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 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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Fawny Holiday Week Shaker Card and Watercolored Ornaments Card

Today is Day 2 of Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Holiday Week, and today I have 2 awesome cards being featured! 1

First up is this super simple shaker card! I used the tree from Lawn Fawn’s Trim the Tree Lawn Cuts as my shaker image. I put in an assortment of Lawn Fawn sequins, and dipped the star and Scripty Joy Lawn Cut onto my Golden Glitz Delicata Ink Pad and then covered them both in two layers of Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder.  I just love how simple, elegant, and fun it tuned out!

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I’m sure you all know how much I love watercoloring. For this card, I heat embossed various ornament images from Lawn Fawn‘s Ornate Ornaments Stamp Set with some Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder on some Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock. I then used a medium watercolor brush, dipped it in Crushed Olive, Pumice Stone, Broken China, or Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, dunked the inked brush in water, then held it high above my project so it dripped and made a watery splash! To finish this card, I heat embossed the sentiment in the same embossing powder, used the Large Stitched Rectangles Lawn Cuts to cut out the panel, adhered it to a Neenah Desert Storm card base, and lastly tied some of Lawn Fawn‘s Gold Sparkle Lawn Trimmings into a bow at the top. I really like how the ornaments look like they’re hanging from the Lawn Trimmings.

Check out the Lawn Fawn Blog to see the other beautiful cards from the Fawnies!

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Lawn Fawn and IMAGINE Crafts Pigment Generations Card

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I was so excited to get to test out some awesome Tsukineko products that I’ve never tried before! A long time ago I saw a video by Shari Carroll where she used water and her Memento Luxe Inks to create a softer 2nd generation. I love getting more out of my inks so I definitely wanted to try a variation of this technique, and this card is definitely an ode to her.

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I used some trees from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day Stamp Set as well as the Love Letter and Northern Pine Memento Luxe Inks. Instead of using water to spritz the stamp, I used Tsukineko’s gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. This made my second generation not only soft, but sparkly and metallic!

To bring in more gold, I used the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and a few more stamps from the Snow Day Set to add some fun elements.

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To make my card more like Shari’s, I cut my card front into three pieces, glued down the center, put a piece of vellum in between the two remaining sides, and popped those up with some foam tape.

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I still wanted more gold! 🙂  I took my Delicata Golden Glitz Ink pad and put it directly onto the edges of my card base. When I put my popped up piece over top, it masks the rough inside edges.

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For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Joy Lawn Cut. I did something a little different here, but I’ll definately use it again and again. We all know that for more intricate die cuts, it’s easier to cut it a few times and layer those pieces together – rather than trying to cut tiny pieces of foam tape. Here, I cut out three of the “joy’s” from the 110# Neenah Cardstock and covered them in the three inks I used on this card.

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When I layered them, you could see all the colors from the side! This would look so cool in any colors!

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I hope you liked this card and will try out some of the products Tsukineko has to offer! Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

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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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Life is Good Top-Folding Card with Slated Panel

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I’ve been seeing people creating these off centered and slated backgrounds on their cards, and I really wanted to see of I liked this technique because I usually like things on my cards nice and square and centered.

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This card was so unbelievable simple to create. I took a few smaller images from Lawn Fawn’s Life is Good Stamp set and created my own patterned paper using Simon Says Stamp’s Khaki Ink and by constantly turning the stamps to create a random pattern. I then took the tiny heart and tiny bird and stamped them randomly with some Hero Arts White Pastel Inks to fill in any empty spaces of the background.

For the slanted panel I used those same yellow and blue white pastel inks and the Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blender to lightly blend those inks onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I then used the yellow ink and put it directly to paper to create the sentiment strip. I also stamped the castle and large bird stamp and stamped, colored, and die cut them.

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Lastly, I stamped the “Life is Good” and “!” onto my yellow sentiment strip, made a pennant end with a pair of scissors, and assembled the card popping up the castle and bird with some foam tape!

I hope you enjoyed this card! I think it’s so “beachy” and beautiful! Just another great card using great products!

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CLICK HERE for Lawn Fawn’s Life is Good Stamp Set

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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