Posts Tagged ‘Lawn Fawn’

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

A Card with No Stamping!

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Hello friends! Welcome back to the SNS Blog! Today I have a card made with die cutting only…no stamping whatsoever!

I went through my stash of Lawn Fawn goodies and decided to make a Hello card using only dies. In particular, the Outside In Stitched Flower, the Stitched Flower and the Outside In Stitched Speech Bubbles die sets.

I cut each flower from the Spring Plaid paper pack (also, Lawn Fawn) along with the leaves. These are large flowers and fill up the front of a card nicely.

I used craft foam for dimension on the pink flower and used liquid glue for the blue one. I adhered the flowers onto a white panel cut with Stitched Rectangle Die. I thought it needed a little seperation from the white card base so I layered some grey cardstock behind the focal panel.

I added a few grey crystals for embellishments and some Shimmer Pen to the cheeks of the blue flower and the “hi” diecut, which is included in the Speech Bubbles Die Set!

This is quite a simple card although it does take a bit of time to die cut all the pieces. But well worth it in the end!

Thanks for dropping in! See you soon!

Laurie

What’s Moo?

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan and I’ve got something fun to share with you today. I love making fun fold cards – especially when they’re as easy as this one! I love that it doesn’t look like it’s more than just a regular card when you first look at it but…

…when you pick it up you see that it opens up.

The measurements for this card can vary to whatever size panels you want to use. I used a standard size card base of 4 1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ for a top folding card. I searched through my stash of designer paper and found two patterns that looked good together. The key for using two different patterns is if they have the same colors in them then they will most likely look good together.

I stamped 3 images from Tim Holtz Funny Farm stamp set onto white card stock, added color by inking up an image from Concord and 9th’s Background Blocks stamp set with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and then cut them out with the Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies. There’s no set size for this – pick a size that works for you. The next step is the important part. Layer your stamped piece onto another color of card stock leaving an equal amount of space around 3 of the edges – I left 1/8″ – but on the 4th side leave an extra 1/2″ – score and fold it at that mark. Here’s a picture of an image I chose not to use showing what I mean. You can see the 1/8″ border I left all the way around and on the left is the extra 1/2″ with the scored line.


All right now that all that is out of the way let’s put this thing together! I decided to make a quick video showing you – click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

I hope you enjoyed this and are inspired to make something.

Happy Stampin’

Susan