Jessica’s Beach-inspired Card

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current challenge: All Things Ocean!  Earlier I created a deep sea card and today I’m taking things to the beach!

Its the last weekend for the All Things Ocean challenge! You have until Sunday, June 20th at 11:59PM ET to get your awesome entries added to the challenge gallery. We can’t wait to see all the ideas and creativity you came up with!


To start, I die-cut the Sunburst Backdrop die from Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended it with squeezed lemonade, dried marigold, abandoned coral, and festive berries distress oxide ink.  Once it dried I splattered it with water and metallic gold paint. Then I blended another panel with blueprint sketch Distress Oxide ink and die-cut it with the Stitched Wave Borders dies.  Finally I die-cut two sandy hills from the Stitched Hillside Borders and and blended them with antique linen and tea dye distress oxide ink.  I splattered the blue panel with water and the sand panels with water, metallic gold paint, white gouache, tea dye, and ground espresso Distress Oxide ink.  Then I set them all aside to dry.  Once they were dry I stamped a sentiment from Life is Good onto the bottom panel with Versafine ink and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Next, I stamped a bunch of images from Life is Good (one of my all-time favorite Lawn Fawn sets!) and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies.  I adhered my blended panels together on a top-folding white card base and then added my colored images to finish the scene!  I love the mix of ink blending and Copic coloring!

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

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Thanks for sharing with us today, Jess!

Have a wonderful weekend, Fawnatics friends!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 102 – All Things Ocean

Hello Fawnatics Friends! It’s time for a fresh new challenge! This time we want you to use all those ocean themed Lawn Fawn sets to create fun cards and projects! Anything ocean-themed works for this one: underwater, on the water and on the beach!

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, June 20th 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 how our amazing Design Team was inspired by this new theme!

Franci created a fun underwater scene featuring our Mermaid for You set! She added some whimsy with a sand castle made with Build-A-Castle! The cute puffer fish peeking through the window is from Keep on Swimming.

Samantha incorporated our new Giant Sending Big Hugs sentiment into her beautiful ink-blended ocean scene! She combined Ocean Shell-fie, Fintastic Friends and Life is Good to add all the cute critters!

Our cute Get Well Before ‘n Afters set features this adorable whale! Caly created an underwater scene for her Magic Picture Changer card! She filled in with fishy critters from You Are Sublime and Ocean Shell-fie!

Joyce created a slimline underwater birthday scene! With cute ocean critters from Ocean Shell-fie, You Are Sublime and Mermaid for You it’s quite the party! She used Ocean Wave Stencils to add the fun backdrop and Virtual Friends for the computer and sentiment!

Karin‘s sweet and simple framed design uses Smooth Sailing to depict a lovely day on the water!

Samantha‘s gorgeous glittery ocean is framed by Tropical Backdrop palms and the Hello Border! She added a lighthouse from Life is Good along with the kraken and ship from Lovable Legends to create a mythical scene!

Christy‘s beautiful underwater scene sends a sweet message with Giant Sending Big Hugs! She combined cute aquatic critters from Ocean Shell-fie and Fintastic Friends on a gorgeous inky ocean backdrop!

Jessica‘s beautiful design takes us to the ocean depths on a yellow submarine from You Are Sublime! Watch out for the kraken, he just wants to say happy birthday!

Jenn‘s three cute kitties are enjoying some fun at the beach in her fantastic design! She used Sunrise Backdrop to add the sunshine! She created this happy summer scene with Meow You Doin’, On the Beach and Life is Good!

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 101 – Travel Destination/Favorite Place tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

A Beach Destination with Caly

Hi Friends! It’s Caly with you today!  The Travel Destination/Favorite Place Challenge is going strong.  I bet there are lots of places people are wishing they were at or could be soon!  Today’s card is beach-themed.  ANY nice beach will do. I shared on my blog on Monday about how naïve I am to traveling – it intimidates me! My kids have been begging to go anywhere with a beach and I hope we can soon!

My beach scene today includes images from the Life is Good and On the Beach sets.  I stamped and colored them with Copic markers to bring them to life.

Copic markers:
Reds:  R32, R35, R39
Oranges:  YR61, YR65, YR68
Yellows:  Y00, Y11, Y15
Greens:  G21, YG06, YG09
Teals:  BG10, BG11, BG13
Blues:  B01, B02, B05
Purples:  V01, V04, B05
Pinks:  [RV00, RV52, RV55], [RV30, RV42]
Browns:  [E50, E53], [E30, E31, E34, E35]
Grays:  C1, C3, C5

For my background, I ink-blended the sky with Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks.  I splattered it with some water droplets to give it some texture – but I love the soft glow it gives. 

On another panel, I ink-blended with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. After die-cutting it with a Simple Stitched Hillside Borders die, I added some Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide Ink to give it shading at the top. I used the largest Outside In Stitched Rectangles die to add a decorative stitch around both ink-blended panels to give them more interest.

Last but not least, I added my images to the card to fill my sandy beach scene. I finished by attaching my sentiment, which is comprised of die-cut letters from the Cole’s ABCs set and an embossed sentiment from the Life is Good set. 

I hope you enjoyed this beach scene!  Thanks so much for visiting today!
~Caly

Thank you, Caly for sharing with us today!

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