Holiday Card Series w/ Sunny Studio - Magic Iris Nativity Scene

mercredi 18 novembre 2020

Hello there,

Today's card features the lovely Holy Night stamp set by Sunny Studio, I instantly fell in love with that set when it came out but couldn't find time to create something with it so I'm very happy to finally be able to share this video with you.



I started by stamping and cutting all my images using memento tuxedo black ink, 80lbs Neenah solar white, and the coordinating dies. And my alcohol markers to color everything.

Once the coloring was done, I moved in to the background. I cut a panel out of strathmore bristol cardstock using the main die from the Magic Iris add-on by Lawn Fawn, I also cut the arrow handle and I kept all those pieces together using tape at the back. And I created a night sky using three different distress inks: blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and black soot.

Once I was happy with the blending, I added lots of texture to give more interest to that background: water drops that I dry using a paper towel. Next I smooshed my chipped sapphire and black soot ink pads onto my glass surface, I added a little bit of water and then used a thin brush to create a bunch of dots on the paper. And a night sky needs sparkling stars so I used liquid stardust by Lawn Fawn to make my panel super shiny.



Next I cut all the pieces to build the magic iris: three rings, three sausages, three stabilizers and two tabs, and I started by inking the inside circle of each ring using blueprint sketch distress ink. I also colored the sausages using blueprint sketch again and created the same texture on those three pieces as the texture on my panel.

And then I built the magic iris, and I invite you to watch the video below to see the process ^^



Once the magic iris was complete, I white heat embossed a few stars at the top of my night sky panel, and covered the entire front of the magic iris ring using double sided tape. I attached my panel on the magic iris, making sure to line everything up nicely, I applied a bunch of 3mm foam squares at the back of my panel and attached that panel on a 5,5 x 4,25" light blue panel. Off screen I white heat embossed 'O holy night' on the circle and tucked that circle right in the middle of my panel using liquid glue.

To ground my nativity scene, I colored two grass borders using peeled paint and forest moss distress inks, and stuck those borders at the bottom of my panel. The big one using double sided tape and the small one using foam squares.

Next I finally attached my images, and the last step was to add some clear shimmer on the yellow star and also on the halo behind the baby jesus image.
 

VIDEO
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SUNNY STUDIO SUPPLIES
- Holy night stamp set
- Seasonal trees stamp set
- Spring scenes stamp set


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Distress inks: blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, black soot, peeled paint, forest moss
- Magic iris die set + add-on by Lawn Fawn
- Large stitched rectangle stackables by Lawn Fawn
- Outside in stitched rectangle stackables by Lawn Fawn
- Grassy knoll die set by Hello Bluebird
- Clear embossing ink by Lawn Fawn
- White embossing powder by Lawn Fawn
- Liquid stardust by Lawn Fawn
- Clear shimmer pen by Spectrum Noir
- Sakura white gel pen
- Rainforest + shimmer tropical cardstock by Lawn Fawn
- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2020 w/ Lawn Fawn

samedi 14 novembre 2020

 

Hello there,

I'm very happy to be part of the 10th annual 25 days of Christmas tags event. This event is organized every year by Tracey McNeely and this year again, a bunch of crafty brands are sponsoring the event.


You will find all the information and details about this amazing event on Tracey's blog post, so don't forget to go and comment for a chance to win a prize!



For my tags, I was inspired by this image. So I took a bunch of die sets out, along with lots of cardstock and pattern papers and I cut a million pieces to build the cups and create cute critters.


And once I had all my die cuts, I just assembled everything like a puzzle.



When my tags were done, I added a few highlights here and there using my white gel pen, as well as some clear shimmer on the candy canes.


VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES

Die sets
- Outside in stitched mug
- Stitched mug frame
- Woodland critter huggers
- Woodland critter huggers winter add-on (scarves, hat, small cup, present)
- Woodland critter huggers bat add-on (candy cane lollipop)
- Stitched poinsettia (leaves)
- Simple puffy clouds (ear muffs on the penguin)
- Stitched cupcake (deer muzzle)
- Flippin awesome (big heart)
- Scalloped box card pop-up (candy cane lollipop stick)
- Shutter card (large strip die)
- Spring sprig (branch)
- Picket fence border (candy cane stick)

Stamp sets
- Sweet Christmas (sentiment)
- You are sublime (a small circle die for the eyes)

Cardstock
- Shimmer neutrals
- Shimmer tropical
- Shimmer gemstone
- Black licorice
- Fog
- Ballet slipper
- Ground coffee
- Vanilla malt
- Kraft
- Paper bag
- Chocolate bar
- Fake tan
- Pixie dust

Papers
- Perfectly plaid Christmas
- Let it shine
- Knit picky fall
- Snowday

Misc.
- Glue tube
-  Crunchy leaf ink


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Sakura white gel pen
- Clear shimmer pen by Spectrum Noir
- Red berry crystal drops by Tonic Studio

Holiday Card Series w/ Lawn Fawn - A dragon kingdom

jeudi 12 novembre 2020

Hello there,

It's Fawnie Holiday Week at Lawn Fawn so I'm back with a new winter wonderland project featuring a white castle and two cute dragons.


I started with the castle that I built using the Build a Castle die set and shimmer cardstock. I assembled all the pieces, just like a puzzle, and next I moved on to the coloring.

Next I cut my panel using the main die from the Shutter Card die set and used distress inks along with a hillside stencil to create the sky and snowy ground: tumbled glass, shaded lilac, wilted violet and blueprint sketch. Like always I added a lot of texture to my panel: water drops, tiny drops of the same inks mixed with water, and liquid stardust.



For the front panel, I cut a large stitched 4 bar rectangle out of a dark blue pattern paper, and cut a window out of this panel using the smallest die from Stitched Dens. I colored a piece of cardstock using the same inks as before and attached my dark blue panel on top using foam squares.

I attached that dark blue panel to a second dark blue rectangle, and then I added the floor and a baseboard at the bottom of my front panel.



Next I moved on to the fun part: sticking all the images.



Once everything was attached, I applied double sided tape on the outside of my large panel. On the right flap, I attached a piece of thread, and stuck a piece of the same dark blue pattern paper as before. And attached my front panel on the left flap to totally complete my project.

Finally I used a white gel pen to make the images pop and I tied a bow to close the card.


VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES

 Stamp sets

- Tree before ‘n afters

- Unicorn picnic

- All the clouds

- Tiny fairy tale

- Little dragon

- Winter dragon

- A little sparkle

- Christmas dreams

- Bicycle built for you

- Snow much fun

- Den sweet den


Die sets

- Build a castle

- Shutter card

- Stitched dens

- Picket fence border

- Everyday sentiment banner

- Snowflake border


Misc.

- Hillside stencil

- Jet black ink

- Liquid stardust

- Clear embossing ink

- Silver embossing powder


Papers

- Pixie dust

- Vellum

- Shimmer neutrals

- Shimmer gemstone

- Shimmer pastel

- Into the woods 6x6

- Perfectly plaid Chill 6x6


OTHER SUPPLIES

- Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - Arteza alcohol markers - Distress inks: tumbled glass, shaded lilac, wilted violet, blueprint sketch - Sakura white gel pen - Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock - 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock


Holiday Card Series w/ Lawn Fawn - Building a Fireplace

dimanche 1 novembre 2020

 Hello there,

It's Lawn Fawn inspiration week and today the design team is showcasing the Shadow box card fireplace add-on. As the name suggests, this die set coordinates with the Shadow Box Card die set, but I decided to mix that set with some others to create a fireplace on a A2 card.

So to create my fireplace, I cut two panels out of strathmore bristol cardstock using the Small and Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, and I applied frayed burlap distress ink on both panels to get a nice base. Next I used the brick stencil along with fired brick, vintage photo and ground espresso distress ink to create a nice brick texture on the two panels.


To create the inside of my fireplace, I took another piece of strathmore cardstock that I colored using ground espresso and black soot distress along with the brick stencil.

Next I moved on to the fireplace accessories. I cut them all out of cardstock and pattern paper using dies from various sets, and to match the brick distress ink fireplace background, I added shadows and contrast to most of those pieces using distress inks along with a sponge dauber and a blending tool.


Once all my elements were dry, I assembled the fireplace with all the accessories and decorations. I created my sentiment from Winter Wavy Sayings that I white heat embossed on a Simple Wavy Banner, and attached it at the top of the wreath.

When everything was attached, I used white blizzard and morning dew nuvo drops to add shiny details on the bows, on the berries and also on the presents. And finally a little touch of sparkle on the fire using my spectrum noir clear shimmer brush.


VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES

Die sets
- Shadow box card fireplace add-on
- Shadow box card mountain add-on
- Mini wreath
- Woodland critter hugger Christmas add-on
- Simple wavy banners
- Large stitched rectangle stackables
- Small stitched rectangle stackables

Stamp set
- Winter wavy sayings

Misc.
- Brick stencil
- Clear embossing ink
- White embossing powder
- Glue tube

Cardstock
- Paper bag
- Noble fir
- Shimmer gemstone
- Shimmer neutrals
- Fake tan
- Sunflower
- Chocolate bar 

Papers
- Let it shine 6x6
- Perfectly plaid Christmas 6x6


OTHER SUPPLIES

- Distress inks: forest moss, vintage photo, fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, fired brick, ground espresso, black soot, frayed burlap
- Morning dew nuvo drops by Tonic Studio
- White blizzard nuvo drops by Tonic Studio

Holiday Card Series w/ Lawn Fawn - Peas on Earth

samedi 31 octobre 2020

 Hey there,

It's that time of the month again, it's Lawn Fawn inspiration week and today the design team is showcasing Peas on Earth!

For this card I started by cutting a 5,5 x 4,25" panel, as well as two wavy borders, all out of Strathmore bristol cardstock. I colored the sky using tattered rose and ripe persimmon distress inks, and used tattered rose only to add a tiny bit of contrast to those borders.

Like always texture was added. On the sky section: water drops, splatters of ripe persimmon and liquid stardust. On the borders: splatters of tattered rose.


I stamped my images on 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock using jet black and used my alcohol markers to color them. All the supplies are listed at the end of this blog post.

Once the coloring was done, I assembled everything on my panel using double sided tape for the borders, and foam squares for the images.


The next step was to create my sentiment. I started by stamping "Let there be" and "on Earth" from Peas on Earth using jet black ink. I cut the word "Peas" out of a pattern paper from Let it shine using the Finley's ABCs die set, and attached the letters between the already stamped words.

I used a white gel pen on the images to make them pop a little bit more and finally added a few clear sequins on the section to bring some more sparkly details to the card.


VIDEO
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LAWN FAWN SUPPLIES

Stamp sets
- Peas on Earth
- Be hap-pea
- Winter in the park
- Car critters Christmas add-on
- Winter village
- Simply celebrate winter

Die sets
- Large stitched rectangle stackables
- Stitched simple wavy borders
- Finley's ABCs

Misc.
- Let it shine 6x6 paper pack
- Jet black ink
- Liquid stardust


OTHER SUPPLIES
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Distress inks: tattered rose, ripe persimmon
- Sakura white gel pen
- 80lbs Neenah solar white cardstock
- Strathmore bristol smooth cardstock
- Clear sequins by Craftin Desert Divas