Jessica’s Blue Umbrella Card

Visit the Lawn Fawn blog today for our Big Giveaway and the start of March Inspiration Week!

Good morning!  Jess here with a card for our current Inspired by a Book, Movie, Song challenge!  I created a card using the Pixar short, The Blue Umbrella, as my inspiration!

To start, I stamped the umbrella from Hello Baby onto a stack of full sheet sticky post-it notes and fussy cut them to create a bunch of umbrella masks!  Then I started stamping my umbrellas with Copic-friendly Jet Black ink on a panel of Strathmore Bristol smooth cardstock.  As I stamped each umbrella I’d cover it with a mask so I could stamp the next one to create a sea of umbrellas on a rainy day.  I left the masks in place and blended stormy sky, faded jeans, chipped sapphire, and black soot distress oxide ink over the panel.  I splattered it with water, blotted off the excess, and let it dry.

Once the panel was dry I removed the masks and colored my umbrellas with Copic markers.  I stamped faces on two of the umbrellas from All the Clouds to give them a little personality.  Then I die-cut the Puffy Cloud Border with white cardstock and vellum.  I added a sentiment from Rain or Shine Before ‘n Afters and layered the clouds on the top of my panel.  Finally I stamped lots of raindrops and rain from Hello Baby and Rain or Shine Before ‘n Afters with Versamark and heat-embossed them with silver sparkle embossing powder to finish the card!

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


Have a great weekend Fawnatics friends! Happy crafting!

Fun with Food Inspiration with Leontine: A Pull Tab Card with Chocolate Unicorns!

Our amazing Guest Designer, Leontine joins us today to share some adorable Fun with Food inspiration! She created a pull-tab card featuring chocolate unicorns from our Unicorn Picnic set!

Leontine describes this totally sweet card: “For this card I had the idea to make chocolate unicorns. I started coloring them first and built the rest of the scene around them. I wanted to give it an interactive element, so I added a pull-tab that makes a cloud pop up with some delicious treats. It’s a really sweet scene (literally) with yummy food and a soft pink cotton candy background. I used the starry sky stencil to add some more sparkle. It was a lot of fun to create this card and I wish I could eat those treats!

Leontine combined Unicorn Picnic with Rain or Shine Before ‘n Afters along with and Puffy Cloud Borders and Scripty Sweet! I love how she added icing and sprinkles on the “chocolate” unicorn! When the pull-tab lifts, a whole dessert buffet is revealed!

She created her card on Chocolate Bar cardstock (seems appropriate!) and used Oh Gnome and Eggstra Amazing Easter to piece together the white embossed sentiment on the inside!

Leontine created a video tutorial for this card. You can find it at her YouTube channel, click HERE. Thanks so much!

Thank you so much, Leontine for sharing your amazing creativity with us for the Fun with Food challenge! Your cards are so inspiring!

The Fun with Food challenge will be open until Sunday, July 19th at 11:59PM ET. We hope you will join the fun! Click HERE for the challenge post.


Happy Crafting from your friends at Lawn Fawnatics!

A Card Sketch Easter Design with Samantha!

Hey everyone, Samantha here with a sweet little Easter card that is inspired by the current Card Sketch challenge. I really love sketch challenges, because it allows you to think differently while creating a project. I wanted to create a fun Easter scene that still followed the sketch.

The bunnies from the Some Bunny stamp set are so adorable, and I love the little garden and carrots the comes with the set. Since spring always seems to always be rainy, I thought it would fun to have a rainbow in the sky! The tonal papers from Spiffy Speckles Petite Paper Pack create such a wonderful backdrop.

The Card Sketch challenge goes through Sunday, April 19th at 11:59 PM EST. Please check out the challenge page for so much inspiration from both the designers and current entries. It is so much fun to see the different ways the sketch has been interpreted. I hope you have an amazing day!   


Wishing you all a happy, healthy and crafty weekend!
Sending love and hugs from everyone at Lawn Fawnatics!