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 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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One Layer ‘Friends Forever’ Custom Dreamcatcher Card

Learning how to use my markers more efficiently, I’ve gotten really into creating my own images. I’m not the best drawer so I try to use the products I have to make more precise pictures.  Today, I used Lawn Fawn’s Circle Stackables Lawn Cuts to draw a beautiful dreamcatcher.

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I started by drawing the outline circle of the dreamcatcher with the inside of my larger circle die. I then took a pencil and drew 8 evenly spaced dots around my circle (top, bottom, left, right, and the 4 points between), and a dot right in the center. I used a pencil so I could easily erase these dots later on. I then used the smaller circle die, placed it between two dots, and traced this petal shape using my 0.3 COPIC multiliner. Altogether, it takes 18 of these curved lines to create the center of my dreamcatcher.

It may seem daunting and tedious at first, but it was actually SUPER simple, only took about 5 minutes to create, AND now I can make almost any size dreamcatcher I want using the same steps.

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I then used the Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Collaboration Set ‘Feathered Friends’ to stamp some feathers to hang from three points on my dreamcatcher.

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I used my COPIC multiliner again to draw in the strings connecting the feathers.

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Before I colored the feathers, I wanted to make sure I had a good color palette. Even though it is unconventional to add sequins before you color, I went ahead and did it anyway to give myself a better idea of the COPICs I needed to use. I added these flat sequins by Kelly Purkey from her Metallic Mix. I love how these flat sequins end up looking like beads on the strings of my dreamcatcher!

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Now I was ready to color! I used a technique that I learned in the COPIC Markers for Card Makers Class that I have been using ALL the time. I put a layer of Colorless Blender over my image, add whatever colors I want to the areas I want to have shade or be darker, then I bring the Colorless Blender back in to soften all the edges. I have never loved coloring so much with my COPICs! You can get some really light, pastel, and watery-looking images coloring this way.

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Because I really wanted my custom image to be the focus, I kept this card one-layer and extremely clean. I only added a touch of my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the feathers, stamped the ‘friends forever’ sentiment, and I was done!

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I have the perfect friend to send this card to, and even though this card is lovely – it’s not nearly as gorgeous as she is!

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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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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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