Are You a Party Animal?

Summer 15 Inspiration Week

Today on the Lawn Fawn Blog, we are revealing the brand new Party Animals Stamp and Die sets that will be released next week!

This set is so fun and cute! It is not only great for birthday cards, but the critters go along with so many other Lawn Fawn sets!

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For this first card, I wanted to really showcase the set! There are so many images in this set, I would challenge anyone to use all the images on one card!

I used a coloring technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire that adds so much texture to any image. I got a little obsessed and dotted all the COPIC coloring on this card. Even the grass got some dottin’!

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Okay, so I just could not stop with the dot coloring! I made this card for a young friend graduating from 8th grade soon! I love how the critters from the Party Animals Stamp Set go so perfectly with any of the hats from the Hats Off to You Set.

This card also gives you a look at one of our new stand-alone word dies! The Lawn Fawn handwritten sentiments in the stamps and dies are so great because they can be playful and girly while working on masculine cards just as well!

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I want to point out that our card camera has been having some issues, so I’m sorry ahead of time if the picture quality of my cards is not 100% this week!

I hope you love this new set, and I cannot wait to see what you create with it when you get your hands on it next week!

Thank you so much for checking in with me, and make sure you check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for fun inspiration and giveaways all week!

Have an Otterly Great 5th Birthday, Lawn Fawn!

Hi everyone!

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I am so excited to be part of this special blog hop celebrating Lawn Fawn’s 5th birthday!

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I made a similar card when I first got my hands on this Year 5 Stamp Set and it has been used a lot in advertising this release, so I thought this would be the perfect time to show how that card was made.


Thank you so much for tuning in! Have a great day and enjoy the hop!!

Next stop is Samantha!

Here is the complete blog list in case you want to start at the beginning!
Jenn Rachel Audrey Samantha Lenny Veronica Nancy Lorraine Caryn Sharna Suzanne Roxanne Lynn Laura Cheiron Ivy Karin Tamara Jana Lexa Debby me <– YOU ARE HERE
Samantha Yukari Christy Elise Amy Kathy

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Fawny Holiday Week Day 4 Ombre Tree Line Card

I hope everyone caught my video yesterday! Today, I have one EXTREMELY simple – but probably my favorite – card featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog4

For this card I used the Let It Snow Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn and every green color of Simon Says Stamp Inks they’ve made so far! I’m just obsessed with the Simon inks. Not only do they come out beautiful on paper, but have you seen the puppy paws on the front packaging!?

Anyway, I drew a sloped pencil line and stamped the trees from dark to light starting on the left. Once the trees were stamped, I brought in some Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste and swiped it along the pencil line I drew to make a snow bank on the front. When the paste was completely dry, I used the second largest rectangle from the Large Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts to cut out the front panel. I stamped the greeting in Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Ink and added some clear cupped sequins to the tress. I added two panels of green cardstock to bring in more color and my card was finished.

I hope you’re enjoying all the Fawny’s beautiful cards!

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Fawny Holiday Week Watercolor Video and Hanukkah Card

IT. IS. HERE….

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My first Lawn Fawn video has magically appeared this holiday season, and I really hope you love it! I’m not even going to describe it… just watch! Be amazed! Enjoy!

What did you think?!

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My second card featured on the Lawn Fawn Blog today is a simple Hanukkah card. I first used some Tim Holtz Distress Inks in various shades of blue to make the ombre background. I cut it with the largest die from the Small Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts and used the Happy Hanukkah Stamp Set to heat emboss the menorah and sentiment in Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder. I took a Neenah 110# Solar White card base and stamped the Star of David in Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy Ink around the edges. I popped up the rectangle card front with some 3M Foam Adhesive and that was that! Beautiful!

I really hope you’re enjoying the holiday inspiration, and let me know what you think of my first video!

Check out the Lawn Fawn Blog for more!

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COPIC Markers for Card Makers: Card inspired by Debby Hughes

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If you have been following my Instagram, you are aware that I am completely obsessed with the COPIC Markers for Card Makers class from Online Card Classes. Today was the first day I really got to spend some time making a whole card, and I’m so excited to have tried something completely new, but right up my alley at the same time.

Debby Hughes was a guest today, and I was so inspired by her watercolor/mixed-media-like styled cards.

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For my card, I used one of the classes practice images that is actually from Lawn Fawn‘s Critters in the Burbs Stamp Set. I colored it using the technique Debby showed (I highly recommending signing up for the class – if you haven’t already – to access this technique video as well as MANY others), then I cut it out using some precision scissors, and fixed my edges with a black felt tip marker.

I used a piece of Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock, the Tim Holtz THS024 Chevron Layering Stencil, and some Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste to make an imperfect strip of texture coming from the top left of my card. After allowing it to dry completely, I cut a 1” Strip of Studio Calico {Hex} Vellum, ripped the long end to my desired size, and adhered it with a little but of Studio Multi Medium Matte. I NEEDED to use this sentiment from the Feathered Friends STAMPtember collaboration of Lawn Fawn And Simon Says Stamp! It says “friends forever,” but with ‘selective-inking’ I made it say “friends furever.” I grabbed a strand of light green thread and crumbled it up – I added some foam squares to the back of my puppy image and adhered it down over the thread to hold it in place. Lastly, I embellished my card with some Lawn Fawn sequins from some past collections.

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I really LOVE how this card turned out, and I would encourage everyone to try something new whenever they need some inspiration!

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You’re Dino-Mite Card! featuring Tim Holtz and Lawn Fawn Products

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Other than Lawn Fawn, I absolutely love Tim Holtz products!  I use both sizes of his Tonic scissors nearly every day, his stencil designs are intricate and unique, and the new spritzer is so fun and easy to use!

For this card, I wanted to show just how beautiful the spritzer can make a background.  I used the Tim Holtz Crocodile Stencil and various Copic Markers (look in the supply list). Some people have had a hard time cleaning alcohol markers off stencils, but I use a cheap Michael’s Recollections Stamp Cleaner on my stencils and surprisingly it works like a dream. I think its too harsh for my clear stamps so I use Ultra Clean for them, but for mounted rubber stamps and especially stencils this cheap alternative works amazingly well.

I like the texture I get with Copics in the spritzer. The somewhat blend and just give a fabulous look.

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Another thing I wanted to try with this card was creating a scene inside of a stitched die cut. All of Lawn Fawn’s stitched dies add a really detailed look to any card. To get the stitching continuous around the scene, I placed the colored dinos on my craft mat and held the die over the dinos until I had the right placement. I then held them in place with some washi tape and sent them through my machine. I also cut an entire stitched circle out of Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock so when I place the cut dinos on top, the stitching ran the entire way around the circle.

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I finished off the card with a sentiment from the same Critters from the Past set, a strip of green plaid cardstock from the Peace Joy Love Petite Paper Pack, and a stitched line across the sentiment with a 0.3 Copic Marker.

I hope you enjoyed!

 

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Technicolored Tuesday – COPIC Blending Valentine’s Card

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You are probably thinking I am crazy again because it is obviously NOT Tuesday, but I just could not wait until next week to share this adorable card. I made this card using a few stamps that are extremely versatile.

This amazingly colorful tree is from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest Stamp Set. To see how I got such beautiful COPIC blending with these unconventional combinations CHECK OUT MY VIDEO!

I inked up my Hero Arts Five Line Background Stamp with some Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink. I then took a dry baby wipe and dabbed away some of the ink to create a heart shape that I stamped onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

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I figured out where I wanted my technicolored tree to sit on my card and stamped some tiny leaves from the same Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest Stamp Set and colored them with various COPIC markers to make some extremely colorful fallen leaves.

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I then stamped a sentiment from the Paper Smooches I Heart Art Stamp Set with some Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink and used my Wink of Stella Glitter Pens to make the word “color” actually COLORFUL.

Lastly, I attached my technicolored tree with some 3M Foam Adhesive, then mounted my entire cardfront onto some Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock with the corners cut with my Photo Corner/Angle Cut Corner Chomper.

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This makes one FABULOUS Valentine’s Card for any significant other, friend, or family member. I hope you try out some new blending techniques, and as always feel free to comment with any questions!

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Embossed Monochromatic Thank You Butterfly Card

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For this card I took the long-time favorite Hero Arts So Many Thanks Wood Background Stamp, inked it with Versamark Ink, and heat embossed it with some White Hero Arts Embossing Powder. This by itself would be a beautiful monochromatic card, but I did want to add a little bit of color and embellishment.

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I colored in the dots inside the largest “thanks” with my Dark Green Wink of Stella Pen. I also punched out some butterflies with my Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Butterfly Punch and added them to my card-front with Tombow Mono-Multi Glue layering a few of them for a little dimension.

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I mounted the card-front on some cardstock matching the butterflies and that was it! Super easy and super quick!

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Snow-Globe Stampendous Penquins Card

It’s Holiday Time!!! To thank Die Cuts with a View (or DCWV as most of you know it) for featuring my card on their Instagram the other day, I wanted to do another card using another one of their 6×6 paper stacks.

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I promise this card will WOW any receiver! I wanted to allow the sequins inside the card to have the ability to move giving the illusion of a snow-globe and I think I accomplished just that.

I started out by stamping the Stampendous Penguin Pair Stamp that I just got from Michaels. (I’m really sorry to add that I could not find a store link ANYWHERE on the internet for this stamp. If I would have known this, I would have used a different stamp. Any Christmas character stamp would look fabulous with this type of card technique.)

After stamping them, I colored the pair with my COPIC Markers resulting in some really beautiful blends. I used C1 and C3 for the white portions of their bodies, C5, C7, and 100 Black for the black parts of their bodies, all of the YG group listed in my supplies at the bottom of this post for two different green looks for their accessories, and R22, R24, and R29 for the red portions of the accessories.

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They turned out absolutely adorable in my book.

I then used 4 sheets of the new Heavy-Weight Neenah Cardstock and cut circle windows with one of my Spellbinders Classic Circles Dies in each piece. I then made a sandwich starting with one piece of the cardstock, a sheet of acetate, two more sheets of the cardstock, sequins, the penguin piece, the last sheet of cardstock, and finally a beautiful gold foil sheet of paper from the DCWV Foil Solids 6×6 Stack.

I took some pictures during the assembly.

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The “sandwich style” allows the sequins enough room to move, but not enough to escape out of the card.

I then adhered this thick panel to a piece a Bazill Blueberry Sour Cardstock  which makes the gold foil really POP beautifully. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the same Kelly Purkey Cheers Stamp Set that I’ve used in a bunch of my cards lately.

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I just adore this card. It looks so complicated to create, but it is actually pretty easy and looks so clean and polished. Let me know what you think!

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