Friday, October 31, 2014

"Let it Snow" Card featuring Pretty Pink Posh + Avery Elle

Happy Halloween everyone! And it's also Friday, woohoo! I hope everyone has a super fun and safe Halloween :). I must admit, it feels  a little weird posting a Winter/Christmas card on Halloween, but I'm determined to get all of my holiday cards done early this year lol.

Today's post features a card I made using some Pretty Pink Posh products and the "More Stories" set from Avery Elle. I instantly fell in love with this stamp set and just had to get my hands on it!


I started the card by creating the winter night sky using Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves distress inks. I used Voilet's ABCs by Lawn Fawn to create the custom sentiment and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I colored in the penguin using Copic Markers and cut him out using the coordinating die.

Penguin: W0, W2, R20, T3, T5, T7, YR12, YR14

I used the stitched hill die from the "Stitched Borders 1" set by PPP to create a snow bank for the little penguin and mounted them both onto the background using foam tape. To add a little extra interest to the card, I used the stitched scalloped die from the same die set by PPP to die cut a scalloped border on both ends of the cardbase. To give the effect of snow, I added a bunch of 4mm Sparkling Clear sequins onto the night sky. And finally, I couldn't help myself and added some clear Wink of Stella glitter to the black portion of the penguin.

I hope you liked today's card and thanks again for stopping by! ♥

Supplies:
Pretty Pink Posh "Stitched Borders 1"
Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins
Avery Elle "More Stories"
Avery Elle "More Stories" Coordinating Dies
Lawn Fawn "Violet's ABCs"
Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock
My Favorite Things "Black Licorice" Hybrid Ink
Wink of Stella "Clear" Glitter Pen
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves
Copic Markers: W0, W2, R20, T3, T5, T7, YR12, YR14

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Goodie Bags featuring Lawn Fawn

Update: This entry won the "Top Mow-It-Alls" title :)!

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Hi everyone! In celebration of Halloween and the latest Lawnscaping Challenge, I thought it would be a fun idea to make some Halloween-themed goodie bags for my coworkers. For today's post, I used the "Goodie Bag" die and "Spooktacular" stamp set from Lawn Fawn to create these cute and easy-to-replicate goodie bags.


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This newest goodie bag die by Lawn Fawn makes it so easy to mass produce cute little goodie bags. I created all 9 goodie bags using an assembly line setup. I started off by die cutting all of the goodie bags using Bazzill "Licorice Twist" black cardstock. Using the same cardstock, I also die cut the stitched circle die from the Lawn Fawn "Stitched Party Banners" set. I then cut a strip of different pattern papers from the Doodlebug "Ghouls & Goodies" 6x6 paper pack. I adhered these strips directly onto the goodie bags. I white heat embossed the "Trick or Treat" sentiment onto all of the stitched circles. 

For the stamped images, I colored them in using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I then adhered all of the stamped images onto the stitched circles using foam adhesives. Once my focal panels were done, I adhered all of the circles onto the goodie bags using more foam adhesive.

Cat: T3, T5, T7, R20
Ghost: C0, C2
Jack-O-Lantern: YR12, YR14, YR16
Bat: T3, T5, T7, R20
Hat: T3, T5, T7, V15, V17, Y13, Y19
Gravestone: C2, C4, C6
Treat Bag: YR12, YR14
Candy: V12, V15, YG01, YG03





And of course I couldn't forget to include some tasty treats! Once I filled the goodie bags with the treats, I secured the tops with matching twine. 

I love how easy and quick these were to make and can't wait to take them to work this Friday. I wish everyone a wonderful and safe Halloween and thanks again for stopping by! ♥

Supplies:
Copic Markers: C0, C2, C4, C6, T3, T5, T7, R20, YR12, YR14, YR16, V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y19, YG01, YG03

Monday, October 27, 2014

Christmas Shaker Card featuring Pretty Pink Posh + Lawn Fawn

Hello again! This is my second post of the day. If you'd like to read my responses for the Creative Blog Post, click here.

For this post, I have a fun Christmas-themed shaker card featuring products from Pretty Pink Posh and Lawn Fawn.


To begin the card, I used the PPP Stitched Duo Die Set 1 to create the shaker portion of the card. I absolutely love how easy it is to make a shaker card using this die set. I used pattern papers from the Lawn Fawn "Snow Day" 6x6 paper pack and a piece of acetate from some old packaging. I used both the 6mm and 4mm Classic Christmas sequins mix to fill the shaker. Once I assembled the shaker portion of the card, I colored in my stamped images using Copic Markers and then die cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Bunny: W0, W2, R20
Christmas Tree: G05, G17
Star: Y13, Y19
Bird: R24, R27

To dress up the Christmas tree, I added some 4mm sequins to act as ornaments. I also applied some clear Wink of Stella glitter and glossy accents to the star from the "Joy to the Woods" stamp set. I used the Mama Elephant Femme Frames die set for the card base and background panel. To add some subtle interest to the background, I created a scalloped fringe by using the stitched scalloped die from the PPP Stitched Borders 1 set. And as a finishing touch I adhered a bow onto the top of the shaker panel. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I absolutely love how it turned out and can't wait to hand deliver this cute card to someone special this holiday season. Thanks again for stopping by and hope to see you soon! ♥

Supplies:
Copic Markers: W0, W2, R20, G05, G17, Y13, Y19, R24, R27

Creative Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I was recently nominated to participate in the Creative Blog Hop by the very sweet and talented Elise from Whimsipost


Before I dive into the questions, I just wanted to share a little bit more about myself. I live in Southern California with my wonderful boyfriend and our two furry kiddos, Molly (left) and Mozart (right). The picture above is actually one of my favorite "family portraits" I have of all four of us :). Mozart is the baby of the family and he completely lives up to that title. He is a complete ham and is convinced the entire universe revolves around him lol. Molly on the other hand, is a total sweetheart and patiently puts up with all of Mozart's antics.

I'm pretty new to the paper crafting/card making world. I started last Fall when I thought it would be fun to make my own Christmas cards. Before then, I had never done any other form of paper crafting. However, I've always been obsessed with pretty stationary and paper products. I never thought of actually making my own cards until I met a coworker from my previous job. My old coworker made and sold her own cards and I thought it was the cutest thing ever. I finally decided to give a shot and I've been addicted ever since!


1. What am I working on?
I am currently finishing up some Halloween goodie bags for my coworkers. I can’t believe it’s already Halloween this Friday, crazy! In between doing that, I’ve been working on holiday cards. I’ve been really trying to get a head start this year since I have so many to send out and I know it’ll only get more hectic as the holidays approach.  

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmm, that’s a tough one. Still being relatively new to card making, I feel like I’m still “finding” my signature style; therefore, I’m not sure how my work differs from others. I know I love to create “cutsey” designs and I’m a total sucker for critters. However, they’re so many different and wonderful styles out there that inspire me. I love trying out new techniques and learning something new.

3. Why do I create what I do?
The straightforward answer is because I enjoy it and it makes me happy J. Even with working full-time, I still found myself missing that extra mental stimulation after work. I discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a few years ago and that quickly became a passion of mine and my life has since greatly revolved around training and competing. And while Jiu Jitsu encompasses so much of my daily routine, I still lacked an actual creative outlet that I could dedicate myself to during my downtime. And that’s where paper crafting comes in! It has been such a great outlet and the wonderful online community has only made me that much more involved. I love the creative challenge and the endless possibilities it offers.

4. How does your creative process work?
I draw inspiration from everywhere! I draw inspiration from other paper crafters, Pinterest, card sketches, art work and of course the stamps themselves. I carry a little Moleskine notebook around with me so that I can quickly jot down ideas or rough sketches whenever they pop into my head. When there’s a stamp set I know I want to use, I leave it out on my craft desk. Just having it out and staring at it periodically really helps kick start my creative juices. 

And now it's time to nominate a fellow paper crafter. I nominate Chitra from My Crafty Corner. I discovered her blog when she was a guest designer on the Newton's Nook blog. I absolutely love her cute style and beautiful coloring skills. So be sure to check out her blog on November 3rd to learn more about her and her creative process!

Thanks again for stopping by! ♥




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"I Love Winter" Yeti Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Brace yourselves...winter is coming! I must admit, even though I'm a So-Cal girl, I always look forward to the cold winter months. We always enjoy snowboarding during the winter, and this winter will be extra special. We'll be going to Whistler, Canada to snowboard, woohoo :)! And today's card just really reminded me of spending my days on the snowy slopes (it also really reminded me of the old video game "SkiFree" hahaha remember that game?).


For today's card I used the very adorable "Yeti, Set, Go" set by Lawn Fawn. This Yeti is probably one of my favorite critters. He always makes me so happy and he's so much fun to color :).

I started off by making a snowy sky using the snowflakes included in the set. I used SSS Surf Blue dye ink to create a tone-on-tone background on the blue cardstock. For the snow drifts, I used the extra hilly stitched hillside border dies by Lawn Fawn. I colored the stamped images using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. To add some extra sparkly, I added clear Wink of Stella glitter to the trees and to the Yeti's fur. I also added sparkling clear sequins to the snowy sky.

Yeti: B91, B93, B97, R20, R37, R39, C0, C02
Trees: YG41, YG45

I used the blue houndstooth pattern paper from the "Sweater Weather" 6x6 paper pack for the background. And then die cut a thin strip of the light blue cardstock using the medium stitched scalloped border die. And finally, I die cut the white heat embossed sentiment using the smallest stitched rectangle die. To give the card a finished look, I rounded the bottom two corners.

I hope you enjoyed today's post and it made you excited for winter! Thanks again for stopping by and see you soon! ♥

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn "Yeti, Set, Go"
Lawn Fawn "Yeti, Set, Go" Coordinating Dies
Lawn Fawn "Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables" (2 x 3/4")
Lawn Fawn "Stitched Scalloped Borders" (medium)
Lawn Fawn "Sweater Weather" 6x6 Paper Pack
Simon Says Stamp "Ultra Thick White" 120# Cardstock
Bazzill Card Shoppe "Gumball" 100# Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp "Surf Blue" Dye Ink
My Favorite Things "Black Licorice" Hybrid Ink
Wink of Stella "Clear" Glitter Pen
Pretty Pink Posh "Sparkling Clear" 4mm Sequins
Copic Markers: B91, B93, B97, R20, R37, R39, C0, C02, YG41, YG45

Monday, October 20, 2014

"Merry and Bright" Winter Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Happy Monday crafty friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Today's card features a cute winter scene I made using the new "Joy to the Woods" set by Lawn Fawn. My favorite image from this set has got to be the birch trees. I just LOVE them! They're perfect for creating scenes and I can definitely see myself using them all year-round.



To begin the card, I used the A2-sized stitched rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut all of my layers. I also used the same die for the top banner by doing some partial die cutting to get the stitching on all four sides. I used the stitched hillside borders for the snow drifts. And then for the sentiment, I used the sentiment included in the "Snow Day" set and heat embossed it using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. This embossing powder is absolutely gorgeous and just stunning in real life. It's probably my favorite silver and it's perfect for the holidays.

I colored all of the stamped images using Copic Markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I arranged the images in between the vellum layer to add depth to the winter scene. For the birdhouse, I stamped the little chain included in the set directly onto the vellum layer and heat embossed it using more of the Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

Fox: E97 E99, YR18, W0, W2
Squirrel: E42, E44, W0, W2
Log: E44, E47
Cardinal: R37, R39, RV99, YR16
Birch Trees: W0, W2, W4
Birdhouse: YG97, YG99, C4, C6, R37, R39

I absolutely love how the different layers add so much fun dimension and detail to the card. I feel like it really brings the winter scene to life :). I hope you enjoyed today's post and until next time! ♥

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn "Joy to the Woods"
Lawn Fawn "Joy to the Woods" Coordinating Dies
Lawn Fawn "Snow Day"
Lawn Fawn "Snow Day" 6x6 Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn "Stitched Hillside Borders"
Lawn Fawn "Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables" (5 1/2 x 4 1/4")
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
My Favorite Things "Black Licorice" Hybrid Ink
Hero Arts "Red Royal" Dye Ink
Simon Says Stamp "Ultra Thick White" 120# Cardstock
Neenah "Solar White" 80# Cardstock
Copic Markers: E42, E44, E47, E97 E99, YR16, YR18, W0, W2, W4, R37, R39, RV99, YG97, YG99, C4, C6

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Holiday Coffee-themed Card Set featuring Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone! Before I go into today's post, I wanted to quickly mention that the Lawnscaping Team is looking for FIT DT members! How exciting, right? It'd be such an awesome opportunity to be part of such a talented team :). To learn more about this wonderful opportunity, be sure to visit the Lawnscaping Challenge blog!


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Now back to my post... today's post features a cute and simple holiday card set featuring Lawn Fawn's "Love You A Latte" stamp set. I don't know about you, but I have tons of friends that are absolute coffee-lovers and I thought these cute cards would be perfect for the holidays! 


I love how by just changing up the stamped images and pattern papers, you can really make each card unique while still being able to mass produce them.

To begin, I used the frame from the "Sweater Weather" set for the sentiment. I decided to go with the "Warm Wishes" sentiment over the holiday sentiment because I thought it fit a little better in the frame. However, you could just as easily use the holiday sentiment. I distressed the edges of the frame using Vintage Photo.

For the background, I used the 4 1/2 x 3 1/4" stitched rectangle die by Lawn Fawn to die cut 4 panels out of Kraft cardstock. I randomly stamped the little coffee bean to make a background and distressed the edges using Vintage Photo. 

I colored in all of the stamped images using Copic Markers. I thought it would look so cute to turn the bagel into a donut and used my Copic Multiliner pen to draw a squiggly line across the bagel and complete the oval to make a donut hole. I used my white gel pen to add sprinkles. To make the donuts look extra tasty, I added clear Wink of Stella glitter and glossy accents onto the icing portion. I also added glossy accents to the tea bag and candy cane to add some extra dimension.

Bagel (Donut): E17, E18, E42, E44
Hot Coco: R37, R39, RV99, E17, E18, T5
Coffee Mug: YG41, YG45, W0, W2, W6, E17
Tea Cup: BG13, BG15, BG18, W6, E17
To-go Coffee: W0, W2, W4, E44, E47
Candy Cane: R43, R46
Saucer + Spoon: C0, C2, C4



To finish the cards, I matted the focal panels onto coordinating patter papers from the "Sweater Weather" 6x6 paper pack. And voila, a super simple card set! What I love most about this card set is that I can also use them for winter birthdays, not just for the holidays. They're cute and simple, yet masculine enough to give to a guy friend, which is always a plus in my book! I hope you enjoyed today's post and thanks again for stopping by! ♥

Supplies:
Copic Markers: E17, E18, E42, E44, E47, R37, R39, RV99, T5, YG41, YG45, W0, W2, W4, W6, BG13, BG15, BG18,  W0, W2, W4, R43, R46, C0, C2, C4

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Joyful Wishes" Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Hello! Hope everyone is having a lovely Monday. I have the pleasure of staying home today, so I suppose tomorrow will technically be my "Monday." But for now, I'm enjoying this wonderful day off :)!

For today's post, I made a card for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge. This challenge is all about pattern paper and I thought it would be so cute to do some fun paper piecing :)


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For this card, I used the critters from the "Love You S'More" set and the little scarf from the "Snow Day" set. I used various Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper packs and a woodgrian pattern from an old American Crafts Christmas 6x6 paper pack. To add a little interest to my paper pieced images, I added some shading and color with Copic Markers. I also added clear Wink of Stella to the fire to make it really sparkle. 

For the focal panel, I used the 4 1/2 x 3 1/4" stitched rectangle die and the stitched hillside and forest borders to make my little winter scene. For the mat, I used my Copic Marker G17 to create my own colored cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the "Joy to the Woods" set on vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder. To adhere the vellum, I simply wrapped the strip around the panel and adhered it from the back. 

For the cardbase, I cut the cute musical notes patter paper from the A2-sized stitched rectangle die to cover up my entire card front. I adhered my panel using foam tape and finished the card by cutting a tiny slit at the top in order to add some twine. 

And that's the card for today! I love how the different pattern papers really add so much dimension and color to an otherwise simple card. I really enjoyed this challenge and using up some of my pattern paper scraps. Thanks again for stopping by and until next time! ♥

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn "Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables" (4 1/2 x 3 1/4" and 5 1/2 x 4 1/4")
Copic Markers: E44, R20, T3, YR16, YR18, G17

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Have An Ice Day" Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Happy Hump Day! With Winter and the holidays right around the corner, I figured I would try to get a head-start on this year's holiday card making. For today's card I used the super cute "Critters in the Arctic" set by Lawn Fawn.


I started off by making the background for this card. I used the snowflake stamps included in the stamp set to make a background. I heat embossed the snowflakes and then used Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers to watercolor the background. Once it was completely dry, I used the iron-off technique to remove the embossing powder. I eventually ended up adding a layer of vellum over the background, so in retrospect I could have saved some time by skipping these techniques. But as you know, sometimes the creative process takes you away from  the original plan. I then colored in the walrus and little hat using Copic Markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Walrus: E42, E44, E47, W0, W2, R20
Hat: C2, C4, C6, BG32, BG34

I stamped the iceberg onto vellum using the Mama Elephant "Winter" pigment ink and heat embossed it using the sparkly "Holographic" embossing powder by Ranger. For the sentiment, I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. Once I adhered all of my layers and images onto the cardbase, I added some die cut snowflakes and sequins. To finish the card, I decided to add more sparkle and added some Clear Wink of Stella glitter onto the hat and iceberg.

The photo does not do the card justice in terms of highlighting all of the fun sparkle and shine. I just love how it sparkles in person, so shiny :)! Thanks again for stopping by and see you soon! ♥

Supplies:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough
Copic Markers: E42, E44, E47, W0, W2, R20, C2, C4, C6, BG32, BG34

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Happy Fall" Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful "World Card Making Day" full of lots of paper crafting and stamping :)! I actually did manage to squeeze in some time to craft and made this cute Fall card featuring the "Sweater Weather" set and the very cute kitty from the "Spooktacular" set.



I thought it would look so cute to have the kitty from the "Spooktacular" set sitting in a pile of leaves. To do this, I die cut the leaves and acorns and stamped them using various SSS dye inks. When dealing with such itty bitty die cuts, I find it's a lot easier to die cut first and then stamp the image. For the tree, I filled in the empty areas with the matching leaf stamp and also added a few extra die cut leaves on top to fill the gaps and add a little dimension. I colored the kitty using my warm gray Copic Markers and die cut it with the coordinating die. 

Cat: W2, W4, W6, R20

For the focal panel, I die cut a piece of blue and green cardstock using the 4 1/2 x 3 1/4" stitched rectangle die. I  used the green die cut piece to cut out two different hills and layered them onto the blue cardstock. I adhered all of my stamped images onto the focal panel. For the sentiment, I actually had to cut the "Happy Fall" stamp in order to make it fit since I had already adhered my tree. This is the first time I've ever cut one of my stamps. And although I always see people doing it, I must admit I was a little nervous! Once I cut it, I realized it was really no big deal lol. So don't freak out if you ever have to cut your stamps, they do piece back together quite nicely (yay for clear stamps lol).

To finish my card, I matted my focal panel onto brown and green pattern papers from the "Sweater Weather" 6x6 paper pack. For the cardbase, I stamped the woodgrain backdrop stamp and distressed the edges using Antique Linen and Old Paper.

And that's the card for today! I had so much fun using the kitty for a non-Halloween card and I definitely see myself using the kitty year-round! Thanks again for stopping by and until next time! ♥

Supplies:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Old Paper
Copic Markers: W2, W4, W6, R20

Friday, October 3, 2014

"Happy Harvest" Card featuring Newton's Nook

Hi everyone! I can't believe another week has already flown by! So, to end the week on a happy note, today I have a cute Fall card to share with you. I made this card for the latest Inky Paws Challenge over on the Newton's Nook blog. If you haven't already checked out their latest Inky Paws Challenge, I highly swinging by their blog. The challenge closes next Friday, so you have plenty of time to play along :)!


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So to begin my card, I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock using the Lawn Fawn "stitched journaling" die. I stamped the pile of leaves from the Newton's Nook "Wagon of Wishes" stamp set directly onto the kraft cardstock. I also stamped the wagon and the image with Newton and the pumpkins onto white cardstock. I colored all of the stamped images using Copic Markers. For Newton, I used a new technique I learned from Debby Hughes. During one of the lessons from the latest Online Card Class, Debby showed how she likes to use the colorless blender (0) as the base layer in order to create stronger highlights and achieve a softer look. I absolutely love this technique and really like how it turned out.

Newton: 0, Y32, Y35, R20
Pumpkins: YR12, YR14, YR16, E44, E47
Wagon: W0, W2, W4, W6, T5, T7
Leaves: YG13, YG17, Y19, Y26, Y28, E97, E99, YG95, YG97

Once I finished coloring my stamped images, I fussy cut the wagon and Newton. I lined the edges of the image with a black brush-tip marker to give a more finished look. For my panel, I used the W2 Copic Marker to outline the leaves in order to make them stand out from the kraft cardstock. I then created some quick masks for the two piles of leaves and stamped the Hero Arts "Envelope Pattern" background using SSS "Khaki" ink for a tone-on-tone look. I then distressed the edges using Vintage Photo. I stamped the sentiment from the "Wagon of Wishes" set using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. I then matted my panel onto a pretty polka-dot pattern from the Lawn Fawn "Sweater Sweather" 6x6 paper pack. I also cut a thin strip of the same paper for the cardbase.

For my cardbase, I once again used the Hero Arts "Envelope Pattern" background stamp with SSS "Khaki" ink. However, this time I used Antique Linen to distress the edges. I used another piece of pattern paper from the same "Sweater Weather" 6x6 paper pack for the bottom half of the card. Before adhering the pattern paper to my cardbase, I distressed the edges using Vintage Photo. And finally, I adhered the thin strip of polka-dot paper to tie in my focal panel. I mounted my focal panel using foam tape and added some twine at the top of my card. To finish the card, I rounded the bottom two corners.

And that's my card for today! Even though it's still quite hot here in Southern California, I've started to feel inspired by all of the wonderful Fall-themed cards and hope you've been inspired too :)!

Supplies:
Newton's Nook "Wagon of Wishes"
Hero Arts "Envelope Pattern" Rubber Stamp
Lawn Fawn "Stitched Journaling Card" Die
Lawn Fawn "Sweater Weather" 6x6 Paper Pack
Neenah Desert Storm 100# Kraft Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# Cardstock
Bazzill Card Shoppe "Butter Mints" 100# Cardstock
May Arts Natural Twine
My Favorite Things "Black Licorice" Hybrid Ink
Versafine "Onyx Black" Pigment Ink
Simon Says Stamp "Khaki" Dye Ink
We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper (1/2")
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Copic Markers: 0, Y32, Y35, R20, YR12, YR14, YR16, E44, E47, W0, W2, W4, W6, T5, T7, YG13, YG17, Y19, Y26, Y28, E97, E99, YG95, YG97

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Trick or Treat" Card featuring Lawn Fawn

Hello crafty friends! Sorry it's been a little quiet around here lately, I've been quite busy with the latest Online Card Class. If you haven't already signed up, I highly recommend checking out the Copic Markers for Card Makers Online Card Class. This class is amazing! I've learned so much already and it's been tons of fun!


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One of my favorite lessons so far has been learning how to color people and hair. This was a completely new experience for me as I don't own any stamps of people (in case you haven't noticed, I'm quite obsessed with critter stamps lol). Learning these new techniques has been so fun and it's definitely opened my eyes to a whole different array of stamps. Below are two of the practice images I colored for the class:

Don't you just love the ballerina image? I just enjoy coloring her so much and experimenting with my different Copics. If you're currently taking this Online Card Class, what's been your favorite lesson so far? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to know! :)


And as the title implied, I do have a Halloween card for you today! I made this card using the "Spooktacular" set by Lawn Fawn.


I started off by cutting 3 strips of white cardstock to about 3" x 1 3/4." I used Faded Jeans and Seedless Preserves distress inks to color in the sky and for the grass I used Peeled Paint and Pine Needles. For the center panel, I heat embossed the "Trick or treat" sentiment from the same set using white embossing powder.

I used Copic Markers to color all of the stamped images and used the coordinating dies to quickly cut them out.

Ghost: C2, C4
Hat: T3, T5, T7, V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y19
Jack-O-Lantern: YR16, YR18, T5, T7
Bat: C2, C4, C6, R20
Gravestone: C2, C4, C6
Treat Bag: YR14, YR16
Candies: YG01, YG03, YR14, YR16, V15, V17

I adhered the stamped images onto each panel to make separate Halloween scenes. I thought it would look cute to make the bat holding the treat bag and have a bunch of spilled candies beneath  him. Once I assembled each scene, I created the background by stamping the candy corn image several times onto black cardstock using Versamark ink. I adhered the background image onto a purple cardbase and popped up the panels using foam tape. To finish the card, I tied a piece of Doodlebug twine across the top of the card. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks again for stopping by! ♥

Supplies:
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles
Copic Markers: C2, C4, C6, T3, T5, T7, V12, V15, V17, Y13, Y19, YR14, YR16, YR18, R20, YG01, YG03