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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

Watercolour Friendship Card

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Hello, friends and happy Saturday!  I hope you’ll be able to find some crafty time this weekend!  It’s been a dreary week here so to help brighten my day, I made a bright, cheery floral card featuring products from My Favourite Things and some simple watercolour!

I started by clear heat embossing the beautiful flower from the Beautiful Bloom Stamp Set from MFT onto a piece of watercolour paper. (This is a small yet very mighty set.)  I decided to use my Zig Gansai Tambi Watercolours for the painting.  I haven’t used this set of paints in so long and I don’t know why, they are gorgeous!

I used only one colour for this. By adding more or less water, you can get a variety of shades.  Because I heat embossed the image, it’s very easy to stay inside the lines.  I almost always do this when I watercolour.  I don’t have very much control :).  They key, which I have a hard time doing, is not overworking the paint or water.  Just add the colour and let it do its thing!  I was worried at this point as it looked…not very good.  But as it dries, the colours soften and look more blended.

You can see how it looks when it starts to dry.  I wasn’t sure where I was going with this card but I decided to use the co-ordinating die to cut the flower out.  To make this a little bit different and interesting, I cut the flower in half.  It measures approximately 3.5 inches so I cut it at 1.75 inches.

I wanted to add some texture to the card, so I die cut the Cross Stitch Rectangle die from white cardstock.  I placed my two floral pieces on top to find the approximate centre so I could remove a section of the panel.  The idea here is to stamp a sentiment in between the two floral pieces. Like this…

I glued the two pieces of the cross stitch panel directly onto a white card base.  I stamped a sentiment from the From The Heart stamp set in the middle of these two pieces with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  The flower were mounted with foam adhesive.

It definitely needed a pop of green.  I took a leaf die from the Rustic Wildflowers Die Set (co-ordinates with the Rustic Wildflowers Stamp Set).  I added a bit of white gel pen detail on the leaves and added some clear sequins for a bit of added interest.

I’m pretty happy with the way this card turned out. Even though the watercolouring is super simple, it sure makes a statement.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!!

Laurie

 

I Love You, Rain or Shine

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Welcome back!! Laurie here, back to share a fun card made using some Lawn Fawn goodness!!  I have a soft spot in my heart for Lawn Fawn clouds. I think they are so darned cute!  So I just had to have the Rain or Shine Before n’ Afters Stamp Set.  This set was made to go with the Magic Picture Changer Die but can also be used alone, which is what I did for my card today.

I started by stamping the rainbow image and a few of the cloud images.  After colouring them in with my alcohol  markers, I used the co-0rdinating dies to cut them out.

For the background, I cut the Polka Heart Backdrop Die out of white cardstock and layered it onto a piece of grey cardstock.  This backdrop die is so beautiful!!

I adhered the heart panel onto a white, top fold card base and used foam adhesive to adhere all my images except one set of clouds, in which case, I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  The sentiment was white heat embossed onto the same grey cardstock and cut down into strips.  These were also foam mounted.

I ended up using the Polka Heart Backdrop die on a small piece of scrap, yellow cardstock so I could add a few yellow hearts back into the design.  I felt a little extra pop of colour was needed.  I also added some sparkle with a Clear Wink of Stella marker to the clouds and the yellow hearts as well as a generous helping of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the rainbow!

And that’s my finished card for today!! I hope you enjoyed!

Thank you for dropping by the blog today!

Laurie