Jessica’s Purr-fect Wedding Card!

This is the final weekend for the Outstanding Occasions challenge! We will have a brand new challenge for you on Monday, but for now we have the most awesome inspiration for you by team member, Jessica! Her bright and bold design is a perfectly unique wedding card!

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current Outstanding Occasions challenge!  I realized recently that my wedding and anniversary card stash was getting low so I figured I’d use the challenge to build up my stash again!

I love puns and thought it would be fun to build a card around ‘meow and furever’ for a cat-loving friend!  To start I blended picked raspberry and festive berries distress oxide ink onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.  I let it dry and then die-cut my sentiment from Finley’s ABCs and the Hearts die set.  I arranged my letters to get a two tone effect from the ink colors and then die-cut the hearts from just one color.  I adhered them to a white card base and used Milo’s ABCs and A Bug Deal to complete the sentiment.

Next I stamped the images from Meow You Doin’ and Bicycle Built for You with Copic friendly Jet Black ink.  I colored them with Copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I used toner grays for the cats and then RV and cool greys for the rest of the images to keep the palette simple.  The RV shades matched my distress inked hearts nicely!  I added the cats and accessories to my card and finished it with a few white gel pen accents!

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 a fantastic weekend! –Jess

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Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

Jessica’s Cute and Fishy Back to School Inspiration

Good morning! Jess here with a fishy card for our current Back to School challenge!

I decided to use a school of fish as the basis for my card! I started by stamping the teacher shark and a ton of fish from Duh-Nuh onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock. I also stamped a few fish onto a separate piece of white cardstock. Then I stamped the shark and the fish a few times on a stack of full sheet post-it notes and fussy cut them to create masks. I placed a mask over every stamped image to prep it for ink-blending!

Next I used the Hillside, Ocean Wave, and Scene Builder: Bayou stencils to create a background on the stamped panel. I used tumbled glass, peacock feathers, blueprint sketch, and chipped sapphire distress oxide ink for the waves, chipped sapphire for the bayou, and antique linen and tea dye distress oxide ink for the sand. Then I splattered water across the panel and a little watered down gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxide ink across the sand. I dried it with my heat gun and then removed all of the masks!

Then it was time to color! I used Y32, 35, and 38 for the fish and also colored the separately stamped fish before fussy-cutting them. I used neutral grays for the shark. Then I die-cut the sentiment using Finley’s ABCs and Black Licorice cardstock. I adhered the letters across the panel and then added a few of my fussy cut fish in and around the letters. In hindsight I wish I had one more fish to add above the L but we’ll pretend he’s running late today! 😉

Next I stamped the rest of the sentiment from Thanks a Bushel onto Black Licorice cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down to a thin label and adhered it to the card. Finally I used a black glaze pen to define the eyes of the fish and shark and finish the card!

And that’s it! You have one more weekend to get crafty for Lawn Fawnatics Back to School challenge and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!
Jess

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Have a fun and crafty weekend, friends!

Christy’s Crazy Antics Picnic!

It’s almost time to celebrate our new Fall & Winter Release! We can’t wait to show you all the fun new products we have coming out soon! Join us at the Lawn Fawn blog starting on September 2!

Hey friends, it’s Christy here with another card for our Make the Sentiment the Star Challenge. I was itching to revisit the Crazy Antics stamp set again, but this time featuring those cute little ants! I also pulled in images from Unicorn Picnic and the dirt pile “ant hill” from A Bug Deal. I stamped all my images in Jet Black ink, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For my focal panel, I took the Meadow Backdrop: Portrait and die cut it out of some Bristol Smooth Surface cardstock. Using the Cloudy Stencil, I blended Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide into the sky. Then I used Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass. I also added some splatter effect for a little extra detail.

I adhered that to a Mermaid card base and spelled out the word ANTICS with Finley’s ABCs in both Raspberry and Chili Pepper cardstock and glued them together slightly off-set so that the Chili Pepper became the drop shadow. I adhered that across the sky, and white heat-embossed the rest of the sentiment onto a strip of Black Licorice cardstock. Then I filled in the rest of my scene with those adorable food-heisting picnic interlopers!

If you’d like to see how this card came together, I have a video tutorial for you on my YouTube channel, Christy Gets Crafty.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty yourself and make the sentiment the star! We can’t wait to see what you create! The Make the Sentiment the Star challenge will be open until Sunday, September 6 at 11:59PM ET.

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Wishing you all a happy, craft-filled weekend!