Jessica’s Beautiful Birdhouse

Good morning! Jess here with a card for our current Color Inspiration challenge! I love the colors in the challenge and today I decided to focus on the shades of blue and the icy feel of the photo!

To start I blended Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock. I splattered the panel with water and white gouache to create a snowy background. Then I added snowflakes die-cut from the Mini Snowflakes and Stitched Snowflakes die sets with Pixie Dust Sparkle cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from Den Sweet Den onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder before trimming it down to a thin label.

Next I die-cut the birdhouse and pole from Magic Iris Birdhouse Add-On with Light Brown Woodgrain cardstock. I wanted to soften the color so I blended over the cardstock with white pigment ink. I die-cut the birds and trim from white cardstock and then colored the birds with Copic markers. I used the backside of one of the birds to get a reverse image. I also die-cut the Mini Wreath from white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers as well. I used the following colors for my images:
Wreath – BG72 ,BG65, BG78
Berries, Bow, and Birds – R35, R37, R39, R59, and 1000

I stamped the branches from Frosty Fairy Friends onto dark blue cardstock and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder. I backed the birdhouse with the dark blue cardstock to create a little nest. Then I tucked one bird inside the house and adhered all my pieces to the snowy panel. I used foam mounting tape for the sentiment and bird to give them a little extra dimension. Finally I added a few accents with a white gel pen to finish the card!

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 happy weekend! Thanks so much, Fawnatics friends!

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 65 – Fun with Dies!

We have a great new challenge for you! Let’s have fun with dies! For this challenge make Lawn Cuts die sets the focus of your design! Now is the time to use interactive die sets, shapes, bags, boxes, etc! Build scenes, add custom die cut greetings, create a set of shaped tags, the possibilities are endless!

We would love for you to share your die focused 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, December 1st 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!

Now, here’s some awesome inspiration to get you started!

Jessica‘s gorgeous holiday card features Happy Mail, Mini Wreath and Stitched Snowflakes!

Christy built cute little Christmas scenes using Peekaboo Backdrop and images from Ho-Ho-Holidays, Christmas Dreams, Holiday Helpers and Toboggan Together!

Karin‘s beautiful alcohol inked background is set off behind an Outside In Stitched Heart! Her lovely design includes Scripty Love and a Fancy Wavy Banner with a sentiment from Wavy Sayings!

I love how Samantha incorporated the Ready Set Snow Shaker Add-On in her beautiful Frosty Fairy Friends design!

Caly‘s brilliant design combines two interactive elements with Flippin’ Awesome and Slide on Over! She filled the flip panels with our Village sets!

Samantha carried her adorable Shadow Box Card scene featuring Holiday Helpers all around the outside of the box!

Franci got really clever and used the A Little Sparkle coordinating die to create an adorable little key chain! She stacked together two layers of cardstock around two layers of craft foam! To make the key chain more sturdy you can laminate the cardstock layers!

Joyce combined the cute penguins from Toboggan Together, Snow Cool and Here We Go A-Waddling to create a very merry Flippin’ Awesome card!

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 64 tomorrow!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Featured Fawnatics and Challenge 39 Random Winner!

You all really brought the sparkle for our Bling it Out challenge! Your creativity was off the charts! Thank you for sharing your fabulous cards and crafty projects with us! If you are one of our Featured Fawnatics today, we invite you to to grab this badge to share on your blog or other social sites!

by Lea
(using Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop, Large Wreath, So Thankful Border, Stitched Leaves, Forest Feast)

by Rina
(using Ready Set Snow, How You Bean?, Winter Big Scripty Words, Simply Celebrate Winter, Mini Wreath)

by Kathy
(using Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up, Party Balloons, Louie’s 123s, Happy Happy Happy)

by Ulrika
(using Holiday Helpers, Critters in the Snow, Little Town Border, Ready Set Snow, Snow Cool)

by Thi
(using Monster Mash, Outside In Stitched Star Stackables, Grassy Border)

by Lisa
(using Thanks a Latte, Here We Go A-Waddling, Quilted Backdrop, Fancy Scalloped Circle Stackables)

by Janneke
(using Holiday Helpers, Say What? Christmas Critters, Mini Picture Frames)

by Kim
(using Stitched Ornaments, Sparkle Cardstock, Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments)

 

 

And now we have our random winner from Challenge 38 – Awesome Autumn who wins a $25.00 gift certificate to our shop, lawnfawn.com!
And the winner is…#151
Congratulations to Marianne!
Please send an email to fawnies(at)lawnfawn(dot)com with “Lawn Fawnatics 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 2 weeks for Challenge 40 – Color Inspiration! This new challenge runs until Sunday, November 18th at 11:59PM ET. We can’t wait to see how you use our fun color palette on your awesome cards and projects!

Thank you all so much from everyone at Lawn Fawnatics! Happy crafting!