Christy’s Hay There Birthday Card!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with a card using the newly released Hay There stamp set. Our latest challenge is to Try a New Technique, and though Ink Smooshing has been around for ages, I thought I’d try out one of the oldest versions of it, using an acrylic block.

I covered my acrylic block in four shades of Distress Inks and spritzed it with a little water, then pressed it onto some watercolor paper and set something heavy on top of it four a few minutes to allow that ink to really soak into the paper. Then I water-colored my images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut them with the matching dies.

Once the background was dry, I tore it to give it a deckled edge, then layered it over a piece of Gotta Have Gingham 6×6 patterned paper, which I tore to match. To finish off the card, I stamped the chicken, chick, and egg all over the card base with Sunflower ink, then layered my patterned paper and focal panel over top.

If you would like to watch the process of how this card came together, you can check out the video on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty.

What new technique have you been anxious to try? You still have plenty of time to enter Challenge 23 – Try a New Technique! We can’t wait to see what you create! This challenge is open until Sunday March 4 at 11:59PM ET.

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Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 22 Random Winner

We loved all of your awesome inky cards and projects! Pretty sure you all have some colorful inky fingers! Thank you all for sharing your amazing projects with us! If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics we would love for you to grab this badge to add it to your blog or other social media!

by Lyndel
(using Out of this World, Slide on Over)

by Gemma
(using Meow You Doin’?, Zig Zag Square Stackables)

by Shuly
(using Yay Kites, Puffy Cloud Borders)

by Megan
(using Pizza My Heart, Baked with Love, So Smooth, Milk and Cookies, Love You a Latte)

by Arlene
(using One in a Chameleon, Flower Power)

by Kara
(using Bicycle Built for You, Happy Happy Happy, Little Picket Fence Border)

by Donna
(using Love Letters, Outside In Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Stackables)

by Waleska
(using Sweet Friends)

And now we have our Random Winner from Challenge 22 – Inspiration Board who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop lawnfawn.com!
And the winner is #37
Congratulations to Emily Robertson!

Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with Lawn Fawnatics winner in the subject line. Then grab the winner badge to display on your blog and social media!

We will share Design Team inspiration during the next 2 weeks for Challenge 23 – Try a New Technique! This new challenge runs until Sunday March 4th at 11:59PM ET. We are looking forward to seeing your awesome projects using new techniques!
Happy crafting from Lawn Fawnatics!

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 23 – Try a New Technique

If you have been wanting to try a new crafty technique now is the time! Our new challenge is the perfect opportunity to experiment! Our “Try a New Technique” challenge will be open until Sunday March 4th at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select a winner to receive a $25.00 gift certificate to the Lawn Fawn shop! We will also be highlighting a few of your fabulous projects at the close of each challenge! By linking your projects to our challenges you will give permission for us to post your work to this blog and our social media sites. Check out the How to Play page for a few guidelines to play along. We want this to be FUN so we will keep the rules few!

Now let’s find out how our Design Team challenged themselves to try something new!


Christy decided to try her hand at making a Magic Color Slider card using Ahoy Matey!

Samantha tried coloring on kraft cardstock to create a fun vintage look on her Yay, Kites card design!

No-line watercolor was the new technique that Joyce tried with Hang in There and Love Letters!


Jessica used our soon-to-be-released Pivot Pop-Up die on her underwater interactive card!

Karin used Winter Penguin to do mirror stamping as her new technique!

Franci created a pair of fun cards with a masked shape stamping technique!

Samantha tried a new technique for making the Northern lights using Distress Oxide ink and Black Gesso!


Jenn created a happy party card with the soon-to-be-released set Easter Party! She used colored pencils over no-line watercolor as her new technique!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and be sure to come back for our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner from Challenge 22 tomorrow!


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