Monday, September 30, 2019

Lawn Fawn Mice in a Spooky Forest

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing my DT project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  This card was inspired my the Lawn Fawnactics Challenge, Awesome Autumn.  I made this card when the challenge first started, but I couldn't get a chance to edit my video until now.  So, I am barely squeaking in to enter it before the challenge closes.  Lol  Whew...this has been a super busy month with all kinds of ups and downs.  I knew before the challenge I wanted to cut the ice skates off the mice in the Mice on Ice stamp set, and use them all year long.  But, when I began creating this card I thought it would be fun to make the mice holding hands in the forest...and then discover they are in a spooky forest once night time comes!  It was a ton of fun to make this card.  I have a video on my YouTube channel, if you would like to check it out.

Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Clear Stamp set

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing my last guest design project with Newton's Nook.  I've had so much fun, thank you so much for having me!!  To create my card, first I cut out a the card panel frame using the Frames & Flags Die Set.  Next I cut some Bristol Smooth Cardstock to fit inside the frame.  I blended a sunset background and splattered it with black and gold gouache.  Next I die cut some grass and layered it on the card panel.  I stamped images from Autumn Mice, and Garden Mice using Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I used hot pressed watercolor paper.  I wanted a soft look so I chose to color the images using the no line coloring technique.  I colored them with Caran D'ache Supracolor Watercolor Pencils.  I fussy cut the images out and began building my scene.  I wanted two of the mice to appear to be kissing each other in the sunset.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Fall Fringe with black ink.  I adhered the card panel to the card base using foam squares to complete the card.  I had so much fun coloring all of these adorable images! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!  Happy crafting!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Newton's Nook Pumpkin Latte

Hello everyone!  I'm excited to be back to share another fall card with you!  I just adore the
Pumpkin Latte Stamp set, and couldn't wait to make a card with it.  To create my card, I first splattered black and gold gouache onto the card base.  Then I die cut a frame out of patterned paper using the Frames & Flags Die set.  I popped the frame up using foam tape to adhere it to the card base.  Then I stamped the Pumpkin Latte Stamp set and embossed the images with gold embossing powder.  I used some Sennelier watercolors to paint the images, and added a bit of detail with watercolor pencils.  Then I dug through my scrap box to find a few alcohol backgrounds that I hadn't used in over a year.  I die cut leaves from the backgrounds using the Autumn Leaves Die set and adhered them to the frame.  I think my favorite may be the acorn, so cute!  Did you know you can mix your alcohol inks to create the perfect brown?!?  That way you don't have to buy ALL of the colors, especially colors you won't use often.  I had mixed black and orange to make the brown alcohol background.  I also added some gold, because everything is better with a bit of gold to me!  I used foam squares to adhere the images on top of the leaves, and popped up the acorn as well.  Then I added the sentiment from the Christmas Haul Stamp set, embossed in gold to complete my card.

Thanks so much for joining me!  Have a great week!!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Whimsy Candy Corn Dress Up Hidden Shaker Card

Hello everyone!  I'm thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Whimsy Stamps!  Today I'm sharing a hidden shaker card.  Candy Corn Dress Up Stamp set is so adorable, I had to play with it again!

 You can't see it's a shaker card, until you shake it.

 To create this card, first I blended Distress Oxides to create my background.  I love the bright green Twisted Citron, I think it looks so pretty in the background!  Then I stamped and embossed the background with the Spiderweb Frame Stamp set.   I splattered the background with Gouache.  I set the background aside to dry, and cut out my card panel out of purple cardstock.  Next I blended Distress Oxide ink around the edges to make it look like a night sky and splattered with Gouache.  Then I colored the images from Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set with Copic markers.  I popped the mummy candy corn image on a foam square.  I positioned him to have this foot in the air, so the sentiment would fit.  I adhered the other two images to the front of the card.  Then I stamped the sentiment using Candy Corn Dress Up Stamp set and You're My Boo Stamp set to complete the card. 

Thanks so much for joining me!  Have a great week!!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Whimsy Stamps Candy Corn Dress Up

Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing with Whimsy Stamps this month!  Today I'm sharing a fun shaker card using the super cute Whimsy Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set.  First I made an alcohol ink background.  Then I stamped the Spider Web Frame stamp set onto acetate with black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I adhered it to A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouch, then I punched a hole in the pouch.  Then I added the same slider/spinner mechanism I shared in my Easiest Slider Card Ever video, I just didn't add thread.  I assembled the shaker card made so easy with the pouches, and added clear sequins.  Then I colored the the candy corn witch with Copic markers, and adhered it to my spinner/slider mechanism.  Now when you shake the card, the candy corn witch moves up, down, spins and turns.  Lastly I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the You're My Boo stamp set in gold onto black cardstock and fussy cut it.  Be sure to check out the Whimsy Facebook Group, if you haven't already.  They have tons of great inspiration, and I will be sharing projects this month as well.  Also, if you love giveaways...see info below about the Whimsy 31 Nights of Halloween!

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the 31 Nights of Halloween!  

Thanks for joining me!  Have a great week!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Newton's Nook Autumn Mice

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy to be back guesting again with Newton's Nook!!  Today I'm sharing a fall card inspired by the adorable Autumn Mice stamp set.  My favorite way to make cards is to combine old and new stamp sets, it's so fun and I often can't help myself!  When I began creating this card, I found so many sets that went perfectly to build a wreath of fall mice.  First, I cut out my card panel out of  using the Frames Squared Die.  Then I stamped multiple images from Autumn MiceGarden MicePumpkin Latte, and Harvest Tails onto masking paper and cut them out.   Then began building my wreath and attached all of the masks with washi tape to a circle stencil.  This made it simple to place each stamp before stamping with my MISTI.  I stamped each image with a no line coloring ink pad.  Then colored all of the images with Copic Markers, using the no line coloring technique.  I after coloring with Copic markers, I love to add even more shadows and detail with colored pencils.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Fall Fringe with black ink in the center of the wreath.  Lastly, I blended some Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany using the Falling Leaves Stencil.  I thought the blended leaves looked so beautiful peeking behind the card panel.  I adhered the card panel to the card base using foam squares to complete the card.  I had so much fun coloring all of these adorable images, it truly was a labor of love!  I have a tutorial of this card on my YouTube channel, if you would like to see my process.    

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have an amazing week!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Newton's Nook Fall Fringe Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends!   I'm sooo excited to be guest designer for Newton's Nook this month!  Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made using the beautiful Fall Fringe stamp set.  To make this card I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Then I watercolored the images with Daniel Smith and Sennelier watercolors.  Then I die cut the frame and card panel using the Frames Squared Die Set.  This die set made turning this card into a shaker card so easy!  I heat embossed the sentiment onto Heat Resistant Acetate, and assembled my shaker card.

Thanks for joining me!  Head to the Newton's Nook Blog for more inspiration!!

Easiest Slider Card Ever-Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice

Hello crafty friends!!  I'm so touched by all of your comments and questions on my latest share of my easy slider card!  I shared a quick video of it in action on Instagram, and I have have the full process video up on my YouTube Channel!  Thanks so much for all of your love!!

Thanks for joining me!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Spinner Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a third card I created with the new adorable Mice on Ice stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I created a spinner card to play along with the Lawn Fawnatics Something See Through Challenge.  I have been so loving the new Lawn Fawn release!!!  To create this card I stamped and die cut the mouse, and stamped again using the mirror image technique.  Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I assembled my spinner card with a few Lawn Fawn dies.  I love how easy this came together, it was so fun to make!!

Thanks for joining me!

Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Slider Cards

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing my project for the Not2Shabby Design Team.  I've created two slider shaker cards using the Mice on Ice stamp set from the new Lawn Fawn release.  I saw the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge-Something See Through and I knew I wanted to make a shaker card with these adorable mice skating on an icy pond.  I stamped and die cut all of my images and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I assembled my first shaker card, using patterned paper for an easy background.  I assembled my shaker card, then I realized I forgot to cut a slider slit in the acetate.  I had wanted to make the mice holding hands while skating, and I thought I would try to make a slider card using clear thread instead...and it worked!  I used foam squares to attach the rest of the trees to complete my card.  I created the next slider card almost the same way.  I used distress oxide inks to create the night sky and moon, then assembled my shaker card.  Then a went to Hobby Lobby to find flat beads instead...and my next slider card worked much better and is now the easiest way I have ever made a slider card!!  I have a YouTube video, if you would like to see how I made it.

Thanks for joining me!!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Waffle Flower Wild Roses

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Design Team project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  I used the no-line coloring technique to watercolor the florals from the gorgeous Wild Roses stamp set.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor the floral images, after stamping with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink.  I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, then splattered all of the images with white, gold, and black gouache.  I added a bit more shading and detail using some watercolor pencils.  I used Bouquet Builder 2 stamp set for the sentiment, and some berries from Honey Bee Stamps Spring Peony.  I have a video on my YouTube channel, if you would like to check it out!

Thanks for joining me!

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas in July- Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas in July project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  I combined many stamp sets, and made a scene card to make a card I've had in my mind since the Butterfly Kisses stamp set came out.   I'm also playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 57-Little Things.  I will have a full list of products listed below, and I have a video on my YouTube channel as well.

To make this card, I cut a window out of the front panel and used distress oxide inks to make a brick background.  Then stamped my sentiment for the front card panel.  I then cut a window out of the card base, and out of patterned paper that will go inside the card.  I added acetate and two layers of foam tape and made the window into a shaker card.  Then I colored all of my images from multiple stamp sets.  I attached all of the images, popping some up with foam squares to build my family of foxes at Christmas scene.  I love foxes, and Butterfly Kisses is one of my favorite stamp sets ever...and I love using it all year long!

My YouTube video:

Cardstock - Nennah Solar White 80lb
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses
Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams
Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas  
Lawn Fawn Coaster Critters  
Lawn Fawn Holiday Helpers
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies
Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink-Jet Black
Waffle Flower Crafts Water Media Mat
Layering Stencil Bricked
Lawn Fawn Dies Shadow Box Add On Die-Theater   
Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack-Knit Picky 
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lawn Fawn Peacock Spinner Card

Hello everyone!  I joined my very first Design Team, so I'm excited to share my first project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop today!  As soon as I saw the cute peacock stamp, I knew I wanted to make the peacock shake his tail feathers!  So, I decided to make a spinner card.  When I saw the new Lawn Fawnatics challenge for spectacular skies...that inspired me to create a sunset background.  To create my card, I used alcohol inks to create a background to look like a beautiful sunset.  Then I colored all of the images with copic markers.  I masked the head and wings of a second peacock to create the peacocks backside.  And, yes...I had to google what the backside of a peacock looked like.  Lol  I added some palm trees which I die cut out of colored cardstock, then added shading with copic markers.  I added some gorgeous gold ink for details and assembled the spinner card.  This card was so fun to make, I can't wait to share the tutorial on my YouTube soon as I get some peace and quiet for my voice over.    I'm entering this card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 53, I hope you played along too!