Stirring Up Holiday Critter Fun in the Kitchen with Jess!

We hope you are having fun with the Happy Holiday Critters challenge! It will be open for 2 more weeks so you have plenty of time to get crafty with your critter sets and play along!

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Holiday Critters challenge! This is such a fun way to focus on all the adorable critters Lawn Fawn has to offer!

To start I blended Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink over the Brick stencil onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock focusing the color on the top right of each brick to give it a little color. I wanted the effect of white subway tiles in my kitchen scene! Next I used Copic markers to sketch a granite countertop and adhered it to the brick background panel.

Then I stamped a bunch of images from A Creature was Stirring, Baked with Love, and Sprinkled with Joy using Copic-friendly Jet Black ink and then colored them with Copic markers. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and added a few accents with a white gel pen.

I arranged all the images onto my kitchen scene and adhered them with a mix of regular adhesive and foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension. Then I die-cut the Mini String of Lights from white cardstock and silver glitter cardstock. I colored the light bulbs with Copic markers and then adhered them to the silver light strand. I adhered them to the scene and then added a sentiment from A Creature was Stirring heat-embossed on black cardstock. Once everything was adhered I added a little glitter to the lights and coated them with Nuvo crystal glaze for shine. Finally I finished the card by adding a little grit paste to the spoons and scene for a little messy frosting! 😉

And that’s it! You have two more weeks to get crafty and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fantastic weekend!

Jess

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Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 88 Random Winner

We loved your creativity for the Oh Christmas Tree challenge! You proved that a tree doesn’t necessarily have to be a tree! Thanks so much to everyone for joining this challenge and sharing your tree inspired designs! Be sure to check out this challenge gallery, all the projects are amazing!

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 Jenna
using Year Ten, Believe in Yourself, Winter Big Scripty Words, Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Windows

by Annie
using Tiny Gift Box, Tiny Gift Box Unicorn and Horse Add-On, Plan On It: Calendar

by Leah
using Christmas Dreams

by Stacey
using How You Bean? Christmas Cookie Add-On, Baked with Love

by Steph
using Christmas Fishes, Mermaid for You

by Sanna
using A Bug Deal, Upon a Star

by Vita
using Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables, Stitched Christmas Tree Frames, A Creature Was Stirring, Happy Holidays Line Border

by Sara
using Den Sweet Den, Snow Much Fun, Scripty Merry



And now we have our random drawing winner from Challenge 88 who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop, lawnfawn.com! And the winner is…#46

Congratulations to Christy Sugiarto! 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 89 – Happy Holiday Critters! This new challenge runs until Sunday, December 6th at 11:59PM ET.

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Thank you so much for joining us each month for our Lawn Fawnatics challenges! You inspire us with your amazing creativity and kindness!

Caly’s Adorable Shutter Card Inspired by the Card Sketch

Hi there, Caly here today. I’m excited to share today’s project with you for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge-87! We’ve got a card sketch and I hope it’s loaded with inspiration for you! There’s still a lot of time to create and join the fun if you haven’t started.



When I saw this sketch, I thought it looked like the inside of a Shutter Card – I think many of you will agree! I wanted the focus to be something different so instead of using a heart element or the circle, I tweaked and played to create an oven using the Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On.

I started with a piece of cardstock that is large enough to cut out the shutter card base (6” x 8”). Before die-cutting, I stenciled it with the Brick Stencil and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide Ink to prevent harsh ink marks from the score lines. After die-cutting, I burnished the lines and cut out a center panel to ink-blend with the same stencil except I faded to white. To create my window, I used the square die from the Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On to trace the inner square so I could use a ruler and kraft knife to cut my window. The die cuts the frame for the oven door, which I die-cut in Narwhal cardstock along with the burner and pan. I added some Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks to these to give them a bit of shading too.

I then cut a square using my trimmer slightly bigger than the oven door that I ink-blended with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. Then I die-cut my shutter panels using vellum. I also reserved a piece of vellum 1 ½” x 8” for a belly band. I adhere nothing together yet because I need to add my image behind the window panel first.

Now to the coloring! I stamped my images from A Creature Was Stirring and colored them with Copic markers.
Gingerbread: E30, E33
Bread: YR30, Y23, YR24
Mice: R20, W1, W3, W5
Oven Tray and Background: C0, C1, C3, C5
Reds: R32, R35, R27
Yellows: Y02, Y08
Greens: G14, G17
Teals: BG11, BG34
Purples: BV000, BV01, BV04

Once the images are die-cut, I can start building my scene! The background panel for the oven is a piece of cardstock that I colored with Gray Copic markers. Then I added the pan, bread and steam before attaching that to the card panel behind the window. I adhered the center panel to the tabs at this point and built the rest of my scene. To finish, I attached my sentiment that I embossed in white over black cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed this project!! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by – thank you! The Card Sketch challenge ends on November 1st at 11:59pm PT! I hope you’ll join the fun!
Have a wonderful day!
Caly

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