07/17/2017Helloooo, crafters! I’m featuring a birthday card for Drive By Crafts, today! OK, I can not get enough of these adorable animals in Lawn Fawn’s Wild for You stamp set; each image is just darling! Now, if you know my design style, I love to combine stamp sets. So, for this card, I did just that so I could have a fun birthday party scene – I pulled in some other Lawn Fawn stamp sets: Elphie Selphie (& it’s coordinating die set), and two older sets – Let’s Play and Critters in the Jungle. The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored with Copic markers. I painted Zig Clear Wink of Stells onto all the birthday hats, and I painted Yellow Wink of Stella onto the candles’ flames. The light green grass and light blue sky are papers from Lawn Fawn’s 6×6 WaterColor Wishes paper pack. The front and inside zig-zag die cuts are from Lawn Fawn’s Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables set, and the grasses are die cut using Lawn Fawn’s Simple Grassy Hillside die set and one from their Meadow Borders die set. I am totally getting into sprucing up the imsides of my cards, too; just a little something goes a long way and it’s a nice final touch for your special card. Have a fantastic day, crafters! ~Valerie
07/14/2017If you’re looking for a cute, interactive birthday card, here is your answer! The Lawn Fawn Magic Color Slider is just too fun! I made a belated birthday card featuring the Lawn Fawn Hang in There stamp set and coordinating die set. Isn’t that fun?! I added a bunch of colorful Pretty Pink Posh 4mm cupped sequions to the frame around the image; you can see the specific colors I used in the Supply List below. Now I need to make a bunch more of these belated birthday cards because I’m always late getting my cards out! LOL 🙂 Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!
07/12/2017I was in a Holiday Cards mood the other day! That, and the fact that I’ve had this Altenew set for so long and haven’t used it yet. So I pulled it out and got to playing! The Altenew Winter Cardinal stamp set and coordinating die set (they come as a bundle, too) create such a beautiful image, and they’re so easy to use! The first layer of the bird image is stamped with Altenew’s Blush ink. The 2nd layer is Altenew’s Rouge ink. For the 3rd laye, first I tried is Altenew’s Velvet ink; it didn’t have enough contrast for me, so I switched over to their Lava Rock color. The tree branch is Altenew’s Dark Chocolate ink, and the berries are Altenew’s Crimson ink. For the background sky, I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink with my Round Mini Ink Blending Tool, then I placed my Falling Snow Stencil over the paper, and applied White Embossing Paste over the entire stencil with my palette knife. The final touches were adding Glossy Accents on the berries, and Pretty Pink Posh Cupped 4mm Marshmallow sequins in the sky. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!
07/10/2017Hello! Today I have a really fun birthday card for you! I’m featuring lots of Lawn Fawn for the DriveByCrafts blog! You can find their store here. The main feature of this “Lawn Fawn loaded” card is the new Bicycle Built for You stamp set and coordinating Cut Set, along with the Road Border Cut Set. The farthest background layer of the card’s scene is mountains, and those are from the Stitched Mountain Borders Cut Set. I stamped the images and colored them with my Copic markers. The card’s light blue frame is cut from a piece of paper from the Watercolor Wishes paper pack. Then, I used Lawn Fawn’s ink pads to color all of the different layers in the scene:
- Sky: Mermaid
- Mountains: Hippo
- Distant Pine Trees: Noble Fir
- Hills with trees: Jalapeno and Walnut
- First layer of green grass: Celery Stick
- Road: Manatee
07/05/2017Ahoy, mateys! I hope you’re having a good week! I just wanted to pop in with a treasure of a birthday card featuring Lawn Fawn’s cute Ahoy Matey stamp set and coordinating cut set. The images are colored with Copic markers. The background is created by rubbing two Distress inks (Antique Linen and Walnut Stain) onto white cardstock with my Mini Ink Blending Tools. I stamped the red X with Lawn Fawn’s Lobster ink. So that’s it for today! Thank you for the visit, and have a great day!