Guest Designer for Lawn Fawnatics 1

lundi 18 février 2019

Hello there,

I am beyond excited to share with you this card I've made as a Guest Designer for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. I am truly honored that I have been asked to join the challenge team for this What's the weather theme. I had a lot of fun creating this card and I hope you'll like it.

As always I searched my entire collection, looking for images and dies that could match the theme. I first started by die cutting a cloud backdrop from bristol cardstock. It was my first time using it, and I really love the stitched details, it's just perfect to add subtle interest to a project.



I covered the whole panel using tumbled glass oxide ink. Next I applied peacock feathers oxide ink but just on the edges to add more depth, and then I blended both colors using the tumbled glass ink.

I die cut a rainbow from Neenah solar white cardstock and used non traditional colors to color it. Actually I was inspired by a picture I saw a few weeks ago online and thought it would be fun to try to recreate it.

I used the coordinating sun die from the Out this world stamp set and colored it using my markers. All the rainbow elements were glued together on a piece of cardstock. This way it would be easier to manipulate and to attached on the cloud panel. Before cutting the rainbow I added dots on each rainbow piece but they will be mostly covered by glitter.



I wanted my sentiment to follow the curve of the rainbow so I simply used the die as a guide to help me bend the stamp. I applied versamark ink and white heat embossed it.  I also stamped and white heat embossed some diamond shapes around the sentiment. And to add more contrast I stamped those diamond shapes using the same inks as the ones used for the background: tumbled glass and peacock feathers.

Next I applied liquid glue on each element of the rainbow, along the dark edges, and sprinkled chunky glitter on them. I'm not a big fan of glitter because it sticks to everything but it was definitely worth it.

I attached the cloud panel to a white card base and attached the rainbow on top of it using 1mm adhesive squares. I cut the sun in half, attached it under the rainbow using the same adhesive squares and applied clear shimmer on top of it. Finally, the clouds were attached using 3mm adhesive squares.

I hope you like this non traditional rainbow. I have another card to share for this challenge and I can't wait to share it next week!

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Stitched cloud backdrop: landscape
- Rainbow die
- Out of this world set (for the sun die)
- Blue skies stamp set + dies
- Life is good stamp set (for the sentiment)
- Fairy friends stamp set (for the diamond shapes)
- Chunky glitter

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Oxide inks: tumbled glass, peacock feathers
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (for the background)
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)
- Clear shimmer pen by Spectrum Noir
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder by Aladine

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #46 - Colorful Garden - Box Card

vendredi 15 février 2019


Hey there,


Today I'm sharing with you a box card featuring the Fairy friends stamp set, one of my favorite, and some other sets. The colors I used were inspired by the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge.



I first started by die cutting two box card panels anf five flaps (but I only used four of them) from Chill Pepper cardstock, two small and two large rectangles from Pink Tutu cardstock (Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pack), and finally two small scalloped rectangle and two large scalloped rectangles from gold glitter paper using the box card die.



I attached together both of the box card panels, folded the sides of the box and three of the flaps. The fourth flap will be the back of the box. Next I attached the gold glitter rectangles on the flaps, and then the Pink Tutu rectangles on top.



I folded on one side the flaps of the insert elements and attached them inside the box. Next I folded the other flaps, aligned the insert elements with each othe, removed the back of the tape, and folded down the box panel to attach those flaps. Finally I removed the remaining tape and closed the box.

I die cut five grass borders and three smaller ones from grey cardstock. The small ones were created using the rectangle dies from the box card set first, and then the grass border die. This way they have the same stitched details as the Pink Tutu elements.



As always, the images were stamped on Neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink. Everything was colored using Spectrum Noir markers and cut using the coordinating dies. I added white highlights on the images using a Sakura white gel pen and applied White Blizzard Nuvo drops on the fairies wings for a touch of sparkle.



My sentiment was stamped on the front flap using Versamark ink and white heat embossed. Doing this step before attaching the papers to the flap would have been more practical but it went pretty well anyway.

And finally I attached all the images on the flaps and inside the box using glue dots.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Fairy friends stamp set + dies
- Mermaid for you stamp set + dies
- Happy summer stamp set + dies
- You are sublime stamp set + dies
- Critters in the jungle stamp set + dies
- Toadally awesome stamp set + dies
- Gleeful gardens stamp set + dies
- Starry background stamp set
- Scalloped box card pop-up die set
- Grassy hillside border die set
- Chill pepper cardstock
- Pink tutu paper (Really Rainbow 6x6 pack)

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- White gel pen by Sakura
- Black gel pen by Sakura
- White Blizzard nuvo drops by Tonic
- Gold glitter paper from my stash
- Grey cardstock by Bazill
- Neenah solar white cardstock
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder by Aladine

Isabel Cristina Stamps - Howdy - Double Slider Card

mercredi 13 février 2019


Hello there,

Today I'm very happy to share with you this double slider card showcasing a brand new digital stamp set by Isabel Cristina Stamps called Howdy.



When you purchase and download Isabel digital sets, they always come with easy print pages. So i first started by printing it on Neenah solar white cardstock using my Epson XP 225 printer.



I cut the elements I wanted to use and colored them using my spectrum noir markers.

Next i built the slider. I die cut 2 pocket pieces, one track piece and 2 panel pieces, all from bristol cardstock.  I folded along the score lines on both pocket pieces, used my bone folder to get sharp edges and then applied 3mm double sided tape on the thin tabs. I took the track piece and applied the same tape at the top and bottom, and did the same thing at the back.

Next I took a poop bag from my dog, cut a 2.25 inches strip and attached it around the track piece.

I applied tape on the seam of the plastic strip, turned the track piece and did the same thing but at the opposite side.



I die cut another pocket piece and another panel piece from bristol cardstock and used them to die cut hill borders. And next one more pocket piece and one more panel piece to die cut grass borders that coordinates with the hill borders.

Now some colors. I took my homemade cloud stencil and peacock feathers distress ink to create the sky on the three panels. To color the grass borders I used shabby shutters and peeled paint distress inks. I covered the whole border with the light green and applied the dark one the top only. For the hill borders I used antique linen as a base and gathered twigs to darken it and make shadows.



When all the elements were colored I attached them on the sky panels using double sided tape.

Next I assembled everything. I took the track piece, removed the back of the tape, aligned it with my grid mat and then attached the right panel. Turned the track piece and did the same thing with the other panel. I took the pocket pieces and attached them together. And before I forgot I die cut notches on the left and right sides of the pocket pieces.

Next I removed the back of the tape at the back of the track piece, made sure everything was aligned, and attached it inside the pocket piece. Removed the remaining tapes and closed the pocket.



I run the slider a couple of times to make it was working smoothly and from craft cardstock I die cut two pull tabs that I attached on the sides.

I cut a card base out of kraft cardstock, and die cut a scalloped rectangle from cream cardstock and a stitched rectangle from plaid paper. I attached those three elements on top of each other, and then the slider panel. And finally all the images were attached using glue dots.

VIDEO
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SUPPLIES
- Double slider suprise die set by Lawn Fawn
- Fancy scalloped rectangle stackables die set by Lawn Fawn
- Large stitched 4 bar rectangle die set by Lawn Fawn
- Grassy hillside border die set by Lawn Fawn
- Stitched hillside border die set by Lawn Fawn
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Distress inks: peacock feathers, shabby shutters, peeled paint, antique linen, gathered twigs
- Maple syrup paper from the Perfectly Plaid "Fall" 6x6 paper pack by Lawn Fawn
- Kraft cardstock by Neenah
- Cream cardstock by Bazzil
- Solar white cardstock by Neenah
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- White gel pen by Sakura

Valentine Card Mini Series - Tale Series - The Frog King

samedi 9 février 2019

Hey there,

Today I'm sharing with you the last card of my Valentine card mini series, but it is also the first of a new series that will be about tales. Famous or less famous but all using brands that I love ^^




This first one represents a german tale, The Frog King by the brothers Grimm, and as always I gathered several stamp sets to create my scene.

All the images were stamped on Neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink and colored using my spectrum noir markers.  The first image I colored was the sand castle from the life ia good set. Turning it into a medieval castle was very easy and fun. For more texture I also added tiny dots on the frog, the bird, the snail, the trees and the leaves.




To build the background I die cut some borders: three grass borders and a hill border. The grass border was colored using twisted citron and mowed lawn distress inks. I first covered them with the light green and used the dark green to make shadows. The hill border will be used as a lake and was colored using tumbled glass oxide ink.




Next I took a 5.5 x 4.25 inches bristol panel, used the grass border as a guide to traced some pencil marks and know where to create the sky using scattered straw and salty ocean distress inks. When all the elements were colored, I attached them on top of each other and then on the sky panel using double sided tape. And all the images were attached using foam adhesive squares and glue dots.




I stamped a speech bubble and a heart in the center using versamark and white heat embossed them. It will be used as the sentiment. I placed a foam adhesive square at the back of it, just behind the heart, this way no trace of glue.




To finish the card I attached the panel to a white card base and added white nuvo drops in the center of each flower.

VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES
- Life is good stamp set + coordinating dies
- Gleeful gardens stamp set + coordinating dies
- Happy harvest stamp set + coordinating dies
- Bicycle built for your stamp set + coordinating dies
- Critters ever after stamp set + coordinating dies
- Let's play stamp set + coordinating dies
- Mermaid for you stamp set + coordinating dies
- Critters in the forest stamp set + coordinating dies
- Critters in the jungle stamp set + coordinating dies
- Mom + me stamp set + coordinating dies
- Happy village stamp set + coordinating dies
- Grassy border die set
- Simple grass hillside die set
- Simple stitched hillside border die set
- Pivot pop-up die set

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Distress inks: twisted citron, mowed lawn, scattered straw, salty ocean
- Memento tuxedo black ink
- Versamark ink
- White embossing powder by Aladine
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock (for the scenery elements)
- Vellum by Simon Says Stamp
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)
- White + black gel pens by Sakura
- Simply white Nuvo drops

My Favorite Things - Blue Princess - Tunnel Card

mercredi 6 février 2019

Hello there,


It's been a little while since I shared a project featuring My Favorite Things products, actually according to my blog it was in may 2018 and it was showcasing the London mouse dressed as the Beatles.




Anyway, back to today's card, it's a tunnel card, it features my favorite color, blue, obviously ^^ and the Once upon a time stamp set. The clouds are from the Sweet sloths stamp set. And I also used the grass fields dies.




I stamped the images on Neenah solar white cardstock using memento tuxedo black ink and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers. I applied clear shimmer to the grey parts of the princess dress, to her crown, to the birds crown and to the horse's hair, and added white dots to give the illusion of sparkles.

Next I cut three 5.5 x 4.25 inches panels. In the middle of the blue panel, I die cut a large circle. Next I used the blue panel as a guide to position and cut a medium circle out of the flower panel. And then I used the flower panel as a guide to cut a small circle out of the white panel.

I die cut a grass border out of cream cardstock and stamped my sentiment on it. The first part was stamped using versamark ink and was silver heat embossed, the second part was stamped using chipped sapphire oxide ink.




I used the white panel as a guide and a pencil to trace the window on a bristol panel, next I applied tumbled glass oxide ink as a base to create the sky and added chipped sapphire to darken it a little bit at the bottom. Finally water was splattered and dried to add more interest.  And it wasn't planned but I also added chipped sapphire and tumbled glass drops to give the illusion of tiny stars.

Now to the assembly. On the front of the white and the flower panels I attached a grass border using double sided tape. For the blue panel I first attached the sentiment border to another grass border and next I sticked them down on the panel using the same adhesive.




Double sided foam tape was attached at the back of each panel so I could stick everything down: the white panel on the bristol panel, the flower panel on the white panel and finally the blue panel on the flower panel.

I gathered all my images and attached them using foam adhesive squares. I attached the tunnel panel to a white card base and as a final touch I applied white nuvo drops in the center of the flowers. And I also added a third cloud.

VIDEO
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MFT SUPPLIES
- Once upon a time stamp set + coordinating dies
- Sweet sloths stamp set + coordinating dies
- Grass fields die set

OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Oxide inks: tumbled glass, chipped sapphire
- Blue cardstock + cream cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
- Flower cardstock by
- White cardstock by HobbyCraft (for the card base)
- Neenah solar white cardstock (for the images)
- Clear shimmer pen by Spectrum Noir
- White gel pen + black gel pen by Sakura
- Versamark ink
- Silver embossing powder by Aladine
- Simply white Nuvo drops