I have a love-hate relationship with this project and I for one am very happy it’s off my desk and ready to send to someone. The main components are Springtime Girl stamp from Stamp Anniething and the Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die. Either of these on their own would be simple but I had the idea of using all four images for Springtime Girl in the wheel. I mean, how cool is that?! I’ll describe some of my troubles below but in the end, I’m very happy that it worked out. Yay!
This is a quick post to match how quickly the project came together. I think I did this little note in less than ten minutes. Perhaps I was too hasty because I just noticed the paper doesn’t match any of the colors I used. Ha! The stamp is Lawn Fawn’s Sealed with a Kiss and an easy addition to your Amazon cart. At least, that’s what happened with me! I drew the ice the seals are on and kept the coloring simple. It’ll be a fun bookmark for someone special.
These literary mice are at it again, typing poems for those they care about. Last week I had bookmarks to share and from that I expanded and also created a card using the same theme. However, with the card being larger, I was able to include more of the accessory stamps.
I have some fun bookmarks that I made for the fam which feature two sets from Lawn Fawn – You’re Just My Type and Love Poems. They are a little thicker than a normal card stock bookmark would be but only slightly so they’re still great for books. They were such a hit that I had to make a couple more for everyone else.
This was a fun project for me that I’ve been working on this week which uses electronics. The scene was created using Polka Dot Pals Raden and Tree Swings from Whimsy Stamps. I then used an EZ Light kit to make this an interactive card.
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!