Thanks For Being There

Hi everyone! I’m here with a new card for a few challenge blogs. I will link and mention these challenges at the end of the post.

If you read my previous post about starting to make cards again, I promised myself that I will not buy anything new until I can follow through cardmaking for at least a month. So for this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp that are oldies but goodies.

Here is my card —

I started this card with Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the images from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. To color the images, I used Prismacolor pencils and blended the different colors with an odorless mineral spirit and a paper stump. I blended some Surf Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp around the image to give it some depth. I used the Stitched Borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh to cut the panel diagonally.

For the card base, I used a standard size Neenah Solar White cardstock. I adhered the sequins patterned paper from Doodlebug and Simple Stories from an old SSS Card Kit.

For the sentiment, I die cut the thanks die from a textured gray card stock (I don’t know the exact name) from Neenah. I layered 4 pieces to get some dimension and from the matching stamp set, I stamped a sentiment on a thin strip with Versamark ink and embossed it with the American Crafts Zing white embossing powder.

I am entering this card for the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use patterned paper

 

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #293 

The Paper Players Challenge – using our Feathered Friends

For information on the the tools and products I used for this card, please check the supply list below:

SUPPY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Neenah Textured card stock – gray
  3. Doodlebug/Simple Stories 6×6 patterned paper
  4. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  5. Simon Says Stamp Thanks stamp set and coordinating die
  6. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  7. Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue ink
  8. Versamark ink
  9. American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
  10. Prismacolor coloring pencils
  11. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  12. The Paper Studio paper stump
  13. Post it paper for masking
  14. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  15. Scotch Foam tape
  16. Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading. See you in my my next post.

 

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Happy Birthday Foxy!

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for a couple of challenges that I am combining. I will have the names and pictures of the challenges at the end of the post.

The specifics of the challenges are – using a fox image, using patterned paper, and using critters. I tried joining those 3 requirements on my card.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Foxy

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I used the woodgrain paper from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad to cover the entire front of the card. For the focal point, I created a shaker panel using more papers from the Into the Woods 6×6 paper pad and the Into the Woods sequin mix. I used a double layer of foam  tape to raise the image. For the circle panel and scallop borders, I used the Sizzix Framelits nesting dies.

I used the fox from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest stamped on Simon Says Stamp 120lb card stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it ion with Copic markers (Thank god for the upcoming Online Card Class — I need all the help I can get). I cut the image out and attached it to the shaker panel with foam squares. For added interest, I covered the fox with some Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

For the sentiment, I used the ‘Happy Birthday” semtiment from Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off To You set combined with Milo’s ABC to create a custom sentiment to match the fox.

That’s it for this card.

I am entering this card for the following challenges —

1. Moxie Fab World Foxy Foxes Challenge

2. Virginia’s View Challenge  – using patterned paper

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3. Lawnscaping Challenge  – Critters Galore (using a critter)

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For a list of the products I used in this card, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by.

SUPPLY LIST:

Wednesday Card Day – You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

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Hi everyone! Today I’m here with another card for the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. This card also uses some great products from Lawn Fawn that aren’t in the kit.

Here is my card —

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I measured and cut the sunshine rays paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine Collection and adhered it to the front of the card. I measured the paper to make sure the rays were at the bottom center as if the rays were shining. I then used the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die using the grey polka dot paper from the same collection to place on top. For the sentiment, I used the orange alphabet stickers from Kelly Purkey included in the kit. I saw this sentiment on Pinterest and knew that it would work well with the card. For the image, I stamped the own and log from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it with alcohol markers. I have inexpensive markers from Hobby Lobby that I’m using to learn to blend colors. I’m still trying my best and learning how to blend with the help of YT videos but somehow my finished product don’t match up. But practice makes perfect so I will defintely keep practicing.

To finish the card, I stuck the speech bubble and owl image with foam adhesive and added some sequins from Darice that was included in the kit.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit (card stock, LF Hello Sunshine patterned paper, Kelly Purkey orange stickers, White                          Iridescent Sequins
2. Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die
3. Lawn Fawn Critters in Forest stamp set
4. Hobby Lobby The Fine Touch markers ( BR101, BR103, BR91, G46, YR23, CG1, CG3, and CG5) 
 

You can watch the video here or on You Tube —

 

Thanks for watching!

Holiday Card Workshop Day 1 HW – Owl I Want For Christmas Is You

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Hey everyone! Today I’m here with a very late card for Day 1 of the Holiday Card Workshop at Online Card Classes.

The lesson for day 1 was the importance of not only the outside of the card, but also the inside. We were challenged to make a card with something on the inside.

Here is the outside of my card –

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And here is the inside —

owl I want inside

 

I’ve always wanted to make a window card and never got it right since I didn’t have a die-cutting machine. Now that I have one, I thought it would be awesome to make a window card.

Let’s get to the card details —

I started card with some Neenah Dessert Storm card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. To make the window, I used the the 4th smallest circle from the Sizzix Framelits cirlce die set. To make the frame, I used the a slightly larger scallop die from the Sizzix Framelits Cirlce Scallop die set. I cut the frame using patterned paper from the Noel collection from American Crafts. I also used a strip of the same patterned paper at the bottom.

For the inside of the card, I lined the entire panel with a snowflake printed pattern paper from the same Noel Collection from American Crafts. I stamped the owl from Lawn Fawn’s Winter Owl and the tree log from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the AC Chromatix markers to try (the operative word is try) to color and blend. I really want to learn how to blend alcohol markers and I really don’t think I’m any good. I will keep practicing until I get better. I paper pieced another patterned paper from the Noel collection to be the owl’s scarf. I placed both images on the inside of the card to align with the window so the image can be seen when the card is open or closed. For the sentiment, I used the sentiment the Winter Owl set and selectively stamped with Cottage Ivy and Rhubarb Stalk inks from Memento. I stamped it on the Sizzix scallop oval from the Sizzix and Doodlebug Borders set. I braided Lawn Fawn’s Peppermint twine and adhered the sentiment panel on top. To finish the card, I distressed the scallop oval with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink and rounded the corners.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

Thanks

Hey everyone! Today’s card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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The theme for this challenge is – ANIMAL ANTICS. They are featuring Lawn Fawn stamps – and I love LF so much 🙂 so I decided to also use LF stamps since they have many cute animal images.

Here is my card —

Thanks

I started this card with some Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa folded to a standard size card with the fold on top. I recently purchased a pack of note cards from Studio G with different kind of die cut images on the card. This particular one had a talk bubble as its die cut. I cut the card to a narrow panel and distressed the entire frontof the panel with some Angel Pink ink from Memento with a sponge dauber.

One of my favorite Lawn Fawn set is the Critters in the Forest and I always keep going back to that set. I love the owl, bird and the hedgehog. I stamped the log and hedgehog and stamped the bird on top of the hedgehog a couple of times to make it look like they are standing on top of each other trying to reach the talk bubble. Then I colored the entire image with some American Crafts Chromatix Markers. I am trying very hard to learn how to blend alcohol markers and I am still a work in progress. I will eventually get Copics when I think I am good enough and it will be worth the expense. 🙂

Every time you order directly from LF’s website, with your order they send a thank you stamp that can also be used with your projects. One of the stamps I received is the talk bubble thanks stamp and I thought it would be perfect for the card since there was already the die cut talk bubble image on the panel. I used VersaMark ink and white embossing powder from Martha Stewart. I stamped the sentiment directly on the Feather Boa card stock approximately where the die cut from the panel would be.

Then I adhered the panel using foam adhesives. I chose a floral pink toned pattern paper from Basic Grey’s Out of Print collection. I cut the paper into 2 1/4 strips of paper and adhered them close together. To finish the card, I rounded the bottom edges.

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Bazzill Basics card stock in Feather Boa
2. Studio G Talk Bubble die cut notecard
3. Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest set
4. Lawn Fawn’s complimentary Thanks stamp
5. American Crafts Chromatix Markers
6. Basic Grey Out of Print 6×6 paper pad
7. VersaMark ink
8. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
9. Memento Angel Pink ink
10. Martha Stewart white embossing powder

That’s it for today. Thanks for reading 🙂

Have A TWEET-tastic Christmas

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

Have A TWEET-tastic Christmas

Tweetastic Christmas

For this card, I used a red card stock from The Paper Company and layered it with a plain green computer paper. For the top layer, I stamped the bird from Critters in the Forest in diagonal lines. I colored the birds in red and green Bic Mark It markers alternately. I used some green and red stickles to accent their feathers. I made a custom sentiment using Claire’s ABCs. To finish the card, the distressed the edges of the front panel with some Dessert Sand ink from Memento and I rounded the corners.

 

Thanks Friend

**This card is for the Lawn Fawn CHA and Winter Catalog Challenge 

Thanks Friend

Thanks Friend

Thanks Friend

I used brown card stock from The Paper Studio for this standard size card and layered it with kraft card stock also from The Paper Studio. For the picture, I stamped the hedgehog, tree branch, bird, and firefly from Critters in the Forest on white cardstock. After coloring and cuting, I adhered it on water color paper which I distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink in Broken China to look like a sky. I sat the 2 birds on top of the hedgehog and the hedgehog on to the branch. I stuck the firefly to look like it was flying around. I placed the blue distressed paper under the kraft card stock where I made a circle window. I stamped the sentiment “Thanks Friend” from the same critter set.

To finish the card, I drew white faux stitching lines with a Sakura white gel pen.