Jump for Joy - Lawn Fawn

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Here is a fall inspired card using the Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy stamp set.   This is an interactive card with a slider Hedgehog jumping into a pile of leaves! :-)   The main panel was created from water color card stock and then I ink blended the background with several colors of Distress Inks.   It was then sprayed with an Distress sprayer and the water was picked up with a paper towel.   The ink reacts to the water and the water acts as a color lifter.    I then sprayed the background with a Spritzer tool with several Distress Ink Markers.   Be sure the panel is dry when you spray it otherwise the spritzed color just soaks in to the card stock if it is wet.   

The images were stamped on Copic Xpress It paper and colored in with Copic Markers.   I used two piles of leaves to really build up the Leaf pile that the Hedgehog is jumping in.   

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Distress Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Ground Expresso
Papers: Water Color, Copic Xpress it, MFT Kraft
Tools: MFT Blueprints 29, Stitched Basic Edges, Lawn Fawn Slide on Over, Spritzer, Distress Sprayer

Thanks for stopping by!   

One Stamp set - three cards! Happy Hedgehogs

Friday, October 14, 2016

I love critter images.    I really love to sit down and color images and then set aside and have some ready to go images when I may not have as much time to make some cards.   This stamp set is super cute.   I made three cards today using the stamp set and some of the smaller images from the card. 

First up, this card is full of die cuts and stamping on plain card stock.   Three of the smaller images in the Hedgehog set were used to create the background for the grout grey circle.   I loved it some much I made two other fun panels with the stamps while I had them out and used them to make two more cards.

All products My Favorite Things unless noted: 

Stamps: Wood Plank Background, Scattered Surface Background, Happy Hedgehogs
Inks: Hybrid Black Licorice, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, Versamark
Papers: Grout Grey, Blu Raspberry, Sour Apple, SU Early Espresso, SU Soft Suede 
Tools: Blueprints 13, Fishtail Flag stax, Pinked Edge Circle Stax, Cross Stitched Circle Stax,  Recollections White Embossing Powder, Tree-mendous

Next up........

Added the Sending Hugs Dynamics and some small hearts.    See the cute background made with the three small stamps in the Happy Hedgehog set. 

and then a Holiday card using the Hedgehogs and Beast Friends.  I added a panel with Red Hot card stock die cut with the Scalloped Stitched Basic Edges and used Blueprints 2 for the panel and added a small greeting die cut out with Rectangle stax 2.   I added a heart for him to hold.

Here is a close up of the panel created.   You cannot really tell but I stamped the Red Panel with the Gingham background stamp with Hybrid Red Hot ink.   

Thanks for stopping by!   Hope you enjoy your weekend! 

Lawnscaping Challenge 139 - Happy Howloween!

Monday, October 10, 2016

I made a Halloween card for the current Lawnscaping Challenge.   The challenge was to make a card inspired by a mood board.   I made a howloween card using the stamp set from Lawn Fawn, Happy Howloween.    This is a 3D card using some additional products from Lawn Fawn: Stitched Tree Borders and Stitched Hillside pop up.   Distress Inks were used on the background.   The spooky clouds are a die set from Tailored Expressions. 

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Happy Hedgehogs! My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Sunday, October 9, 2016

I participated in this week's My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge using the Happy Hedgehogs stamp  set.   I don't think I have every seen a Hedgehog before an had to Google to see what they looked like.   They turned out pretty cute!   I used Copic Markers to color the Hedgehogs.   The card was kept pretty simple.   I used a Gingham Background stamp to stamp on the red card stock.   The rest of the card was die cut.   

Stamp Sets:  MFT Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs, Gingham Background
Inks: MFT Red Hot Hybrid,  Black Licorice Hybrid, Onyx Black Versafine
Papers: MFT Kraft, Red Hot, Smooth White, Black Licorice, Copic Xpress it 
Tools: MFT Vertical Stitched Rectangle, Pinked Edge Circle Stax, Cross Stitched Circle Stax, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins.  Sakura White Gel Pen 

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Frightful Friends! My Favorite Things

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hope you are enjoying this nice fall weather!  I absolutely love this time of year!   I am in full swing making Halloween cards!  It's October after all!   This is a great set from My Favorite Things called Frightful Friends.   I just love the Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein images.   Did you ever watch that old black and white movie!   Brings back memories! I needed a card for a wedding shower do you think they will appreciate that it is October and Halloween is right around the corner?  I am using this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge but instead of a Portrait style, I switched it to a landscape.   See the link below for the challenge. 

Stamps Sets:  MFT Frightful Friends, Scattered Surface Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: MFT Gravel Gray, Grape Jelly, Steel Gray, Neenah Solar White 110#
Tools: MFT Fishtail Flags Stax, Stitched Arch Stax, Blueprints 25, Blueprints 1

The images were stamped and colored with Copic Markers onto Neenah Solar White 110# card stock but instead of putting them on the front panel, they are stamped and placed inside the card and a peek a boo window is created with the Stitched Arch stax for the front of the card.    I did mask the candle as it is a separate image from the Bride and then stamped the Bride.    

The inside panel was cut down with the Blueprints 1 die.    The front panel was stamped with the Scattered Surface background stamp in the Black Licorice ink, cut with the Blueprints 25 die and layered onto a Steel Gray A2 card base.    

I created a second card with the same stamp set and used it with an Impression Obsession Sentiment, Monster Mash.   The vampire is from Frightful Friends.    I used some old Martha Stewart Halloween papers and kept it pretty simple on the card.     

Additional Stamps and tools noted below: 
MFT Double Stitched Rectangle Stax, Impression Obsession Monster Mash stamp (sentiment), SU Basic Black Card stock, Fence is from a retired MFT Die set called Spooky Scene

Thanks for joining me today!   Get out and enjoy the beautiful fall day!     


World Card Making Day - Reverse Confetti Halloween

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Happy World Card Making Day!   My blog feed is loaded today with all kinds of events and card markers from around the world sharing creations.   I am on a Halloween kick since Fall just started and the weather has cooled down significantly for me.   I ordered some Halloween sets from Reverse Confetti and used all the sets that I got to make the following Halloween cards.    I have several to share with you today.

First up.....

This layout may be familiar if you have viewed my blog recently.   I used a similar layout last week for a card.   I started by stenciling the water color paper with Hero Arts Orange Soda ink.   The watercolor paper has texture to it.   The panel is a full A2 size.    Next I stamped and colored my images from the Best Witches and Too Cute to Spook stamp sets with Copic markers and cut each out.    I stamped the sentiment  from Treat Yo' Self in Versafine Onyx Black ink with my MISTI to ensure that the sentiment was very dark and crisp.  

Stamp Set: Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Treat Yo' Self, Too Cute to Spook
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, HA Orange Soda, Versafine Black Onyx
Papers: Canson Watercolor paper, SU Basic Black, Copic Xpress it, MFT Whip Cream 
Tools: MFT Stitched Fishtail Frames, Wink of Stella Clear, Sakura White Gel Pen, MFT Stencil Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil

Second Up.....

This card almost ended up in the trash pile.   I stamped and masked the images from Best Witches and then watercolored them with Distress Inks.    I started to trash the panel but set aside and came back to it later and completed it.   I am a little OCD with coloring and need to get back into watercoloring so I can embrace the imperfections!  One thing that I did do when it was finished was to use some of my Prisma Colored Pencils to add shadows and deepen some of the coloring.   

Stamp Set:  Reverse Confetti Best Witches, Treat Yo' Self, Background - MFT Retired Myriad Dots
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, MFT Hybrid Grape Jelly, various Distress Inks, SU Soft Suede
Papers: Canson Watercolor, MFT Grout Grey, Grape Jelly, Copic Xpress it, SU Basic Black
Tools: MFT Single Stitch line circle frame, Circle Stax,  Recollections Detailed White Embossing Powder, Copic White paint,  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen

Last but not least!.....

Thanks for sticking around for this long post!    These images were colored with Copic markers and I created my own background with the spider web from the stamp set. 

Stamp Set:  Reverse Confetti Too Cute To Spook
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SU Soft Suede 
Papers: MFT Whip Cream, Tangy Orange, SU Basic Black, Copic Xpress it
Tools: MFT Blueprints 25, Avery Elle Die Burst Elle-ments, MFT Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges, Wink of stella Clear, MFT Circle Staxs

Thanks for hanging in there for such a long post!   Happy World Card Making day to everyone! 

I am linking these cards to the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge


Harvest Buddies My Favorite Things

Monday, September 26, 2016

Here are some cards that I got to make this weekend using the Harvest Buddy Stamp Set from My Favorite Things.   The first card was stamped and colored with Copic markers.    I used a stencil to add some color to the main panel.   To frame up the scene I used the Stitched Fishtail Frames and added my sentiment on top of stitched mini scallop circle.  

Stamp Set: MFT Harvest Buddies
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Lawn Fawn Merman
Papers: Canson Watercolor, MFT Orange Fizz, Summer Splash, Insulation Pink
Tools: MFT Stitched Fishtail Frames, Stitched Mini Scallop Circle, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen

 Next up, the same stamp set but a scene created with the images, die and stencils.   
No sentiment on the front, I can add it to the inside when I am ready to send the card out. 

I colored the images with Copics and cut them out.   I used a stencil and die to create a light  background.   I used the Cloudy day stencil from MFT and sponged on some light blue ink.   Next I used the Stitched Basic Edges and cut out some masking paper and sponged on some green ink for grass.   I added some sequins to add some sparkle.   

The panel was cut out with Blueprints 13 and layered on a panel cut from Sno Cone paper with the Blueprints 2 die.   The panels were then layered on a Kraft card stock.

Stamps: MFT Harvest Buddies
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, SSS Sea Glass,  SSS Mint Candy
Papers: MFT Kraft, Sno Cone, Smooth White, Copic Xpress it
Tools: Blueprints 13 and 2, Pretty Pink Posh 4 and 6 mm sequins

Thanks for stopping by!