Jessica’s Shout-Out to Her Home State

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Make the Sentiment the Star challenge as well as Tammy’s Home Is Where The Heart Is challenge! I’ve lived in the great state of Virginia for the majority of my life (15 years in Virginia Beach and 14 years in the Shenandoah Valley) and thought I’d use my card to highlight some of my favorite things about Virginia!

Virginia is for Lovers is an iconic Virginia tourism campaign so I thought I’d share a bunch of cute critter couples enjoying all Virginia has to offer! The bottom starts off with the Atlantic Ocean, humpback whales, sailing, and an anchor to represent the US Navy since Virginia is home to the largest Navy base (and that’s the reason I grew up here as my dad was in the Navy) and then we move to Chincoteague Island and the famous ponies! Next we move into some of the beautiful forests of Virginia and the reason why central and northwestern VA is apple country! I also tucked in a roller coaster for two of our great amusement parks: Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion. And finally I wanted to include the gorgeous fall foliage the Shenandoah Valley is known for along Skyline Drive with a peek at the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains in the distance!

To start I blended a bunch of panels with distress oxide inks. I used Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, and Salty Ocean for the Atlantic Ocean; Tea Dye for the sand; Bundled Sage, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, and Mowed Lawn for the green forests; Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Candied Apple for the fall foliage; Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Iced Spruce for the mountain ranges; Blueprint Sketch for the sky; and Squeezed Lemonade for the sun. Whew! 😉 After I was done blending I cut each panel with the Large Slimline with Sliders die set to get stitched edges along the sides. Then I used the Stitched Wave Borders, Stitched Hillside Borders, Puffy Cloud Borders, Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-On and Spring Showers to die-cut all the panels to create the layers of my scene!

Next I stamped the whales from Whale You Be Mine; anchor and sailboat from Smooth Sailing; ponies from Hay There; Tree from Tree Before ‘n Afters; apple bushel from Thanks a Bushel; and the roller coaster and critters from Coaster Critters. I colored them all with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I also die-cut several hearts for each critter couple and my sentiment. The sentiment was created from a combination of letters die-cut from Finley’s ABCs with white and black cardstock and letters stamped and heat-embossed from Milo’s ABCs on black cardstock. I tucked all the images into my layers and then adhered them layer by layer until the card was complete. Then I finished the card by coating the hearts with a little glitter from the glitter pen!

And that’s it! You have two more weeks to get crafty for Lawn Fawnatics and until the 28th for Tammy’s challenge and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Thank you so much for this amazing inspiration today, Jessica! This card is brilliant!


Have a wonderful weekend Fawnatics friends!

Caly’s Happy Harvest Slimline Card

Hi Friends! This is Caly and I’m happy to be here today to share a fall card! Are you ready for fall? I feel like we were just wishing for summer when COVID-19 began and we’ve been cooped up inside hiding from the heat. We’re continuing the Make the Sentiment the Star Challenge and I hope you’re enjoying the inspiration and that you’ll play along!

For today’s card, I used images from the Happy Harvest and the Pick of the Patch sets. The Happy Harvest set is one of the first sets I’ve ever owned and I think that scarecrow has my heart. I came across the squirrels in the Pick of the Patch set and just had to use them for my scene today.

I stamped and colored my images using Copic markers. After die-cutting them all with the coordinating dies, I set them aside to work on my background.

Copic colors used:
Pumpkins: Y15, Y17, Y38, YR07
Face: E51, E55, E93
Birds: C4, C6, C8, Y15, Y17, Y38
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R89
Blues: B93, B95, B97, B99
Greens: [G40, G43, G46], [G03, G09]
Squirrels: E30, E33, E35
Sunflowers: Y11, Y15, E31
Stake: E50, E34, E37

My background is ink-blended with Distress Oxide Inks using Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, and Mustard Seed. To give the panel some texture, I first sprayed it with water and then splattered it with some watered down Lucky Clover and white paint. When dry, I used the Large Slimline with Sliders die to die-cut the stitched border.

I die-cut my sentiment word and letters using Black Licorice cardstock from the Scripty Happy die and Cole’s ABCs die set. I centered and adhered these down first, then framed my sentiment in with the images I colored.

I hope you enjoyed this card! This challenge runs for 3 weeks! If you decide to play along, be sure to link your projects by Sunday September 6th at 11:59 pm PST! Click HERE to join the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today! Caly


Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 82 Random Winner

The Color Inspiration challenge gallery is a glorious sight! You all filled it with amazing projects and fabulous color! Big thanks to everyone who joined us for challenge 82!

If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!

by Claire
using Fortune Teller Tabby, Keep on Swimming

by Maartje
using Crazy Antics, Puffy Cloud Backdrop: Landscape, Scripty Friend

by Katrina
using Upon a Star, Ahoy Matey

by Peggy
using Spooky Village, Let’s Toast Pull Tab Add-On

by Kim
using Fortune Teller Tabby, Reveal Wheel, All the Clouds

by Vita
using Shadow Box Card Mountain Add-On, Winter Village, Starry Sky Stencil

by Jane
using Beam Me Up, Year Ten, Cloudy Stencil

by Caitlin
using Dandy Day, Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape, Cloudy Stencil

And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 82 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop,! And the winner is…#60

Congratulations to JoAnn @jrw7954! Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with “Lawn Fawnatics random 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 83 – Make the Sentiment the Star! This new challenge runs until Sunday, September 6th at 11:59PM ET.

Thank you so much for joining us each month for our Lawn Fawnatics challenges! We are so thankful to have met so many wonderfully sweet and talented friends!