Mom + Me

I made some more matchboxes and was able to herd my other two daughters in the room to make them too. These are fun little projects and not as intimidating as a full size image for them to tackle. We used several Lawn Fawn sets including Upon A Star, Mom + Me, and Chameleon to make these.

The first session was in the trees – Lydia made the fox one and even put the background together using various sentiments and a brown pen to make it look like a wood wall. She did an awesome job! I colored the chameleon beside her and we created them together.
The next session was with Cassandra and we made the night sky together. We masked the stars and then colored the background blue. It was funny that we saturated the cardstock so much that the ink bled in through the back. So when we rubbed off the masking fluid we soon realized we would have to use the white pen anyway.

Here are the supplies that we used:

Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace

Lawn Fawn stamps:
Upon A Star
Mom + Me

Copic Markers:
BG32, 34, B45, 97, 39
G40, 82
E09, YR14, 18, 27
R81, C1, 3
Y00, 21, 35
E21, 23, 25
G40, 82, YG21, 61, R01
YG21, 17, 63, G82, BG11, 23, 07

Beam Me Up

I was watching mandala rock painting on YouTube and thought that would be a fun idea to incorporate into a card somehow. I didn’t have any acrylic paint handy (can you believe that?!) but I did have a stack of Lawn Fawn stamps on my desk. So I thought the smaller stamps in those sets would be perfect to make one and this is what I ended up with. Except for the planning phase, this was a fun no-brain card to work on.

I started by cutting a square white paper then marking the center and using a drawing compass to create a few guides for when I stamped. I used several different Lawn Fawn stamps but the focal one is Beam Me Up. The planet was stamped first in the center then I worked my way outward. I selected the smallest stamps for the inner circles then I was able to add the small (yet larger) alien characters. Confetti candy was used to fill out the corners.
I colored the images first and then filled in the background with a dark blue for the space sky. After that was finished, I added the stars with a white gel pen. Lastly, I added the rockets and space ships on top with foam tape in the corners.

These are the supplies I used:
drawing compass
Copic atyou Spica glitter pens
Sakura Gelly Roll white pen

Lawn Fawn stamps:
Beam Me Up
Monster Mash
Out of This World
Year Seven
Upon A Star

Copic Markers:
Y00, YR31, 23
BG11, 34, 72
B12, 16, B91, 95, 97
YR04, 07, 09, R08, 29
YG11, 13, 07
C0, 3, 5

Upon a Star

I’m working on background and this is another technique I’ve tried out.  I smudged Distress Ink on a non-stick craft mat and then pressed the paper into the ink. I think it’s suppose to blend and mix up but this particular paper soaked it up immediately. I repeated a couple times then realizing it wasn’t going to do what I wanted, I sponged around the outside with black soot and called it quits.

Here are the Copic marks I used on Upon a Star:
E13, 09, 08, 0000
W8, 0
C5, 3, 0
Y11, 26
I also used the glow in the dark embossing powder, also from Lawn Fawn.

Out of This World

Here’s another galaxy background I tried out and this one uses Distress Inks and the round sponge. Thank you to Chrissy (Chrissyd723) for pointing me to the YouTube tutorial.  This technique was less frustrating than the watercolor but it was significantly more time consuming.  However, either one, I liked the results.

These are the Copic markers I used on Out of This World:
E30, 31, 37
YG17, 23
BG45, 11
Y35, 11
V20, 25
YR09, 12, Y32
R17, 46
C0, 3, 7
W7, 5, 2
This is a card idea by Chari Moss which is featured in the Lawn Fawn store gallery.

Out of This World

I couldn’t resist the glow in the dark embossing powder from Lawn Fawn’s release this month and added a couple goodies to go along with it.  Besides, I’ve been trying to figure out these backgrounds too and I want to thank Jen (Jennifrann) for giving me a link to a watercolor outer space background tutorial.  I originally thought the embossing powder would be clear when heat set but it has that typical green tint.  Once I figured that out, I was able to incorporate it into the design of the card.  No biggie.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Out of This World:
C1, 3, 5
W4, 6, 8
E0000, 310, 35
E44, 47, 49
R2, 17
B01, 16

I also used the new Lights Out by Lawn Fawn and this is what I stamped on the inside of the card.  It glows as well as the front of the card.  This feature is a hit with the kids!

Sweet Smiles

For this project I’ve used Sweet Smiles from Lawn Fawn. For some reason, I had a card base with half a scalloped circle punched out of the corner. I wasn’t sure why I did that but I started to think about how I could use it.  I’ve seen the “bite” cards in the past and thought this would be a perfect opportunity.  It took me a couple tries to figure it out, especially to find a suitable stamp, but this is the end result.

These are the Copic markers I used on Sweet Smiles:
R12, 08, 46, 39
BG000, 53, 57
T0, 3, 5, 7
R81, 43, 85
C1, 3, 4, 6, BV23

Critters in the Forest

For this project I used Critters in the Forest and Love You S’more from Lawn Fawn and the Merry Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty.  I used some new metal dies to create the winter scene.  Since it was a Christmas card, I wrapped the marshmallow into a gift.

The word chipboards from Make it Crafty and so fun to color and the double layers make it look snazzy on the cards.  I’m going to have to get some more.  😀

Love You S’more

For this project I used Love You S’more stamp from Lawn Fawn plus some die cuts from various companies.  The items were stamped on Make It Crafty white paper and then colored with Copics.  I even colored the tree cut out and made it look like an Aspen tree.  This was something simple to color and loads of fun building a since with the metal dies.  This isn’t something I typically do so it was a bit awkward but still enjoyable. 

Stinkin’ Cute

Sometimes I get a package and I’m able to color something straight away.  This was one of those times.  I used Stinkin’ Cute and the Hello die from Lawn Fawn and created this simple card.  I’m realizing that my favorite print is either gingham or text so this is the best of both.  Enjoy!