Jessica’s Let It Snow Bears

Our Holiday Critters challenge will be open until Sunday December 5th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see your creativity!

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current Holiday Critters challenge!

To start I blended Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina, and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink onto a panel of distress cardstock.  I let it dry and then applied Yeti White pigment ink over one of the Snowflake Background Stencils using a blending brush.  I removed the stencil and let the panel dry completely.

While it was drying I stamped some of the cute bears from Den Sweet Den and Snow Much Fun with River Rock no-line ink.  I used cool grey Copic markers and R00 and did a little no-line coloring of my polar bears.  I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and then die-cut the Giant Let it Snow and one of the Mini Snowflakes from silver glitter cardstock.  I also die-cut two Stitched Hillside Borders from white and Pixie Dust cardstock.

Once my background panel was dry I adhered my hills and then added the sentiment.  I arranged the baby bears as if they were climbing all over the sentiment and added the patient mama bear to the scene to finish the card!

And that’s it!  You one more weekend to get crafty and I can’t wait to see your holiday critters!!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing weekend!

Jess

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Caly’s Happy Holiday Yeti

Hi there! It’s Caly with you today sharing a project for the Holiday Critters Challenge!  This is an extra long challenge and runs 3 weeks, so you’ll have lots of time to play and enter.  The challenge ends on December 5th at 11:59pm PT.  Be sure to link up your projects on the “current challenge” post located at the top of the page.


My card today uses images from a few winter stamp sets.  I used primarily the Yeti or Not set.  I love these adorable yeti and use it every chance I get.  I also used a house from the Winter Village set, the tree line from the Simply Celebrate Winter set, and snowmen from the Ready Set Snow set.

I stamped and colored all of the images with Copic markers.  When done, I die-cut them and set them aside to work on the background.  I ink-blended a panel with Distress Oxide Inks in Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry, then  lined it with three layers of Stitched Hillside Borders.

Reds:  R21, R22, R27
Oranges:  YR30, YR61, YR66, YR68, Y17
Greens:  G21, G24, G28
Teals:  BG10, BG11, BG13
Blues:  B00, B0000, BG000, BG02, BG07
Browns:  E31, E35
Yeti:  W00, W1, W3, R30

I colored the top of the hillside borders with the BG10 marker to give it a splash of color and contrast between the layers.  I adhered the first two layers right over my ink-blended panel.  The very top layer is attached with foam adhesive to give it more dimension.

I finished by stamping my sentiment at the top of the card panel, attaching my images to create a fun scene.  Lastly, I added some white gel highlights throughout to give these images more interest.

I hope you like it!  There will be lots of inspiration throughout the next 2.5 weeks, so be sure to check back here on the blog or the #lawnfawnatics hashtag on Instagram.  Again, this challenge ends on December 5th at 11:59pm PT. 
Happy crafting!
~Caly

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Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 113 – Holiday Critters

Holiday crafting is in full swing and all of the Lawn Fawn critters are ready to get in on the fun! For this new challenge we would like you to feature our critters in a holiday themed project!

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 3 weeks and be open until Sunday, December 5th 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!

Let’s see what our amazing Design Team created to inspire us!

Samantha‘s whimsical holiday card features our cute unicorns filling in for Santa’s regular reindeer team! The fun pastel color combo adds to the whimsy! She combined Ho-Ho-Holidays, Sweet Christmas, A Little Sparkle and Unicorn Picnic.

It’s a Penguin Party on Joyce‘s very cool Christmas card! She created this happy scene using Stitched Hillside Backdrop: Landscape!

To create her “purr-fect” Christmas scene, Christy shopped her stash to combine lots of images! Surprisingly, the sentiment is a mix of Spooktacular and Baaah Humbug! She found the cute Santa hat in Baaah Humbug as well. Other sets used for this cheery design are: Flirty Frames, Joy to All, Purrfectly Wicked, Furry and Bright, Holiday Helpers and Cheery Christmas!

Caly‘s beautiful slimline card features an older penguin set, Here We Go A-Waddling! This set of carol singing critters comes with the lamp post! Caly used the Christmas Dreams tree and added pretty stenciled snowflakes in the background!

Karin‘s pretty design demonstrates how to use critters from non-holiday sets to create a festive holiday card! She used the Rub-A-Dub-Dub ducks with holiday images from Ho-Ho-Holidays and Winter Village with a sentiment from Frosty Fairy Friends! She added wonderful detail to her design using Fancy Scalloped Rectangle and some cleverly scored lines.

Samantha‘s charming design shows our Yeti or Not critters decorating the forest trees with lights from Furry and Bright and a shiny star! For the background she stenciled with Snowflake Background Stencils!

Jessica used our Beary Happy Holidays bear to fill in for Santa in this happy scene! She used Forest Backdrop over a beautifully inked background and Giant Merry Christmas as her bold greeting! Santa’s sleigh and reindeer are from Ho-Ho-Holidays!

Franci‘s Toadally Awesome card is another example of adding holiday flair with accessories to otherwise non-holiday critters! She built her little scene on a Watercolor Wishes Rainbow panel adding cute holiday touches with Baaah Humbug, a speech bubble from A Birdie Told Me and the word Christmas from Yeti or Not! I love that the fonts match!

Jenn’s trio of adorable cats star in this festive and fun holiday card! She used Purrfectly Wicked for the cats with Baaah Humbug and Furry and Bright hats and holiday accessories. She stenciled snowflakes in the background and added a glittery Oliver’s Stitched ABCs greeting!

I hope you have been inspired by these amazing projects! We will share more Design Team inspiration for you over the next 3 weeks and we’ll announce our Featured Fawnatics and random winner for Challenge 112 – Make the Sentiment the Star tomorrow! Now it’s time for you to get creative!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter