

♥.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

happy birthday! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! The design team is showing off different products from the newest release all week long, and we're hoping we inspire you!

Today is our showcase of Offset Sayings: Birthday:

happy birthday! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


My card for today is very simple, but I hope you'll think it's still fun! I grabbed a piece of the banner patterned paper (from the Hello Sunshine Remix pad) and layered the images on top of it. The images are from Butterfly Kisses, Birthday Before 'n Afters, and Eggstra Amazing Easter.

happy birthday! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I colored all of the images using copic markers and then stamped the greeting directly underneath them. I colored the hollow letters using copic markers that matched the ribbon on the presents.

I hope you like it! Check out the LF blog this morning for more design team projects - click!

♥.

Friday, March 13, 2020

my lucky star (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's March inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Super Star:

my lucky star (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I decided to reach for a few different critters for this card - from Butterfly Kisses and Eggstra Amazing Easter - the mice have been getting all the love lately and I missed these guys!

For the background, I used Lawn Fawn inks to create a night sky - I mixed Black Licorice, Deep See, and Juice Box for the sky. I then grabbed the Grassy Hillside Stencils  for the ground. I really love how it turned out! I only wish my hand was steadier when I was holding down the stencils - my top layer of grass looks a little blurry.

my lucky star (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

But I am pretty proud of that sky! I flecked on some white paint (while using the stencil mask to protect the grassy hills) and added a moon and stars to the sky. The sweet sentiment was stamped in black ink at the bottom to finish off this card.

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

♥.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Swan soiree (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to our March Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today is our showcase of Swan Soiree, a set that features the most adorable swans and their babies. I'm a sucker for any set that gives me mirror-imaged critters.

swan soiree (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I had so much fun making this card! I layered 3 different colors of blue cardstock to be able to create 3 different little swan vignettes. Once I determined where the stamped images would sit, I used the Ocean Waves Accents dies to fill in some of the blank areas. I then used a white gel pen to emphasize those squiggly water lines.

swan soiree (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I hope you like it! Be sure to check out the LF blog - there's a video where Kelly recreates my card so you can see how to make it from start to finish! click HERE.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

a big happy birthday!

Hi there! I have a card to share that shows off 2 fun Avery Elle sets: Loads of Happy and Hot Dog.


I started out by stamping and die-cutting the dog and confetti images from Hot Dog, and then I colored them using copic markers.

Then, I cut a piece of white cardstock for the card-base, and used a blending brush and an aqua-colored ink to add color to the background. I created an ombré effect by heavily saturating the top of the card, and blended it down to almost white at the bottom. It's a fun and easy way to add color and interest to a card base in only a few minutes!


Then, once I planned out my sentiment placement, I heat-embossed the large happy birthday greeting (from Loads of Happy) in white, so that it would really pop! I stamped the secondary greeting, from Hot Dog, in black ink at the bottom. 

To finish off, I added the gift-bearing dog to the empty corner, and adhered party confetti all around. To fill in some of the blank spaces, I added dots using a white gel pen.

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

Supplies:


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

new Ellen Hutson release!

Hi there!

It's release day over at Ellen Hutson! There is a fantastic collection of stamps and dies in their store right now - click! You've seen sneak peeks of our projects on social media, but today we're showing them to you in full and celebrating with a blog hop!



I chose all of the circus-themed goodies to make my projects for you today:

new Ellen Hutson release!


I used Ain't Life A Circus for all of the images - aren't they cute? I have most of them doing a balancing act, with the Ringmaster lion looking on. I placed everything onto a starry background - I used a stencil but then really rubbed the ink everywhere so it softened to a tone-on-tone background.

new Ellen Hutson release!

I stamped the 3-part greeting in 2 different colors of ink - I really wanted the word CIRCUS to pop! To finish off, I added a ticket to the side, and also gave the circus balls a coat of glossy accents.

To go along with my card, I made an adorable circus box! I just love this!

new Ellen Hutson release!

Isn't it cute? I did some extra steps to make it a bit fancier - I wanted the pop of that white border on the top, as well as the bars in the kraft color. I also heat-emboss the word CIRCUS at the top and added some fun flags to either side.

new Ellen Hutson release!

And obviously, I had to add peanuts to the box! This would be so fun for favors at a circus- themed party! I hope you like my projects!

GIVEAWAYS:
We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole March Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

Here is a list of participating blogs for you to enjoy:

Carissa - Brandi - Kelly - Laurel - Emily - Sandy - Adelina - Carolyn - Ardyth - Emily - Elena - Ashlea - Lisa - Michele - Caly - Therese - Jessica - Carly - Julie 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A bug deal (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to Lawn Fawn's spring release and inspiration week! All of the new products will be available for purchase tomorrow!

Today is our showcase of A Bug Deal, the cutest little insect set! I showed off this card during sneak peek week last month - click HERE for the original post:


And, if you'd like to see how this card was made, step by step, check out the video from the Lawn Fawn blog this morning to see how Kelly recreated it!


Thanks for stopping by!

♥.