Posts Tagged ‘Lawn Fawn’

It’s a Polka-Hop! {April 2021 SNS Blog Hop}

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Excuse me for getting a little bit silly… but we just couldn’t help naming our April Blog Hop, which is all about Polka Dots, a Polka Hop!

There’s something about polka dots that can’t help but make you smile, so I hope you’re ready for a cheerful blog hop!   Please leave some comments along the way and be sure to check back later this month to see if you won!

I actually made two cards to share, both use the same materials but have very different vibes. I’d love to hear which one is your favorite and speaks more to your personal style!  Here’s the first card which is very simple, but playful and colorful!

I’m using the Heffy Doddle Dotty Lottie Stencil together with the mini Hoppy Easter stamp set by Lawn Fawn and assorted Distress Oxide Inks.  (Twisted Citron, Kitsch Flamingo, Speckled Egg, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade).  I wanted the star of this card to be the fun polka dots from this stencil, which I taped over white Cardstock and applied color with some Life Changing Blender Brushes.   I did one color at a time, inking about four dots per color and it actually worked out pretty balanced for me!  This is a really fun stencil, with assorted sizes of dots that are not perfectly round.  I love that they are a little bit wonky!  (By the way, this stencil is also included as part of the Spring Fling Kit that is new in the store!  Check it out!). I chose to use Distress Oxide Ink here because I wanted that soft, opaque, chalky like finish you get when blending with them.

Once I had my background (and set it aside to dry for a bit so I wouldn’t smudge it!) I stamped my bunny and sentiment on some scraps of paper.  I chose a light Kraft card for the bunny and a strip of a minty green for the sentiment.  Since I had talked about trying the Mini Slimline size recently, I decided this was a good chance…and happened to find a piece of card stock that was the perfect size, ready to go!  My card is folded on the left side and is 3.5×6 inches.  As it happens, this is exactly the size I cut off a 12×12 sheet of card stock when I am trimming it down to make A2 cards!

I used watercolor pencils to color my bunny, then blended with a Spica glitter pen for a bit of shimmer that you can’t see here.  I also added shimmer in the pink layer between my dots and the base card.   I hadn’t stamped the bunny in a spot that allowed me to cut a full circle around him, so I decided on a corner cut and planned my card design around that!

My second card uses the rest of the piece I cut that first bunny out of… together with a dotty background made when I was cleaning off the inky stencil!  Isn’t it funny how the cards you make from leftovers sometimes turn into your faves?  Or am I the only one that does that?

This background though… it started with a spritz on the inky stencil, which I smooshed face down on some white Cardstock.  When I lifted the stencil, I liked it, but since there were a lot of white spots, I spritzed again and repeated the smooshing.  While the stencil was hanging out there, I pulled out a brush and started applying  some ink through it.  The colors blended together giving a bit of a brownish hue, so I decided to stick with one color (kitsch flamingo, if you can believe it!) and work with that. There was a bit more brownish blending and some oxidization from the water I’d spritzed… but it had a sort of vintage vibe that I really liked!

The bunny was already stamped in this spot (I typically stamp things I’m going to color twice in case I ruin one of them) so I designed my card around it.

His ears were already colored with a pale pink hue (I cleaned off my wet brush on this image between colors!) so I continued that feel adding a brownish yellow, a bit of white and some blue for the egg and the ground beneath him.  I added some Nuvo Dots for a bit of bright white and glossy texture.

I think I used every stamp in the mini set on this card! (except the exclamation point) and had fun adding bits of color to the words & images.   I’m a sucker for anything Kraft, and this soft one gives a nice touch for spring.  I really like how it works together with my background which is inky & imperfect.  I hope you like it too- but I know everyone’s taste is different, so please let me know which of the two cards is your favorite!

Next up on the hop you’ll pay a visit to KIA– she’s sure to have something fabulous and colorful to share with you!

And here’s the full hop lineup:

Don’t forget, each comment you leave along the hop is a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to shop in the SNS online store!  Happy hopping!

Inky hugs & HOPPY Easter!

Tara

MISSING YOU

Saturday, February 27th, 2021
Hello and welcome to another post featuring Random Acts of Cardness.  It’s Susan here with todays prompt is Feather. I was thinking about doing a bird but when I was looking through my stash I saw this Zen Leaf 2  from Lavinia and an idea popped into my head straight away. Now I know what you’re thinking – the prompt is feather and I used a leaf but doesn’t it look like a feather to you? It does to me so I went with it.
I used the stamp to cover the front of a white card base, layered on a piece of black cardstock on an angle.
Next I cut a piece of white card stock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, stamped the feather on an angle then stamped the sentiment from Fran’s Happy Messages by Stampendous.
To add a bit of color I used my Prismacolor pencils. There’s something about blues and greens that are very zen to me so they were the perfect choice for this Zen (Leaf) Feather.
How will you be inspired by this prompt? Be sure to share your creation with us over on the Facebook Scrap’n Stamp Challenge Page. I can’t wait to see.
Have fun!
Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
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Paper Bag Scrap Journal

Saturday, February 20th, 2021

Hey friends!  Chala here and I am back to share a fun idea to use up your scraps!  Today we will create a Scrap Paper Bag Journal.  All you will need is glue, scraps, ephemera and a paper bag.

I don’t know about you guys but I save all my paper bags…..and now I have a fun way to use them up.  I get mine from Sobey’s which are perfect because they are all brown with little to no writing on them.

The set up of this journal is a bit confusing to describe, so I will just include the video below for you to watch.

https://youtu.be/me4y452DkuQ

 

 

I hope you liked this video and it inspired you to use your scraps and unused craft supplies in a different way!  Here is a look at each of my page layouts:

Wishing you a crafty day!

~Chala

Featured Stamp Sets:

My Favorite Things:  Friends at First Sip, Warm and Feathered Hugs

Lawn Fawn:  Wild for You, Critters in the Jungle

Hello Bluebird:  Wild about You Die

Postage Stamps

Stencils