Jessica’s Purrfectly Wicked Inspiration

Our Photo Inspiration Challenge will be open until this Sunday, September 19 at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see YOUR project inspired by the photo!

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current inspiration photo challenge!  I decided to use the greener shades and the movement in the photo as inspiration for my Halloween card!

To start I used blending brushes to lightly apply Cracked Pistachio, Salvaged Patina, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink randomly across a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.  Next, I placed the Bubbles Stencil over the panel and used a slightly heavier hand to blend the same colors over the stencil to create bubbles. I rotated and flipped the stencil around to get a variety in the direction and shape of the bubbles. 

I splattered the panel with water and shimmer spray and then let it dry. Once it was dry, I die-cut it with the largest Stitched Rectangle die.  Then I placed the stencil over the panel again and applied a layer of white glitter glitz gel and let the panel dry completely.

While the panel was drying, I stamped the sentiment from Purrfectly Wicked onto Black Licorice cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I also stamped a bunch of images from Purrfectly Wicked and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies.  I used a cool and toner grey Copic markers to get the variation in shades between the cats, cauldron, and hat! 

Once the panel was dry, I trimmed my sentiment down into two thin labels and adhered it with foam mounting tape.  I also adhered the colored images to create my little Halloween scene.  I love how the bubble stenciling makes it look like their cauldron brew is really getting out of control!

And that’s it!  You one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see how the challenge photo inspires your creations! Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend! -Jess

Thanks for sharing your brilliant inspiration with us today, Jess!


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Caly’s Starry Sky Swish n’ Pop Inspiration

Hi Friends! It’s Caly with you today, sharing an interactive card for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!  The current theme uses the photo below as inspiration. This theme runs through Sunday September 19th at 11:59pm PT. We hope you’ll get the chance to participate before it’s over!

I was inspired by the image to create a sky scene.  So I water-colored a background to replicate the inspiration board using Daniel Smith watercolors.  Once it was dry, I splattered the panel with white paint to give it more interest to imitate stars.

While my background was drying, I stamped and colored images from the Super Star and Upon A Star sets.  I used Copic markers to color my images before die-cutting them out to begin my interactive mechanism for this card.

        Fox:  E11, E13, E15

        Mouse:  W0, W2, W4

        Bunny:  E40, E41, E42, E43

        Telescope:  C0, C3, C6

        Star:  Y00, Y15, YR23

        Blush: R30

I die-cut clouds using the Puffy Cloud Borders in both white cardstock and vellum to layer them for interest and to hide my Swish n’ Pop Pull-Tab mechanism.  Be sure to check out the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel to see how the mechanism is put together – it’s really easy!

I used a shooting star for my moving image and embossed the tail lines on vellum using white embossing powder.  Once my mechanism was put together, I attached my images to create my scene.

I finished today’s card by embossing a sentiment in white over black cardstock.  I love interactive cards and hope you like this one!  Thanks so much for visiting!  You still have a few days to participate and I hope you will make some time to create!

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful inspiration, Caly!


Happy crafting, friends!

Samantha’s Magical Fairy Friends Card

Our new Inspiration Photo challenge is under way and we are looking forward to seeing how this fun image will inspire you! Click HERE for all the details about this challenge that will be open until Sunday, September 18 at 11:59PM ET.

Samantha joins us today with a whimsically adorable Fairy Friends card! She was inspired by the photo to create a magical scene!

This pretty scene starts with a Meadow Backdrop: Portrait in Peacock cardstock. Samantha layered this over a Blue Jay panel which she inked with Salvaged Patina and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide Ink to mimic the look of the inspiration photo.

She added the cute fairies in shades of blue and green, along with stars and grass cut from sparkle cardstock to create this magical scene!

Thank you so much for this delightful inspiration, Samantha!


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