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!

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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.

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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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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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Emboss-Resist “Congrats” Card

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This is a super quick post that I wanted to share to demonstrate a technique that a lot of people have been talking about: “Emboss-resist.”

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This technique allows people to some-what turn their stamps inside-out. The image that would normally be colorful from your ink choice becomes the negative space, allowing the engraved part of your stamp to be inked, painted, or embellished in many different ways.

To accomplish this, I chose a beautiful background stamp, inked it with VersaMark Ink, stamped it, and heat embossed it with some White Hero Arts Embossing Powder. This could have been done with any color of pigment ink and clear embossing powder, but I wanted to use distress inks to add color to this card.

After being embossed, the stamped image will resist ink and only the negative-spaces of the stamp will take the Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a rainbow of colors. I then mounted that panel on a sheet of orange foil paper from my DCWV Foil Stack, white heat-embossed my sentiment on the same foil paper, and added some Maya Road Wood Button Embellishments.

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Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for reading!

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Technicolored Tuesday – Customized Foam Board Craft / Ink Pad Storage

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I am so excited to be sharing such a big Technicolored Tuesday project with everyone today! This customized foam board storage unit cost me around $6!!! Granted, it took me an entire day (6-7 hours) to complete, it was well worth it to save the $70-$80 I would have spent on a comparable unit. I definitely think it can be considered technicolored once it’s filled with my supplies!!!

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My unit holds 35 large ink pads, 20 small ink cubes, has 10 marker/pen holders, and a large area at the bottom for my punches, embossing supplies, distress supplies, Stickles, and more!

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The above photo is a picture of my sisters unit I made for her. It holds 72 Stickles (also fitting perfect pearls, enamels accents, or distress paints), and 12 large ink pads.

If you feel like customizing your own, here are a few tips:

1. The foam board itself is about 1/4 inch thick. That must be accounted for in ALL measurements!

2. Using this “puzzle piece” method with the slots is BY FAR the sturdiest option for these units. I’ve seen people use packing tape and all other forms of adhesive, but they will all warp without having these slots holding them in place. The slots combined with the hot glue give the best hold without a doubt!

3. Large ink pads need AT LEAST 4 in across and 1 in high. I gave extra room for my fingers to be able to slide over top because that is the easiest way for me to get them out. Small ink pads need AT LEAST half that length (2 in), and Stickles need at least 1.25 in.

4. Making the side panels widen at the bottom gives you a sturdier base so it will not fall over!

5. Patience and determination are necessary when getting into a big project like this.

6. It gets easier with practice! I promise!

Here is a video just to get your crafting kicked off:

I am a very visual person. I’ve seen numerous foam storage posts, but just seeing the numbers does not help me unless I can see exactly what it should look like. So, here are the dimensions for my exact unit along with the photos:

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You will need ONE back panel that measures 24 in x 20.5 in. Before I hot glued my entire project together I used a pencil and drew out the 1/4 inch lines in all the places my shelves would lay. This made it much easier to assemble, and it did not give the hot glue time to harden before I got each panel down. It is essential to work quickly, so the pencil marks definitely helped.

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You will need ONE top panel measuring 2.5 in x 24 in, and ONE bottom panel measuring 5.5 in x 24 in. I may have mentioned this before, but if you don’t have your unit get larger towards the bottom, it will most likely get top-heavy and want to tend to fall forward.

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You will need TWO side panels with the measurements above (20 in x 2.5 in x 10.5 in [with a 10 in angle] x 5.5 in).

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As for the standard ink pad shelves, you will need SEVEN 23.5 in x 2.5 in shelves with 1.25 in x .25 in divots every 4.5 inches.

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For the small ink pad / COPIC marker shelves, you will need TWO 23.5 in x 2.5 in shelves with 1.25 in x .25 in divots every 2.125 inches. You also need a wider shelf to make sure your markers and pens don’t fall out. The dimensions are in the picture above, but that shelf is really up to your personal preference.

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Lastly, to separate the sections you will need FOUR tall vertical shelves measuring 14.25 in x 2.5 in with 1.25 in x .25 in divots every 1.25 inches, and FIVE small vertical shelves only 4.25 in x 2.5 in with 1.25 in x .25 in divots every 1.25 inches.

Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions you may have! It may seem daunting during the process, but once you start assembling you will see the fruits of your efforts!

Enjoy!

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