Caly’s Toadally Awesome Interactive Scene!

Hi Friends! Caly here! The current challenge theme is Create A Scene and I think it’s a fun one that many will love.  This challenge runs through May 2nd, 2021 at 11:59PM ET so be sure to link up your projects!  I hope my card today inspires you.  I love interactive cards and had fun creating this Toadally Awesome card!

I began by stamping and coloring my Toadally Awesome images with Copic markers.
Pinks:  RV21, RV23, RV29, R20
Greens:  [G12, G14, G09], [YG05, YG09, G09]
Blues:  B000, B02
Browns:  E31, E34, E37

After coloring and die-cutting my images, I worked on my scene first by creating my background.  I used the Scene Builder Stencils: Bayou to ink-blend, first the vine with Noble Fir Ink, then the leaves with Jalapeno ink.  Then to add more color, I ink-blended a layer of Merman ink over the bayou canopy.

I needed to create a pond piece that would cover the interactive mechanism, so I die-cut a piece of Moonstone cardstock using a stipple die from the Palm Tree Border die.  I then ink-blended it to add some depth using Fish Tank ink.

If you haven’t seen the Intro to Swish ‘n Pop video, be sure to check it out!  It’s a great video showing you how to use the interactive Swish ‘n Pop Pull-Tab dies! After putting together my mechanism, I put my pond panel over it to cover it up.

I filled my scene with all the colored images and made it so that one of the frogs jumps from the log into the pond.  I hope it makes you smile as much as it makes me smile!  I had so much fun creating this scene!

Don’t forget to link up your projects to the current Challenge Post!  Thanks so much for visiting today! ~Caly

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 99 – Create a Scene!

Hello friends! It’s time for a new challenge and we have another favorite for you! For this challenge, use your creativity and your Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to create a scene!

We invite you to share your creativity by linking up your crafty projects at the end of this post! Your project should feature Lawn Fawn stamps, dies and papers. This challenge will run for 2 weeks and be open until Sunday, May 2nd at 11:59PM ET.

For each challenge, we will randomly select an entry 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!

We are so happy to have a very talented Guest Designer joining us for this challenge! Say hello to Ashley Young! Her whimsical scene cards always make us smile and we know she will inspire you too!

Ashley‘s slimline scene features an amusement park filled with happy Tiny Friends! She used Coaster Critters images to set the scene along with the castle from Life is Good! A couple of princesses from Tiny Fairy Tale look right at home!

The “magical” greeting looks amazing with Chunky Glitter adding lots of sparkle! She combined the Finley’s ABCs with a sentiment from Unicorn Picnic!

Now let’s check out some inspiration from our very own experts in “creating scenes”, our wonderful Design Team!

Karin‘s fantastic scene features our cute Wild for You critters enjoying the nightlife with a fruity beverage! She created a silhouette with the Tropical Backdrop and Little Town Border filling the night sky with lots of stars!

Christy gathered some cute critters to do some gardening! She started with Some Bunny for all the gardening images, then added friends from Jump for Joy and Crazy Antics! She filled in the background with Grassy Border. I love how she used the “chip bag” from Crazy Antics to create seed packets, that is just so clever!

Samantha‘s kitchen scene starts with combining the Sprinkled with Joy stove with “cabinets” made using You’re Just My Type! Then she added lots of mice and yummy baked goods from A Creature Was Stirring and Bubbles of Joy! She used Spring Sparkle and Textured Dot Pastel cardstock for the background and finished the card with You’re Sweet Line Border!

Joyce set the scene for her Virtual Friends design with a patterned paper wall and White Woodgrain cardstock floor! She added cute details to her scene using books and the lamp from Den Sweet Den. While the cat from Keep on Swimming is celebrating a birthday with friends online his cute puffer fish is sending birthday greetings from his fish bowl!

Warm weather is coming so Samantha created an amazing beach scene! She filled the sunny sky with some puffy clouds from All the Clouds then she added waves and the sand with layers of Stitched Hillside Borders for the On the Beach fox and a rainbow colored umbrella!

Sometimes an amazing scene doesn’t need lots of scene building dies! Franci assembled whimsical images from Fox Costumes Before ‘n Afters with Baked with Love and Unicorn Picnic for maximum cuteness in her clean and simple style!

Jessica used Puffy Cloud Backdrop: Portrait to build this happy scene! The lovely pastel colors of the clouds are carried throughout the Bubbles of Joy bubbles and Scripty Bubble Sentiments! She added a sentiment from Thanks a Bushel as a finish for her adorable thank you card!

Caly stenciled pretty clouds using the Cloudy Stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. Then she tinted the hills of the Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape with Mowed Lawn. This sweet scene comes together with images from Butterfly Kisses and Butterfly Kisses Flip-Flop!

We will share Design Team inspiration for you over the next 2 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 98 – Happy Spring tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Jessica’s Sunny Spring Card

Our current Happy Spring challenge will be open until this Sunday, April 18th at 11:59PM ET. We are looking forward to seeing your projects inspired by the challenge board!

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current challenge!  I created a card using the challenge photos for inspiration!

To start I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink onto an A2 panel. I added a little Dried Marigold at the bottom in a curve to resemble the sun. Then I die-cut the Sunrise Backdrop die and blended more Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink over the sun and halfway up the rays. I made sure you could see the Dried Marigold Distress Oxide ink on the back panel and then layered them together with foam mounting tape.

Next, I stamped the bird, snail, grass, and flowers from Gleeful Gardens and Fairy Friends and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the scripty part of the sentiment from Happy, Happy, Happy and die-cut it with the outline die.  Then I stamped the other part of the sentiment from Tree Before N’ Afters and trimmed it down to a thin label. I die-cut the grass from Simply Grassy Hillsides and blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink over it. I adhered the grass to my sunny panel and then added the rest of the images to create my scene!  Finally, I added the sentiment and a few white gel pen accents to finish the card!

And that’s it!  You have one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend! –Jess

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