Today’s project is a super bright & festive Happy Birthday card. I am lucky enough to be able to make cards for my fellow workmates at my day job – this was one that I created.
The first try I had at this card the balloons didn’t turn out very well…. but I had already stamped & embossed the sentiment & I really didn’t want to have to do it again – so I had the idea to fussy cut the image out & I am actually quite pleased with how it turned out! Using the Mama Elephant sentiment from Make A Wish I gold embossed it, then stamped the stars in gold Encore ink. The balloons were stamped using Lawn Fawn inks: Peacock, Fake Tan, Sunflower and Sugar Plum. I had drew in the strings and used a white gel pen to add the shine accents.
Hope you like my project – don’t forget comments are welcome & very appreciated!
Heya Stampers! Just a quick post today showing my version of a Lawn Fawn design team card using the super awesome Halloween style Booyah stamp set that was just released in Lawn Fawn’s fall / winter & seasonal release. Rather … Continue reading →
I made a Christmas shaker card! I have tried to make shaker cards before, and have only had a few successes – but the Ready Set Snow shaker add on from Lawn Fawn took all the guess work out of the construction of the shaker card & all I needed to do was stamp, color and assemble. When I first got this add on die set I was, admittedly betwixt as to how it actually worked.. But once I saw the How To video it all came together.
This card is case’d from the video – I always try and make original card designs, but I tried twice to make a background I loved, and they both turned out, well…. meh. It was getting late & I really wanted to finish the project so I created this cute little guy. I stamped & colored the penguin and his Santa hat from the Toboggan Together stamp set, then die cut him out. I used the snowy sky background die from the Ready Set Snow Shaker Add on dies, then blended some Broken China & Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz distress inks along the top into the middle to give the piece some added dimension.
When it came time to assemble my card, I chose to use two layers of standard fun foam to make sure there was ample room for the sequins and seed beads to move around. I found that the cupped sequins I had needed a little more than one layer.
Now that I have had time to play with this, I am already thinking of the many other things I can create with this set!
Lawn Fawn’s Ready Set Snow Shaker Add On Mini Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Here are the tools I used to create this card:
Hat: DR6, DR1, IG1, Blender
Penguin: IG7, IG8, IG9
Beak & feet: OR1, OR2, OR3
Wood on snow globe: EB5, EB4, EB3
Brass sentiment plate: GB4, GB2
Distress inks used to blend some color on to snowy background: Broken China, Tumbled Glass
I finally got a chance to try out my new Lawn Fawn ink pad haul!! I learned how to stamp using only Stampin Up inks, so I wasn’t sure how well I would do with them. They worked GREAT!! I cannot get over how beautifully the colors layered over each other!! I just love Lawn Fawn ink pads & they are great for both beginner and advanced stampers a like. If you are completely new to stamping, check out the introduction video on Lawn Fawn`s You Tube channel showing you how these ink pads work, and what to expect.
For my card, I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the fox which was stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the red balloon first, then layered the rest over each other randomly – I love how it turned out! Using a white gel pen I added the little shine marks to the balloons for some extra pop.
The spectrum noir marker colors I used for this was: OR 1 – 3 for the fox, FS9 for the belly & ear accent shading, IG1 for the shadow effect under the fox.
The sentiment from Starry Backdrops stamp set was perfect for this card too – but there was quite a few that I thought would have worked just as well
Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animal Fox stamp by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Macro of Lawn Fawn Ink Pads Balloons by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
As soon as I saw Lawn Fawn’s puffy cloud die, I knew it would be perfect to pair with the Critters Ever After set. The stand alone clouds from Spring Showers die set filled out the card perfectly too.
I cut a piece of 100lb white card stock to 4bar notecard (3.5 x5), then a piece of tide pool from the Pint-sized Patterns: Beachside paper petite (6×6) collection.
The unicorn, from the Critters Ever After set was colored with Spectrum Noir markers: LY1 – CT1, CR2 – PP2, IB1 – OB2. To add a little bit of sparkle, I used the silve wink of stella glitter pen – after all, it isn’t a unicorn without a little bit of sparkle right?!
Here is the card – I hope you like it! As always, your comments are welcome and appreciated:
Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After Unicorn In Puffy Clouds by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
I have finally moved, unpacked and organized (sort of) my craft area. YAY! So I set about to use one of my new Lawn Fawn stamps ~ Party Animals!
Using the Butternut 4bar note card, I used the stitched rectangle dies, along with the puffy clouds, and stitched hillsides to make the scene for my little deer (moose?) critter. He looked a little lonely, so I thought a tiny mushroom from the Gleeful Gardens stamp set would work great, along with a leaf from Critters From The Past. The sentiment was from Milk & Cookies; I thought it was perfect for this layout.
Here is my card:
Lawn Fawn Party Animals Butternut Notecard by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
The Spectrum Noir alcohol marker colors I used in the project are:
Deer / Moose:
Body – EB2, GB8, GB 10
Antlers – EB1
Tummy – FS1 & Blender pen
Scoop – PP1, PP@, CE2
Cone EB1, EB2
Mushroom: LV1, HB2
Leaf: LG1, LG2, CG4
Quick tip: I stamped the sentiment from Milk & Cookies in Stayzon black ink onto the vellum as the Memento will smear
In the summer, going to the park, or outside anywhere in general to blow bubbles is my favorite thing to do. So when I saw this super cute Ella & Friends stamp set from Mama Elephant I knew I had to have it!
I created this card specifically for a good friend of mine who was going through a difficult time – and I included a coffee card inside as a little treat for her.
Here is my card:
Mama Elephant Ella and friends elephant card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
To create the grass & sky scene, I first created masks for all of the images, including the bubbles! It was easy to do with plain post-it notes. I just stamped the images and cut them out and placed the post-it over top of the colored images. I used the foam blending tool to blend shabby shutters & mowed lawn for the grass, and broken china with tumbled glass for the sky. To make the clouds, I used a die cut of the balloons from the Up & Away creative cuts as a mask while I was blending in the two blue inks.
Ella was colored with Spectrum Noir markets IG1, IG2 & IG3. Her little bunny helper was colored with BG2. The bubbles turned out really well using TB1, TB2 & TB3 and topped off with a white gel pen to make the shiney pop out.
One of the owner’s & face of Lawn Fawn, Kelly Marie Alvarez recently revealed to us Lawn Fawn fans that she was battling long term Lyme disease. As a person who suffers from chronic pain I can understand the rollercoaster chronic health issues can be; so I thought I would send her a card to hopefully brighten her day.
When creating the design for this card, I had recently seen the LawnScaping design team challenge for anything ‘pink’. Anyone who knows me knows that pink has been my favorite color since forever, so I thought I would play along – here is what I came up with:
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Thinking Of You Scripty Sayings card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Here are some tips & tricks that you can use if you would like to make this card as well:
I cut an extra cloud to use as a mask to blend on the color for the sky
Sponge blend some pink ink on the brown polka dot paper to change the white spots to the coordinating pink
A glue pen worked great to apply the glitter to the outside edge of the clouds
Adding a sponged border of pink to the vanilla cardstock strip for the sentiment really brought the embossing sentiment out
I have been a fan of Lawn Fawn for many, many years but I have never had the confidence to enter a challenge with my work.
So I figured now was as good as time as any to get started! After all, practice makes perfect right?
The Lawnscaping challenge is “dimension”: I chose Baked With Love as my primary set for my card. It took me quite a few tries to get it just as I envisioned in my head.
The scripty hugs was die cut from glitter fun foam, which I have been using a lot of lately 😛 See end of post for full list of supplies used.
I appreciate and welcome comments – thanks for stopping by!
Lawn Fawn Baked With Love Lawnscaping Challenge by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up
Lawn Fawn Baked With Love Lawnscaping Challenge by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up – dimensional view
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