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.
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’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
C5, 3, 0
I also used the glow in the dark embossing powder, also from Lawn Fawn.
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
YR09, 12, Y32
C0, 3, 7
W7, 5, 2
This is a card idea by Chari Moss which is featured in the Lawn Fawn store gallery.
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
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!
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:
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.
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!