Posts Tagged ‘DT Laurie’

Lawn Fawn Build a House, Christmas Edition!

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone’s weekend is going well! I’m slowly adding Christmas cards to my stash in hopes of getting them all mailed out! Some years I’m very good at getting the Christmas mail out, other years I’m not. I’m planning on a good year this time around!

The Build A House Die Set from Lawn Fawn has quickly become my fave set for scene building. I love how fun customizing your house can be! I ordered the Christmas Add-Ons awhile ago but this is the first time using them.

Putting this house together is a great way to use up some scrap cardstock. The dies aren’t very big so you don’t need much. I chose a colour palette of navy, red and white with some green thrown in for the trees.

Speaking of those trees, they, along with that cute snowman come from the Scenic Snow Globe Die set from MFT. I thought keeping with die cuts only instead of using stamped images would look more cohesive.

I used the Hillside Borders Dies from Lawn Fawn (older product) to create the snowy hills. I also used the Stitched Frames Dies for the border of the card. The best part of this card was adding all the glitter and shine.

I used a combination of the Nuvo Shimmer Pen and Crystal Glaze…both must have products! For a bit of added sparkle and texture, I use Nuvo Glitter Drops in Silver Crystals.

The sentiment comes from the Winter Wavy Saying Stamp Set and was stamped on the smallest of the Simply Wavy Banner Dies. I love how this card turned out and how well the Lawn Fawn and MFT die set worked together! I hope you get some crafty time this weekend! Until next time…

Laurie

Lawn Fawn Build a House!

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Hello and Happy Sunday! Laurie here to share a card featuring the Build A House Die Set from Lawn Fawn. I LOVE this set! As a kid up into my teenage years, I was a huge LEGO fan and one of my favourite things to build were houses. So, in a lot of ways, this set reminds me of that.

I started by die cutting almost all of the pieces out of white cardstock. To add all the colour, I used the Tropical Island Ink Cube Set (also Lawn Fawn) as well as a couple colours from the Ice Cream Parlour and Gazebo Ink Cube Sets. Lawn Fawn has the yummiest colours!

This is fairly time consuming and definitely not something you’d want to mass produce but is so much fun to put together! I used craft foam to add dimension on the door, the canopy and the upper roof line. I tried to create “blinds” out of patterned paper for the windows.

The card base consist of two Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Dies adhered together at the top. I masked off around the edges of the front panel and used the Cloud Stencil from MFT along with Broken China Distress Ink to create a cloudy sky and a hill mask along with Twisted Citron Distress Ink to create some rolling hills.

I glued the house down with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive because I thought there was likely enough dimension going on. The sentiment comes from the Rain or Shine Before n’ Afters stamp set and was stamped onto a white strip of cardstock.

I added a touch of shimmer to the flowers using a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen and a few clear sequins.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Laurie

Combining Stamp Companies

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Hello and welcome back! One of my favourite things to do is to combine different stamp companies on one project. This actually took me quite awhile to get comfortable with. I always thought it was “taboo” to have a bunch of different brands on one card, haha!

But, in fact, by combining your sets, you open up a whole new world of possibilities! More often than not, they compliment each other very well. I chose to combine Gina K Designs and Lawn on my card today.

I coloured up some flowers and all the leaves from the Elegant Aster Stamp Set from Gina K. I’ve been loving coloured pencils lately so that was my medium of choice. I used the co-ordinating dies to cut each image out.

Now, I think the florals would have looked great directly on the card front but by using the Polka Heart Backdrop Die from Lawn Fawn it took the card to another level! By using a tone on tone look, the background die gave texture and a bit of dimension. I did trim the heart background just a bit.

I used a sentiment from the Wavy Sayings Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn and stamped it on a Simple Wavy Banners die cut.

I popped up the floral arrangement as well as the sentiment. I didn’t add any sort of embellishment which was hard to do! But I actually like the look of the simple, no fuss look!

Thank you for dropping by today! Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Laurie