Christy’s Magic Iris Snow Globe Card Featuring Penguin Party

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

Hey friends, it’s Christy with another card for our Holiday Critters Challenge! For this card I wanted to feature the adorable penguins from Penguin Party, and I thought a snow globe just might be the perfect place for them to call home.

I started by stamping out my images, coloring them with Copic markers, and trimming them out with the matching dies.

Then I started on my background. I blended Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink onto the edges of a Blue Jay Cardstock panel, to give it some definition. Then I used the Snowflake Background Stencils and some white pigment ink, like Yeti, to add some snowflakes over top. I splattered that with some Gansai Tambi Starry Colors in the pearl shade, and then set that aside to dry. I also cut the Magic Iris Snow Globe Add-on out of Blue Jay cardstock and gave it the exact same treatment.

While that was drying, I got to work on my Magic Iris mechanism. I die cut that out of Blue Jay Cardstock as well, so everything would match nicely.

I die cut the background panel with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and glued it to a Chili Pepper card base. Then I added a snowdrift with the Stitched Hillside Border. I attached the Snow Globe Add-on to the Magic Iris mechanism and adhered them to the card. Then I added another snowdrift, a Chili Pepper base to the snow globe, and accents with Metallic Silver Cardstock.

I glued the igloo inside the Magic Iris window, and my penguins to the rim of the Snow Globe. I finished with some Stardust Stickles on the light bulbs, and some white gel pen snow on the closed sausages.

If you’d like to see how this card came together, you can check out the video tutorial as part of my Holiday Card Series on my YouTube Channel, Christy Gets Crafty. If you haven’t yet entered our Holiday Critters Challenge, there is still some time! We can’t wait to see what projects you’ll come up with!

Thank you so much, Christy! Your Magic Iris card is amazing!

Supplies:

Have a wonderful weekend! Happy crafting!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 104 – Summertime Fun

Hi Friends! I hope your summer is in full-swing (and that our friends in the Southern Hemisphere had a memorable summer)! We are focusing this challenge on all the fun activities and happy events of summer!

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, July 18th 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!

Joyce assembled this fantastic summery scene using just die sets! She started with Scalloped Treat Box Beach House Add-On to make the little beach cottage, it includes the seagull and driftwood. The cute crab is in part of the Palm Trees set. She set the beachy scene using Stitched Wave Borders and Slimline Stitched Hillside Borders.

Karin‘s Magic Iris card features the beachy images from On the Beach! She filled the iris with a sunny greeting from Magic Messages!

Franci‘s Shadow Box Card is filled with colorful Smooth Sailing images! I love how she added the clouds and seagulls on acetate strips so they appear to be in the “sky”!

Our fun sloths are getting in on the Summertime Fun! Samantha combined Hang in There, I Like Naps and Slow Down and Enjoy with Make Lemonade and a sentiment from Simply Celebrate Summer!

Who doesn’t love toasting marshmallows on the beach! This mermaid and crab borrowed some S’more the Merrier supplies to make the yummy treats! How amazing is Jessica‘s ocean sunset background?!

Caly combined two favorite summertime treats, watermelon and popsicles for her inspiration project! She used I Scream, You Scream to craft up these refreshing pops!


A bunch of our cute mice are enjoying at the beach in Samantha‘s clever design! She ink-blended the shoreline background adding splatters for lots of texture. She added beach accessories from Life is Good, Fintastic Friends and On the Beach for the mice to enjoy! The mice are from Bubbles of Joy, Dandy Day, Super Star, Love Poems and You’re Just My Type! You gotta love the one jumping into the waves!

Christy‘s beautiful Mermaid for You Flip-Flop mermaid is making a splash in her fantastic ink-blended ocean scene!

Jenn framed up her On the Beach scene using Tropical Leaves Backdrop! She added some images from Toucan Do It to drive home the tropical theme!

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 103 – Little Things tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 94 – What’s the Weather?

Happy first day of February friends! It’s time for another fun challenge! This time we are asking, What’s the Weather? Anything weather related is perfect for this challenge!

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, February 14th 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 Isha Gupta joining us for this challenge as our Guest Designer! Her beautifully creative designs will definitely inspire you!

Isha‘s clever Magic Iris Camera is a rainbow dream! She combined Hello Sunshine Remix 6×6 papers and added lots of whimsy with Unicorn Picnic, All the Clouds and Starry Backdrops! I love the glittery mane and tail of the unicorn!

Now, let’s see how our Design Team was inspired by our new What’s the Weather? theme!

Karin created a super cool snowy backdrop for the ice-skating bears from Beary Happy Holidays! She spelled out “snow” using Quinn’s ABCs coordinating dies!

From snow to sunshine! Samantha used warm sunny colors to celebrate a summer day at the beach! She combined Elphie Selfie, On the Beach, Critter Concert and Spring Showers to create this cute scene! I love the elephant standing in the puddle from Dad+Me! The perfect sentiment can be found in Hello Sunshine!

Jessica‘s gorgeous Double Slider Surprise design features a beautiful custom sentiment! She used Finley’s ABCs to cut the letters from gold glitter cardstock and gold embossed the rest using Milo’s ABCs. She used Cloudy Stencil to ink up the background.

Her design goes from cloudy to a beautiful rainbow after the rain by combining Spring Showers and Rainbow die sets.

Caly‘s card features a pastel Rainbow on a Puffy Cloud Backdrop! She added the sun from Out of this World, a sentiment from All the Clouds and some Simple Puffy Clouds with a dusting of Chunky Glitter! So pretty!

Franci used the cloudy pattern paper from Hello Sunshine Remix as the backdrop for her sweet Unicorn Picnic scene! The pastel colored unicorns are enjoying yummy treats on their own magical cloud!

Christy‘s clever and creative design features our cute Snow Much Fun and Den Sweet Den baby bears! She inked an awesome background before adding the sentiment using Finley’s ABCs and a Stitched Snowflake!

Joyce‘s sunny design is sure brighten someone’s day! She kept this adorable design simple using just one stamp set, All the Clouds! I love how she stamped the background clouds in Mermaid ink on Mermaid cardstock!

Samantha created a whimsical All the Clouds design! She filled the card with some cute mice (Dandy Day, You’re Just My Type and Really High Five), the sun from Out of this World and sweet smiley umbrellas are from Plus One! Her beautiful inking provides a wonderful backdrop for the white embossed sentiment!

Jenn used a cool watercolor technique to create a “stormy sky” background! Her encouraging sentiment is spelled out using Smitty’s ABCs and Finley’s ABCs! I love that beautiful rainbow of color!

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 93 Lots of Love tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter