Glittery String of Lights with Jess!

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Bling It Up challenge! If you know my designs you know that I’m ALL about some sparkle and bling in my crafting! 😉 Earlier this week I used the String of Lights to create a fairy-inspired card for this challenge (you can find that card here). I had a few lights leftover and decided to create a similar but different card!

To start I die-cut both of the light bulb layers with white cardstock. I also die-cut the tops of the bulbs from silver cardstock from the Holiday Sparkle pack. I used Copic markers to color the top layer of the bulbs (BG10, BG11, BG13 and RV21, RV23, RV25) and then adhered them to the bottom layer and added the silver topper. I attached aqua and silver twine to the backs of the bulbs and then set those aside while I worked on the rest of the card.

I wanted to create the idea of a bokeh background so I used round blending tools to blend cracked pistachio and worn lipstick Distress ink in circles on a piece of Strathmore Bristol cardstock. Then I blended spun sugar Distress ink into any white areas. I spritzed the panel several times with water and iridescent spray for a super shimmery background!

Next I stamped the sentiment from Merry Messages onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a label and adhered it to the distress inked background with foam mounting tape. Then I adhered the light-bulbs using foam mounting tape and secured the strings to the back of my card panel with washi tape. I adhered the panel to a white card base and then went a little shimmer crazy! 😉

I applied a layer of Nuvo crystal glaze to each light bulb and then sprinkled the glaze with Chunky glitter and Prisma glitter. I also applied a light layer of crystal glaze around the light-bulbs and sprinkled it with Prisma glitter for a little extra glow of sparkle. Once the glaze was dry I added a few sparkling clear sequins and pink gems to finish the card! When this card catches the light it’s practically blinding! 😉

You have another 2 weeks to enter our Bling It Up challenge and I can’t wait to see your entries! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!



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Have an amazing weekend! Happy Crafting!

Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 38 Random Winner

You all really rocked the Awesome Autumn challenge! Your projects are so amazing and totally inspiring! Thank you for sharing your fabulous creativity with us! If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!


by Heather
(using Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Some Bunny)

by Sara
(using Fairy Friends, Frosty Fairy Friends, Happy Harvest)

by Lynn
(using Pick of the Patch, Leafy Tree Backdrop, Little Picket Fence Border)

by Alison
(using Pick of the Patch, Perfectly Plaid Chill)

by Ashley
(using Turkey Day, Forest Feast, Ahoy Matey, Happy Village, Screen Time, Peekaboo Backdrop)

by Mayara
(using Toboggan Together, Here We Go A-Waddling, Holiday Party Animal)

by Kim
(using Happy Howloween, Leafy Tree Backdrop)

by Sharna
(using Shut the Front Door, Costume Party, Cute Cobweb)

And now we have our random winner from Challenge 38 – Awesome Autumn who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop,!
And the winner is…#22
Congratulations to kaartjesvansam!

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

We will share Design Team inspiration during the next 3 weeks for Challenge 39 – Bling it Out! This new challenge runs until Sunday, November 4th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see how you add Bling to your awesome cards and projects!

Thank you all so much from everyone at Lawn Fawnatics! Happy Crafting!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 39 – Bling it Out!

We have a new challenge for our Fawnatics friends that we think you will all enjoy! It’s that time of year when we like to add a little more sparkle and a shiny bauble or two to our crafty creations so let’s really have some fun with it! Join us for our Bling it Out challenge! You can use our Sparkle cardstock, add glitter, sequins, metallic paints etc to make your crafty project pop and bling! Your projects can be any theme just make sure they feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers! This is a 3 week challenge, open until Sunday, November 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’ll keep the rules to just a few!

Let’s see how our amazing Design Team added bling to their cards and crafty projects!

Christy added subtle bling to her adorable Fairy Friends thank you card by adding pretty sequins and glittery drops!

Franci‘s amazing Stitched Circle Tag gets it bling with a scattering of Chunky Glitter on the Cole’s ABCs letters!

Jessica created a sweet backstory for her delightful Frosty Fairy Friends card! These little fairies magically fix the Christmas lights that have burned out and add their pixie dust sparkle to the strings of lights! Jess used lots of glitter and silver glitter cardstock to create this magical bling!

Joyce‘s Woodland Critter Huggers are all decked out for the holidays with the Winter Add-On die set! She used our new Sparkle cardstock to give the cute accessories lots of bling!

Karin added just a little bling to her Winter Skies card using gold metallic watercolor and pretty gold sequins! This beautiful card features the Village Border die!

Samantha C created an awesome underwater Mermaid for You scene using Sparkle cardstock in the Autumn pack!

Samantha M used our adorable Yeti Set Go set make this unforgettably whimsical card! She used some super blingy cardstock to create that glimmery sky! Some of the big glitter chunks fell off so she added them to resemble falling snow, so clever!

We will have Design Team inspiration for you over the next three weeks and of course our Featured Fawnatics and Random Winner for Challenge 38 tomorrow!