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Lawn Fawn Interactive Easter Card

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Hey Guys!  Chala here for today’s blog post.

Today I am using a bunch of Lawn Fawn products to create this fun little Easter card.

I am using the following stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn:

Stitched Hillside Boards, Meadow Borders (however you can also use the Grassy Hillside Borders or Simple Grassy Hillsides), Easter Party and the Let’s Toast Pull Tab die set.

I stamped out the images and coloured them with my comic markers then I layed out the elements I wanted to have in my card.

Now, this is not the exact way the card ended up…but it gave me an idea of where I wanted everything to be.

I use two different shades of green cardstock to die cut the hills this helps to add some visual interest to the card and the illusion that one hill is much closer than the other.   I also cut out some of the tulips from yellow and pink cardstock and the butterfly from some light blue cardstock.

I set these pieces aside and work on the sky background.  I use the amazing Picket Fence Blender Brushes and the Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and Distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  I create the clouds by alternating these colours and turning the stencil to give a layered cloud look.

The next step is to die cut the track of the slider portion….I seemed to have misplaced this part of my die set…😬….so, I ended up using one from the Slide on Over set from Lawn Fawn….  I cut the track in both the background cloud panel as well as the larger background hill.

I then adhere the larger background hill to the cloud panel ensuring the panel’s line up.  I insert the slider mechanism and adhere the little critter with some Scor Tape.  I decided I wanted the cute little bunny character to pop up from behind the grass instead of the little flower girl.

Now I add some foam tape to the grassy cardstock that I die cut earlier.  Making sure that it lines up on either side of the slider mechanism and doesn’t interfere with how the slider moves up and down.

Next I can add the other little critters to the front as well as the tulips and butterfly with some glossy accents.

I trimmed off the excess overhang from the grass and the pull mechanism, die cut the notch, added the decorative pull and stamped “pull here”.  I add some more foam tape to the back of and on either side of the slider mechanism and adhere it onto my card base.

My last step is to add the sentiment.  I did this by stamping the Happy Easter sentiment onto some purple cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder and popped it up with foam tape.

I felt the sentiment lacked something…so I added some stitch lines with white gel pen and clear Wink of Stella to the petals on the little girl.  Here’s the finished card.

Due to some technical difficulties there is no video today.  Sorry about that guys!

Be sure to stop back here on Saturday to check out what Kia has in store for you!

Thanks so much from stopping by and I hope the Easter bunny is good to you all!

~Chala

Stamping on a Budget

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday.

Susan here with something that may be a little different.

I was trying to come up with an idea for today’s tutorial and I had

quite a few different ones that came to mind but I decided to talk

about stamping on a budget.

My card features the image from Penny Black called Cupcake. When I

buy stamp sets I always try to buy ones that are very versatile and

lend themselves to different styles and occasions. But once in a while

there are those ones that are just too cute to pass up – like this cutie

with the cupcake. It reminds me of my girls when they were little.

I bought this years ago when I was new to stamping

and lived in a town that was 5 hours from the nearest craft store.

I linked to the stamp set below for you.

I did some simple coloring using my Prismacolor pencil crayons. Now I

admit I have about 150 (ish) pencils BUT I really don’t need that

many. (Shhhh don’t tell my husband that haha). I pulled out the 12

colors that make up the set I linked to below and used the brown and

the black to add lots of shading, and white to add highlights.

I admit I have a fair amount of dies BUT THE MOST USED set in my

craft room is the set of Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies I linked to

below. I use them on practically every card I make. When you’re

considering whether to buy a higher priced die set or not ask yourself

this, “How often will I use it?” If you’re like me with the dies I listed

below and answer with an “A LOT” then you’ll be adding them to

your cart.

 

Because I kept the colors really simple and there was a lot of white

space I decided to add a pop of color to the top with cardstock. I used

the Stitched Hillside Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn to make the

curved edge to a piece that I’d already cut with the Stitched

Rectangle Dies. It’s a simple and cost effective way to add color to

your cards and a great way to stretch your card stock.

When you’re just starting out with stamping, it’s hard to know where

to start. My best advice is to start small. Get the basics – a good black

ink, some white card stock, a good paper cutter and scissors.

Buying ink pads can be overwhelming. Choose the colors that make

you happy and look good together and work with the stamps you

own. Look for sentiment stamp sets that cover all kinds of occasions

and that you can mix and match to make your own. Then think

about the people  in your life that you’ll be making cards for and

choose sets that fit them.

The main thing to remember is to HAVE FUN!!

 

Happy Stampin’

and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Happy Everything with Lawn Fawn!

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Happy Sunday and welcome!!  Laurie here, with a clean, simple and card!!  I used a couple of Lawn Fawn sets along with a stencil from My Favourite Things to create this card.

What is great about this card is that it can be used for any occasion!! I stamped the line of cute flowers from the Simply Celebrate stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used alcohol markers to colour them in which was super simple and quick!! I used the co-ordinating die to cut it out.

I chose the sentiment “happy everything” from the Happy Happy Happy Stamp set.  This set is full of happy greetings for any occasion and the co-ordinating die set is awesome as it cuts out three different fonts of happy!!

Before adhering all the die cuts and the sentiment strip, I used the Hills and Waves stencil from MFT along with one of the Life Changing Brushes and a green ink to create a soft, wavy background.  I did die cut the “happy” and the flowers 3 more times out of white cardstock and adhered them together.  This gave great dimension!

Everything was adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I added some clear sequins for some sparkle and some smiley faces to a few of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by!! See you soon!

Laurie