Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 21 – Inspiration Board

Welcome to Challenge 21! This time we have an Inspiration Board with beautiful images to inspire your creativity! This will be a 3 week challenge open until Sunday, February 4 at 11:59PM ET. Have fun with this challenge, we can’t wait to see how you will use this inspiration!

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!

Let’s check out how our Design Team used the Inspiration Board!

Love Letters and a beautiful red background with pops of blue highlight Christy‘s sweet card!

Samantha C. created a magical scene with Critters Ever After and Puffy Cloud Borders! The die cut hugs is from the Stitched Gift Card Pocket set.

Kate‘s fabulous and trendy Valentine design features Hearts and Scripty Hugs Lawn Cuts dies!

Samantha M designed an adorable card with the cute narwhal from Critters in the Arctic combined with a witty Valentine greeting!

Karin‘s gorgeous card is a clean and simple no-stamp design using Hearts dies and Scripty Love!

Joyce was inspired by the cupcake image in the Inspiration Board to make an adorable Sweet Friends design!

Franci was also inspired to create two whimsically cute cards with Sweet Friends!

Jessica‘s beautiful winter scene pairs Cheery Christmas with a greeting from Wild for You! Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter adds some snowy sparkle!

Jenn was inspired by the bokeh photo to create a beautiful backdrop for the cute Winter Owl grid!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next 3 weeks and be sure to come back for our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner from Challenge 20 tomorrow!


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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 18 – Emboss Resist

Hello Fawnatics! Welcome to Challenge 18! This time we have a fun technique for you! Show us your creative new cards and projects using Emboss Resist! This technique involves stamping and heat embossing using embossing powder, then adding color with ink blending, watercolor or any number of fun ways revealing the heat embossed image below. If you’ve never tried this technique this is the perfect time add it to your crafty repertoire! You can find lots of great tutorials and examples of emboss resist with a quick web search. This challenge will run through December 17 at 11:59PM PT.

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! Note: we’ve amended the rules a bit to limit entries to no more than 4 for each challenge.

We are so excited to have three talented Guest Designers joining us today! Please welcome Lynn Kopas, Kathy Skou and Cheiron Brandon to the blog! I love that they all had the same idea to create wintry snowy skies using emboss-resist!

Lynn‘s beautiful Winter Village landscape gets a fun bit of whimsy from our Critters in the Arctic snow bunny! I love how the pretty snowflakes shine through the inky sky!
Kathy created a lovely winter scene using Ready Set Snow and an Outside In Stitched Circle! I love how she placed the cute snowmen just outside the window! The greeting is from Winter Big Scripty Words.
Cheiron created a super fun Stitched Hillside Pop-Up scene for the Snow Cool penguins! She used the emboss resist technique to make the falling snow pop!

Now let’s check out what our fabulous Design Team has to inspire you!

I love this frosty winter scene by Samantha C.! She combined the falling snow from Snow Cool with the playful bears from Beary Happy Holidays on a Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape!
Wow, the colors on this Winter Village card by Samantha M are amazing! The beautiful stormy sky created with emboss resist uses Snowy Backdrops.
Christy added some emboss resist texture behind our cute Black Friday special mini set, One in a Chameleon! She added cute holiday images from Baaah Humbug! That deep red Bannertastic banner is really cool!
Nancy created a set of Winter Tiny Tags with fun holiday motifs using Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder and bold Distress ink colors! Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more on these tags!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and of course, we will have our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner from Challenge 17 tomorrow!


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An Fun Underwater Christmas Scene with Jess!

Challenge 16 closes this Sunday, November 19th at 11:59 PM PT

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn set challenge! I’m combining an older set with some newer sets to create an unusual Christmas card!


I started by stamping the cute narwhal from 2014’s Critters in the Arctic and the narwhal from Mermaid For You with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder, and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. I also stamped some Christmas tree decorations from Cheery Christmas and the schools of fish from Mermaid For You onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder, and colored them with Copic markers. After they were colored I covered them with a layer of masking fluid. Next I stamped the tree with Pine Needles Distress ink, stamped over it with VersaMark Watermark ink, and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I liked the look of this particular tree for my underwater scene because I thought it could kinda pass for seaweed or kelp! 😉


Once the masking fluid dried completely, I blended Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet Distress ink onto the Bristol smooth cardstock and splattered it with water to create bubbles. Next I die-cut the Stitched Hillside Border and blended it with Tea Dye Distress ink and added some dots from Copic markers to create a sandy ocean bottom. Once the Distress ink was dry I adhered the hill to the background panel.


Next I adhered my narwhals with foam mounting tape. I arranged them so it would look like they were decorating the Christmas tree! Then I stamped the sentiment from Merry Messages onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Finally I added some accents with a white gel pen, a little Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle here and there, glossy white Nuvo drops, and Nuvo Crystal Glaze. There’s crystal glaze on the fish, the lights and star, and the horns of my narwhals! The glossy white Nuvo drops created dimensional bubbles throughout the water. When it catches the light there’s so much sparkle and shine! 🙂


And that’s it! You’ve got one more weekend to get crafty and dust off those old sets for our Use Your Oldest Lawn Fawn set challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic day!

Jess

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